Speech and Voice Exercises
For those with Parkinson's disease (PD) exercise is as important as medications, and that includes exercise of the muscles that control speech. Along with our lists of live online exercise classes and PD exercise videos, this list of speech/voice exercises rounds our your at-home exercise routine.
By Houston Area Parkinson Society
Classes: speech, speech and exercise
Class Times (PT):
- Monday: noon (speech and exercise)
- Tuesday: 11:45am (speech), 2:45pm (speech and exercise)
- Thursday: 8:30am (speech)
Duration: 60 minutes (speech), 90 minutes (speech and exercise)
On the calendar, click on the class you want to join to get the link to join the class.
By Stony Brook Southampton Hospital (Southampton, NY)
Class: Sing Loud
Class times (PT):
- Wednesday: 12:30pm (Sing Loud)
A chorus for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. No previous musical experience is required and all lyrics will be provided!
Zoom Voice Group for PwP
By Santa Cruz Parkinson's Community Support Group
Cost: $60 / 6 weeks (EASE PD Newsletter discount is $30 off)
Class: voice exercise
Class times (PT):
- Monday: 11am
Duration: 60 minutes
Classes run in 6 week sessions with a break in between. Class size is limited. Registrants must commit to all 6 weeks. You can register for the class with the instructor, speech language therapist, Jocelyn Lagier, on her website, by phone (831-607-9520), or by using this form and mail her a check for tuition.
By Parkinson's Foundation of the National Capital Area (Silver Spring, MD)
Cost: $35/year (unlimited classes)
Classes: Communication Club, choir, social hour
Class Time (PT):
- Monday: noon
- Tuesday: 11am
- Wednesday: 8am (choir), noon (Communication Club), 1pm (social hour)
- Thursday: 11:30am
- Friday: 11:15am
Register once and join unlimited classes for a year.
Some classes are recorded and can be watched here.
Publisher: Keep It On
Number five on this page of short exercise videos is an eight-minute breath and voice exercise video to enhance breathing, voice loudness and articulation.
By Get LOUD! Stay LOUD!
Cost: $34.99/month or $349.99/year, first month free
Online post speech therapy maintenance with a speech language pathologist (SLP) trained in either LSVT LOUD or Speak OUT!
Includes 15+ voice practice sessions per week as well as facial exercises, articulation practice, and more.
By Voice Aerobics (Punta Gorda, FL)
A whole-body voice strengthening program, designed to serve as post speech therapy maintenance, developed by speech language pathologist Mary Spemulli.
Mary has made the program available on DVD and added fun speech practice tools, a speech volume reinforcement tool, and more. She also offers speech therapy and coaching via Zoom. (Telemedicine rates start at $40/30 minutes)
Before purchasing any products it is a good idea to watch her video, Speech Therapy and Beyond for Parkinson's Disease, in which she explains who benefits from speech therapy and the most effective speech therapy programs for those with PD.
Last updated November 2020 by Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach