Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders awarded Parkinson Voice Project grant for second year
The Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders at Minnesota State University, Mankato has once again been awarded a SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® grant by the Parkinson Voice Project. This is the second year in a row the Center has received the grant.
The grant will provide training for graduate students and speech-language pathologists who will learn the latest approaches for helping people with Parkinson’s to improve their speech and voice. The grant will also provide the Center with expert consultation with the Parkinson Voice Project, access to resources, workbooks, and other materials.
Kate Glogowski, director of the Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders, said that in addition to the grant benefitting students, there was also demand for group-based services for Parkinson’s patients in the area.
“We are thrilled to be able to help fill a gap in the community,” Glogowski said. “This grant allows us to meet a need for Parkinson’s patients while providing real-world opportunities for our students.”
Glogowski said the training will help those with Parkinson’s learn how to speak with more intention as clients often lose volume and are unable to speak intelligibly.
To ensure patient safety during COVID-19, the program is fully online using telepractice. Future plans are to provide both an in-person and an online option based on the client's preference.
To learn more, contact the Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders at 507-389-6298 or firstname.lastname@example.org.