This is an intensive speech therapy program aimed at retraining proper vocal loudness in patients with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. Through LSVT® LOUD patients are able to improve communication through improved vocal loudness, improved speech intelligibility, and greater facial expression. In addition, some patients also report improvements in their swallowing ability. The program consists of 16, one-hour sessions spread out over 4 weeks.
With more than 15 years of research to support the efficacy of LSVT® LOUD , the National Institute of Health (NIH) has recognized that it is an effective speech therapy program to address the speech disorders of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, the results of LSVT® LOUD treatment last for up to two years and have been documented as showing a positive impact on neural functioning (PET).