Who may benefit from Voice Treatment?

  • Does your voice fade during meetings or social activities?
  • Is it difficult for others to hear you?
  • Do others ask you to repeat yourself?
  • Have you noticed your voice gets quieter at the end of the day?
  • Do you have a diagnosis or Parkinson's or other neurological condition?

Have more questions?  Find the answers here.

Ready for solutions?  Keep reading...

Step 1.  Contact me for a Free Consultation

Step 2.  Evaluation

Evaluation consists of assessing:

  • Phonation (voicing)
  • Respiration (breathing)
  • Articulation (jaw, lip, tongue movements to form the sounds)
  • Your individual situation, environment and needs
  • Other areas as indicated. 

Determine Goals

Your goals are my goals.  Actual goals of previous clients included:

  • "Give a presentation without straining my voice."
  • "Read a story to my grandchildren."
  • "Call out BINGO."
  • "I want to argue again."
  • "Order a cup of coffee."
  • "Be able to call for help."

Step 3.  Treatment

After evaluation, we will develop a treatment plan to meet your goals, and agree on a treatment schedule.  Your plan will include 1:1 visits either in home or via the computer as well as a home program.  Treatment is fluid, we will adjust your plan so that it works for YOU.  

Your treatment plan may include any combination of the following:

  • Vocal Hygiene Program
  • Respiratory Support Program
  • "Easy onset", gentle phonation strategies
  • SPEAK OUT! - I am a provider of Parkinson Voice Project's SPEAK OUT! Program, a research-driven voice program designed to improve the strength of voice for people with Parkinson's.  Learn more about Parkinson's, how speaking with Intent, and receiving speech therapy from a SPEAK OUT! provider can improve your communication with this video.
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
    • I am certified in the nationally recognized, research proven LSVT LOUD program, as well as the telepractice version, known as E-LOUD. Even if you are not in my geographic area, you may still be able to receive speech therapy using telepractice.  
  • Recommendations for voice amplification and/or alternative communication options
  • Other strategies and programs as appropriate

Step 4.  Use your strong healthy voice to live your life!