You are invited to attend a two-hour interactive symposium on speech disorders and speech treatment for people with Parkinson disease (PD).
This symposium is FREE so it is a wonderful opportunity for people with PD, family members and friends, and other healthcare professionals who want to learn more about speech and PD to attend.
The symposium will include a 1-hour lecture presented by world experts in speech treatment for people with Parkinson disease. This lecture will be followed by an interactive session where participants with Parkinson disease are invited to interact with speech therapists practicing vocal exercises (LSVT® LOUD).
Sheraton St Louis Hotel & Suites
Breckenridge Salon BC Room
400 South 14th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
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Friday, 4 November 2011
12:30 to 1:30 pm – Lecture (detailed below) and Refreshments
1:30 to 2:30 pm – Interactive demonstration with LSVT® LOUD
This symposium is offered FREE OF CHARGE; registration limited.
At least 89% of individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) have a speech or voice disorder which can negatively impact quality of life. This presentation will: 1) present the background and motivation for voice treatment in Parkinson disease, 2) describe the creation of an efficacious treatment, LSVT® LOUD, and efficacy data, 3) report on unexpected outcomes and discoveries, 4) discuss application of principles of LSVT® to intensive whole body amplitude-based training protocol for individuals with Parkinson disease (LSVT® BIG; LSVT® HYBRID), and 5) demonstrate innovative technology to enhance accessibility of treatment for all people with PD who can benefit. This research was funded, in part, by the National Institutes of Health and Michael J Fox Foundation.