Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT)

Parkinson’s disease can affect many of the body's functions, including your voice. We understand the challenges that can come with having hypophonia (low voice volume) or speech difficulty. Our expertise in Lee Silverman voice therapy can help you make improvements.


Lee Silverman voice therapy requires visits over the course of a month to help your voice get better. With our convenient locations in Cincinnati and West Chester, we make those visits easy to get to.

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Our internationally recognized team is dedicated to delivering compassionate, innovative care to people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Starting with a comprehensive assessment, our expert team ensures we have a thorough understanding of your individual symptoms to offer you the right diagnosis and the latest, most effective treatment options available.

To schedule an appointment, please call the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders at 513-475-8730.

Help Along the Way

Answers to your Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) Questions

The benefits of LSVT include improved intelligibility (easier for others to understand you), volume of voice and swallowing.

You’ll meet with our speech therapists to identify the specific areas where you are having the most trouble. Your speech therapist will develop a personalized plan to help improve your voice. The plan is regimented and time-intensive. Therapy typically requires visits four days a week for four weeks. 

Your actual therapy appointments will likely be four times a week for a month. Most patients continue to experience success with the therapy if they continue to do home exercises. But, sometimes a refresher course is necessary.  

Why UC Health

Experience and Expertise

Voice Therapy Experts

Our speech therapists receive training specific to Parkinson’s and certification in Lee Silverman voice therapy.

Unsurpassed Parkinson’s Expertise

With more Parkinson’s experts at UC Health than anywhere else in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, we draw on our vast resources to improve and innovate our treatments.

Most Experienced

Our team provides Lee Silverman voice therapy for hundreds of patients every year, more than any other in the region.

Speech and Physical Therapy

We combine voice therapy with exercise therapy specifically designed to benefit Parkinson’s patients and make treatment more effective.

Significant Voice Improvements

Patients who complete Lee Silverman voice therapy achieve high levels of success, with most experiencing improvement.

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Referring Physicians: Success and Provider Toolbox

We are committed to providing optimal care to your patient and open communication with you. We understand that as a referring physician, you need to be kept informed on your patient’s progress. That’s why we set up a toolbox to share detailed information about your patient’s health with you.

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