Big and Loud Program for Parkinson’s disease
LSVT Global offers both speech therapy, (LSVT LOUD) and physical/occupational therapy (LSVT BIG) programs for individuals with Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions. Bellin Health is pleased to offer both the LSVT BIG and LOUD programs at multiple sites within Sports Medicine.
LSVT BIG techniques train individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions to use bigger movements anywhere, anytime in their daily lives. This empowers individuals with the potential they have to keep moving and stay active.
LSVT LOUD techniques train individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological condition to use louder voices and reduce slurring of speech in daily communication. This empowers individuals to continue communicating wants, needs, and novel ideas to family, friends, and loved ones while maintaining intelligibility.
LSVT BIG and LOUD treatments each consist of:
- 16 sessions: 4 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks
- Individual 1 hour sessions
- Daily homework practice and carryover assignments
LSVT BIG treatment:
- Trains individuals to increase their amplitude of movement (produce bigger movements) that translate into real-world, every day activities
- Drives intensive and high-effort practice in order to produce more normal movements
- Empowers people with Parkinson’s disease with their potential to improve
LSVT BIG will help you establish a LIFE-LONG HABIT of BIG PRACTICE! It will teach you how to avoid inactivity and keep your movements ALIVE during everyday activities. It will help you participate fully and improve the quality of your life.
LSVT LOUD treatment:
- Trains individuals to increase effort to produce a louder and more powerful voice that transitions into every day communication attempts and reduces communication breakdowns
- Encourages intensive and high-effort practice to become more comfortable with trained loudness and demonstrate maximal gains through repetition
- Empowers people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions by demonstrating their potential to improve