89% of people with Parkinson Disease experience some form of speech and voice problems such as reduced volume, decreased pitch range, and/or slurred articulation of sounds or syllables. The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment addresses these issues for improved communication.
The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is an innovative voice therapy approach that is effective for treating the decreased volume, mumbled and monotone speech, and hoarse voice in people with Parkinson disease. The technique has also demonstrated significant improvements with other conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. After the LSVT is completed, several improvements occur such as livelier expressions, increased loudness, and more precise speech. Communication often becomes an enjoyable experience once again.