Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®):
Help for Parkinson's Disease
The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) is the first effective treatment established for treating the voice and speech disorders in individuals with Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders.
- Improves both the voice and speech of individuals with Parkinson disease
- Treats the underlying physical pathology associated with the disordered voice
- In Level I efficacy studies, over 400 individuals with Parkinson disease have been successfully treated with the LSVT
- 90 percent of patients improve from pre to post-treatment
- Approximately 80 percent of patients maintain voice treatment improvements for 12-24 months post-treatment
- All patients report improvement in their ability to communicate
- Intensive therapy includes 16 visits (4 days a week, for 4 weeks) with a speech pathologist
The National Jewish Health Rehabilitation Department has three LSVT® trained and certified speech-language pathologists.
Direct referrals accepted. Call 303.398.1490 for more information or to refer a patient.
Download the Rehabilitation Services Brochure (PDF).