Gwen Nolan Awarded Phase III Grant from Parkinson’s Voice Project

Posted in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Gwen Nolan, Assistant Clinical Professor in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, was recently awarded a Phase III grant from the Parkinson Voice Project to continue administering clinical services through the Parkinson Speech Program in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. The Parkinson Voice Project is a nonprofit organization that developed evidence-based treatment protocols designed to help those with Parkinson’s improve their speech called SPEAK OUT!®and The LOUD Crowd®. This two-part therapy approach has been proven to increase the strength of the voices of individuals with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, and emphasizes the maintenance of improved voicing over time. Since August 2018, Nolan has supervised SLHS graduate students as they work with Parkinson’s patients through the protocol’s curriculums after she became involved with the local Parkinson’s support group. “Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes movement- and non-movement related symptoms, Nolan said,  “When most people think...

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