I am certified in LSVT training, and that would not be appropriate for someone with MTD. It is actually designed for people with Parkinson's Disease or other related neurological disorders. It sounds like you are on the right track with the laryngeal massages, vocal hygiene plan, relaxation techniques, etc. Have you tried teaching easy onset and yawn sigh approaches? It could also be related to a traumatic event/stressful situation (e.g., divorce, losing a loved one, etc.). In this situation counseling is often helpful to get at the root of the problem, which is tension related to the environmental stress factors. Hope this helps.
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