6 ALS Therapies to Improve Quality of Life

5. Speech therapy. Because ALS affects the muscles used for speaking, communication becomes an issue as the disease progresses. A speech therapist can teach patients some adaptive techniques to make a normal speech more clearly understood, just as before the disease. Later in disease progression, a speech therapist can recommend devices such as tablet computers with text-to-speech applications or computer-based equipment with synthesized speech that may help with communication. Nowadays – fortunately – that are several technical devices that improve the communication between patients and their loved ones. (Read more about how patients communicate through technology)

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