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Kids who have trouble walking have many options when it comes to getting around. View the slideshow below to learn more. To advance the page or return to an earlier slide, click on the arrows.
Meet Steven. He’s 14 and has spinal muscular atrophy. He shares his struggles and successes in this video.
Physical therapy helps people get back to full strength and movement – and manage pain – in key parts of the body after an illness or injury.
Wheelchairs are a way for some people to be independent, despite illnesses or injuries. Find out more in this article for kids.
Lots of kids have special needs. Find out more in this article for kids.
Physical therapy uses exercises and other special treatments to help people move their bodies. Find out more in this article for kids.
Occupational therapy helps children overcome obstacles to be as independent as possible. Learn more about OT.
Cerebral palsy is one of the most common developmental disabilities in the United States. It affects a person’s ability to move and coordinate body movements.
Steven was diagnosed with SMA when he was 3. Here’s a look at his life today and why he says, “When someone tells you you can’t do something, don’t be afraid to try something new.”
Cerebral palsy (CP) affects a child’s muscle tone, movement, and more. This article explains causes, diagnosis, treatment, and coping.
If your child has cerebral palsy, there’s a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to find out what programs and services may be available to you.
If you have a school-age child with cerebral palsy, there’s a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to find out what programs and services may be available to you.
If your teen has cerebral palsy, there’s a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to determine what programs and services might be needed as your teen nears adulthood.
When your child has a disability and needs services, there’s a lot you need to know. This glossary defines terms on health care, government benefits, learning, legal and financial matters, and more.
Spina bifida is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. It’s usually detected before a baby is born and treated right away.
A teen athlete talks about why he won’t let his condition take him out of the game.
Occupational therapy can help improve kids’ cognitive, physical, and motor skills and build their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
Doctors often recommend physical therapy for kids who have been injured or have movement problems from an illness, disease, or disability. Learn more about PT.
Kids with special needs have many options when it comes to supportive seats. View this slideshow to see what’s available.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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