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Speech and communication

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“It’s very hard to anticipate the progression of the disease before the effects are actually happening to you.” Person with MND

MND can cause weakness in the tongue, lips, vocal cords and chest, causing speech to become faint, slurred or unclear. It can also affect gesture and facial expression. This means communication can become increasingly difficult as your symptoms progress, but techniques and communication aids can help. You can find out more about the way MND affects speech and communication in our information sheet – 7C – Speech and communication support and in section 8 of our guide, Living with motor neurone disease.

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