Newbury and District Branch

 

Voice

 

Some people with Parkinson’s can find they have problems with their speech and communication as well as swallowing.

 

Clinical guidelines say that people with Parkinson’s should have access to speech and language therapy, and it is recommended this should be provided as soon as possible after diagnosis. A speech and language therapist can provide useful information about possible problems that may occur, how to spot them and what can be done about them.

 

The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a type of speech therapy developed specifically for people with Parkinson’s.

Celia Bacon

Class Leader – Celia Bacon

A LSVT LOUD® registered clinician, Celia runs two monthly communications groups for those who have completed LSVT loud.

 

She has delivered LSVT LOUD® to a large number of clients resulting in improvement in the volume and clarity of their speech.
 

“There are undoubted benefits from this therapy, and clear encouragement to raise the level and volume of speech / conversation - importantly it encourages interaction between members of the group.”

 

Mike W