Posts Tagged Parkinson’s disease

LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Shannon Townsend

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Shannon Townsend, Administrative Assistant in our corporate office. Thank you Shannon for your caring, helpful and efficient customer service for all.

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Houston, Texas – LSVT LOUD Training and Certification

Demystify the scientific research and bring evidence-based practice to life! Learn real-world LSVT LOUD clinical treatment that you can use immediately in your practice.

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Emerging Research on the Use of LSVT BIG® in People with Chronic Stroke

Another client was able to feed his pets and hold and feed his new (and first) grandchild and began noticing improvements in ability to walk in physical therapy after the intervention was completed. His wife felt comfortable leaving him home alone for the first time since his stroke.

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5 Reasons to Attend This Summer’s LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Courses

Demystify the scientific research and bring evidence-based practice to life! Learn real-world LSVT LOUD clinical tools that you can use immediately in your practice.

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“I’m getting better all the time!”

When I was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three years ago, my family had noticed a tremor in my right hand and changes in the way that I walked.  I did not, however, notice any changes in my voice. What I did notice more and more, is how often my husband asked me to repeat myself!  I was convinced he was going deaf. 

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Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Dysfunction in Parkinson’s: What do LSVT BIG® Clinicians Need to Know?

You are most likely familiar with the research on LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® which has shown both short term and long-term improvements in functional communication, mobility, balance and activities of daily living to name a few. Although the motor symptoms of Parkinson disease (PD) are targeted through the LSVT programs, as LSVT BIG clinicians, we know that we are simultaneously addressing the non-motor symptoms (NMS) as well, which can be barriers to calibration. These NMS include cognitive changes, sensory deficits, anxiety, depression, apathy, fatigue, pain, and sleep. Additionally, the non-motor symptoms of bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction can commonly occur, but may be less frequently discussed when the person is coming to see us for LSVT BIG.

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Technology-supported delivery of effective speech treatment for Parkinson disease

Read our research Kudos! This study provided the first evidence that individuals with PD who used the LSVTCompanion had treatment gains comparable to individuals who received the standard in-person LSVT LOUD.

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Improving Communication in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Children with cerebral palsy can have difficulties talking with their family and friends. We studied the effects of a novel intensive speech treatment in five children with cerebral palsy. Our results demonstrated a number of findings post-treatment. First, it showed that the children could tolerate the intensive treatment. Second, listeners rated speech samples of the children as louder, clearer and easier to understand. For most kids, these improvements were maintained six weeks after treatment. Parents also reported some improvements in speech outside of the treatment room.

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Improving speech in individuals with Parkinson’s disease

Read our research Kudos! In this first post, learn more about the scientific bases of LSVT LOUD! The evidence provided by this 1995 study formed the foundation for the next 20 years of our research in speech treatment for Parkinson disease. We will be posting research Kudos weekly for Better Hearing and Speech Month.

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“I have grown in confidence”

My name is Kevin, and I have been the headmaster of a large co-ed primary school in Zimbabwe for the past thirty years, ten of which I have had Parkinson’s. In February of 2017, I had Deep Brain Stimulation, and one of the side effects of this was that my speech became slurred and soft. My daughter, who is a speech and language pathologist, recommended that I have LSVT LOUD.

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