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LSVT LOUD Recommended Readings

Below are links to download some readings that we encourage you read before the course begins. While these are not required readings, they will prime you for material and concepts that will be covered during the course and serve as a resource for review after the course.

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1. Evidence-based treatment of voice and speech disorders in Parkinson disease

Mahler L.A., Ramig L.O., Fox C. (2015). Evidence-based treatment of voice and speech disorders in Parkinson disease. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery23(3), 209-15. PMID: 2594396615.

This review article nicely summarizes key LSVT LOUD outcome data over a nearly 20-year time frame. The outcome data chart allows you to quickly find the research related to the perceptual, acoustic or physiological variable that was studied pre/post LSVT LOUD.

2. Intensive voice treatment (LSVT®) for patients with Parkinson’s disease: a 2 year follow up

Ramig, L., Sapir, S., Countryman, S., Pawlas, A., O’Brien, C., Hoehn, M., & Thompson, L. (2001). Intensive voice treatment (LSVT®) for patients with Parkinson’s disease: a 2 year follow up. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 71(4), 493–498. http://doi.org/10.1136/jnnp.71.4.493

This publication is the two-year follow-up data on the first LSVT LOUD randomized controlled trial.  This paper was the first to show that changes in speech could last long-term in people with Parkinson disease following speech treatment.

3. Current perspectives on the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®)

Fox, C., Morrison, C., Ramig, L., & Sapir, S. (2002). Current perspectives on the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 11, 111-123.

This paper highlights three key areas that are addressed by LSVT LOUD: motor, sensory, and cognitive functioning.  The review article highlights the complexities of the speech disorder in people with PD and the importance addressing the sensory and cognitive aspects of the disease.

4. Neural Correlates of Efficacy of Voice Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease Identified by Performance–Correlation Analysis

Narayana, S., Fox, P. T., Zhang, W., Franklin, C., Robin, D. A., Vogel, D., & Ramig, L. O. (2010). Neural Correlates of Efficacy of Voice Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease Identified by Performance–Correlation Analysis. Human Brain Mapping, 31(2), 222–236.

This paper describes the neurological changes that occur in people with Parkinson disease after LSVT LOUD.  These data support a right sided shift in activation that may be a neural correlate of sensory calibration.

5. Science and Practice of LSVT/LOUD: Neural plasticity-principled approach to treating individuals with Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders

Fox, C., Ramig, L., Ciucci, M., Sapir, S., McFarland, D.H.., & Farley, B. (2006). Science and Practice of LSVT/LOUD: Neural plasticity-principled approach to treating individuals with Parkinson disease and other neurological disorders. Seminars in Speech and Language, 27, 283-299.

This review paper nicely highlights key principles that drive activity dependent neuroplasticity.  These principles are defined and how they are incorporated into LSVT LOUD are described in detail.