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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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LSVT Global Announces New Volunteer Program for People with Parkinson’s

Senior woman exercising at home

Gain a rewarding experience that also provides an opportunity to practice LSVT LOUD® or LSVT BIG® exercises with expert feedback from LSVT faculty! People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are invited to volunteer during our Virtual Live LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Training and Certification Courses.

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Get the LSVT Companion – a speech therapy data collection option. Now available for all ages!

The LSVT Companion is a one of a kind device for LSVT LOUD treatment. It consists of a software program paired with an external calibrated microphone that offers valid and reliable acoustic measurement of sound pressure level (SPL), frequency and duration. The data collection is specifically tailored to the LSVT LOUD protocol and offers automated data averaging for fast and efficient summary treatment results.

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Join us for LSVT Global’s FREE Virtual SLP Mini-Conference!

Although the ASHA Annual Conference and Expo is canceled this year, we still want to share our clinical and research updates, discounts, and prizes with you through our own FREE Virtual SLP Mini-Conference and Expo! Read on to learn more about the educational events, prizes and discounts.  

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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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