New Direction > March 23, 2018

Bomar hosts Parkinson’s luncheon for staff, caregivers, patients
The Bomar Rehabilitation Center hosted a Parkinson’s luncheon to educate caregivers and patients about recent developments in treatment options. Bomar director Toyia Urbaniak shared the details of a treatment program called LSVT LOUD.

“LOUD is the first speech treatment with Level 1 evidence and established efficacy for treating voice and speech disorders in people with Parkinson’s disease, and it offers application to other neurological disorders, as well,” Toyia said. “The research on LSVT LOUD has documented improved impact on multiple levels of functioning in people with Parkinson’s, following treatment. The benefits include increased vocal loudness, improved articulation and speech intelligibility, improved intonation, improvements in facial expression and changes in neural functioning related to voice and speech.”

LSVT LOUD is a standardized treatment protocol that is customizable to the unique communication goals of each patient, impacting a range of disease severity and communication impairments.

Parkinsons Lunch

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