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LSVT Global Heads to World Parkinson Congress

LSVT Global will be attending the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC), in Kyoto, Japan. The WPC is a unique event. As described by WPC, "each Congress brings together physicians, neuroscientists, a broad range of other health professionals, care partners, and people with PD (PwPs) for a unique and inspiring experience. Cross pollinating members of the community is important in the effort to expedite the discovery of a cure and cultivate best treatment practices for this devastating disease." LSVT Global is proud to have participated in every WPC held to date - and we look forward to next week in Kyoto.   LSVT Global Booth Stop by Booth 501 to learn more about LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG speech, physical, and occupational therapies for Parkinson’s. Talk to LSVT experts, pick up some information, and even grab a little swag. We have handouts in English and Japanese. Posters Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Global Implementation of Efficacious Voice Treatment for Parkinson's Disease: LSVT LOUD® Germany, France, and Japan. Poster Board 22.44 Speech Intelligibility of Individuals with Parkinson's Disease in Noise Following Voice or Articulation Treatment. Poster Board 22.51 Thursday, June 6th, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM GlobalContinue Reading

Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Dysfunction in Parkinson’s: What do LSVT BIG® Clinicians Need to Know?

You are most likely familiar with the research on LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® which has shown both short term and long-term improvements in functional communication, mobility, balance and activities of daily living to name a few. Although the motor symptoms of Parkinson disease (PD) are targeted through the LSVT programs, as LSVT BIG clinicians, we know that we are simultaneously addressing the non-motor symptoms (NMS) as well, which can be barriers to calibration. These NMS include cognitive changes, sensory deficits, anxiety, depression, apathy, fatigue, pain, and sleep. Additionally, the non-motor symptoms of bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction can commonly occur, but may be less frequently discussed when the person is coming to see us for LSVT BIG.

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Keys to successful speech treatment in people with Parkinson’s disease

Current Perspectives on the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for Individuals With Idiopathic Parkinson Disease Cynthia M. Fox, Chris E. Morrison, Lorraine Olson Ramig, Shimon Sapir American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2002, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) DOI: 10.1044/1058-0360(2002/012) What is it about? Speech treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) was previously unsuccessful. An approach, called LSVT LOUD, was developed in the late 1980s. At that time, LSVT LOUD was substantially different from traditional speech treatment in several ways. This article reviewed the novel concepts of this approach. These included a single focus on vocal loudness, intensive delivery, sensory retraining, and a simple and redundant treatment cue, "speak loud". Why is it important? This article summarized, for the first time, novel and key concepts for why and how speech treatment could work and last for people with PD. At the time LSVT LOUD was developed, the outlook for improving speech in people with PD was very grim. One quote stated, “…voice treatment for disorders that are degenerative is controversial since there is no expectation for recovery of function or that any improvement secondary to speech language pathology intervention will be maintained in the long term” (Hillman et al., 1990;Continue Reading

Big For Life Training Course

Are you looking for additional ways to: Keep your LSVT BIG patients on track, motivated and “thinking BIG” after discharge? Retain more of your LSVT BIG patients long term? Increase the presence of your LSVT BIG program in your community?

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