MS is typically thought of as an adult
disease, yet as many as 5 percent of all persons with MS may
develop symptoms in childhood or adolescence. Very little is
known about the impact of MS in this age group.
The Pediatric MS Center is designed to help
this population. To do this we conduct an extensive
multidisciplinary clinical evaluation as part of our clinical
program and offer participation in our research studies.
The MS Pediatric Center will provide
comprehensive clinical services for children and adolescents
with MS and their families, including:
Comprehensive neurological assessment by a
pediatric neurologist and MS specialist;
Neuropsychological evaluation and psychological assessment to
evaluate the impact of MS on cognitive and emotional
Individual psychological support for children, adolescents, and
In-depth assessment by a pediatric neurology nurse practioner
who specializes in MS;
Case worker management services.
Ongoing care and treatment of MS(if local).
Consultation with your own physician.
Consultation with your school system.
Typically a patient will be seen over 1-2 days
in a detailed evaluation.
Contact Maria Milazzo in Clinical Services for more details
or call her at 631-444-7802.