LSVT Therapy Helps Improve Speech for Parkinson’s Patients
LSVT LOUD® (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) is an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. LSVT LOUD improves voice loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) and speech mechanisms through a systematic hierarchy of exercises.
Focused on a single goal “speak LOUD!” – treatment improves respiratory, laryngeal and articulatory function to maximize speech intelligibility. The treatment does not train people for shouting or yelling; rather, LSVT LOUD uses loudness training to bring the voice to an improved, healthy vocal loudness with no strain.
Many of our UH speech language pathologists are certified in LSVT LOUD.