- The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) is a highly specialized treatment we offer to treat specific voice disorders specifically due to Parkinson Disease. 89% of persons with Parkinson Disease will have problems with speech including soft voice, 'mumbled' speech, monotone speech, and/or hoarse voice. The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment program is the only voice treatment with Level 1 evidence and established efficacy for treating voice and speech disorders in individuals with Parkinson Disease. Research regarding the LSVT LOUD treatment protocol has been funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) for 20 years and has documented this program results in improved vocal loudness, improved speech intelligibility, improved facial expression, and improved confidence in communication. It must be delivered by a Speech-Language Pathologist who is LSVT LOUD Certified, which requires additional training.
LSVT LOUD References
Copyright LSVT Loud Global
Facts about LSVT:
- LSVT LOUD is administered on an intensive schedule of 16 individual, 60 minute sessions in one month’s time.
- 90% of patients demonstrate improved vocal loudness from pre to post-treatment.
- Approximately 80% of patients maintain treatment improvements in their voice for 12-24 months post-treatment.
- ALL patients report improvement in their ability to communicate.
- The Compton PESL Accent Modification Method teaches a proven method of accent modification techniques for non-native and regional American English speakers. It is a highly-structured approach. Based on over 20 years of research conducted by Dr. Arthur Compton, involving hundreds of accented speakers, the PESL method has become an essential approach and program for accent modification instructors around the world. The Compton PESL Accent Modification Method gives individuals an opportunity to learn and use improved American English pronunciation. Studies have demonstrated increases in pronunciation clarity and accuracy of at least 50% by the majority of students who complete the training program.
Copyright Compton PESL Global
- Baby Signs® using simple signs, this program helps infants develop both language and cognitive skills as per the research.
- At 24 months, the Baby Signs® babies were on average talking more like 27 or 28 month olds. This represents more than a three-month advantage over the non- Baby Signs® babies. In addition, the 24 month old Baby Signs® babies were putting together significantly longer sentences.
- At 36 months, Baby Signs® babies on average were talking like 47 month olds, putting them almost a full year ahead of their average age-mates.
- Eight year olds who had been Baby Signs® babies scored an average of 12 points higher on IQ testing than their non-signing peers.
Read additional research information: http://babysignstoo.com/information/research
- The Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding program is highly regarded in the field for assessing and treating children with feeding and weight/growth difficulties. The program utilizes principles and practices from multiple disciplines including psychology, pediatrics, occupational therapy, dietetics, and speech-language pathology. The approach combines sensory, motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors and approaches in order to fully evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. The approach is grounded philosophically in the stages and skills of feeding/eating found in typically developing children. The theory and methods have been developed by Dr. Kay Toomey based on over 30 years of work with children who have difficulty with feeding and eating. Mrs. Freise underwent training under Dr. Toomey to offer this approach at Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC.