Seeing a speech therapist as soon as possible can help give you the necessary tools to postpone and/or prevent the progressive decline.
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SPEAK OUT! Is a therapy program that is individualized for people with Parkinson’s disease to improve their awareness of their soft quiet voice and teach exercises to increase vocal loudness. In turn, swallowing muscles are strengthened because the same muscles used for voice are used to speak and swallow. In this program, speech is transformed from an automatic function (no thinking needed) to an intentional deliberate task.
SPEAK OUT! Is usually completed in 12 sessions spanning four weeks , and then the client transitions to the weekly maintenance program LOUD Crowd.
LOUD Crowd is the group therapy portion of the program that meets once weekly. The sessions provide maintenance activities for skills obtained in SPEAK OUT! And a social support group for its members and spouses.
SPEAK OUT! And LOUD Crowd Programs were developed at Parkinson’s Voice Project in Richardson, Texas, USA.
These programs are backed by clinical research that documents the effectiveness of these programs.
Stapleford Health and Rehab is proud to offer both programs.
Call to inquire or to book your SPEAK OUT assessment session today. No commitment required following the initial assessment as we want to be sure the program will meet your needs.
Attend a FREE INFORMATION SESSION where we will provide a short 15 minute presentation on these programs. Friends and family are welcome to attend.
Call Pam at 639-590-4312 to inquire about upcoming sessions.
Is your child a picky eater who makes limited food choices of fruits, vegetables, and/or meats?
Do you have a concern about your child's development but have been told ``He will grow out of it?``
Is he slow to talk and prefers to hit, bite, or push another child?
Are her words difficult to understand or struggles to express herself clearly?
Does he struggle to read, write, or spell words?
Does she have a hard time following directions at home or school?
Are his words bumpy or stuttered?
Is it hard for you to find the ``right words to say`` following a stroke or brain injury?
Do you have Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, ALS or any other degenerative disease where communication may or will be affected?
Have you been involved in an accident and now have a brain injury?
Do you have challenges understanding language and following a conversation?
Do you need help learning how to say your words more clearly or help with accent reduction?
If you answered YES to any of the questions above or have other concerns for communication/behaviour but don’t know who to ask?
My Name is Pamela Lamon and I am a Registered Speech-language Pathologist in Saskatchewan. I can screen, assess, identify, and treat speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), swallowing and feeding problems for all age groups.