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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Support Fragile X Syndrome
Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition. It can cause a range of developmental problems that include learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Males are often more severely affected by the disorder.
A delay of speech and language are often present. Mild to moderate intellectual disabilities are often present as well. Children with fragile x syndrome often have anxiety and hyperactive behavior such as fidgeting or impulsive behaviors. Attention Deficit disorder where the child has an impaired ability to maintain attention and difficulty focusing on specific tasks is present as well. Those affected with Fragile x syndrome may also have autism disorders where communication and social interaction abilities are hindered.
Most boy children and about 1/2 of the girls with fragile x syndrome will have physical features that become more apparent with age. Long and narrow face, large ears, prominent jaw and forehead, flexible fingers, and flat feet are all physical signs.