When you write something in upper case, it looks bold and sounds loud, correct? That is exactly the goal of the Parkinson’s Voice Project, SPEAK OUT! and LOUD Crowd Program.

Here at the Northeastern University Speech Language and Hearing Center, Professor Elizabeth Martin, CCC-SLP, is working with graduate clinicians enrolled in the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) Program to help clients with voice disorders as a result of Parkinson’s disease. Professor Martin has clinical experience working with clients with Parkinson’s in acute care and rehabilitation hospital settings.

Professor Elizabeth Martin

The program is funded through a grant from the Parkinson’s Voice Project and consists of two parts: individual and then group treatment sessions. Initially the individual treatment program focuses on helping clients learn to speak with intent. The therapy sessions are scheduled three times a week for a total of twelve weeks. There is then a maintenance group that meets once a week for as long as the client wants to attend. This group program helps clients maintain their speaking skills as well as provide camaraderie and support for each other.

Professor Martin is excited to share this excellent program with her students and the community. For more information about the program, please see details below.