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    Can anybody recommend an iPad holder/ mount for the quickie salsa m2 plz? Tia Janette x
    Janette x

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    Hi Janet. I got a goose necked stand for my iPad from the North West Assistive Technology team. It’s fab. I also google a holder for my wheelchair which I found myself and the good old MNDA helped by paying for it. When the Assistive Technology team was out they told me that they could have provided it. They brought me an extra tube because my chair is awkward to fit one to and the extra tube made it possible. Is there an Assistive Technology team in yours area? Or if you’re in the north west ask your OT for a referral or I can give you their number. Lynne
    ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my balance.

    I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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      #3
      Hi Lynne, no not heard of assistive technology team, I will look that up thanks 😊 yes I’m in the north west I will ask my OT, i don’t mind paying but I need the right thing if it’s a lot of money x thanks again x
      Janette x

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        #4
        Originally posted by Nettie View Post
        Hi Lynne, no not heard of assistive technology team, I will look that up thanks 😊 yes I’m in the north west I will ask my OT, i don’t mind paying but I need the right thing if it’s a lot of money x thanks again x
        Nettie ,

        get hold of them you will need a referral from your GP / health professional , they are also called ‘environmental controls,’ so have search on your hospital website, or they may use a neighbouring health authority, if they don’t have that dept.
        They will visit you and assess all your needs and it’s free, I had a visit a couple of months ago and got some bits and bobs. And they gave advice on what other things are available. Also once you are on their list you can contact them directly if you need something,
        they are also techies rather than medical which I what liked.
        s.
        As long as there’s golf and beer I’m happy

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          #5
          Thank you Shaun, I will get on to it, thanks for info x
          Janette x

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            #6
            I think this is the department that covers us in Greater Manchester, Janette. It would be the SaLT that refers you, I think.

            https://www.aintreehospital.nhs.uk/o...ve-technology/
            Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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              #7
              Thanks Gary, I thought it might be SaLT, I’ve got new one coming to see me soon, my third one in a year 🤷‍♀️ You just get used to one and they leave. Thanks for the link Janette x
              Janette x

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                #8
                I asked about referral when I saw mine just before Christmas and she said that she wouldn't refer until my speech had more or less gone. I'm barely intelligible now, but can usually be understood eventually. She did say that they usually respond quickly upon referral. I have a speech app on my tablet, but it's getting difficult to use as my arm gets weaker.
                Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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                  #9
                  Hi GaryM, It might be a good idea to push for the referral as it can take a while to get used to the assertive technology especially eye gaze. It takes practice to master. Im sure it would also be reassuring for you to have something place for when you need it.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by GaryM View Post
                    I asked about referral when I saw mine just before Christmas and she said that she wouldn't refer until my speech had more or less gone. I'm barely intelligible now, but can usually be understood eventually. She did say that they usually respond quickly upon referral. I have a speech app on my tablet, but it's getting difficult to use as my arm gets weaker.
                    Same here Gary hardly any voice left now I try to use text to speech but I don’t type quick enough, so I just write it down, it was too late to bank my voice too 🥺
                    Janette x

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                      #11
                      I use a boogie board but I have to remember to print letters as my handwriting is is messy. 😁x
                      Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong 🤗😘🤗😁xx

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                        #12
                        Yes I use that too x
                        Janette x

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                          #13
                          I'm not sure anyone can type quickly enough for a conversation, as Matthew has said before. The conversation has moved on. It reminds me of the Two Ronnies sketch where one of them is asking questions and the other is answering the question before last.
                          Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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