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.

LSVT Information:

  • 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).

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