Services for those with Parkinson’s Disease

SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd®

The University of Utah Voice Disorders Center now offers a two-part speech pathology therapy program to individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease to regain and maintain effective communication.

SPEAK OUT!® is a communication training program that helps individuals with Parkinson’s Disease improve their speaking ability through emphasis on speaking with greater intention rather than speaking using automatic patterns.  A series of voice, speaking, and cognitive exercises are completed as outlined in the SPEAK OUT!® workbook.  The SPEAK OUT!® program is typically supported by most insurance programs.

Upon graduation from the SPEAK OUT!® program, participants can join The LOUD Crowd® wellness group.  This group is free of charge to participants to help maintain the skills achieved during the SPEAK OUT!® program.  The LOUD Crowd® program consists of one weekly session that is lead by one of our team speech-language pathologists.  The SPEAK OUT!® exercises are performed to help participants remember how to maintain their skills and group members contribute their own personal touch for group-based encouragement, accountability, and support to one another.

The LOUD Crowd® group meets weekly in the same building as the Voice Disorders Center (also known as the Imaging Neuroscience Center) in the large conference room on Tuesdays from 4-4:50 PM.  Our address is: 729 Arapeen Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132.

For more information about SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® or to schedule an evaluation, please call our clinic number 801-587-3550 or 801-585-9546.