As a certified speech-language pathologist, Ms. Hanifan evaluates and manages swallowing, motor speech, language and cognitive-communication skills in adults with neurodegenerative complications. In addition, she provides evaluation for augmentative-alternative communication to determine the most appropriate communication system for patients who may benefit from tablet-based apps or dedicated speech generating devices, including “eyegaze” methods and message or voice banking. Ms. Hanifan has spent the last 12 years with the Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic. Overall, she has more than 20 years of service with Michigan Medicine. Ms. Hanifan is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She received her Master’s Degree from Michigan State University.