SPEAK OUT! Therapy & Research Center

As the New York State SPEAK OUT!® Therapy & Research Center, the University at Buffalo Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Clinic offers the SPEAK OUT!® speech and voice therapy program at no cost to help people with Parkinson’s disease regain and retain effective communication.

SPEAK OUT!® emphasizes speaking with intent to convert speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Participation in SPEAK OUT!®, along with daily home practice and regular re-evaluations, have been shown to help patients regain and retain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson’s.

Our current research is comparing outcomes between in-person therapy and teletherapy.

Please find more information at: Parkinsonvoiceproject.org

Please follow @buffaloparkinsonscommunity on Facebook and Instagram, where resources, education, information, and exercises are shared with the Parkinson’s community in Buffalo, NY, and beyond.

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Who We Serve

This free SPEAK OUT!® program can be provided to anyone in New York State either in-person or via teletherapy

Type of Service

The SPEAK OUT!® program consists of individual and group therapy.
  • Individual therapy is typically scheduled 2 times per week for 4 weeks with a check-up after 4 weeks. 
  • The SPEAK OUT!® group is offered throughout the week for individuals to attend weekly in addition to their daily home practice. 

When are services offered?