The Science and Practice of LSVT LOUD®

At least 89% of individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) have a speech or voice disorder which can negatively impact quality of life. This presentation will: 1) Present the background and motivation for voice treatment in PD, 2) Describe the creation of an efficacious treatment, LSVT LOUD and efficacy data, 3) Report on unexpected outcomes and discoveries, 4) Discuss application of principles of LSVT to intensive whole body amplitude-based training protocol for individuals with PD (LSVT BIG®), 5) Demonstrate innovative technology to enhance accessibility of treatment for all people with PD who can benefit.