Morningside Ministries has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant Program offered by the Parkinson Voice Project®, a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the voices of individuals with Parkinson’s through intensive speech therapy, follow-up support, research, education, and community awareness.
Launched in 2018, the SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Program provides resources to health care centers around the world to make quality speech treatment more readily available to individuals living with Parkinson’s.
SPEAK OUT!® is a highly effective speech therapy program developed by the Parkinson Voice Project®. It is the first step in the program’s two-part therapy approach, and typically consists of twelve individual speech therapy sessions conducted by a speech-language pathologist. The primary goals of this phase are to strengthen muscles used for speaking and swallowing and to teach patients how to speak with intent.
Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients will enter the maintenance phase of the therapy program, The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of speech therapy groups and a singing program to help patients maintain the strength of their voices.
For more information about SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd®, please contact:
Orlando Hinojosa, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech language pathologist at Kendall House, Morningside at Menger Springs