Staying Super with Muscular Dystrophy

Posted in Physical Therapy Program

Are you ready to save the world? *This project was part of a larger story about Physical Therapy students who created children's books to help different age groups cope with a diagnosis of Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy. Read more about the project here. It’s easy to see why young kids are attracted to books about superheroes. The pictures are bright and colorful with a message that’s easy to understand. Colin Salander, a Doctor of Physical Therapy student, understood this when he and his classmates designed their book for Dr. Hall’s course. The target audience, a four year old boy with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, would need something that depicted a hard subject in a clear and direct way while still being fun and educational. “It can be a hard conversation to have as a parent. It can be hard to wrap your head around and cope with as a kiddo because it...

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