Posts Tagged LSVT BIG

Treating Childhood Populations with LSVT LOUD®

Join LSVT LOUD faculty as they discuss how LSVT LOUD may be applied to pediatric clients, with a focus on cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.

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The Impact of LSVT BIG® Certification on Graduate Students and Entry-Level Clinicians (SUNY Downstate Alumni)

The Impact of LSVT BIG® Certification on Graduate Students and Entry-Level Clinicians (SUNY Downstate Alumni) By Katelin Faria, OTS; Evelin Hernandez, OTS: Lila Nadelmann, OTS; Shelbie Ramalanjaona, OTS Advisor: Dr. Nancy Kline,  PhD, OTR/L, BCG, LSVT BIG Certified SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Some background information: 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. Students who complete the certification at SUNY Downstate typically do so during their last semester of their entry-level master’s program. The course is facilitated by an occupational therapist and certified LSVT BIG clinician, Dr. Nancy Kline during the last spring semester of SUNY Downstate’s Occupational Therapy Master’s Degree Program. It is offered as a two-day, sixteen-hour hybrid course — partly online and partly in person — and costs $300 to register. For a practicing professional, the extra expense and time commitment may not be of much concern,

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

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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.  These virtual courses provide live instruction using Zoom to train speech, physical and occupational therapists from around the world in the LSVT methods. During the second day of each course, our volunteers with PD spend about one hour interacting with the course participants to give them an opportunity to practice their newly learned skills.  For the volunteers, it is a wonderful opportunity to share their knowledge and experience, get a “workout,” and receive a small compensation for their time.  Margie, a volunteer from Colorado, comments,  To reference Aristotle, ‘The essence of life is to serve others and do good.’ I feel that I am accomplishing that goal through participating in the clinicians’ certification process with LSVT BIG and LOUD. But it is really not in my giving, because this is a win-win situation. I feel that I receive so much more than what I have given. Yes, I do give up a weekend afternoon, but

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Improve Your Fine Motor Skills through LSVT BIG®

Join LSVT BIG faculty as they discuss how increasing amplitude through LSVT BIG treatment can be used to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease improve fine motor skills such as buttoning and handwriting, typing, and more.

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Improve Your Fine Motor Skills through LSVT BIG®

Join LSVT BIG faculty as they discuss how increasing amplitude through LSVT BIG treatment can be used to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease improve fine motor skills such as buttoning and hand writing, typing, and more.

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LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG®: Evidence-Based Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Join LSVT Global Faculty as they discuss the key treatment concepts shared by the LSVT programs, what the treatments look like, and highlights of published research data.

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How Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists can Collaborate to Successfully Share LSVT BIG® Clients

Join LSVT BIG faculty as they provide guidance on how to collaborate as a therapy team to comprehensively meet the individual needs of your clients while still respecting each discipline’s scope of practice.

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How Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists can Collaborate to Successfully share LSVT BIG Clients

Join LSVT Faculty to discuss the target benefits of a combined PT/OT approach for both therapists and clients.

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LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® Applied to Neurological Conditions Beyond Parkinson’s Disease

Join LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD Faculty as they discuss research studies and clinical cases on LSVT treatments applied to individuals with a diagnosis other than PD and how the clinical assessment can help determine if LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG may be appropriate for select clients on your caseload.

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LSVT Treatments Applied to Neurological Conditions Beyond Parkinson’s Disease

Join LSVT Global faculty for an informational webinar on how to apply LSVT Treatments to Neurological Conditions Beyond Parkinson’s Disease.

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