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Keys to Successful Speech Treatment in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Speech treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) was previously unsuccessful. An approach, called LSVT LOUD, was developed in the late 1980s. At that time, LSVT LOUD was substantially different from traditional speech treatment in several ways. This article reviewed the novel concepts of this approach. These included a single focus on vocal loudness, intensive delivery, sensory retraining, and a simple and redundant treatment cue, “speak loud”.

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Announcing the 2018 LSVT Global Small Student Grant Winners!- Occupational Therapy Awardees

We congratulate the 2018 Occupational Therapy student grant recipients! Each student received a $1,500 small student grant from LSVT Global, to be used during the 2018-2019 academic year. These unrestricted grants provide funding to help support their treatment research projects. Download information about our 2019 Student Grant competition for occupational therapy students here. Letters of Intent are due May 17, 2019.  Domestic and International applications are welcome.  Proposals and Application Due: June 28, 2019 Occupational Therapy Awardees Nataya Branjerdporn Occupational Therapist, PhD Student Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre University of Queensland, Australia  “Driving change for infants at high risk of cerebral palsy in low-resource contexts: An innovative community-based parent-delivered early intervention program.”     Significance: Cerebral palsy is the most prevalent physical disability in children around the world and may lead to less favourable occupational performance. Eight in ten children with cerebral palsy are born into low-resource contexts, such as India, where financial hardship and remoteness contribute to difficulties accessing therapies that enable children to participate in meaningful occupations and experience optimal quality of life. A new approach called the Learning through Everyday Activities with Parents (LEAP-CP) program responds to this need by training local mothers to develop therapeuticContinue Reading

Announcing the 2018 LSVT Global Small Student Grant Winners!- Physical Therapy Awardees

We congratulate the 2018 physical therapy student grant recipients! Each student received a $1,500 small student grant from LSVT Global, to be used during the 2018-2019 academic year. These unrestricted grants provide funding to help support their treatment research projects. Download information about our 2019 Student Grant competition for physical therapy students here. Letters of Intent are due March 29, 2019.  Domestic and International applications are welcome.  Information on our 2019 Student Grant competition for occupational therapy students will be released in April, 2019. Physical Therapy Awardees Holly Johnson DPT Student Northern Arizona University, Phoenix “Boxing as an Alternate Treatment for Sleep Disorders in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: A Feasibility Study”         Over 95% of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) suffer from at least one sleep-related dysfunction1. Sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and excessive daytime sleepiness are non-motor signs of PD that impact mobility and increase risk of falls2. Non-traditional meditative exercise and multi-modal exercise have been shown to improve sleep in individuals with PD. It is unknown if a relationship exists between the level of intensity of exercise and sleep quality. Boxing is a high- intensity exercise that has become a popular exercise option with the PD communityContinue Reading

Announcing the 2018 LSVT Global Student Grant Awardees for Speech-Language Pathology

We congratulate the 2018 speech-language pathology student grant recipients! The awardees are conducting exciting speech treatment research in the areas of aphasia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Read on to learn about the 2018 winners and our 2019 grant competition!

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New York, New York – LSVT LOUD Educational Seminar

“People noticed that I am more animated in my speech and my husband can hear me now!”  

Interested in Learning how LSVT LOUD can help you improve your loudness, voice quality and speech clarity?

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