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What do I need to know about caring for someone with fragile X syndrome?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If your child has fragile X syndrome, make sure that they receive the support, therapy, and medications they need to function to the best of their ability. Depending on their symptoms, people with fragile X syndrome may need help in the areas of cognition, behavior, speech and language, motor development, and sensory processing. Individual Education Plans (IEP) can help with learning, cognition, and behavior, so be your child's advocate at their school and make sure they have an IEP. Medications may help with behavior and sensory processing, so talk to your child's doctor regularly. Speech and occupational therapists can help with language skills, sensory processing, and motor development, so arrange to see therapists as needed.

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