Archive for the Speech: Early Problems 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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Home Alone: Med-Alert Systems

Home Alone:  Med-Alert Systems

 Med-Alert Systems:  Important Features for People with ALS By: Amy Roman, MS, CCC-SLP   Many people with ALS  require some type of alerting system to gain the attention of caregivers.  In my last article, Alerting Systems For The Home, I described various systems to alert a caregiver within the house when you have […]

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Tablets As Communication Devices

Tablets As Communication Devices

By Amy Roman, M.S., CCC-SLP Tablets As Communication Devices: A tablet can serve as excellent light-weight speech generating device.   Some models can even continue to meet the needs of people who experience a reduction in or the loss of hand function by providing alternative access options like eye tracking.   “Text-to-Speech” (TTS) […]

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Did you say “Voice Amplifier”?

Did you say “Voice Amplifier”?

By Amy Roman, M.S., Speech Therapist. Many of my patients benefit greatly from voice amplifiers.  While an amplifier can’t make speech clearer it can make it louder which is essential for those with reduced breath support.  pALS who use amplifiers report a decrease in fatigue at the […]

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