Minnesota State Mankato’s Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders Receives Grant to Provide Speech Therapy for Local Parkinson’s Community

September 24, 2020 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders has been awarded a Speak Out & Loud Crowd grant by the Parkinson Voice Project.

The grant will allow the Center to increase local access to quality speech treatment and serve the local Parkinson’s community through individual speech therapy and ongoing group therapy. An estimated 90 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease are at risk of developing a weak voice that can lead to series speech and swallowing difficulties, according to the Parkinson Voice Project.

Working with trained speech-language pathologists and graduate students, clients will receive specialized services designed to help them speak with intention – all using the latest research and therapy approaches. 

The Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders is now accepting new clients who have Parkinson’s for individual and group speech therapy. There is no charge for services for a limited number of clients who are signed up by Oct. 1. All sessions will be fully online using telepractice.

Media interested in learning more may contact Kate Glogowski, director of Minnesota State Mankato’s Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders by email at Katherine.glogowski@mnsu.edu or by phone at 515-664-7970 (mobile—media calls only).

To become a client or for more information, contact Minnesota State Mankato’s Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders at 507-389-6298 or by email atcentercsd@mnsu.edu.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders is part of the University’s College of Allied Health & Nursing.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,297 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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