Clear Language Reports

Cognitive Profile of Children and Adolescents with FXS

Few researchers have looked at whether there are positive or negative changes in the impairments of children and youth with FXS, over time. Another question that has remained unanswered is whether these young people also have strengths in some areas, compared to their weaknesses.  If they do, the strengths may help overcome the effects of their impairments.

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Maternal Gesture Use and Speech in Children with Fragile X Syndrome

Babies who are cared for by people who talk and describe things to them tend to develop richer speech than do babies who don’t live in such environments. This study looked at whether or not young children with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) make greater gains in both speaking and understanding speech if their mothers use gestures such as pointing, compared to children whose mothers don’t do so.

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Treatment of Mental Health and Behaviour Problems in Children and Adolescents with Fragile X Syndrome

Children and adolescents with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) experience multiple mental health and behavioural problems. Left untreated, these symptoms interfere with their ability to learn and engage in life to the best of their ability. This is a review of scientific reports on the treatment of symptoms of hyperactivity, attention problems, social interaction problems, and anxiety in children and adolescents with Fragile X Syndrome.

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