LSVT loud and LSVT big


#1
I am currently undertaking a course in LSVT loud. My speech therapist is excellent and is helping me in her own time, however, I would like to do LSVT Big. Has anyone had the treatment? I believe the NHS will not take anyone until they are bad enough. But it is essential to get treated before pd takes hold. I am 46yrs, run everyday, and go to the gym.

#2
annie
I have heard of LSVT but wasn't aware of there being two variants. I'm currently on a longish waiting list for it. I have a friend who had a very positive experience with it.
I hope it's working well for you
EF

#3
Hello

Can you explain what LSVT is and what it stands for?

Thanks. Samdog

#4
LSVT stands for Lee Silverman Voice Treatment. It is an intensive form of speech therapy used to address the quiet voice that is a common symptom of Parkinson's. It typically involves 16 sessions spread over 4 weeks and involves learning (or relearning) to be LOUD.
LSVT big seems to be the application of a similar idea to movement.

EF

#5
Thank you sounds very interesting and useful

Samdog

#6
I think I would go as far as saying to even include breathing exercises . Which is I suppose is part and parcel of the voice exercises .

Only this morning I have been getting my husband to try and take deeper breaths and then blowing them out as strongly and as long as he can manage .

#7

I attended an LSVT symposium in London (as a patient) earlier in the year.  There were 15 British professionals training in the technique and as there were only 5 patients we each had 3 trainees taking us through the LSVT BIG exercises.  Results were very impressive and all trainees obtained the certificate that qualify them to instruct patients.  I believe that this training is an ongoing thing and since the symposium I attended, classes have taken place in other areas to train more practitioners.  A you tube video of the BIG exercise programme is available 'LSVT BBIG Home Exercise video'.  I have a friend who obtained the LSVT certificate and will qualify as an occupational therapist in July this year when she hopes to take on patients to undergo the exercise programme.  I exercise regularly and see the good it does for me so will join her as soon as she is fully qualiofied.


#8

Hi, this in response to 'Annie' but open to anyone who might be able to help.. thanks! I am trying to track down a LSVT loud therapist, please can you tell me how to do this? Perhaps you can give me the contact details for the therapist you know? I am trying to find out how to make contact with both NHS  and private therapists with a view to finding out about an assessment for the on-line course for a friend. I've discovered much info on Google but not how to actually contact a therapist!                              Best wishes with your own quest! (Guess you know 'big' can also be done on-line, after, I understand, an initial assessment.)


#9

HI Vonne, I'm 'Rekab' - would you be kind enough to read my 'comment' to Annie? (posted 23/02/15) This is the first time I have used the forum and managed to miss your comment which is very relevant to my 'quest'.Thanks in hope!


#10

Hi Rekab, I'm the Speech & Language Therapist that saw 'Annie' for LSVT Loud.  I am able to provide this therapy programme either face to face or using telepractice.  Please let me know if you'd like me to contact you directly about this.  Thanks.