Communication Issues in ALS
ALS can impact communication for both the person with ALS and their communication partners and the fear of loosing the ability to speak is very real for the person with ALS. But, with the help of the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and eventually the SLP/OT team, communication need not be lost.
This webinar will inform participants about changes in communication, how to preserve natural speech, how to use low and/or high tech options to supplement communication in order to maximize the quality of natural speech, and what community services are available to ensure that communication remains possible.
Some key points to be discussed are:
- How ALS affects communication
- What can be done to maintain natural speech for as long as possible
- Communication options once speech is no longer functional, including apps available to all
- Why the SLP/OT team should be involved
Caregivers and people with ALS are strongly urged to participate. Healthcare professionals are also welcome.