Fall Risks while Ambulatory at School

Embracing the Student with Duchenne:
Fall Risks while Ambulatory at School

There are many ways to support the ambulatory child with Duchenne at school. One way is to minimize fall and fracture risks. Here’s how:

  • Keep backpacks off the floor.
  • Place his or her desk closest to the exit to avoid tripping hazards.
  • Ensure an elevator is available instead of stairs.
  • Ensure ramps are available outside to avoid curbs.
  • Eliminate thresholds anywhere he or she may go.
  • Allow him or her to leave the classroom early to avoid busy hallways.

—Family, Friends and Duchenne—

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