May is Better Hearing & Speech Month – a time to appreciate and celebrate speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and the field in which they practice.
SLPs are experts in communication. They treat common and complex speech and swallowing problems in both children and adults. But diving deep into an amazing spark of technology showcased in the documentary Gleason brings to the forefront hope for those battling ALS and other diseases such as cerebral palsy and stroke, who lose the ability to speak. Hennepin Healthcare offers eye gaze devices to those patients who have lost their voice.