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The Role of the Speech - Language Pathologist

  • Assesses speech mechanism and function
  • Evaluates and recommends appropriate augmentative communication (AAC) systems
  • Assesses swallowing mechanism and function via clinical tableside assessment and/or Modified Barium Swallow assessment
  • Collaborates with the Dietitian and recommends food/liquid consistencies for safest swallow
  • Educates patients and families regarding dysarthria and dysphagia, compensatory strategies for communication and compensatory postures/techniques for swallowing, and progression of these disorders in ALS
  • Krista specializes in augmentative and alternative communication.

Paula Klingman, SLP        Krista Mullen, SLP - AAC

Paula Klingman            krista