SPEAK OUT! is typically completed in 12 sessions consisting of two or three 30- to 45-minute individual speech therapy sessions a week over a continuous four-week period. Individual sessions may be supplemented with free online SPEAK OUT! video sessions available from Parkinson Voice Project based on the needs and preferences of the individual client.
Following the individual SPEAK OUT! sessions, the client is transitioned to The LOUD Crowd for weekly group sessions. The LOUD Crowd meets once a week and assists in providing maintenance of the skills learned in SPEAK OUT! while also providing a sense of community for its members.
Importantly, by exercising and thereby strengthening the voice mechanism of individuals with Parkinson Disease by participating in SPEAK OUT! and The LOUD Crowd, the swallowing mechanism of clients is also strengthened.