Speech and communication

Health or social care professional using an E-Tran frame.

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 there are techniques and communication aids that can help. Select from the following options to find out more.

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

  • Page last updated: 19 January 2023
  • Next review: 29 June 2024

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262