pALS

Individuals with ALS experience a variety of changes including changes to their speech and communication abilities. UC offers three opportunities to support people with ALS (pALS).

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 A short description of each opportunity is outlined below:

Voice & Message Banking Education & Support

Voice and message banking are two processes that provide pALS a chance to capture their voice for future use with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)  supports. We provide educational support as well as follow-up opportunities for pALS and their loves ones to learn more and get started with these two processes. Education is provided each month on the 1st and 3rd Monday via Microsoft Teams.

Virtual Tech Support

AAC is a wide array of communication supports that individuals may need as their verbal speech changes. AAC may be technology based which comes with its own set of complications and potential snafoos. We offer 30-minute virtual tech support opportunities for pALS on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month by appointment only. All support takes place via Microsoft Teams.

 pALS Tech Support at the monthly ALS Association Support Group Meeting

We are available for in-person tech support for AAC systems at each monthly ALS Association meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio the 2nd Monday of each month. Come find us at support group to help with any questions or tech troubleshooting needs pALS might have.

Contact

For more information or to sign up to join us at one or more of these events, please reach out to Dr. Amanda Simmons (simmona6@ucmail.uc.edu).