LSVT LOUD Fact Sheet

LSVT LOUDTM is the first speech treatment with level 1 evidence and established efficacy for treating voice and speech disorders in individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.

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LSVT LOUDTM improves both the voice and speech of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease by treating the underlying physical pathology associated with the disordered voice.

  • Treatment focuses on improving vocal loudness and immediate carryover into daily communication enabling patients to maintain and/or improve their oral communication.
  • LSVT LOUDTM is administered on an intensive schedule of 16 individual, 60 minute sessions over a one-month period.
  • 90% of clients improve vocal loudness from pre- to post-treatment.
  • Approximately 80% of patients maintain treatment improvements in their voice for 12-24 months post-treatment.
  • All patients report improvement in their ability to communicate.
  • LSVT LOUDTM is being successfully delivered by over 10,000 certified LSVT clinicians in 52 countries.*

Please note: because it is a high intensity program, clients attending LVST LOUDTM require an Ear Nose and Throat specialist (ENT) referral or clearance before treatment commences.

For details about LSVT LOUDTM including the cost of the 17 session program (including an initial assessment), please contact us on (02) 8757-3838 or hello@banterspeech.com.au.

More information: www.LSVTGlobal.com

* Source: LSVT Global.

Key research

Ramig,  L.,  Sapir,  S.,  Countryman  S.,  Pawlas,  A.,  O’Brien,  C.,  Hoehn,  M.,  &  Thompson,  L.  (2001). Intensive voice treatment (LSVT) for individuals with Parkinson disease: A two-year follow-up. J. Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. 71, 493- 498.

Ramig, L., Sapir, S., Fox, C., & Countryman, S. (2001). Changes in vocal intensity following intensive voice treatment (LSVT) in individuals with Parkinson disease: A comparison with untreated patients and normal age-matched controls. Movement Disorders, 16, 79-83.

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Banter Speech & Language is an independent firm of speech pathologists for adults and children. We help clients in our local area, including Concord, Rhodes, Strathfield and all other suburbs of Sydney’s Inner West.

Banter Speech & Language is owned and managed by David Kinnane, a Hanen- and LSVT LOUD-certified speech-language pathologist with post-graduate training in the Spalding Method for literacy, the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for stuttering, and Voicecraft for voice disorders. David is also a Certified PESL Instructor for accent modification.

David holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. David is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP).

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