Our Proven Voice Program
SPEAK OUT!® is an intensive voice program developed by Parkinson Voice Project. The program is based on the teachings of Dr. Daniel R. Boone, a speech-language pathologist who has treated Parkinson’s patients since the mid-1950s. Dr. Boone stresses the importance of projecting one’s voice and “speaking with intent” in order to improve overall communication. SPEAK OUT! includes a combination of individual and group voice sessions provided over 4-5 weeks by a speech-language pathologist. Patients learn to “speak with intent” and “speak louder” while completing exercises that not only strengthen the entire speech and swallowing mechanisms, but also address cognitive challenges experienced by many individual with Parkinson’s.