Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
Treatments for Parkinson's disease
The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a treatment designed to increase vocal intensity in patients with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions. Treatment focuses on a simple set of tasks that are repeated, resulting in the maximization of phonatory and respiratory functions. The goal of LSVT is to improve vocal performance for a period of time. After LSVT, patients with Parkinson's disease speak at a normal volume and with healthy voice quality.
LSVT BIG is a type of physical therapy that teaches individuals with Parkinson's disease to use their bodies more normally. Individuals living with Parkinson's disease often move differently and may have trouble with normal day-to-day activities. LSVT BIG effectively improves movements for any activity no matter the difficulty. The treatment improves walking, self-care, and other tasks by recalibrating how patients perceive their movements with what others actually see.
LSVT LOUD is an effective speech therapy that teaches individuals with Parkinson's disease to use their voices at a more normal loudness level while speaking. The key to the treatment is helping patients understand how loud or soft they sound to other people and can feel comfortable using a stronger voice at a normal loudness level.
For more information, please call 603-569-7500 and ask for extension 7360.