The brain is an exceedingly complex mechanism and is made up of many different working parts. When one or more of these parts stops operating efficiently because of a progressive neurlogical diseases, the outcome might be speech, language and/or cognitive difficulty. However, there are many strategies that we can use to improve communication. Click the links below to find out more:
This is a holistic view of communication, often using a range of modalities or even thinking “outside the box” to create a system of communication that works for an individual. This fact sheet discusses the Total Communication approach and provides examples of a number of different hi-, and lo-tech communication devices.
Dysarthria and Dysphonia
Following a the onset of a neurological disease, dysarthria and dysphonia are common symptoms. These can make it very hard to speak and/or make you difficult to understand. There are a number strategies that the speaker can use to become more understandable.
Reading and Writing
There a number of simple strategies that you can use to make reading and writing easier following the onset of a neurological disease.
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