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Progressive Neurological Diseases

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:

Total Communication
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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