It’s just not good enough!
- Voice problems – especially speaking too quietly – are a common symptom of Parkinson’s Disease, affecting between 65-90% of people with the disease.
- Losing your volume can be devastating for your quality of life, career, and your family and loved ones.
- Effective, evidence-based treatments to increase volume have been around for decades, including the updated LSVT LOUD program.
- Despite these facts, as few as 3-4% of people with Parkinson’s currently get help with their voices.
We want people with Parkinson’s Disease and their loved ones to know that effective voice treatments are available in Australia, and worldwide.
A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed about the LSVT LOUD voice treatment for World Parkinson’s Day by Marnie Roper and Barbara Sullivan from the Ablequest radio program of 2RPH. You can listen to the interview by clicking the link.
If you have any questions about voice treatments designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease such as LSVT LOUD, please get in touch with us by phone, email, or Facebook.
- Parkinson’s Disease: common voice and speech problems and what can be done about them
- LSVT LOUD Fact Sheet
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 PreLit early literacy preparation program by MultiLit, 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).