Teaching pupils with Muscular Dystrophy

  • Encourage the child to take part in exercise wherever possible, especially swimming.
  • Consider using lighter equipment for games etc.
  • Let the child choose whether or not to have adult help to perform a task.
  • Encourage him/her to make his/her own decisions, e.g. “Let me know if you need your coat and if you want help putting it on.”
  • Although the child may need the help of a classroom assistant encourage him/her to let the child have independence as much as possible.  e.g. at breaktimes let him/her be with his/her friends without the classroom assistant intruding.
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