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LSVT LOUD & BIG is a unique approach to speech therapy designed specifically for people with Parkinson's disease or a neurological condition. Its success has lasted for up to at least two years after the therapy treatment.

LSVT: LOUD AND BIG

“Mama” I heard a little girl whisper as I slipped into the pew “There's the story lady!”  It

was one of my proudest moments…to be known as the “Story Lady”!  I had spent a lot

of time working on my ability to tell stories and she paid me the highest compliment!

 

One thing I miss as my condition deteriorates is the ability to speak clearly and

meaningfully; the requirements of a good story teller.  Just as my handwriting has

become very small and cramped the quality of my voice has also decreased measurably.

 

As I meet new people our conversations have become “What?” or “Oh dear, I forgot my hearing aid” and “I don't understand what you said”.  I smile as I meekly and slowly back away from the conversation, and that is a very boring approach to life!

 

I was asked if I would be interested in speech therapy.  It would be a very different approach to speech therapy from what I had in the past. The name is LSVT LOUD.  

 

Simply put: you agree to a highly disciplined course of study, four days a week for a month.  It is a daily hour of hard work; at least I thought talking louder and louder was hard work!  There are a series of exercises to do and material to read out loud; no pausing for coffee or visiting and it actually works!  

 

Interested in LSVT LOUD & BIG?

Want to learn more about LSVT LOUD & BIG? There are several facilities across the state of SD that has certified clinicians. We encourage you to reach out to a facility in your local area.

 

 

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Aberdeen

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital

305 S State Street

605.622.5772

shauna.klipfel@avera.org

Beresford

Bethesda Nursing Home & Therapy

606 W Cedar Street

605.760.5066

Candace.Zweifel@sanfordhealth.org

Brookings

Brookings Health Systems

300 22nd Avenue

605.696.8821

Parker

Parker Medical Clinic

Parker Outpatient Therapy

100 E Sanborn Street

605.760.5066

Candace.Zweifel@sanfordhealth.org

Mitchell

Integrated Therapy Services

501 W Havens

605.753.5400

www.itstherapy.org

Sioux Falls

Sanford Outpatient Center

VanDemark Building

1210 W 18th Street, LL01

605.328.1860

Marybeth.Powell@sanfordhealth.org

Sioux Falls

Avera Outpatient Therapy

1325 S Cliff Avenue

605.322.5150

www.avera.org/therapy

Viborg

Pioneer Memorial Hospital

315 N Washington Street

605.760.5066

Candace.Zweifel@sanfordhealth.org

LSVT

Watertown

Big Stone Therapies Inc.

Eight 5th Street SE

605.995.6044

Huron

Huron Regional Medical Center

172 4th Street SE

605.352.6253