LSVT Global Announces an Exciting New Product: ￼The LSVT Companion
LSVT® LOUD has made a great impact on speech and voice in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) around the world. This success motivates us to improve the delivery of LSVT® LOUD, enhance treatment fidelity and increase patient access to efficacious LSVT® LOUD.
LSVT® LOUD has made a great impact on speech and voice in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) around the world. This success motivates us to improve
the delivery of LSVT® LOUD, enhance treatment fidelity and increase patient access to efficacious LSVT® LOUD.
We are pleased to announce that the LSVT® Companion (LSVTC) software is about to be available for clinician use to accomplish these goals. The LSVTC was designed to help you and your patients in a number of ways:
1) The software walks you through
your initial voice assessments while automatically collecting and analyzing your patients’ voice data (sound pressure level, fundamental frequency and duration). All of the LSVT® LOUD target outcome variables are automatically analyzed for you. These data are of the highest scientific validity and reliability, allowing you to easily document pre to post-LSVT® LOUD progress for clinical reports as well as for research studies.
2) The software walks you through each treatment session. After you set each client’s specific goals, the software will automatically collect and analyze data on each treatment variable. As Angela Halpern, LSVT clinical expert and lead clinician on the LSVTC project explains, “The LSVTC is an invaluable asset to my delivery of LSVT® LOUD treatment. The program allows me to collect accurate treatment data in a manner that enables me to focus more fully on my clients. Instead of frantically writing data during the session, I can simply click a button and the LSVTC will collect the data for me. This allows me to spend more time providing feedback and encouragement to my clients. In addition, due to the fact that the LSVTC provides me with a summary of my session results (average dB SPL, frequency and duration) at the end of each treatment session, my productivity is significantly enhanced.”