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Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

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Updated March 06, 2009

Definition: Lee Silverman Voice Treatment is an intensive program of voice exercises that targets vocal intensity, quality and variation-precisely the areas of difficulty for persons with Parkinson's disease.

The patient is drilled on a series of voicing exercises and is taught to be aware of sensory feedback from the voice, and to self-monitor voicing patterns and voice quality. The increased self-awareness of voice allows for correction of errors and for faster progress toward the target.

The LSVT regimen usually involves 4 training sessions per week for one month (16 sessions).

Also Known As: LSVT
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