Exploring the Best: Top Viewed LSVT Global Webinars in 2023

As we look back at 2023, let’s dive into the webinars that grabbed the spotlight – the ones everyone couldn’t stop watching. In this blog post, we’ll call out the top three viewed webinars in each of our categories: LSVT® Community Webinars, LSVT LOUD® Certified Clinician Webinars and LSVT BIG® Clinician Webinars. Take some time and enjoy these top rated webinars!

Top 3 LSVT Global Community Webinars

1. Simple Strategies to Help you Transfer LSVT Improvements to your Daily Life

The “heart of success” for LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD depends on clients re-calibrating their perceptions of normal loudness and movement. Re-calibration facilitates carryover of the louder voice and bigger movements into daily living. The presentation will include an explanation of three key deficits in Parkinson’s disease that make calibration challenging followed by a description of the four areas of calibration that are integrated into LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD to help you continue using improved movements and loudness in everyday life.

2. Intensive Therapy for Pediatric Populations: Can LSVT Really Work?

Are you seeing your pediatric neuromotor clients 1 or 2 times per week “forever” but not really seeing any big changes in function from week to week?  Or is your child receiving low dose therapy and their results seem to have stalled? It does not have to be that way…

For the last 20 years, ongoing research has documented the use of LSVT LOUD to improve speech in children with cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. You may have heard of the wide use of LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s, but these intensive therapy protocols integrate all the key ingredients that promote brain change and motor learning in children too.

Join us for this special 90-minute webinar where you will hear from researchers and real-world pediatric therapists discussing how LSVT LOUD speech therapy and LSVT BIG physical therapy have given their clients amazing results in a very short amount of time. You will learn the rationale, hear about the research, and see clinical case study videos on LSVT treatments for a variety of clients with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, and more. Learn how to determine if LSVT may be beneficial for a client or a child you know and how to get started.

3. Living BIG and LOUD with post graduate exercise classes

Discover the path to longer lasting LSVT treatment results with ongoing BIG for LIFE® and LOUD for LIFE® classes. Clinicians will learn about options to take the training course to lead their own group classes and how to refer clients to LSVT for LIFE® virtual classes when a community option is not available. Clients will learn what a typical BIG for LIFE or LOUD for LIFE class entails and how to find one in your community or a virtual option.

LSVT Certified Clinician Webinars

Access to these special webinars is a no cost, exclusive benefit of LSVT certification. If you are a LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG Certified Clinician, login into your clinician account to enjoy these top viewed certified clinician webinars of 2023!

Top 3 LSVT LOUD Certified Clinician Webinars

1. Update: Telepractice delivery of LSVT LOUD®: Logistics and guidelines

This webinar will guide LSVT LOUD clinicians through the most recent research, regulations, logistics, and practical considerations of delivering LSVT LOUD via telepractice for clients with Parkinson’s disease and other conditions. Use of technology for virtual LOUD for LIFE® exercise groups and application of LSVT LOUD telepractice to pediatric populations will also be covered. Completion of this webinar and related survey in its entirety will qualify attendees to be listed as LSVT eLOUD providers on our LSVT Global clinician directory.

2. How to Nail Calibration in 4 Areas of Every LSVT LOUD® Session

The “heart of success” for LSVT LOUD depends on our ability to calibrate clients to new effort and loudness levels required for within normal limits speech so that the new voice will carry over into daily living. The presentation will include a discussion on how you can integrate the four areas of calibration into LSVT LOUD: 1) Education, 2) Daily Exercises and Hierarchy, 3) Carryover Exercises, and 4) Homework, so your clients are prepared to continue using their new, louder voice independently in all communication situations.

3. Life after LSVT LOUD®: A step-by-step guide to help your patients maintain treatment gains

Help your LSVT LOUD patients optimize their success during the month of treatment and maintain their gains for years to come! Join LSVT LOUD Faculty as they discuss homework resources during and after treatment, frequency of follow-up, guidelines for tune-up sessions, and LOUD for LIFE classes for LSVT LOUD graduates.

Top 3 LSVT BIG Certified Clinician Webinars

1. A Revolutionary Approach to the Delivery of LSVT BIG® Treatment

Featuring the Minneapolis VA’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program’s Outpatient LSVT BIG Hybrid Program. Join our webinar to learn about an innovative approach to delivering LSVT BIG using a combination of in-person and telehealth sessions.  Featured presenters, Hillari Olson and Emily Doby, LSVT BIG Certified Physical Therapists, and Derek Kent, LSVT BIG Certified Occupational Therapist, from the Minneapolis VA will describe the development and implementation of their LSVT BIG Outpatient Hybrid program.

We will compare traditional in-person or residential delivery of LSVT BIG with their Outpatient Hybrid Program and discuss specific strategies they use to ensure patient safety during telehealth. We will also explore the role of their interdisciplinary team in improving patient care and treatment outcomes, and how to identify good candidates for this approach. Finally, we will provide information on available resources and support for therapy professionals. Register now for this exciting and informative webinar.

2. Going Back to our Roots: The Role of Habit Training in LSVT BIG®

Eleanor Clarke Slagle, considered to be the “mother” of occupational therapy, proposed habit training as a primary occupational therapy model of treatment based upon the philosophy that engagement in meaningful routines shapes a person’s wellbeing. Learn how current research supports this theory and the role of LSVT BIG as an evidence-based treatment protocol in delivery of “habit training” for people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.

3. Optimizing Participation and Motor Outcomes using LSVT BIG with Clients with CVA

While LSVT BIG was originally researched and developed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD), it can also be effective in addressing participation and motor impairments experienced by individuals following a stroke. In this webinar, the presenter will focus on strategies for using LSVT BIG to improve engagement in valued occupation and motor performance for individuals who have had a stroke.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  1. The theoretical basis for use of LSVT BIG with individuals that have experienced a stroke
  2. Discussion of individuals with a stroke that might be appropriate for LSVT BIG
  3. Recommendations for evaluation of individuals with stroke participating in LSVT BIG
  4. Strategies and considerations for incorporating LSVT BIG for individuals with CVA
  5. Discussion of current evidence supporting use of LSVT BIG and direction for future research

Tune in to learn how LSVT BIG can help individuals following a stroke to improve their functional participation, motor performance, and overall quality of life.