What is Lee Silverman Voice Treatment?
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a scientifically successful program for treating speech and voice losses in persons diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  Lorraine Ramig, Ph.D. and her colleagues developed this program at the University of Colorado.

Why Lee Silverman Voice Treatment? 
A large portion of patients with Parkinson’s disease have speech and / or voice problems that traditional speech therapy techniques do not help. However, LSVP studies demonstrate a 90% success rate for improving speech and communication in persons with Parkinson’s. Of those, 80% of the patients are able to maintain significant improvements for a minimum of 12 months after leaving the program.

How does Lee Silverman Voice Treatment work? 
LSVT is an intensive treatment program administered in 16 therapy sessions over a 4-week period.  A speech language Pathologist instructs the patient on techniques to improve voice loudness, which improves other aspects of speech in the patient's daily environments.  

For further information, please call Outpatient Speech Therapy at 419-226-9019.