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Is fragile X syndrome a sensory-related developmental disability?

Although fragile X syndrome is classified as a nervous system disorder and an intellectual and developmental disability (IDD), it is also a sensory-related developmental disability. Fragile X syndrome causes developmental delays because the brain does not develop normally. The sensory-related symptoms include sensitivity to bright lights and noise. They may react strongly to a sudden loud noise.

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