Posts Tagged Voice therapy

LSVT LOUD Virtual Live Training and Certification (Italian)

Join us for our Virtual Live LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Course this September!

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Tired of your device not understanding your speech? Sign up for Project Euphonia!

LSVT Global has partnered with Google on an exciting project called Project Euphonia to help improve automatic speech recognition software for people with speech impairments. These speech impairments may make using devices like Siri, Alexa, or speech-to-text frustrating. To do this, we need samples of disordered speech to train the system. LSVT Global is recruiting people with speech disorders to help!

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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! 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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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Leon Puzon

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Leon Puzon. Leon is one of our LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD Volunteer Ambassadors. He thrives on inspiring and motivating clinicians to help their clients with Parkinson’s achieve the best voice, speech, gain, movement and daily function possible. Leon is always engaging, upbeat and willing to help others. Thank you, Leon, for the inspiration you give us all!

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Dr. Masako Kurachi

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Dr. Masako Kurachi. Dr. Kurachi is our LSVT Global Representative-Japan. She was the first LSVT LOUD Certified Clinician in Japan and she coordinates our LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Training and Certification courses there. She is a gracious and kind host (and person) with impeccable attention to detail. We are beyond blessed to have Masako as part of our international LSVT Global collaborative team and we thank her immensely for her pioneering spirit!

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Pete Vasquez

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Pete Vasquez. Pete manages all things logistics and shipping and lends a hand wherever needed beyond those tasks. Thank you, Pete for your enduring commitment to LSVT Global and for making the BEST coffee in the office!

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