Parkinson's disease: Speech and voice disorders and their treatment with the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

Lorraine Olson Ramig, Cynthia Fox, Shimon Sapir

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Abstract

Speech and voice disorders are very common among individuals suffering from idiopathic Parkinson's disease. In this article we review evidence for laryngeal, respiratory, articulatory, and velopharyngeal disorders in this population. We present the essential concepts and outcome data for the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment®, a behavioral treatment program that has yielded significant long-term improvement in speech and voice functions in individuals with idiopathic Parkinson's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-180
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in Speech and Language
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • LSVT®
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment®
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Speech
  • Voice

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