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5 Power Chair Features that are Necessary for PALS

5 Power Chair Features that are Necessary for PALS

By Melody Fung, O.T. R/L Occupational Therapist 5 Features Power Tilt and Recline: These two functions enable you to perform adjustment of back and hip angles independently. They provide pressure re-distribution and postural support to reduce the risk of skin breakdown. Tilt and recline are also essential […]

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New Technology- Eye Tracking on Tablet

New Technology-  Eye Tracking on Tablet

By:  Amy Roman, CCC-SLP   Last month I provided a webinar entitled “Keeping Tablets Accessible While Living with ALS”.  The webinar explored many ways to use a tablet (and computers) with limited or no hand movement.  I have received quite a few requests for the “Eye Tracking […]

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How to Communicate with Only Eye Movement (inc.: E-Tran & Vocal Eyes Instruction Videos)

How to Communicate with Only Eye Movement (inc.: E-Tran & Vocal Eyes Instruction Videos)

By: Amy Roman, CCC-Speech Therapist. Yesterday I spotted Jason Becker in a front page article in the San Francisco Chronicle.   Jason achieved world fame as a virtuoso, speed-metal guitarist and songwriter while still in his teens.   During the late 80’s he released 3 albums including one with […]

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Don’t Sacrifice Comfort for Communication

Don’t Sacrifice Comfort for Communication

By Amy Roman, SLP. One of the first things I suggest to pALS experiencing any neck, shoulder or arm weakness is to avoid laptops or touchscreens when possible.  Communicating all day with the full 10 lb. weight of your head thrust in front of your spine is […]

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