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DeeRae Nelson, speech therapist with Ecumen in Detroit Lakes, is certified in LOUD, a program that helps those with Parkinson’s Disease find their voice again and have more confidence in their speaking abilities. Pippi Mayfield/DL NEWSPAPERS

Therapist helping Parkinson’s patients find their voices

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When a person develops Parkinson’s Disease, they may notice the slowing down of their body movement. What they may not see as quickly is the shrinking of their voice.


Speech Therapist DeeRae Nelson at Ecumen in Detroit Lakes is helping people find their voice again.

“They are high intensity vocal exercises,” she said of how she works with her clients.

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