Welcome to Amy and pALS!

Amy Roman,M.S., CCC-SLP, is the Augmentative Communication Specialist at The Forbes Norris ALS Research and Treatment Center in San Francisco, California.

The goal of this website is to provide information, educational videos, materials and recommendations from The Norris Center’s multidisciplinary-team of experts for the daily challenges faced by people living with ALS.

The tools and materials on this site were developed to be shared and may be used or reproduced by educators, people living with ALS and the dedicated loved ones and professionals who work with them.

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Introducing Alpha Core for Grid. A Communication Solution for People with ALS/MND. Available now on Windows and iPad

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I designed Alpha Core to meet the unique needs of people with ALS. Choose from seven different keyboards, each optimized for different access methods from touchscreen to eye tracking. Alpha Core facilitates fast and efficient communication by offering quick access to useful topics and phrases. Built-in apps and computer controls provide you with full access to the Web, Email, YouTube, and more.

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