Columnist Brianna Albers wrote a great piece this week about the struggles of doing a class presentation when you have SMA (https://smanewstoday.com/2018/06/25/sma-moving-forward-graduate-school-time-break/?amp). She goes into detail about how SMA makes it hard for her to speak and articulate, which is something I’m sure many of us can relate to. Ultimately though she shares a success story about a recent presentation she did for grad school.
Even though I’ve always had a loud voice and am able to project well, I’ve still had plenty of times when my speech was slurred and people had trouble understanding me. Spinraza has helped with this, but still it’s an issue for a lot of people with SMA.
For those of you who are in college, do you have this problem? Do you have to request any kind of accommodations when you are required to do a class presentation? Share your tips and experiences.