ALS assistive technology

ALS and Environmental Control

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One of the most devastating aspects of progressive diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is losing the ability to control your surroundings.  Fortunately ALS assistive technology has advanced to allow individuals the ability to…
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

The Latest in ALS Research

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A new study performed by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science suggests that intestinal, or gut, microbiome may affect the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  Results of the study indicate that certain microbes…
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

ALS and AAC

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Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is essentially any form of communication with the exception of speech.  This can include symbols, pictures and sign language.  When it comes to augmentative and alternative communication…
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Military Veterans

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Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) is not only proud to serve veterans, but many of our staff are veterans.  Our Founder, Fred Thompson, founded ASI in 1991 with a primary mission to help veterans.  Although our reach has expanded well…
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ALS Communication Assistive Technology and Voice Banking

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Voice banking is a way for individuals with early stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other progressive conditions to preserve their own synthetic speech.  As we covered in previous articles, ALS eventually results in loss of…
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Bulbar Testing and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Last month we covered amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and loss of speech.  This article is going to take a look at bulbar disease and ALS. Bulbar disease originates in the brainstem and causes difficulty with speaking and swallowing. …
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Loss of Movement

Our last article discussed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and loss of speech.  This article will cover loss of movement. The loss of independence is probably one of the most significant physical and mental obstacles for individuals…
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Loss of Speech

Our next series of articles will discuss how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affects a person’s family and friends.  Family and friends of an individual diagnosed with ALS often experience a learning curve when it comes to interacting,…