Speaking / Communication

Communication Guide

Difficulty and/or Slurred Speech

Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC)

iPads, iTouch and iPhones

eBook Readers: Accessible book options for PALS (ALSA)

Lecture on Communication Strategies and Options for People Living with ALS  February 12, 2013

Podcast episode 6: Assistive Technology. In this podcast, Alisa Brownlee talks about the many uses of assistive communication devices for people with ALS, from letterboards to iPads to eye gaze and even the future with brain computer interface and more.

Podcast episode 20: Speech and Swallowing issues.  Merisa Palovcak works as a Speech Pathologist with Good Shepherd Penn Partners, specializing in assisting people with ALS. In this podcast, she talks about speech and swallowing issues, how she helps people in the multidisciplinary setting, communication between caregiver and person with ALS, and when her services and advice become needed.

Using a Letterboard

Communication Apps on the iPad

Use of Yes/No/Maybe

Go to Navigating Life with ALS page


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