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).