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Siri, why can’t you understand me?

LSVT Global has partnered with Google on an exciting project called Project Euphonia to help improve automatic speech recognition software for people with speech impairments. These speech impairments may make using devices like Siri, Alexa, or speech-to-text frustrating. To do this, we need samples of disordered speech to train the system. LSVT Global is recruiting people with speech disorders to help!

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Frauke Schroeteler, Physiotherapeutin

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Frauke Schroeteler, Physiotherapeutin. Frauke has been a very important part of the LSVT BIG German Faculty since 2011. Not only is she an exceptional physiotherapist, but she has the heart of a teacher and the mind of a leader. Thank you, Frauke for all you do to improve the lives of therapists and people living with Parkinson’s.

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“LSVT LOUD therapy has literally given me my life back.”

My client felt so elated with her outcomes that she wanted to spread the word! Her neurological voice disorder has not been cured, but positive, functional changes resulted from the intensive LSVT LOUD program. Our hope is that future research will support the application of LSVT to the ABSD population as a functional treatment approach.

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My PT Story: New Zealand’s First LSVT BIG Certified Therapist

Occupational therapists (OTs) new to treating people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may find it challenging to know how to intervene with the best techniques for optimal functional results. This is my story as an OT whose practice was radically shifted as a result of LSVT BIG®.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Heather Hodges, MA, CCC-SLP

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Heather Hodges, MA, CCC-SLP. She wears many hats on our LSVT Global team including LSVT LOUD Faculty, Expert Clinician, Research, and More. Thank you, Heather, for being a shining example of excellence, kindness and caring as a clinician and colleague!

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New Research! Improving communication in background noise for people with Parkinson’s.

Results showed that speech intelligibility of words in the presence of both noise conditions improved in participants with Parkinson’s who had LSVT LOUD compared to the groups that had LSVT ARTIC or no treatment. The ability to be understood can improve the quality of life for people with PD and this is really what the goal of any therapy should be, so it is exciting to be able to report these results.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Olivia Vinson

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Olivia Vinson. She has been with our team longer than any other staff member – over 8 years! Olivia truly knows it all, can do it all, and is an extreme joy to us all. Thank you Olivia for all your years of service to LSVT Global and the Parkinson’s community!

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Jenny Tuccitto, PT, GCS

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Jenny Tuccitto, PT, GCS. Jenny serves as LSVT BIG Faculty and our LSVT BIG Clinical Expert . Thank you Jenny for your brilliance and passion for the work you do to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease and the clinicians who help them through LSVT BIG!

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My OT Story: How LSVT BIG Radically Shifted My Practice

Occupational therapists (OTs) new to treating people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may find it challenging to know how to intervene with the best techniques for optimal functional results. This is my story as an OT whose practice was radically shifted as a result of LSVT BIG®.

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The Impact of LSVT BIG® Certification on Graduate Students and Entry-Level Clinicians (SUNY Downstate Alumni)

We are occupational therapy students at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. During our master’s program, we conducted research on the impact obtaining LSVT BIG certification had on SUNY Downstate Alumni. Though the impact of LSVT BIG on patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) has been well documented, little to no research exists demonstrating the impact LSVT BIG certification has on students and rehabilitation professionals who hold the certification.

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