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Transcript of LSVT Presentation
Examples of LVST Therapy SLP: First, we are going to do some exercises. Then I will have you read off some words, phrases, and last sentences.
SLP: Very nice. Let's do the LION exercise!
Patient: (put tongue out and ROAR)
SLP: Okay, now it's time for you to "go up" with your voice for 20 seconds
Patient: Screams voice up
SLP: "Go down" with your voice for 20 seconds
Patient: Screams voice down
SLP: Take a deep breath and say "AH" as long as you can. Nice and strong. Think loud.
SLP: Read some words
Patient: Yes. No. Help. Thank you. What? Okay!
SLP: Read some phrases.
Patient: Who is calling? Get the phone! You're kidding?
SLP: Now, some sentences. Think loud
Patient: An informal survey shows that what most people want for christmas is two more weeks to prepare for it!
SLP: Remember to "Think Loud". We are just goint to have a conversation now. Tell me about your day.
Patient: It feels like I am talking so loud. My day was good. Patient Considerations Insurance limitations
Depression in the patient may cause withdrawal
Fatigue, intensive treatment may cause fatigue in older patients
SLP must undergo a full two-day LSVT training and certification workshop before delivering LSVT to patients.
LSVT offers free educational lectures and interactive sessions to those with Parkinson's and other neurological disorders and their loved ones
There are LSVT products available at an additional cost for patients to use before, during, and after treatment: homework helper DVD and LSVT companion system home edition. Comparison to alternative therapies LSVT vs. Respiratory Effort Therapy -
Improved loudness, reduced breathiness, reduced hoarseness, increased overall intelligibility, increased vocal intensity, and improved overall speech quality for LSVT participants Conclusion As research suggests, LSVT should be the preferred therapy option for hypokinetic dysarthria in those with Parkinson's disease when compared to RET, OPTION 2, and OPTION 3. for hypokinetic dysarthria due to Parkinson's disease References (Sapri et al., 2002; Baumgartner, Sapir, & Ramig, 2001; Ramig, Countryman, Thompson, & Horii, 1995; Ramig, Countryman, O'Brien, Hoehn, & Thompson, 1996). Baumgartner, C. A., Sapir, S., & Ramig, L. O. (2001) Voice quality changes following phonatory-respiratory effort treatment (LSVT) versus respiratory effort treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease. Journal of Voice. 15, 105-114
Ramig, L. O., Countryman, S., Thompson, L. L., & Horii, Y. (1995) Comparison of two forms of intensive speech treatment for Parkinson disease. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 38 (6), 1232-1251.
Ramig, L. O., Countryman, S., O’Brien, C., Hoehn, M., & Thompson, L. (1996) Intensive speech treatment for patients with Parkinson’s disease: Short- and long-term comparison of two techniques. American Academy of Neurology. 47, 1496-1503.
Sapir, S., Ramig, L. O., Hoyt, P., Countryman, S., O’Brien, C., & Hoehn, M. (2002). Speech loudness and quality 12 months after intensive voice therapy (LSVT) for Parkinson’s disease: a comparison with an alternative speech treatment. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. 54, 296-303.