Language, Speech and Hearing Center

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    Language, Speech, and Hearing Center

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    Language, Speech, and Hearing Center

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    Language, Speech, and Hearing Center

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    Language, Speech, and Hearing Center

SPEAK OUT!® The LOUD Crowd®

The CSUN Language, Speech and Hearing Center is pleased to offer a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson's regain and maintain effective communication:  SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd.®

SPEAK OUT!® places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech form an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patients and their speech-language pathologist work through a series of speech, voice and cognitive exercises outlined in a SPEAK OUT!® workbook.

Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients transition to The LOUD Crowd®.  This maintenance program consists of weekly group sessions led by a speech-language pathologist. The SPEAK OUT!® exercises are performed, and group members provide support, encouragement, and accountability to one another.

Participation in The LOUD Crowd®, along with daily home practice and six month re-evaluations, has been shown to help patients maintain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson's.

For more information about SPEAK OUT®! and The LOUD Crowd® or to schedule a speech evaluation, please call the LSHC office at 818-677-2856.