Living with a Motor Speech Disorder

Being able to communicate clearly and easily is a skill most of us take for granted in our day-to-day life. For individuals living with a speech problem, simply expressing wants, needs, and opinions can be a great challenge. Meet Laura Wallen, a patient at the Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies at Emerson Hospital. She is living with dysarthria due to a progressive neuromuscular diagnosis, but is finding help communicating through a speech-generating device.

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