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SPEAK OUT!® Therapy Program

by Parkinson Voice Project

75%-90% of persons with Parkinson's Disease are likely to develop a speech or voice disorder. 

  As Parkinson's Disease progresses, individuals may experience:  

  • Hoarse sounding voice

  • Low volume

  • Slurred speech

  • Trailing off at the end of sentences or running out of breath when they speak

  • Reduced pitch range and monotone speech

  • Speech dysfluencies- slow speech rate, fast speech rate, or stuttering

You can preserve strength, mobility, and endurance of your muscles to slow the impact of Parkinson’s on voice and speech with SPEAK OUT!®

The SPEAK OUT!® Therapy Program, developed by Parkinson Voice Project, helps people with Parkinson's regain and retain their speech and swallowing. The program combines education for the patient and family, individual speech therapy, daily home practice using workbooks, flashcards, and online practice sessions, weekly speech groups, and regular re-evaluations.  

Patients who complete SPEAK OUT!® report: 

  • Reduced hoarseness

  • Increased volume

  • Improved ability to be heard and understood in conversation

  • Less difficulty swallowing

Regain and maintain your voice with the SPEAK OUT!® Therapy Program!





Parkinson Voice Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization solely dedicated to improving speech and communication in individuals with Parkinson’s.  The organization is headquartered in Richardson, Texas and has trained more than 10,000 clinicians in more than 40 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, India, Israel, South Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

Click here to learn more about SPEAK OUT!® and the Parkinson Voice Project. 

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