Videophone-delivered voice therapy: a comparative analysis of outcomes to traditional delivery for adults with Parkinson's disease.

@article{Tindall2008VideophonedeliveredVT,
  title={Videophone-delivered voice therapy: a comparative analysis of outcomes to traditional delivery for adults with Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Lyn R. Tindall and Ruth A. Huebner and Joseph C. Stemple and Harold Lawrence Kleinert},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={1070-7}
}
Individuals with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) usually develop a speech disorder characterized by reduced loudness, hoarse and breathy voice, monotony of pitch, short rushes of speech, and imprecise consonants. The inability to effectively communicate impairs their ability to function in society and quality of life. A successful program developed to improve speech in these individuals is the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT). A critical component of this treatment is intense daily… CONTINUE READING

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