What are the cognitive and educational needs of children with spinal muscle atrophy (SMA)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Ashish S Ranade, MBBS, MS, MRCS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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All children with SMA have cognitive and educational needs. SMA does not affect the brain or its development and thus does not limit an individual’s ability to learn and succeed academically. Children with SMA will need early intervention during infancy and early childhood, an individualized educational plan in childhood, and classroom modifications to accommodate their physical needs.


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