Navigating Physical Education with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

How schools can accommodate and modify

Experts highlighted the importance of energy conservation among children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. CureDuchenne has also given out a sampling of accommodations and modifications that can be done to meet their everyday goals. Here is a summary of the sample:

  • Classroom Set-up

Children with Duchenne muscular dystropny should be seated in chairs (not on the floor) comfortably with the necessary school items at an easy-to-reach position. Heavier items should be kept at arm level and side-facing should be avoided.