The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic helps patients and their families to cope with the challenges of living with ALS.
The clinic provides health care and other services to improve quality of life:
Exercises to prevent contractures and promote wellness
Monitoring of pulmonary functions
Speech and swallowing evaluation
Other quality-of-life services include:
Alternative communication strategies and technologies
Assistance with choosing and adapting a wheelchair and other assistive devices, and with planning home accommodations
Information about funding assistance
Referral to a counselor to help the individual and the family cope with ALS
New patients are first seen in UI Hospitals and Clinics Neurology Clinic and then referred for specialized services at the Center for Disabilities and Development. Using a unique interdisciplinary team approach, the CDD services include:
Coordination with the UI Neurology Clinic
Occupational therapy specific to ALS
Physical therapy specific to ALS
Communication aids specific to ALS
For more information, please see our About Your Neurology Visit guide.