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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.

“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!    ~Pat Sundheim, PWP

    Parkside Retirement Community (2nd Thursday / 1:30 pm) 1324 12th Avenue SE 605-622-5717 Facilitator: Christa Weber
    Michelle Kemnitz, OT – LSVT BIG 605-995-6370
    *Not meeting at this time. Looking for a support group facilitator. Please contact SDPF if interested 605.271.6113.
    Sanford Canton/Inwood 400 N Hiawatha Drive 605-764-1480 Becky Berentschot, BIG trained 605-764-1400
    Custer Regional Hospital Montgomery Street 605-673-2229
    Kennedy Weiland, ST – LSVT LOUD certified 605-995-6370
    Black Hills VA Healthcare System 113 Comanche Road 605-347-7000
    Tiffany Stuelpnagel, OT – LSVT BIG certified 605-995-6370
    Huron Regional Medical Center 172 4th Street SE 605-352-6253
    Prairie Rehabilitation 106 N Cedar Street 507-449-2003
    Kristen Fox, Certified in LSVT BIG 411 Se 10th Street Ste 103 Madison, SD 57042 605-556-0175 Heather Hagberg, Certified LSVT LOUD Therapist Madison Regional Hospital 605-256-8915
    Avera Hand County Hospital 300 W 5th Street 605-853-0350
    Avera Therapy 200 E Havens Avenue 605-995-6374 Driver Assessment & Rehabilitation Becky Weich, OT - LSVT BIG and PwR! certified 605-995-6370 Desiree McIntyre, PTA – LSVT BIG certified 605-995-6370 Taylor Wheeler, OT – PwR! certified 605-995-6370 Kennedy Weiland, ST – LSVT LOUD certified 605-995-6370 Libby Olson, PT – LSVT BIG 605-995-6370
    Parker Medical Clinic Parker Outpatient Therapy 100 E Sanborn Street 605-760-5066
    Tiffany Stuelpnagel, OT – LSVT BIG certified 605-995-6370
    Avera St. Mary's Hospital 801 E Sioux Avenue 605-224-3162
    Michelle Kemnitz, OT – LSVT BIG 605-995-6370
    RC Regional Rehabilitation Institute 2908 5th Street 605-755-1408
    Tiffany Stuelpnagel, OT – LSVT BIG certified 605-995-6370
    Avera Outpatient Therapy 1325 S Cliff Avenue 605-322-5150 Prairie Rehabilitation 1720 S Cliff Avenue 605-334-5630 *Various other PR locations throughout SD & MN that offer these services *Please call for full list Sanford Outpatient Center VanDemark Building 1210 W 18th Street, LL01 605-328-1860 Sioux Falls VA Medical Center 2501 W 22nd Street 605.336.3230 Mary Beth Weisner, PT LSVT BIG Certified NDT Trained Jami Dalchow, OTD, OTR/L, SCDCM AOTA Specialty Certification in Driving & Community Mobility LSVT BIG certified Linda Tyler, MA, CCC-SLP LSVT LOUD Certified
    Pioneer Memorial Hospital 315 N Washington Street 605-326-3009
    Big Stone Therapies Inc. Eight 5th Street SE 605-995-6044 CaringEdge + Edgewood 901 14th Avenue NE 605-954-4264
    Kennedy Weiland, ST – LSVT LOUD certified 605-995-6370 Sue Krutzfeldt, PT – PwR! 605-995-6370
    Avera Sacred Heart Hospital 501 Summit 605-668-8268
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