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Immediate and long-term effects of speech treatment targets and intensive dosage on Parkinson’s disease dysphonia and the speech motor network: Randomized controlled trial

This study looked at speech and brain changes in individuals with Parkinson’s disease following two speech treatment approaches, matched for intensity of dosage (16, 1-hour individual sessions in one month) but differing on treatment target, loudness (LSVT LOUD) or articulation (LSVT ARTIC). A group of untreated individuals with Parkinson’s disease were also studied as a comparison group. All participants were evaluated at baseline, post-treatment (one month after baseline), and seven months after baseline to help identify both short-term and long-term changes.  

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Parkinson Awareness Month: We got involved, so can you!

Explore some of the ways that LSVT Global is supporting Parkinson’s awareness and partnering with organizations around the world. Join us as we get BIG and LOUD with events like these and with others this month and throughout the year!

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Get certified with the newly updated Online LSVT BIG® Course!

Are you a physical or occupational therapist or student looking for an evidence based & highly effective treatment for your patients with Parkinson’s, pediatric diagnoses, and other populations? We have the course for you!

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Intensive Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) for Children With Down Syndrome: Phase I Outcomes

Based on this initial study, we have enough proof to continue to establish higher levels of treatment evidence that LSVT LOUD has a positive therapeutic effect on voice and speech in children with DS. We hope to conduct a larger treatment study and include a wider age-range of children and youth with DS.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Bernadette Kosir, OTR/L, CAPS

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Bernadette Kosir, OTR/L, CAPS. She was one of the first occupational therapists trained in LSVT BIG. Bernie is an endless source of knowledge about home health operations, interdisciplinary teamwork, care of people with advanced Parkinson’s and/or cognitive changes and aging in place. Thank you, Bernie, for all you do for LSVT Global!

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Sit 2 Stand Challenge – April 11th, 2022!

LSVT Global is teaming up with Neuro Heroes (UK), Rock Steady Boxing (USA), UTurn Parkinson’s (Canada), PD Avengers and others around the world on Monday, April 11th in honor of World Parkinson Day to support the Sit 2 Stand Challenge! Sign up now.

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Announcing our 2022 Student Treatment Research Grants!

Up to six $1500 LSVT Global Student Grants (LSVT-SG) for Behavioral Treatment Studies with Adult and/or Pediatric Neurological Disorders will be awarded. Apply soon, deadline approaching!

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Preparing for Hospitalizations when you have Parkinson’s

In the webinar “Aware in Care Information Session: Helping individuals with Parkinson’s disease stay safe while in the hospital”, hear from Aware in Care Ambassadors and LSVT® Certified therapists Maria Allen, PT and Michelle Haub, SLP about this wonderful resource available to people living with Parkinson Disease (PD).

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Get LSVT® Certified before your upcoming Spring and Summer Clinicals!

Students, you have invested countless hours in the classroom and now it’s time to put your skills to practice during your upcoming clinical experiences.  Becoming LSVT BIG® or LSVT LOUD® Certified as a student is a great way to take your skills to the next level before you graduate!

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How LSVT BIG® Made a Lasting Impact on Both my Dad’s Life and Mine!

Read Colleen and her Dad’s inspiring journey with LSVT BIG. “I am so proud of my dad, and I am forever grateful to LSVT BIG and those two women that made a lasting impact on my dad’s life. And mine.”

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