Posts Tagged Speech-language pathologist

Italy – LSVT LOUD Training and Certification

LSVT LOUD is coming to Italy! Read on to find out all the details.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Jessica Galgano Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Jessica Galgano, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. Jessica is an integral part of our team serving as LSVT LOUD faculty, LOUD for KIDS faculty and our LSVT LOUD clinical expert all while running her own successful private practice. Thank you, Jessica, for all you do for LSVT Global!

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The Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI) in People with Parkinson’s Disease Before and After Intensive Voice and Articulation Therapies: Secondary Outcome of a Randomized Controlled Trial

This study presents the first randomized controlled trial (RCT) examining the effects of two speech treatment approaches, LSVT LOUD and LSVT ARTIC, on voice quality in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Both treatments were identical in how intensive they were, but LSVT LOUD targeted healthy loudness, whereas LSVT ARTIC focused on articulation. Additionally, an untreated group of individuals with PD also participated in the study, and a group of 20 individuals without PD were included to examine differences in voice quality at pre-treatment.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Gary Boyle

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Gary Boyle who is one of our LSVT LOUD Volunteer Ambassadors. Gary is an inspiration to all of those around him with his compassion, positivity and eloquent words to share with faculty, fellow volunteers and LSVT clinicians in training. We are so fortunate to have you, Gary, as a part of our team. Thank you for the inspiration you give to us all!

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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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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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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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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS. Heather is one of our faculty for LSVT BIG Training and Certification courses and specialty LSVT BIG webinars. She is also a beloved teleBIG for LIFE Coach. She has a wealth of professional knowledge, endless creative clinical skills, and a breadth of experience that enormously enhances the training experience for participants during LSVT BIG Certification Courses and webinars. THANK YOU, Heather, for being a “first adopter” of LSVT BIG and for your continuous contributions to its advancement for the past 15 years.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Angela Halpern, MS, CCC-SLP

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Angela Halpern, MS, CCC-SLP. Angela is our Chief Clinical Officer for LSVT LOUD, and SO MUCH MORE! She passionately believes in our mission to improve the lives of people living with neurological conditions and to inspire therapists to new levels of clinical excellence. Angela is generous, caring, thoughtful and tenacious – the best kind of team member to have. We can’t thank you enough, Angela, for all that you are and all that you do for LSVT Global. We would not be who we are, or accomplish with we do, without you!

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