Speak OUT! Speech Therapy

speak outThe Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma graduated its first SPEAK OUT!®  Oklahoma Class in March of 2012.  The graduates are now participating in the LOUD Crowd right here at the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma Offices in Oklahoma City and at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa!

About the Program

Part 1

SPEAK OUT!®  is an intensive voice program developed by Parkinson Voice Project and brought to Oklahoma by the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma.  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.

Part 2

The LOUD Crowd ®
Upon completion of the SPEAK OUT! Speech program, each patient enters the maintenance phase of Parkinson Voice Project’s comprehensive program and becomes a member of “The LOUD Crowd.” Since Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, maintaining one’s voice and swallowing abilities is an ongoing challenge. The LOUD Crowd provides support, encouragement, and continued care from a professional staff. Patients who participate in The LOUD Crowd have been shown to maintain their improved voices for several years.

Oklahoma City

Contact our office at 405-810-0695 or info@parkinsonoklahoma.com for specific information on starting the program.

Integris Jim Thorpe Outpatient Rehabilitation
405-644-5445
Various locations throughout Oklahoma City
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Tulsa

Contact our office at 918-877-2704 or tulsa@parkinsonoklahoma.com for specific information on starting the program.

St. John Medical Center Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic
918-744-2476
1819 E. 19th St, Tulsa OK 74104
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Greater Oklahoma

McAlester Regional Heath Center Outpatient Clinic
903 E Monroe Ave, McAlester OK 74501
Call 918-421-6800 to learn more and start today!

Norman LOUD Crowd ®
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Norman Regional Healthplex, 3300 Healthplex Parkway
Julia Jones, 405-579-8256

Shawnee LOUD Crowd ®
Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Saint Anthony’s Shawnee, 1102 W MacArthur Street.
Contact Terri Matlock, 405-273-5801

Stillwater LOUDCrowd ®
OSU Speech and Hearing Clinic

Mondays at 6:00pm and Thursdays at 1:30pm
42 Murray Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078
Contact Sabiha Parveen at405-742-5116 or
sabiha.parveen@okstate.edu to learn more and start today!

Additional Parkinson’s Speech Therapy

Oklahoma City

LSVT Loud Speech Therapy

Phoenix Rehab at the Lakes
5701 W. Britton Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Individualized Parkinson’s Specific Speech Therapy
Contact Vicki at 405-773-8900 or therapy.thelakes@phoenixrehabllc.com for more information

Tulsa

LSVT Loud Speech Therapy

Phoenix Rehab at the Gardens
1165 S. Brenner Road, Sapulpa, OK 74066
Individualized Parkinson’s Specific Speech Therapy
Contact Mindy at 918-224-0600 or therapy.thegardens@phoenixrehabllc.com for more information