What are the CDC recommendations for social interaction intervention in the management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)?

Updated: Aug 17, 2020
  • Author: Twee T Do, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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Social interaction intervention recommendations include the following:

  • Increased DMD awareness and knowledge among school personnel
  • Peer education
  • Social skills training (as needed to address deficits in this area)
  • Modified/adapted sports, summer camps, and youth groups/programs
  • Art groups, equestrian, and aqua therapies; use of service dogs, nature programs, and internet/chat rooms, among others

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