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Programs for Parkinson’s Disease

LSVT® (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment)

Speech Language Pathologist Marion Leaman works with a client
Speech Language Pathologist Marion Leaman works with a client in the Parkinson's Program

The TalkSpot provides the internationally acclaimed and clinically proven intensive Lee Silverman Voice Therapy Program (LSVT) with LSVT-certified Speech-Language Pathologists. When administered in its entirety, as is done at The TalkSpot, this program makes significant and lasting changes in the speech intelligibility of people with Parkinson’s Disease. In addition, research has shown that individuals who receive LSVT experience many additional benefits beyond improved speech communication, including improved swallowing, and more natural and expressive facial expressions and gestures while speaking.

LSVT is an intense 4-week program which is:
  • Designed specifically to improve speech difficulties that result from Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Proven in clinical studies to have dramatic, lasting effects when the full protocol is followed.
A Parkinson's Program client at The TalkSpot

The client is seen by the Speech Language Pathologist for one-hour sessions 4 days a week, and completes daily exercises at home for 10–30 minutes.

About LSVT

LSVT is an innovative and clinically-proven speech treatment program that helps restore speech in individuals with Parkinson's disease. The gains go beyond what current medication and surgery can offer. LSVT was developed by Dr. Lorraine Ramig who, together with Dr. Cynthia Fox and Dr. David H. MacFarland, went on to found LSVT Global Inc. LSVT Global provides innovative speech and whole body treatments to improve the quality of life of adults and children with neurological disorders, such as Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke and cerebral palsy by enabling them to communicate and move more effectively.

Before and After Videos

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Parkinson’s Client: Before Speech Therapy at The TalkSpot

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Parkinson's Client: After Speech Therapy at The TalkSpot

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Each program has a sliding scale available for those who qualify. Please let us know if you would like to request financial assistance. Contact us.