Speech and Hearing Clinic Receives Grant to Help Parkinson’s Patients

Truman’s Speech and Hearing Clinic was selected as recipient for the 2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd grant by the Parkinson Voice Project. As a grant recipient, the Communication Disorders Department will have access to training for two more of its faculty members, as well as online SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd training for all graduate students. This is the third year in a row the University has received the grant. Julia Edgar, associate professor of communication disorders said, “The faculty and graduate students of the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic, as well as a trained therapist at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, have proudly served individuals in our community who have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease with SPEAK OUT! since 2019 thanks to consecutive grants.”