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New explanation offered for symptoms of fragile X syndrome

Science Daily - Sep 20, 2016
Until recently, scientists thought they understood one of the underlying causes of fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability in the United States. The syndrome, which is associated with autism, was believed to be ...

Study implicates glial cells in fragile X syndrome

EurekAlert (press release) - Oct 4, 2016
Research on fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation, has focused mostly on how the genetic defect alters the functioning of neurons in the brain. A new study focusing on a different type of brain cell, the glial cells ...

Fragile X Syndrome

Rare Disease Report - Oct 3, 2016
Fragile X syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges and various physical characteristics. Behavioral characteristics may include ADHD, autism and autistic behaviors, social anxiety ...

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Fragile X Fred

by: Julia Bassell, Jayne Dixon Weber, Jeannie Visootsak MD
Look around you. Every person you meet has been molded by an intertwining of genetic information and personal experience. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that is not widely understood. This book aims to help people of all ages understand that although individuals with fragile X syndrome do have certain challenges, these challenges do not define them. This book is a valuable tool for educators, siblings, parents, and children with fragile X syndrome.
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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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Speech and Language Development and Intervention in Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome

Spotlighting two of the most prevalent and most researched genetically based disabilities—Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome—this cutting-edge text clarifies the distinct speech and language issues associated with each disorder and helps readers conduct individualized assessment and intervention. An essential upper-level textbook and an invaluable professional reference, this book gives readers the up-to-date research and clinical insight they need to