Once you have completed the four week, intensive LSVT® programme, you need to practise regularly – ideally once a day. However, it is very easy for the habit to slip, with the result that the volume and clarity of speech can deteriorate.
What is LOUD for LIFE ® ?
LOUD for LIFE® is a new web-based exercise platform created for people who have completed the four-week LSVT LOUD® speech treatment programme under the direction of LSVT® Certified Clinicians. LOUD for LIFE® is designed to help you maintain your gains, reinforce learning from LSVT LOUD® and support regular practice of the LSVT LOUD® exercises to keep your voice strong – to speak in a clear, loud voice.
Group members are encouraged to practise their long, high and low ahs and functional phrases in between LOUD for LIFE® sessions.
How often are the sessions?
LOUD for LIFE® sessions are once a week, for an hour. In the first half an hour we practise the daily exercises i.e. long, high and low ahs, and the functional phrases. In the second half we focus on conversation activities – so using your strong, clear voice and speech in everyday communication.
When are the sessions?
Wednesday at 9.30 am
How much do the sessions cost?
Your first session is free, with subsequent sessions costing £6.00. The sessions can be booked and paid for online.
I’m interested in joining…. what do I need to do next?
Please email me and I will send you a questionnaire. Once it has been filled in and returned to me, I will be in contact with further details.
LOUD for LIFE® testimonials:
“I have never liked “groups” so, reluctantly, on advice from my LSVT therapist and with encouragement from my family, I joined Celia’s Loud for Life sessions, online from home. I was made to feel very welcome from the start and this has been even more true for subsequent sessions. It is a warm, accepting and supportive environment in which to practise my voice exercises and more importantly my functional conversations skills.
I feel motivated to do my daily voice practice – knowing that Celia will comment favourably when I can use my Loud voice in the group.”
– GG, Bromley
” I completed the LSVT course in June 2019. Having found that it made a great difference to my “Parky croak” I was determined to practise the exercises I had learnt so that my new LOUD voice would be with me for life.
Well….that lasted about 6 months and then I fell off the wagon, big time! Life got in the way and I found myself practising less and less. My voice went back to its previous low volume croak.
And then I found Celia and her LOUD for LIFE class. She keeps me on the straight and narrow with her gentle, but constant reminders of the importance of practice. Her classes are always fun and I have met some lovely, supportive classmates. Slowly but surely my voice is improving again. It is definitely an hour well spent.”
– ME, Cranleigh
LOUD for Life was eye opening for me, its showed me how much I’ve lost in volume and clarity of speech since the initial LSVT LOUD course in 2013.
Why didn’t the training last the 8 years up until today? Discipline to voice train everyday over the years fell away as Parkinson’s gnaws away at every other simple everyday ability.
I will not be giving accepting the ever diminishing loss of voice and I need the structure and support to fire up my enthusiasm and instil discipline so that I will regain that which is being stolen.
“LOUD for LIFE was a timely and most welcome opportunity to re-visit, hone and develop the lessons and techniques from the LSVT LOUD course.
If, like me, despite the best of intentions, you occasionally lapse in your LSVT LOUD practice, then you will definitely benefit from the rigour and structure of an organised class. The LOUD for LIFE session provided practice with others in a professional but relaxed atmosphere. ”
– GS, Camberley
I took the LSVT course a couple of years ago with great success and the full on support within the course was an important factor in maintaining the impetus required to effect the hard earned changes.
Unfortunately with the sudden end of the course came an equally sudden end of the support allowing PD to creep back unchecked, reversing all the progress made.
LSVT requires a life change to maintain its effectiveness. LOUD for LIFE provides that ongoing support and encouragement needed to make that life change, simply, timely and friendly.
– BL, Winchester
It has been quite some time since I attended the LSVT course, and it was clear from family members that the help from this course was fading and that perhaps a ‘top up’ was due, and the group session offered by Celia therefore has come at the right time.
I found that even from just one session, from comments received, that others are already reaping the benefits, in that I am practising volume , sustained levels, and a slowing down , each time I converse, making my speech clearer than previously.
– MW, Newbury
In my pre Parkinson’s life, speaking and talking was a tremendous part of my working day. More recently I have become the subject being talked about rather than taking part in the conversation.
Under the guidance of Celia and her fantastic methods of coaching, hopefully I will soon find my dogmatic spirit again.
– DNH, Basingstoke