- what is locked-in syndrome?
Locked-in syndrome is a rare neurological disorder, characterised by complete paralysis of voluntary muscles in all parts of the body except for those that control eye movement. Thinking and reasoning function normally, but there is inability to speak or move.
This syndrome may result from traumatic brain injury or diseases affecting circulation or nerve cells, such as motor neuron(e) disease.
Useful information available at
Headway – the Brain Injury Association
Professor Stephen Hawking’s website
Motor Neurone Disease Association
- can you communicate if you have locked-in syndrome?
If you have good eye control, you may be able to use a low tech e-tran or high tech eye gaze method of AAC, as described on the Communication Matters website.