LSVT Loud: Voice therapy to help you be heard!
LSVT Loud® is a standardized treatment protocol used to improve speech in patients with motor skill impairments, such as Parkinson’s Disease. This form of treatment is customized to meet the specific needs and goals of each patient. It can be adapted or progressed in order to meet individual needs. It is used to treat a vast variety of diseases, impairments, and conditions, which may fluctuate in severity from patient to patient.
What exactly is LSVT Loud®? LSVT stands for “Lee Silverman Voice Treatment” and has two branches that come off of it – “Big” and “Loud.”
While this is a treatment that is primarily done with Parkinson’s patients, it can be used to treat numerous other conditions, as well. It is based on the principle of neuroplasticity, which refers to the ability of the nervous system to change in response to signals – essentially, the brain’s capability of learning and changing.
This method of treatment was developed in 1987 and it has been scientifically researched and studied for the past 30 years. According to published scientific research data, LSVT Loud® treatments are reported to show significant progress in several categories for people struggling with Parkinson’s Disease, including: