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  • Kids with SMA can use playground swings

    Posted by sma-news-today-moderator on June 7, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Kids love swings because they are fun, but there’s also a benefit for kids to swing as it helps develop their vestibular system — the body’s system that detects movement and gravitational pull. Kids in wheelchairs don’t get to roll around, swing upside down, and do those things that able-bodied children get to do every day. If they can get into a swing, it does wonders for them developmentally.

    Read more on this topic from Michael Casten here: “Playground Swing Helps Vestibular System Development

    How do you help your child cope with not being able to use all of the same playground equipment as his/her peers? Have you explored options like buckle swings? Did you know that swinging can help develop your child’s vestibular system?

    sma-news-today-moderator replied 6 years ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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