Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is an intensive voice therapy for individuals with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions which affect voice. LSVT is carried out by an LSVT trained speech and language therapist and increases the quality of an individual's voice.
What is Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)?
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment is an intensive treatment programme which uses voice exercises to target vocal quality and intensity. LSVT is specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson's disease who are having difficulty with the effectiveness of their voice. It is also used for other neurological conditions resulting in voice problems.
LSVT aims to increase vocal loudness and increase the intelligibility of the individual's speech.
A high percentage of Individuals with Parkinson's disease will often present with reduced loudness of their voice, vocal tremor, monotone, hoarseness and decreased intelligibility of their speech.
LSVT is an intensive programme and usually involves four one hour sessions a week, for one month. It requires the individual to be highly motivated when participating in therapy and them completing take home tasks. LSVT involves a series of drilled vocal exercises and teaches the individual to be aware of their voice through sensory feedback.
This treatment has been found to be highly beneficial in increasing vocal loudness, intelligibility and more effective communication.
What conditions can LSVT help with?
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment will help with the following conditions in adults:
What are the benefits of LSVT?
The main benefit of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment is increasing intelligibility and effectiveness of communication. Other benefits of LSVT include:
- Communication benefits
- Functional benefits
- Social benefits
- Benefits for family and friends
- Benefits for other professionals
- Improved quality of life
- Emotional benefits
- Cognitive benefits
Similar treatments / services that could help
Similar treatments which can help individuals with voice problems as a result of Parkinson's disease or other neurological difficulties include:
How can I arrange a speech and language therapy assessment?
If you feel you would benefit from Lee Silverman Voice Treatment or would like to book an initial assessment with one of our therapists, please email email@example.com or call 0161 883 007.
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is an intensive voice programme for individuals with Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders, who have voice problems. LSVT is an effective treatment and increases intelligibility and effective communication. LSVT is carried out by a speech and language therapist who is fully trained in LSVT. If you would like any more information or would like to book an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 0885 6437.
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