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Best Practices in Communication for Neuromuscular Diseases

Activity Snapshot

Activity Type: 
On-Demand Webinar
Release Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020


Kelly Casey, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP, CPAM
Director of the Assistive Technology Clinic, Lead OT, ALS Clinic
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Angela Strauch Lane, M.S., CCC-SLP
Unified Community Connections
Johns Hopkins
Activity Overview: 

Angela Staunch Lane and Kelly Casey from Johns Hopkins University provide an overview of best practices in communication for neuromuscular disease. The webinar includes an overview of communication impairments common in neuromuscular disease, the process of identifying these impairments through a multidisciplinary assessment, and devices/access methods that help with communication.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define communication impairments associated with neuromuscular disorders
  • Describe the interdisciplinary assessment process for communication (e.g. AAC, AT, etc.) for persons with neuromuscular disorders
  • Identify high and low tech devices for persons with neuromuscular disorders who present with communication impairments
  • Identify various access methods for AAC devices for persons with neuromuscular disorders