PT - Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1: Spotting the signs & symptoms
For many parents and carers, seeing their baby grow and develop is an amazing time, providing ‘firsts’ that will become treasured memories. Many infants, but not all, develop so that over time they become able to do more advanced activities such as reaching out for a toy or taking their first steps. However, there are certain neuromuscular conditions (i.e. affecting the nerves and muscle function) that can have a big impact on a baby’s development, one of which is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). This iHV Parent Tips resource helps parents and carers in spotting the signs and symptoms of SMA and getting support as soon as possible.
GPP – Identifying, referring and supporting infants with Spinal Muscular Atrophy – type 1
These Good Practice Points set out what health visitors need to know on identifying, referring and supporting infants with Spinal Muscular Atrophy – type 1.