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Understanding fragile X syndrome : a guide for families and professionals

By: Carvajal, Isabel Fernandez.
Contributor(s): Aldridge, David.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011Description: 109 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781843109914.Subject(s): FRAGILE X SYNDROME | GENETIC INHERITANCE | SYMPTOMS | DIAGNOSIS | INTERVENTION | FAMILY EXPERIENCES
Contents:
What is fragile X syndrome? Understanding heredity : genetic factors and inheritance The common symptoms of fragile X syndrome Associated fragile X syndrome : primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) Diagnosing fragile X syndrome and its implications Interventions for fragile X syndrome Talking with the family.
Summary: "This is a straightforward introduction that clearly explains the condition on both a scientific and practical level. With sections on diagnosis, symptoms and treatment, as well as discussions of various emotional and behavioural considerations, this guide covers all aspects of Fragile X syndrome, its implications, and the possibilities open to families affected by it. It demonstrates how, with the right therapies, progress can be made and emphasises how music can be used effectively to promote communication, interaction, fine motor skills and responsiveness in children with the condition. This is an essential reference tool for families of individuals with Fragile X syndrome, as well as therapists and healthcare professionals who are unfamiliar with the condition and are looking to find out more." - BOOK JACKET
List(s) this item appears in: Fragile x May 2017 | Cerebral palsy in adults Dec 2018 | Fragile X Jan 2019 | ECE Fragile X (Cat) June 19 | Primary Fragile X (Cat) June 19 | Secondary Fragile X (Cat) June 19
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"This is a straightforward introduction that clearly explains the condition on both a scientific and practical level. With sections on diagnosis, symptoms and treatment, as well as discussions of various emotional and behavioural considerations, this guide covers all aspects of Fragile X syndrome, its implications, and the possibilities open to families affected by it. It demonstrates how, with the right therapies, progress can be made and emphasises how music can be used effectively to promote communication, interaction, fine motor skills and responsiveness in children with the condition. This is an essential reference tool for families of individuals with Fragile X syndrome, as well as therapists and healthcare professionals who are unfamiliar with the condition and are looking to find out more." - BOOK JACKET

What is fragile X syndrome?
Understanding heredity : genetic factors and inheritance
The common symptoms of fragile X syndrome
Associated fragile X syndrome : primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS)
Diagnosing fragile X syndrome and its implications
Interventions for fragile X syndrome
Talking with the family.

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I read this book as background knowledge as I am working with a 15 year old boy with Fragile x syndrome. I found this book very informative and written at a basic level so it was easy to understand.

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