LSVT Big & Loud
Experiencing tremors, slow movements, impaired balance and stiffness can create problems with walking and completing daily tasks. Declining vocal strength, muffled speech and difficulty swallowing can create problems with communication and eating. LSVT Big & Loud empowers individuals diagnosed with Parkinson Disease to move BIGGER and speak LOUDER.
Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to the language center of the brain, most commonly stroke. People with aphasia may have difficulty communicating and/or understanding language. A speech language pathologist diagnoses and provides therapy for aphasia, helping patients regain independence and the ability to communicate.
Dysphagia is difficulty or inability to swallow foods or liquids and has many different causes. Any condition that weakens or disables muscles or nerves can cause dysphagia: cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral vascular accidents are examples of conditions that can cause dysphagia. Difficulty swallowing, coughing or choking when eating or drinking, or the sensation of something being “stuck” when swallowing can all be helped.
While many young speakers go through a normal developmental stage of stuttering, those who stutter consistently do so often despite a strong desire to not and will likely always stutter to some degree. However, they may seek the help of a speech language pathologist to learn techniques to decrease the stress, tension and negative image often associated with stuttering.