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2020 LSVT Global Student Grant Awardees

It is a great honor for LSVT Global to seed future researchers in the fields of speech, physical and occupational therapy. It is our hope that these opportunities will ignite a passion and life-long pursuit of treatment research in these young scholars. Congratulations to all the winners!

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How LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG therapists work together to provide interprofessional care for people with Parkinson’s disease

Do your speech, physical, and occupational therapy rehab teams have loosely coordinated goals for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), but no real synergy? Are treatments given in isolation with little to no therapeutic collaboration? Our multidisciplinary team recently addressed these questions (and more) during a live chat hosted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Review the conversation and learn more!

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Quantitative Clinical Assessment of Motor Function During and Following LSVT BIG® Therapy

Combined with improvements to acoustic measures and communicative efficiency reported in previous studies, our findings suggest that SLPs’ patients with PD will experience improvements in speech communication and quality of life if treatment targeting voice is included in their patients’ care plan.

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MDS Virtual Conference – LSVT Global’s Posters

LSVT Global shares innovative new research at the MDS Virtual Congress, 2020. Check out our six poster presentations and learn more about the ever-evolving research behind LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG!

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Help us STOP the 2021 Medicare cuts!

Tell congress to stop the 2021 Medicare cuts! Your input as Medicare beneficiaries and/or friends and family will hopefully serve to enlighten them on the negative impact these cuts may have on your health and well-being.

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Navigating Masks and Parkinson’s disease – keeping yourself heard!

Explore tips and resources for people with Parkinson’s disease that may help when communicating with a mask.

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The effects of intensive speech treatment on intelligibility in Parkinson’s disease: A randomised controlled trial

Combined with improvements to acoustic measures and communicative efficiency reported in previous studies, our findings suggest that SLPs’ patients with PD will experience improvements in speech communication and quality of life if treatment targeting voice is included in their patients’ care plan.

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Effects of an intensive voice treatment on articulatory function and speech intelligibility in children with motor speech disorders: A phase one study

Our results indicate that by focusing on a single target (healthy vocal loudness), clinicians may also observe positive therapeutic changes to articulatory function and intelligibility.

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LSVT Global’s Statement on Black Lives Matter

  LSVT Global will go beyond simply issuing words of support. We will open our eyes and ears to see and LISTEN to the pain and the calls for change. We will do our part to help make change happen. We will dedicate ourselves to not being complicit in overlooking or ignoring the needs of Black colleagues, Black patients, and their families. Nor will we overlook all the underserved or unserved populations. With words must come actions and that is why we are making immediate donations to the National Association of Black Physical Therapists, the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing, and the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity. LSVT Global will also put in place scholarships for people of color to become LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Certified, a treatment research grant designated for people of color, and we will reach out to the Black professional and other diversity organizations in our field to listen and learn more about what meaningful actions we can take. These are the first steps only with more action to follow. We are open to all feedback. We can and will do better. #BlackLivesMatter

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A New Way to Learn: Virtual Live LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Training and Certification Courses!

The Virtual Live LSVT Training and Certification Course combines pre-recorded components of our online course with some of the content presented live (online) by LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG instructors. The 8 hours of live learning allows participants to interact with faculty, each other, and even volunteers with Parkinson’s disease.

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