AHPs working differently: Adult Speech and Language Therapy Team
The team use the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) with patients with Parkinson's Disease; a standardised intensive programme of 4 one hour-long sessions per week for 4 weeks. Using new software introduced in the trust (Microsoft Lync) the programme is offered through a mixture of face to face and online webcam sessions (1 face to face and 3 online sessions per week). Clinicians have to complete a course to become qualified in the technique which has to be updated every 2 years. Because of the intensity of the programme there are challenges in delivery related to geography (distance from clinic to patients home), room availability and staff availability. The training providers offer an online solution to clinicians, which is available through completing a further course.Part of the AHPs working differently case study series.