TH Speak Out

Four speech-language pathologists at F.F. Thompson Hospital now offer a therapeutic program called SPEAK OUT!® to individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson-plus syndromes. (Left to right) Inga Simning, Chelsey Auburn, Amanda Sudore and Kim Ricigliano.

Victor’s Mark Syverud was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 18 years ago but it wasn’t until just recently he realized he was experiencing a new symptom of the progressive neurological disease - his voice was starting to fade.

People would lean in to hear him and often ask him to repeat himself or even reply with something like “That’s great!” after he’d just said something deadly serious.

TH Speak Out Mark Syverud