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 a speech therapy 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 speech therapy sessions provided over 4 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 SPEAK OUT!®, each patient enters the maintenance phase of Parkinson Voice Project’s comprehensive program and becomes a member of The LOUD Crowd®. Parkinson’s is a progressive condition, maintaining one’s speech 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 speaking abilities for several years.

Oklahoma City

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

Weekly LOUD Crowds ®
Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma office
720 W Wilshire Blvd. Suite 109
Wednesdays 9:30am & 11:00am
Fridays 9:30am, 11:00am & 2:00pm
Contact Christina Cid, (405) 810-0695


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
Mary K Chapman Health Plaza Building
1819 E. 19th St, Tulsa OK 74104
Weekly Loud Crowds ®
Tuesday 10:30am – 1st Floor Newman Classroom
Thursday 4:00pm – 3rd Floor Healthy Lifestyles Classroom 3
Friday 11:30am – 1st Floor Newman Classroom
Friday 2:30pm – 1st Floor Newman Classroom
Contact (918) 744-2476

Greater Oklahoma

Lawton LOUD Crowd ®
Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.
5606 SW Lee Blvd.
Roni Gardner, 580.531.4704

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®
Norman Regional Health System
901 Porter Ave
Norman, OK  73071
Claudia Schaff, MS, CCC-SLP

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

Stillwater LOUD Crowd®
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!

LSVT Therapy

Oklahoma City

LSVT Loud Speech Therapy

Mercy Outpatient Therapy Clinic
Multiple locations around the metro
Call 405-752-3060 to get started!

Mercy Therapy Services – Outpatient Therapy Services – Quailbrook Center
4401 W. Memorial Road, Suite 125
Oklahoma City, OK  73134
Phone: 405-752-3060
Fax: 405-752-3189

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


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