Do children with Fragile X talk?

Do children with Fragile X talk?

Most children affected with fragile X syndrome will have some form of speech/language delay. Because they do not speak in short phrases until 2 1/2 years of age, these children are often referred to a speech/language pathologist before a diagnosis of fragile X is made.

What should I do if my child has fragile X syndrome?

Fragile X syndrome can’t be cured, but the symptoms can be treated. Your child’s healthcare provider may prescribe a variety of medications, but therapy should also be included – therapy that works with coping and behavioral skills.

How do I know if my child has fragile X syndrome?

FACT: FXS requires a special blood test that is not usually included in the genetic tests that a pregnant woman gets or in the tests done right after a baby is born. The only way to diagnose FXS is with a special blood test called the “FMR1 DNA Test for Fragile X.”

What is the survival rate of fragile X syndrome?

Prognosis. Life expectancy for people with fragile X syndrome is generally normal. Many affected people participate in an active lifestyle and have good health. Some people are more prone to a number of medical problems, such as ear infections and/or seizures .

Is fragile X syndrome the same as autism?

News The latest developments in autism research. Fragile X syndrome is a leading genetic cause of autism. About one in three people with the syndrome also has autism. But even those who do not have autism often share certain autistic traits, such as avoidance of eye contact and difficulties in social situations.

What are the characteristics of Fragile X syndrome?

Cognitive characteristics of children with Fragile X

  • Sensitivity to sights,sounds,movements,touch,smells and tastes
  • Strategies for addressing speech and language deficits
  • What are the symptoms of Fragile X syndrome?

    Coarse facial features.

  • Elongated face with broad forehead.
  • Large and detached ears.
  • Increased joint mobility.
  • Macroorchidism or increase in testicular size.
  • Learning disabilities.
  • What is the diagnosis for Fragile X syndrome?

    Healthcare providers often use a blood sample to diagnose Fragile X. The healthcare provider will take a sample of blood and will send it to a laboratory, which will determine what form of the FMR1 gene is present. 1. Prenatal Testing (During Pregnancy)

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