Knowing the signs of SMA can lead to earlier diagnosis of the disease, which ultimately can improve outcomes.1 With treatment now available for SMA, its relative effectiveness may depend on being able to identify patients early enough to initiate treatment before irreversible neuronal loss occurs.1,2

The Red Flags Checklist is free for you to download and keep, and helps to promote the early recognition of children with SMA.  

If you suspect SMA in any of your patients, refer immediately to your nearest neuromuscular clinic.

Find your nearest neuromuscular clinic using our Clinic Finder.


1. D’Amico D, et al. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 2011;6:71. 2. Finkel RS, et al. N Engl J Med. 2017;377:1723–32.