FORT MYERS, Fla. ( August 1 , 2014)
Speech Language Pathologist, Kathryn Martin, a part of Rehab Care Group at Shell Point’s Larsen Pavilion, has earned certification in LSVT LOUD® , an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.
An estimated 89% of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease have a speech disorder, but only 3-4% of these people receive voice treatment.
“I became certified in LSVT LOUD to help spread awareness and help provide the opportunity for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease to be able to communicate and socialize with their friends and family,” said Martin.
Christine Gulotta, Program Director of the therapy department at The Rehabilitation Center in the Larsen Pavilion, said Martin’s training in LSVT LOUD adds a research-proven protocol to their Parkinson’s disease treatment. “We are proud to offer this high level of service to our patients and residents.”
LSVT LOUD, named for Mrs. Lee Silverman, was developed in 1987 and has been scientifically studied for nearly 20 years with funding support from the National Institute for Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health.