Posts Tagged Voice therapy

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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Making Intensive Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®) Accessible for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

One key takeaway is that pre-treatment protocols can be designed and implemented to give children who are otherwise deemed unable to participate in LSVT LOUD a chance to train and prepare for the gold-standard protocol which may open the door to functional communication and the chance to have some control of their speech.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Frauke Schroeteler, Physiotherapeutin

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Frauke Schroeteler, Physiotherapeutin. Frauke has been a very important part of the LSVT BIG German Faculty since 2011. Not only is she an exceptional physiotherapist, but she has the heart of a teacher and the mind of a leader. Thank you, Frauke for all you do to improve the lives of therapists and people living with Parkinson’s.

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“LSVT LOUD therapy has literally given me my life back.”

My client felt so elated with her outcomes that she wanted to spread the word! Her neurological voice disorder has not been cured, but positive, functional changes resulted from the intensive LSVT LOUD program. Our hope is that future research will support the application of LSVT to the ABSD population as a functional treatment approach.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Heather Hodges, MA, CCC-SLP

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Heather Hodges, MA, CCC-SLP. She wears many hats on our LSVT Global team including LSVT LOUD Faculty, Expert Clinician, Research, and More. Thank you, Heather, for being a shining example of excellence, kindness and caring as a clinician and colleague!

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New Research! Improving communication in background noise for people with Parkinson’s.

Results showed that speech intelligibility of words in the presence of both noise conditions improved in participants with Parkinson’s who had LSVT LOUD compared to the groups that had LSVT ARTIC or no treatment. The ability to be understood can improve the quality of life for people with PD and this is really what the goal of any therapy should be, so it is exciting to be able to report these results.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Olivia Vinson

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Olivia Vinson. She has been with our team longer than any other staff member – over 8 years! Olivia truly knows it all, can do it all, and is an extreme joy to us all. Thank you Olivia for all your years of service to LSVT Global and the Parkinson’s community!

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Virtual Live LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Course (Italian)

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

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