Karen Bryant has been named a recipient of a Parkinson Voice Project 2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant. The award includes training for Karen and graduate student clinicians on the voice team; free access to the Parkinson Voice Project's Research, Intent, and Teletherapy Webinar; and additional supplies to facilitate group therapy sessions.
Approximately 90 percent of people with Parkinson's disease are at risk for developing voice weakness that can lead to serious speech and swallowing difficulties. The Parkinson Voice Project has developed a program that combines education, speech therapy and ongoing group sessions to alleviate these disorders. Graduate student clinicians on the voice team rotation will benefit from this training and experiences in working with clients who have Parkinson's disease.