Louder, Clearer

You probably notice that people ask you to repeat yourself more than they used to.  In addition, speaking clearly and intelligibly become a little more difficult.  Parkinson’s disease can affect the volume, tone, rhythm and/or rate of speech.  Many people will speak softer and convey less emotion.  Words can be slurred or mumbled.

Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario offers group sessions led by speech-language pathologists providing an opportunity to learn and practice skills for louder, clearer speech in a relaxed and social atmosphere.

People who participate in Louder, Clearer:

  • Are provided an opportunity to have their speaking volume and clarity evaluated
  • Identify communication priorities in their everyday activities and their most important or difficult speaking scenarios
  • Practice exercises and techniques to improve vocal loudness and clarity when speaking
  • Can expect sessions designed to be fun, practical and relevant to daily life
  • Are encouraged to be more confident in speaking and social situations

Louder, Clearer: a Parkinson’s Voice Training Program is offered twice a year, generally in the fall and spring in several areas throughout the region.

Cost is covered by Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

Register early as space is limited.

For more information about the program, fill out the interest form below.

Louder, Clearer Interest Form

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