Courtney Andrews, MA, CCC-SLP
East Tennessee State University
Mrs. Andrews serves is an Assistant Professor the Department of Speech Language Pathology at East Tennessee State University. She trains graduate students in the evaluation and treatment of speech, language and cognitive-communication disorders in the adult populatino. She serves as the SLP and is the coordinator of the Gary Shealy Memorial ALS Clinic in Johnson City, TN.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease with no cure. An interdisciplinary care model is the treatment standard for patients with ALS (PALS). An interprofessional ALS clinic provides PALS and their families with evidence-based care that focuses on improved quality of life and optimization of medical services. This lightening talk will highlight how an interprofessional group of providers serving in an out-patient ALS clinic shifted their practice during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure patients and their families received the care and guidance needed to navigate their…