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Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LVST)

Rehabilitation Assists People With Parkinson’s Disease: LVST Loud and Big 

LSVT LOUD

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a proven rehabilitation method in treating speech disorders in people with Parkinson's Disease. Treatment targets loud, clear speech.

Benefits of LSVT LOUD

  • Improved vocal loudness - Speech will become louder, slower and clearer.
  • Improved speech intelligibility - Speak more clearly on the phone, in restaurants and other social situations. More facial expression. Improved ability to swallow.

LSVT BIG

LSVT BIG is an intensive physical and/or occupational therapy exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. Treatments target whole body movements for activities of daily living.

Benefits of LSVT BIG

  • Helps avoid inactivity
  • Increases ability to perform daily activities
  • Faster walking with bigger steps
  • Better balance
  • Increased trunk rotation
  • Improved quality of life

A Referral for LSVT Includes:

  • Baseline assessment of speech and physical status
  • Therapy to increase loudness without damaging vocal cords
  • Retraining for more normal "Big" body movements
  • Evaluation for additional rehabilitation services

Locations

To locate an LVST program near you, please contact one of the following program leaders:

Midland

LSVT BIG: Jennifer Toschkoff, OTRL
LSVT LOUD: Cindy Ruble, SLP
Office Phone: (989) 839-3580
Fax: (989) 839-1704
 
Clare

LSVT LOUD: Glen Laffy, SLP
Office Phone: (989) 802-5167
Fax: (989) 802- 5143
 
Mt. Pleasant

LSVT BIG: Jyl Keinath, OTRL
LSVT LOUD: Lynn Sweeny, SLP
Office Phone: (989) 775-1662
Fax: (989) 775-1604