Publication date: Oct 07, 2019
The Parkinson Voice Project (PVP), a nonprofit organization, has named Fort HealthCare as a recipient of its 2019 SPEAK OUT!
Grant recipients include hospitals, university speech therapy clinics, private practices, and nonprofit Parkinson’s organizations.
Since not all patients can travel to PVP headquarters in Texas for treatment, the organization offers workshops to train SLPs from other parts of the world in its programs.
She was instrumental in securing the grant and received specialized training to assist with implementing PVP’s speech therapy program in the south-central Wisconsin area.
According to the PVP, their grant program honors Daniel R. Boone, PhD, a world-renowned speech-language pathologist and voice expert who recognized in the late 1950s that individuals with Parkinson’s could improve their communication if they spoke with intent.
The PVP’s highly effective speech therapy program is based on Boone’s teachings and combines individual therapy with ongoing group therapy to convert speech from an automatic function to an intentional act.
About Parkinson Voice Project PVP is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the world solely dedicated to helping individuals with Parkinson’s improve their speech and swallowing.
The organization runs a speech therapy clinic in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and hosts the World’s Largest Parkinson’s Chorus consisting of nearly 100 individuals with Parkinson’s whose voices have been restored through their program.
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