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Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT). An intensive treatment program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease Presented by: Laura Dinges. Characteristics of Parkinson’s Disease. Affects both speech and voice Exhibits common form of hypokinetic dysarthria Decreased loudness Monotone

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lee silverman voice treatment lsvt

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

An intensive treatment program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

Presented by: Laura Dinges

characteristics of parkinson s disease
Characteristics of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Affects both speech and voice
  • Exhibits common form of hypokinetic dysarthria
  • Decreased loudness
  • Monotone
  • Vocal tremor
  • Hoarseness
  • Rapid rate of speech
lsvt background
LSVT background
  • 1st effective treatment for voice and speech disorders of people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
  • Developed in 1987 by Dr. Lorraine Ramig and Carolyn Mead, both speech-language pathologists
  • Named after one of the 1st patients to receive treatment
lsvt background cont
LSVT background (cont.)
  • Began as a treatment program for PD, now includes other neurological disorders
  • Intensive behavioral treatment is 4 days a week for 4 weeks (16 sessions)
  • Patients also asked to practice at home
lsvt techniques
LSVT techniques
  • Techniques intended to help patients with PD increase intelligibility and vocal loudness
  • Program emphasizes ‘loud’ speech
  • 5 basic concepts of program:
    • Think loud; Think shout
    • Speech effort has to be high
    • Must be intensive treatment
    • Must be able to recalibrate loudness level
    • Quantifiable improvements over time
additional information on lsvt
Additional Information on LSVT
  • Program targets immediate improvement following treatment and also on developing skills for long-term maintenance.
  • Must be trained and certified s-lp to administer treatment
  • 400+individuals with PD have been successfully treated in efficacy research studies
  • Approx. 90% of patients with PD improve from treatment
pet brain images and lsvt
PET brain images and LSVT
  • Study from Neurology journal by Liotti and colleagues (2003)
  • Looked at brain activity before and after voice treatment with LSVT using PET images
  • 5 patients with mild to moderate PD and speech disorders; 5 healthy subjects
  • PET images produced in 5 patients with PD during phonation and reading exercises before and after a cycle of LSVT
pet brain images and lsvt cont
PET brain images and LSVT (cont.)
  • 5 healthy subjects-images generated during same activities
  • Before treatment: In patients with PD, motor and pre-motor cortex activated (voluntary effort)
  • In healthy subjects, automatic circuits activated, especially basal ganglia
  • After treatment, patients’ images appeared more similar to healthy individuals’ images
summary
Summary
  • 1.5 million people are diagnosed with PD in the US
  • Individuals with PD often exhibit certain speech and voice characteristics
  • LSVT-1st effective treatment
  • Techniques: increase loudness and improve intelligibility
  • Many people with PD have been successfully treated with this program
references
References

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (2003). Fact sheet: Parkinson Disease and the Lee

Silverman Voice Treatment. Received on March 27, 2003, from http://www.chsc.org/Online_Press_Room/LSVT Fact Sheet.pdf

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Organization (n.d.). Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

facts. Retrieved on March 27, 2003, from http://www.lsvt.org/main_site.htm

Liotti, M., Ramig, L.O., Vogel, D., New, P., Cook, C.I., Ingham, R.J., Ingham, J.C., &

Fox, P.T. (2003). Hypophonia in Parkinson’s disease: neural correlates of voice treatment revealed by PET. Neurology,60(3), 432-440.

Stemple, J., Klaben, B.G., & Glaze, L.E., (2000). Clinical Voice Pathology: Theory and Management. (3rd edition). Singular Publishing.

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