Intensive voice therapy for speech disorders following stroke: Two case studies

By L.A. Will, L.O. Ramig, and S. Countryman

 

This study examined the effects of intensive voice therapy (LSVT) on two individuals with stroke. Acoustic and perceptual data were collected during pre-treatment, post-treatment, and follow-up sessions. Vocal SPL means and SDs for sustained vowel phonation, reading, monologue, and picture description were calculated and indicated improvement at the end of treatment. Articulatory acoustics and fundamental frequency data were calculated to look at changes after treatment. Application of intensive voice therapy for individuals with stroke is also discussed.