Archive for the AlphaCore for Easier Communication Category

Message and Voice Banking

Message and Voice Banking

Changes in your speech or loss of speech may occur with ALS. While there is no easy way to prepare for this prospect, Message Banking and Voice Banking are excellent options for preserving your unique sound and the identity it represents. Voice or Message Banking will enable […]

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ABC News Features Many Ways pALS Communicate

ABC News Features Many Ways pALS Communicate

 Video: This ABC news spot features a glimpse at many communication methods from eye tracking on a computer based speech generating device (SGD) to the use of a head mounted laser pointer to target words and letters on a paper communication poster.  You will see people who use a BoogieBoard (a light weight LCD writing […]

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Maintain Ability to Type, Swipe and Point

Maintain Ability to Type, Swipe and Point

By Amy Roman, CCC-SLP The husband of one of my patients invented this horizontal stylus about 12 years ago.  His wife could no longer isolate her index fingers for typing but she could still move her arms to type.  Her other fingers were getting in the way […]

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