LSVT Tool Kit for Parkinson's Support Groups

Welcome to LSVT Global’s Tool Kit for Parkinson’s Support Groups. We have consolidated a wide range of resources in one easy location for you to view, download and share with your Parkinson’s community. We hope this page will be a valuable resource for you and those you serve.

If you have suggestions for additional information to provide, contact us. Thank you for all you to do support the Parkinson’s community!

What are LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG?

LSVT® stands for Lee Silverman Voice Treatment.

  • LSVT LOUD® is our speech therapy program.
  • LSVT BIG® is our physical or occupational therapy program.

LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG are globally recognized as evidence-based therapies to improve communication, mobility, activities of daily living, and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). LSVT LOUD is delivered by certified speech therapists; LSVT BIG is delivered by certified physical or occupational therapists. Each therapy is delivered four days a week for four consecutive weeks in 60-minute, individual treatment sessions.  

Downloadable Handouts

Download and share these handouts in a PDF or printed form.

Video Presentation for Support Group Meetings

If you do not have a speaker to come to your Support Group, you can stream this 3 minute presentation on the LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG programs.

LSVT for LIFE® Exercise Classes

LSVT for LIFE is a revolutionary program designed for LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG graduates to help you achieve lasting benefits in your everyday activities. Whether you're living with Parkinson's disease or other conditions, LSVT for LIFE is here to empower you on your journey to lifelong wellness.

This virtual exercise platform offers:

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  • Live LOUD for LIFE and BIG for LIFE group exercise classes on Zoom
  • On demand classes available anytime
  • Streaming of the LSVT Homework Helper videos
  • A wide variety of Functional Tips and Tricks videos 

All are taught by expert coaches from around the world. These are designed to keep you motivated to practice your LSVT exercises long after your month of therapy ends.

Exercise Videos

Watch a demonstration of LSVT LOUD and/or LSVT BIG exercises. You can practice together in your support group to get a sample of what LSVT treatment is like. You can also peruse of video library for pre to post LSVT treatment video examples or stories from LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG participants.

LSVT BIG Demonstration

LSVT LOUD Demonstration

Local LSVT Certified Clinicians

There are over 50,000 LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Certified speech, physical and occupational therapists who are actively delivering LSVT treatments. These clinicians live in over 70 countries around the world. Use our clinician directory to find one near you!
Search our Directory 

If you are having difficulty locating an LSVT clinician online, you can also contact our office and we will be happy to assist you:
1-888-438-5788 (toll free)
1-520-867-8838 (direct)


Here are a few key questions to ask potential therapists to be sure you are getting LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG treatment that is consistent with the science and published evidence:

  1. Do you deliver LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG according to the research-based protocol? This protocol is 4 days a week for 4 weeks, individual 60-minute sessions with daily homework practice.
  2. How many LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG clients have you treated?
  3. Do you have a maintenance/follow-up plan for your clients?
  4. Is your LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG certification current?
  5. What are your typical outcomes?

Live and On-Demand Webinars

LSVT Global provides a vast array of webinars on topics specific to LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG therapy, but also on general topics of interest to the Parkinson’s community. Sign up for an upcoming live webinar or view a previously recorded on-demand presentation. These are all available at no cost.



Less than 30 years ago, published literature stated that “speech treatment for Parkinson’s disease does not work.” This served as a catalyst for change and the start of what is today, LSVT LOUD. Countless hours by researchers (led by Dr. Lorraine Ramig) and clinicians and millions of NIH dollars have gone into establishing solid science documenting that LSVT LOUD speech treatment both works and lasts in people with Parkinson’s.

The research on LSVT BIG began in the early 2000’s and includes several published randomized controlled trials and multiple studies which show improvements in range of motion, walking speed, quality of gait, balance, and activities of daily living.

Because of this research and the standardization of the treatments, positive outcomes of LSVT have been replicated around the globe when the therapy is delivered the same way as in the research studies. This reliable consistency provides people with Parkinson’s increased confidence that they may achieve the outcomes they want and expect!

Interested in Volunteering for LSVT Courses?

LSVT Global has a range of volunteer opportunities for people with Parkinson’s to participate in exercise sessions. These sessions are NOT therapy, but a demonstration of core LSVT LOUD or LSVT BIG exercises with speech, physical or occupational therapists who are getting LSVT Certified. If you would like to learn more about these opportunities, contact us.

Find an LSVT Global Speaker (Virtual or In-Person)

LSVT Global, Inc. has a team of research and clinical experts in LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG available for domestic and international speaking engagements for educational events or specific healthcare groups. To assess how we can best meet your educational speaking needs, please contact us with additional details.