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Parkinson’s and SpeechEasyPD


SpeechEasyPD and Parkinson’s Speech

The value of being able to communicate with others is paramount in our daily lives. Having the ability to express your wants, needs and thoughts clearly can often be taken for granted. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease the ability to communicate effectively may no longer be an option. SpeechEasy can help. Nancy Barcal is a Certified SpeechEasy Preferred Provider and has been working with SpeechEasy for over 10 years.  She enjoys assisting clients with Parkinson’s in taking control of their speech and gaining back more of their freedom to communicate.

Since Parkinson’s is a chronic and progressive disease, symptoms will change over time and present differently in everyone. Primary symptoms may include tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity, yet Parkinson’s can also have a profoundly adverse effect on a person’s speech and voice – thereby inhibiting their ability to communicate freely.

When a person’s speech is affected by Parkinson’s they may notice a decrease in their loudness, and decreased intelligibility. Their speech rate may increase and communication may become more difficult. Caregivers and friends may struggle to understand Parkinson’s speech patterns and frustration levels can rise for everyone.  If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s and your speech is affected contact Nancy to see if SpeechEasyPD might alleviate some frustration.

SpeechEasy is offering two discount programs which expire June 30, 2016!
$500 Discount on SpeechEasyPD Comfort Fit model: Let’s Talk Fluency
The Let’s Talk Fluency offer began March 12, 2016. During this promotion, SpeechEasyPD Comfort Fit models are reduced in price $500. Comfort Fit is the model preferred by over 80% of the SpeechEasyPD clients. The 0% financing option is also available during this special offer period. No coupon or special form is necessary in order to qualify for the savings.

$150 SpeechEasyPD evaluation rebate!
Beginning March 1, 2016, SpeechEasyPD has offered a $150 rebate for all SpeechEasyPD evaluations. The rebate is valid for evaluations by all SpeechEasyPD Providers, including Nancy Barcal at Granite Bay Speech. To receive your rebate, simply request an appointment or information packet through and the rebate form will be mailed or emailed to you.

An evaluation normally takes two to three hours. Once you have completed your initial evaluation and paid your SpeechEasyPD Provider for the evaluation, simply send a copy of your receipt along with the completed evaluation rebate form to SpeechEasyPD and they will mail you a rebate check up to $150 off the amount you paid.