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Georgia Southern’s Ritecare Center Receives Grant to Increase Training, Resources for Clients With Parkinson’s Disease

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Georgia Southern University’s RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders has been named a recipient of the 2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant Program.

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The grant is awarded annually by the Parkinson Voice Project with the goal to make quality speech treatment accessible to people with Parkinson’s disease across the globe.

With the grant, the center will receive free SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd training as well as teletherapy training for their speech-language pathologists and graduate students in Georgia Southern’s Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program. Additionally, the center will receive speech therapy supplies and funding for their LOUD Crowd groups.

“The grant from the Parkinson’s Voice Project has been significant in improving the student clinicians’ knowledge of Parkinson’s disease,” stated Tory Candea, clinic coordinator for the RiteCare Center. “Further, the grant has allowed the RiteCare Center to become an invaluable resource for members of the community impacted by Parkinson’s disease.”

The Parkinson Voice Project is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the world solely dedicated to helping individuals with Parkinson’s disease improve their speech and swallowing. More than 3,500 speech-language pathologists have been trained through the organization’s SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Program.

For more information on the RiteCare Center’s SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd program, click here.


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