LSVT ® LOUD is a program designed to improve both the voice and speech of individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders (MS, CP, brain injury and stroke) by treating the underlying physical pathologies associated with the disorder. Treatment focuses upon improving vocal loudness with immediate carryover into daily communication, enabling patients to maximize their potential for functional verbal communication. The program is administered on an intensive schedule of 16 individual sessions over a period of one month. This is the first speech treatment with Level 1 evidence and established efficacy for treating voice and speech disorders and is backed by over 20 years of research. For more information, please click here.
Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) is an approach that provides a systematic way to use various modalities, such as auditory, visual and tactile, within motor and sensory-motor domains. During this treatment, speech-language pathologists use hands-on tactile cues to help the child or adult find correct placement for the specific sound productions and sound sequencing needed to develop functional speech. PROMPT has been found to be an effective system in use with phonological disorders, developmental delay, dysarthria, apraxia, hearing-impairment, Autism and Autism spectrum disorders, as well as fluency. For more information, please click here.