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  1. Medical & Assistive Equipment | National Multiple ...

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support/Find-Doctors-Resources/Guides/Medical-Assistive-Equipment Assistive technology (AT) is any device, software or equipment that helps people increase or maintain independence and accomplish tasks. Examples of AT include text-to-speech software, hearing aids, adaptive keyboards and smart home technology products.
  2. Assistance for Adaptive Equipment | National Multiple ...

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Insurance-and-Financial-Information/Financial-Planning/Financial-Resources/Assistance-for-Adaptive-Equipment Or call an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867. Check with the statewide assistive technology program and statewide alternative financing program for additional options. Check your vendor’s return policy and your insurance claims appeal process. Keep meticulous records. Save all letters and notes of phone conversations.
  3. Young Adults (20s and 30s) | National Multiple Sclerosis ...

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/OHG/Services-and-Support/Audience/Young-Adults Considering Assistive Devices is one in a series of workbooks entitled Living Well with MS. This series is written for — and by — people who have been living with multiple sclerosis.
  4. Increasing Accessibility | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Increasing-Accessibility Using assistive technology isn’t about “giving in” to MS; it’s about taking charge of it. Adaptations at home and at work Even fairly simple changes to your home, such as bathroom grab bars or other bathroom modifications, widened doorways, ramps and better lighting, can help you conserve energy, be more efficient in your daily tasks, and avoid dangerous falls.
  5. Professionals | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/OHG/Services-and-Support/Audience/Professionals Considering Assistive Devices is one in a series of workbooks entitled Living Well with MS. This series is written for — and by — people who have been living with multiple sclerosis. Find Book. Also Found In: MS Education, Nutrition. Considering Assistive Devices.
  6. Mobility & Accessibility | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/TXH/Services-and-Support/Mobility-Accessibility Teleconference Series: Assistive Technology A-to-Z. This teleconference covers technology available today for the workplace and home and the myriad devices which promote accessibility and freedom for people living with MS. (recorded: 12 Jan 2011; time/size: 45m23s/11.5MB)
  7. MS Symptoms & Signs of MS | National Multiple Sclerosis ...

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Symptoms-Diagnosis/MS-Symptoms/Speech-Disorders If speech problems make communication challenging, assistive devices are available. Apps are available for smart phones that can help with communication and other devices are also available that may be of assistance. A speech/language pathologist will be able to suggest assistive devices.
  8. Functional Systems Scores (FSS) and Expanded Disability ...

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Resources-for-MS-Researchers/Research-Tools/Clinical-Study-Measures/Functional-Systems-Scores-(FSS)-and-Expanded-Disab Based on a standard neurological examination, the 7 functional systems (plus "other") are rated. These ratings are then used in conjunction with observations and information concerning gait and use of assistive devices to rate the EDSS. Each of the FSS is an ordinal clinical rating scale ranging from 0 to 5 or 6.
 
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