Fragile X Syndrome

By: Viara Petkova

Descriptions and Symptomes

What is it?

Fragile x Syndrome is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability. It is more common in men than women.

Physical Features

Narrow face, large head, large ears, flexible joints, flat feet, large forehead.

Emotional Features

It may cause your child to act out because they were disturbed in certain situations.

Boys: Will be more aggressive. Girls: Will be more shy.

Both genders will have trouble paying attention.

Mental Features

Your child will be bothered by bright light, loud noises, the way clothing feels on them.

Your child will have trouble speaking, they will begin talking at a later age than usual or they may never speak, if they speak, they will slur their words and they may leave parts of the words (syllables, or letter) out when they speak.

You may also want to be careful when you speak to them because they will have trouble understanding your tone of voice and body language and may think you are getting aggressive with them, you have to be careful.

Symptoms and Treatments

Symptoms

Your child will start developing symptoms when they start puberty usually.

These symptoms include seizures, mood instability, attention deficit.

These changes will start developing over time.

The average lifespan of a person with this disability is between 60 and 75 years, longer than most people with disabilities.

Treatments

Speech therapist- to help your child speak more fluently and with confidence.

Occupation therapist- helps adjust surrounding to figure out your child's personal needs (this includes light, sound, clothing fabric.)

Physical therapist- to help adjust your child's posture and balance to help with walking.

Behavior therapist- to help stop your child from acting out, teaches better techniques with how to react with situations that bother your child.


  • There is no cure to this disorder because it is inherited, but with these treatments you may prevent the symptoms, for example, you may improve your speech with a speech therapist to talk normally. These are the precautions you need to take in order to prevent as much symptoms as possible.

Restrictions

  • Can't speak fluently.
  • Doesn't have good eye contact if any.
  • Can't control outbreaks.
  • Short attention spam.
  • Need special assistance in school.

Care For Your Child

  • Will need assistance with school, and may need help at home because they may act out or get aggressive and may need help to calm down.
  • You will need to make your home with a special preferred light intensity so it doesn't bother your child or cause it to outbreak.
  • You will need to buy preferred fabric clothing so it doesn't bother their bodies.
  • You will need to have special assistance in school because your child will need to have help paying attention and doing their work, also if they act out, they will need someone who will know how to calm them down.\
  • You will need to help your child out with encouraging them to keep going and being nice because simple things you do or say may stress them out.

Bibliography


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Archive & annotate pageShriver, E. K., NIH (Ed.). (2012, November 30). What are the symptoms of Fragile
X syndrome? Retrieved March 9, 2015, from National Institute of Child
Health and Human Care website: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/
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Archive & annotate pageDiseases and Conditions. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2015, from Cleveland Clinic
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Archive & annotate pageDiseases and Conditions. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2015, from Cleveland Clinic
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hic_Fragile_X_Syndrome

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