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Randy Hoffman Guest Hosts the Parkinson's Institute April Podcast 4/1/2014 Get Loud! LSVT and Speech Therapy at Your Parkinson’s Institute The April 2013 edition of the Parkinson's Institute Podcast features Randy Hoffman discussing LSVT treatment for Parkinson's patients. Click to Listen to the Podcast Randy A. Hoffman Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle 6/20/2011 Speech Pathologist Demands 15 'Ahhhhs' Per Workout By Edward Guthmann, Special to The Chronicle Like Lionel Logue, the character played by Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech," Randy Hoffman was a stage actor before she transitioned to the more practical field of speech pathology. She's worked with children and adults, with patients recovering from strokes, head traumas and gunshot wounds. Today, she works at the Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, helping patients to rebuild their vocal muscles.... Click to Read the Full Article
Randy A. Hoffman, Speech and Language Pathologist, has worked at major medical centers including the Parkinson's Institute, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and at the University of Illinois Ravenswood Hospital. She has provided services to outpatient clinics, nursing facilities, and home health programs. Randy now exclusively works in private practice, specializing in helping patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD). Her professional expertise includes treating people with voice disorders using the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) approach. She is one of a very small group of practitioners certified to provide this specialized voice approach to individuals with PD. Randy carefully evaluates each patient and provides individualized treatment programs. In addition, she conducts a follow-up program including a voice practice group for LSVT graduates. Randy is a member of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association and of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Randy maintains active participation in continuing education programs, logging over 50 hours annually. Randy and her husband have 3 children, 1 grandchild and 2 labradoodles. Randy enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing and yoga.
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“My neurologist treating me for Parkinson’s Disease referred me to Randy as the best voice therapist. Randy is the best, coaching me to keep my voice strong and my presence in the world intact and relevant.” -CPG “My main symptom when diagnosed with Parkinson’s 2 years ago, was difficulty swallowing, with almost every meal. I was ready to give up, until I was so fortunately referred to Randy Hoffman. After a 4 week intensive course of work on my voice and swallowing muscles, she managed to get me almost back to normal. As long as I continue to do my exercises, I am doing extremely well!! I can’t rave enough about Randy, who is a superb therapist, a wonderful person, and true lifesaver!! Thanks, Randy! I highly recommend her to anyone with voice or swallowing problems She understands Parkinson’s Disease well, which many therapists do not!!" -Rich
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Welcome to Palo Alto Speech
Palo Alto Speech is a private practice providing speech and language evaluation and therapy, with particular expertise helping patients who have Parkinson's Disease. Widely recommended by many neurologists and other specialists, Randy A. Hoffman, Speech and Language Pathologist, sees patients in the Silicon Valley area as well as throughout the world.
Randy treats adults and children displaying a wide variety of speech, language and swallowing challenges.
Welcome to Palo Alto Speech Palo Alto Speech is a private practice providing speech and language evaluation and therapy, with particular expertise helping patients who have Parkinson’s Disease. Widely recommended by many neurologists and other specialists, Randy A. Hoffman, Speech and Language Pathologist, sees patients in the Silicon Valley area as well as throughout the world.
Parkinson’s and Speech
Many people with Parkinson's Disease (PD) have soft voices, hoarseness, monotone voices, reduced sound precision, and can be excessively fast or slow in their speech. The LSVT LOUD® speech treatment, named for Mrs. Lee Silverman, a woman living with PD, trains people with PD to use their voice at a more normal loudness level while speaking at home, work, or in the community. The program has been scientifically studied for over 25 years with support from the National Institute for Deafness and other Communication Disorders within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding organizations. As an LSVT LOUD® certified clinician, Randy has treated hundreds of patients in all stages of PD. Intensive training is given to patients with the goal of assisting people to use their voices at a more normal loudness level, improve inflection and articulation, and increase facial expression. As suggested by prior research, the LSVT training as delivered by Randy has also demonstrated improved swallowing in patients. Starting to work on voice before a patient notices significant vocal changes yields the best results, but improvement can be made at any stage of PD. All training is done on an individual basis with all exercises personalized to the...