What is it about?
Children with cerebral palsy can have difficulties talking with their family and friends. We studied the effects of a novel intensive speech treatment in five children with cerebral palsy. Our results demonstrated a number of findings post-treatment. First, it showed that the children could tolerate the intensive treatment. Second, listeners rated speech samples of the children as louder, clearer and easier to understand. For most kids, these improvements were maintained six weeks after treatment. Parents also reported some improvements in speech outside of the treatment room.
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Why is it important?
Improving communication in children with speech disorders can have a positive impact on their self-esteem and quality of life. Examining novel speech therapy approaches can help us better understand what works and what does not. This was a small study, but it offers some initial insights into how intensive voice treatment may be helpful for some children with cerebral palsy.
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This page is a summary of: Intensive Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) for Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy and Dysarthria, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, June 2012, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0235).
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LSVT LOUD in Pediatrics
View a short video with audio clips of children with cerebral palsy and Down syndrome post LSVT LOUD.
Application of LSVT LOUD® to Pediatric Motor Speech Disorders
LSVT LOUD® is speech treatment developed for improving communication disorders in people with Parkinson’s, now with application to children with motor speech disorders associated with cerebral palsy (CP) and Down syndrome (DS). The webinar will include a discussion on the research supporting the application of LSVT LOUD to pediatric clients as well as information on the process for determining if a pediatric client may be a good candidate for LSVT LOUD and special considerations for pediatric populations.
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