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Parenting significantly impacts development of children with Fragile X Syndrome

Science Daily - Feb 14, 2017
University of Kansas researchers have found that certain specific parenting practices are significantly associated with the development of communication and language skills in children with Fragile X syndrome. These same parent behaviors are also ...

'Nothing can be done' in genetic Fragile X Syndrome a myth

Economic Times - Feb 19, 2017
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The absence of clinical medicine to treat Fragile X Syndrome, the most common known genetic cause of autism, does not mean it is not amenable to other forms of care, say experts debunking myths about the inherited condition.

Early brain changes in fragile X syndrome, study shows

Science Daily - Feb 1, 2017
Fragile X syndrome typically occurs when the Fragile X Mental Retardation (FMR1) gene on the X chromosome is epigenetically silenced. People born with the syndrome can show symptoms of hyperactivity, seizures and intellectual disability. Other Fragile ...

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Making Sense of Autism

by: Travis Thompson Ph.D.

When you're working with children who have autism, you're sure to have questions about a wide range of issues: challenging behavior, interventions, medications, effective partnerships with parents, and the nature of the disorder itself.

Think of this book as your "autism primer"—the one you need to read first to get a solid, balanced understanding of what autism is, how it affects behavior and learning, and what you can do to effectively work with children with autism from their preschool years through elementary school.
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Fragile X Syndrome: From Genetics to Targeted Treatment

Fragile X Syndrome: From Genetics to Targeted Treatment provides a structured overview of the molecular and clinical background of the disorder as well as treatment options. The book discusses the detailed molecular information on each of the pathways involved with sufficient details for all whose research touches this pathway. It provides a state-of-the-art update on all clinical aspects associated with this syndrome, including phenotype, diagnostics and epidemiology.

It also includes an overview of the lessons learned from the preclinical research and pioneering trials on the fragile X syndrome for the investigators involved in clinical trials of neurodevelopmental disorders.
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Fragile X Syndrome - A Bibliography and Dictionary for Physicians, Patients, and Genome Researchers

by: Philip M. Parker
In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing. Since only the smallest fraction of information dealing with fragile X syndrome is indexed in search engines, such as www.
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Fragile X Fragile Hope: Finding Joy In Parenting A Child with Special Needs

by: Elizabeth Griffin
Elizabeth Griffin's son Zack has fragile X syndrome-the most common known cause of inherited mental impairment-and is among the 20 percent of people with fragile X who have autism. Whether you are a parent of a child with special needs or you struggle with unresolved grief, chronic stress, or depression, "Fragile X, Fragile Hope" shows without a doubt that you can survive, and more than survive, you can find your way back to a joy-filled life.
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What is Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Usually ...

Understanding Fragile X

This video, made in 2012, explains Fragile X syndrome, its signs and symptoms, treatments, and how it is passed on in families. The video features Dr Randi ...

Animation of Fragile X Syndrome

Watch this short 3D animation to gain a simple understanding of how the genetics of Fragile X syndrome works and how it is passed down through the ...

Fragile X Syndrome - CRASH! Medical Review Series

Disclaimer: The medical information contained herein is intended for physician medical licensing exam review purposes only, and are not intended for diagnosis ...

Living with Fragile X

Rachael Clements joins us on Studio 10 to discuss Fragile X Syndrome - a genetic condition which her two children are living with. For more information, visit ...