Posts Tagged Speech therapy

Got a Challenging Case? How LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® Can Help Complex Clients

Do you serve clients with complex conditions and are wondering if and how LSVT treatments can be helpful for them? Join LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Experts for a discussion on treating individuals with challenging diagnoses such as advanced or atypical PD, other neurological conditions, and pediatric cases. Learn about characteristics specific to more complex populations as well as treatment strategies and adaptations available within the LSVT protocols.   Intended Audience: Allied Health Professionals

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Everything you need to know about LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG®: A guide for people with PD and those who support them!

Do you help support and care for someone who is receiving LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG?  You can be a key part of optimizing their success in achieving and maintaining a louder voice and bigger movements in daily life. Tune in for a general overview of the treatments, recommendations on how to help facilitate homework and carryover exercises outside of the treatment sessions, and suggestions for motivation and encouragement.   Intended Audience: Individuals with PD and their caregivers

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Italy – LSVT LOUD Training and Certification

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

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Expand your Clinical Reach: How to Apply LSVT Treatments Beyond Parkinson’s Disease

While LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® were researched and developed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD), these treatment approaches have also successfully been applied to adults and children with other neurological conditions. Join LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Expert Clinicians 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.   Intended audience: Allied health professionals

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Life after LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG®: A step-by-step guide to help you maintain your treatment gains

Learn how to optimize your success during LSVT treatment and maintain your gains for years to come! Join LSVT Faculty as they discuss homework resources, tune-up sessions, the LSVT Companion® software program to support in-home LSVT LOUD practice, and BIG for LIFE and LOUD for LIFE maintenance classes for LSVT graduates. Intended Audience: Individuals with PD or another neurological condition

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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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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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