Children with SMA will most likely need extra support when transitioning to secondary school. Strategies include:
Creating a transition plan
A transition plan is a tool developed by you and the primary school for sharing information about your child’s abilities, condition, current medical needs and other needs with secondary school staff.
Establishing a student support group (SSG)
An SSG is a partnership between you and the school staff, which may also include therapists or medical professionals. An SSG develops an individual learning plan for your child, which outlines learning goals for your child and explains how the school will help your child achieve them.
1. Raising Children Network. Starting secondary school: children with disabilities or chronic conditions. https://raisingchildren.net.au/disability/school-play-work/school/startingsecondary-school-children-with-disability. Accessed: February 2023.