How Speech-Language Therapists Can Help ALS Patients

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In this video from Eugene Speech-Language Therapy LLC, Eugene explains some of the ways that a speech-language therapist can help those who suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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She shares that speech therapy can help with swallowing, which will increase the pleasure of eating. As the disease progresses, speech therapists can work with ALS patients to help prolong speech for as long as possible and develop strategies for better speech. Speech therapists also work with the families and caregivers of ALS patients to help them better understand their loved ones and develop new ways to communicate.

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2 comments

  1. John Stires says:

    Telling a patient they have ‘the worst possible disease’ is worse than a crap sandwich. I STRONGLY SUGGEST you change the wording to something like “a seriously challenging condition” or words to that effect. Whomever let THIS verbiage get posted needs a hammerhead-cycle right in the forehead.

  2. Michelle Nelson says:

    My first symptoms of ALS occurred in 2009, couldn’t walk without a walker or a power chair, i had difficulty swallowing. I was given medications which helped but only for a short burst of time, then i decided to try alternative measures and began on ALS Formula treatment from Herbal Health Point, It has made a tremendous difference for me (Visit ww w. herbalhealthpoint.c om).  I had improved walking balance, increased appetite, muscle strength, just amazing how effective this treatment helped me

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