augmentative and alternative communication

For People with ALS, Social Media Can Be a Key Communication Tool to Maintain Relationships and Expand Networks

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a nervous system disorder that interferes with how the brain and spine transmit signals to muscles and causes loss of motor function including mobility and speech. People with ALS (pALS) may experience such significant speech impairments that they cannot rely on their natural speech to meet their communication needs in face-to-face interactions.


RehabWire - Volume 11, Number 5, May 2009


Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

NIDRR research in AAC is funded primarily under the Technology for Access and Function Priority.

NIDRR Grantees on the Cutting Edge.

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