Assistive Devices Should Be Standard in Managing SMA Type 1

Assistive Devices Should Be Standard in Managing SMA Type 1

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Assistive Devices Should Be Standard in Managing SMA Type 1

Assistive equipment is vital to enhancing function, fun, and social participation in children with severe disabilities such as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and should be considered standard-care therapies, along with  medications such as Spinraza (nusinersen). A recent scientific study reviewed the available literature on assistive devices and equipment, and presented those findings alongside the case report of a 5-year-old boy with SMA type 1 (infantile onset), who uses a variety of devices to enhance his…

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