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Living with motor neurone disease

5 June 2018

1.00 – 1.45

To mark Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month, the RCSLT is delighted to host a webinar with the Motor Neurone Disease Association to highlight:

  • The impact of motor neurone disease on speech, communication, and swallowing.
  • How speech and language therapy supports people living with motor neurone disease.
  • How the Motor Neurone Disease Association supports people living with motor neurone disease and professionals working with them.

This webinar will be of interest to you if you:

  • Are living with the condition or know who someone who is.
  • Are a speech and language therapist, or other health and care professional, who works with people living with motor neurone disease.
  • Would like information on how people living with motor neurone disease can be supported to speak, communicate and swallow safely.

Join Dominique Lowenthal, Head of Professional Development at the RCSLT, and presenters:

  • Steven Bloch, Senior Lecturer in Communication Disorders, University College London.
  • Jennifer Bedford, Head of Partnerships, Motor Neurone Disease Association.

As they discuss the importance of supporting people living with motor neurone disease.

Aims and objectives

After this webinar, participants will be familiar with:

  • How speech, communication and swallowing are affected by motor neurone disease.
  • How speech and language therapy can support people living with motor neurone disease.
  • The Motor Neurone Disease Association and the support it offers professionals and people living with motor neurone disease.
  • The support the RCSLT offers its members, including its relevant networks.

Participants have the opportunity to submit questions on this topic to our speakers before and during the webinar. Register for your place and submit a question here.

Please refer to the RCSLT’s webinar guide for delegates for more information on participating in a webinar, and technical requirements