I just completed the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) program at Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital. I highly recommend this program for Parkinson’s sufferers. I had 16 sessions with an amazing speech therapist and her spectacular intern. The program helped me to become aware of how intentional I need to be when I speak. And that when I think I’m speaking loudly, my volume is actually just about right. I must continually be conscious about making a big effort to speak loudly and to breathe deeply before I speak to get the necessary pressure to increase my volume. I must also continue to practice to keep my voice strong. Thank you Joyce and Erica.
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