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Some tips for using and purchasing assistive equipment are ___________.

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What is your experience with purchasing assistive equipment?

Do you have any fears about using them?

Are there certain wheelchairs or assistive tools that have helped you greatly? Imagine that you're talking to a recently diagnosed patient or the parent of a recently diagnosed child.

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  1. it's important to talk to your healthcare provider about what type of assistive equipment would be most beneficial for your specific needs. They may have recommendations based on your condition and personal circumstances.

    When looking for assistive equipment, it's also a good idea to do your research and read reviews from other users. This can give you an idea of what works well for others and what to avoid. It's also important to consider the cost of the equipment, as some items can be quite expensive. Be sure to check here with your insurance provider to see what equipment may be covered.

    1. When it comes to wheelchairs, it's important to consider factors such as the type of terrain you'll be using it on, your weight and size, and any specific features you may need. some example explain in the, some wheelchairs have tilt and recline functions for added comfort, while others are designed for more rugged outdoor use.

      1. Thank you for sharing this resource with our community! All the best, Abby (Team Member).

    2. Find something according to your needs. I was told to get a backrest with a head rest and something in between my chest area. But it’s not something I need as I can still control my head. If other SMA have it, it doesn’t mean you need it as well. You know your body well (:

      As for assistive equipment, I used ‘flying turtle’ to move around the house. As my house has a limited space using flying turtle really helps instead of using the wheelchair - Ainaa, Team member of

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