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LSVT LOUD for Parkinson's Disease - Speech Therapy

●Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that causes unintended or uncontrollable movements, such as shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination.

Symptoms usually begin gradually and worsen over time. As the disease progresses, people may have difficulty with their speech (talking) and movement (walking).

LSVT LOUD speech therapy is an effective speech treatment for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. It's names after Mrs Lee Silverman (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment), a woman living with PD, it was developed by Dr Lorraine Ramig and has been scientically studied for over 25years with support from leading research institutions and health organisations.

LSVT LOUD speech therapy trains people with PD to use their voice at a more normal loudness level whilst speaking at home, work and in the community.

●Speech treatments for people with Parkinson's disease have historically been focussed on articulation and speech rate and have been given at a low-intensity dosage (e.g., one or two sessions per week for a period of time). LSVT LOUD takes a very different approach, focussing on the singular target of increasing vocal loudness to normal levels and delivering the treatment in an intensive, high effort manner.

●Key to treatment is helping people "recalibrate" their perceptions so they know how loud or soft they sound to other people and to feel comfortable in using a stronger voice at a normal loudness level.

●Engaging in LSVT LOUD, the proven treatment for Parkinson's Disease, is easy. Contact us today to learn how to get started.

●Contact Access Allied Health & Training for your personalised consultation to help you manage your Parkinson's disease. Currently taking clients. LSVT LOUD certified clinician. Email: ph: 0400836254


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