Congratulations to Dawn Condon, Clinical Lecturer of Speech Language Pathology, and her team of students who were just awarded a 2023 SPEAK OUT program grant.

From Left: Emily Coffman, Dawn Condon, Natalie Blaine, Abigail Tignor, Chloe Leckron, Demi Warner.

This is the second time they have been awarded this grant. It supports ongoing programs in the Speech Pathology Clinic assisting patients with Parkinson’s.  The program is intended to help Parkinson’s Speak with Intent utilizing the Loud Crowd curriculum.
Specifically, the grant provides funding for the Loud Crowd program workbooks and SPEAK OUT training for SLP students. This work not only helps the SLP students become better practitioners, for entering the workforce post-graduation, but they get to make a difference today, to those living with Parkinson’s in Muncie/ Delaware county area.
The Loud Crowd group class currently does very fun activities with the patients, such as ordering food with the Starship Delivery robots, and fostering a fun atmosphere in their group sessions. Most recently, the group made matching t-shirts to celebrate World Voice Day and hosted an Ice Cream Social.

The Parkinson’s group wore matching t-shirts that they made in group, to celebrate World Voice Day.

For more information on the Speech Language Pathology clinic, part of the Interprofessional Community Clinic at Ball State, you can learn more at