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.
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.