Speak UP for Parkinson's App

The Speak Up for Parkinson’s app is a useful tool for Parkinson’s patients to practice their speech. The approach pays special attention to the volume of the patient’s voice, a key factor that helps to address several of the challenges faced with Parkinson’s. Two practice tools are included: 1) Words & Phrases, a series of random statements are presented for the user to speak; and 2) Reading & Conversation, a free-form area allowing longer practice sessions. With both tools a volume meter is provided as well as audio/video feedback. The app also provides helpful Speaking Tips and additional information. Brought to you by the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation.

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Device requirements:


Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.


Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.

Created with the help of Sandcastle, NW Parkinson’s is excited to present this amazing APP – Speak Up for Parkinsons.