Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD)

The LSVT® LOUD (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) is a type of speech therapy designed to improve both the voice and speech of individuals with Parkinson’s disease by treating the underlying physical pathologies associated with the disorder. This is the first speech treatment with level 1 evidence and established efficacy for treating voice and speech disorders in individuals with Parkinson’s disease with applications to other neurological disorders (CVA, MS and others). It is backed by over 20 years of research. .

Treatment

Treatment focuses on improving loudness and immediate carryover into daily communication enabling patients to maintain and improve oral communication

LSVT LOUD is:

1. Therapy is administered on an intensive schedule of 4 days a week for 4 weeks in 60
minute sessions.
2. Daily variables (first half of every session)
3. Hierarchical speech loudness tasks (second half of every session)
4. Integration of the five essential concepts
     All focus on LOUD
     All are high effort
     All are completed daily and quantified
     All are tools for calibration

*New research shows consistent improvement in dysphagia in these populations by improving range of motion and vocal fold closure. (Even when you are targeting voice)

*90% of patients improve vocal loudness from Pre to Post treatment

*Approximately 80% of patients maintain improvements in their voice for 12-24 months after the treatment

*Treatment focuses on improving vocal loudness and immediate carryover into daily communication enabling patients to maintain and/or improve their oral communication

*Almost all patients and family report improvement in their ability to communicate, despite the severity level

For more information or research articles go to www.lsvtglobal.com or info@LSVtglobal.com

Certified LSVT® LOUD therapists at the following locations:Fleming Island, Health Care Plaza, Mandarin, Orange Park, San Pablo, St. Augustine, Westside.

For more information call (904) 345-7277.