Learn about LSVT® on Medbridge!

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Did you know that you can learn about LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® for Parkinson’s, pediatrics and other populations on MedBridge?

Scroll down to read about 5 great introductory courses, which are open to any allied health professional. Watch these intriguing and insightful courses and learn more about the treatment concepts and how you can elevate your clinical practice with getting LSVT Certified!

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Discounted prices for an annual MedBridge subscription:

  • $225 for PT/AT/OT/RN Education (all courses)
  • $275 for PT/AT/OT/RN Premium (Education, plus HEP builder, patient education)
  • $120 for SLP Education (SLP courses only)
  • $170 for SLP Premium (SLP Education plus HEP builder, patient education)

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Interprofessional Practice for Parkinson’s: LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD

Presented by Cynthia M. Fox, PhD, CCC-SLP, Laura Gusé, MPT, and Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, Physical and Occupational Therapists

Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders are complex and often require intervention by all three rehabilitation disciplines: physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Too often, therapists work in silos despite overlapping patient goals. This forfeits holistic, patient-centered care and can cause confusion for the patient. This course will present an example of a unified approach across physical, occupational, and speech therapies (LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD) to comprehensively treat cross-system deficits in people with PD. Integration of patient-specific goals and utilization of other healthcare- and community-based professionals will be explored.


A Primer in a Parkinson’s-Specific Occupational Therapy Program

Presented by Erica Vitek, MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC

Audience: Occupational Therapists who are not yet LSVT BIG Certified

A deeper understanding of the neurophysiology of Parkinson’s disease has evolved that calls for rehabilitation practitioners to provide targeted strategies in treatment planning and delivery. Restoring function with desired lasting results observable in everyday occupation is achievable. This course will highlight how the practice of occupational therapy (OT) has evolved because of evidence-based practice related to rehabilitation and exercise in Parkinson’s disease (PD). While OTs have always been leaders in teaching adaptive and compensatory strategies to facilitate independence and participation in occupations in daily life, current OT interventions utilizing the latest research go beyond compensation and target the primary motor and nonmotor symptoms of PD. The course will include research and OT treatment using LSVT BIG as an example.

Childhood Motor Speech Disorders: Neuroplasticity and LSVT LOUD

Presented by Cynthia M. Fox, PhD, CCC-SLP

Audience: Speech Language Pathologists

Understanding key principles that drive activity-dependent neuroplasticity may help guide clinicians in choosing the most appropriate treatment targets and mode of treatment delivery for children with pediatric motor speech disorders. This course will review key principles that are essential to driving activity-dependent neuroplasticity in pediatric populations. We will demonstrate how these principles can be integrated into a treatment protocol (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment [LSVT LOUD]) for pediatric clients, specifically children with dysarthria consequent to cerebral palsy (CP) or Down syndrome (DS). Research outcomes across acoustic, perceptual, and physiological levels will be discussed. Further, fast-phase and slow-phase neural changes in these children, as evidenced by structural and functional neuroimaging studies, will be explored. Finally, a review of tips for real-world implementation of intensive treatment programs for children dysarthria consequent to CP or DS will be discussed.

Speech Treatment Post Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease

Presented by Cynthia M. Fox, PhD, CCC-SLP

Audience: Speech Language Pathologists

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery is an effective treatment for select motor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Unfortunately, speech and voice symptoms are not consistently improved post DBS surgery, and in some cases are worsened. Understanding the impact of DBS on speech and effective speech treatment approaches has the potential to improve communication outcomes for people post DBS. This course will briefly describe DBS surgery for PD, inform participants about voice and speech changes often encountered in individuals post DBS, and describe research on the impact of electrode placement of DBS targeting the subthalamic nucleus (DBS-STN) on voice and speech in people with PD. Research on the longitudinal effects of DBS-STN on speech and voice and how speech treatment (LSVT LOUD) may improve communication post DBS-STN will be explored. Finally, additional treatment options that may maximize speech and communication for patients post DBS-STN will be reviewed.

Sensory Recalibration for Improving Speech in Parkinson’s Disease

Presented by Cynthia M. Fox, PhD, CCC-SLP

Audience: Speech Language Pathologists

The underlying mechanism of speech disorders in Parkinson’s disease (PD) has traditionally been linked to the motor signs of rigidity and hypokinesia/bradykinesia. However, abnormalities of the sensory system, including difficulties self-monitoring normal vocal loudness, have come to light as important contributors to the voice and speech difficulties of people with PD. Understanding these central sensory processing deficits may facilitate improved understanding of successful speech treatment and improved functional communication for people with PD. This course will discuss motor and nonmotor disorders that impact voice, speech, and communication in people with PD, with a focus on sensory deficits. Barriers that make generalization of speech treatment improvements for people with PD outside of the treatment room challenging will be explored. The course will explain the four key components of the speech treatment Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) that specifically address the sensory disorder in people with PD. Finally, the course will discuss behavioral and neural correlates (from PET and fMRI imaging studies) of treatment-related changes in sensory recalibration post LSVT LOUD.

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