Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is an innovative and clinically-proven method for improving voice and speech in individuals with Parkinson Disease and other speech disorders.
Virtually every person (89%) with Parkinson Disease will have problems with speech that start early in the disease process and that will progressively diminish their quality of life, including:
Medicine and neurosurgery may dramatically improve other symptoms of Parkinson Disease, but they typically don't help speech disorders. The most effective way to improve speech is through speech therapy.
Experimental data from more than 15 years of research funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) has documented that LSVT LOUD Parkinson-specific speech therapy is effective.
LSVT LOUD is a one-month, one hour per day, four days per week (16 individual treatment sessions) program of therapy that teaches people with Parkinson Disease and other speech disorders how to develop the strength required to speak at a
normal vocal loudness.
The strong theoretical and clinical research behind LSVT LOUD has demonstrated substantive results:
Improved vocal loudness
Improved speech intelligibility
More facial expression
In addition, research has documented a positive impact on neural functioning (PET). LSVT LOUD is self-empowering. It will help a person communicate more effectively which will enhance the quality of their life.
LSVT Global has developed speech therapy (LSVT LOUD) program for patients, and provides certification and training for professionals. For optimum results, it is essential that LSVT treatments be delivered by a certified professional.
PinnacleHealth is one of only three medical offices in the Harrisburg area with a LSVT certified clinician. LSVT is now being offered at PinnacleHealth Neuroscience Rehab Center
Appointments are available during the following times:
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8-11 a.m.
Thursday: 8-9 a.m.; 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8-11 a.m.