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Intensive Voice Therapy for Parkinson's Disease (LSVT LOUD)

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

+ This service requires referral by your GP or specialist

General Enquiries
Phone: (03) 9508 5212
Fax: (03) 9508 5222

Cabrini service offered at Rehabilitation Service - Elsternwick

Operating hours
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 12 pm

About the service

 

       Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) 

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) can cause unclear and quiet speech. LSVT LOUD is a treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions. LSVT LOUD (named after Mrs. Lee Silverman) was developed in 1987 and research support improvements in vocal loudness, intonation, and voice quality for individuals with PD. The program exercises the muscles of speech and voice to teach the client how to improve loudness in conversation in order to increase and/or maintain speech clarity in daily communication.

Who is eligible for LSVT LOUD?

People with neurological conditions such as:

Parkinson's Disease
Atypical Parkinson's Disease: Multiple System Atrophy (Shy-Drager Syndrome)
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Vascular Parkinsonism
Cortico-Basal Ganglionic Syndrom
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Atypical Parkinson's Disease: 
    • Multiple System Atrophy (Shy-Drager Syndrome)
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
    • Vascular Parkinsonism
    • Cortico-Basal Ganglionic Syndrome

The program may also be an effective treatment for some people following a stroke. Ask a speech pathologist if you are interested.

Program Details

The program consists of:

  • One communication assessment
  • 16 one-hour therapy sessions, completed over four weeks
  • Daily home practice
  • Follow up after completion of the program
Client feedback:

Before the program:

  • "They haven’t heard what you’re saying but they’re too embarrassed to say.”
  • "I'm no hope in a loud environment.”
  • "I ask her to repeat herself a dozen times an hour.”

After the program:

  • “I’m so much more confident now, especially on the telephone.”
  • “I used to sit back but I am now speaking so much more.”
  • “Her quality of life has improved; she’s now calling her friends again.”

>>Download our brochure – Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT)

>>Download and print a referral form – for your GP to complete and fax


Useful Links:

Speech Pathology

Cabrini Parkinson’s Program 

Cabrini Rehabilitation

Cabrini Allied Health Centre