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What are the treatment options for fragile X syndrome?

There is no cure for fragile X syndrome, but people with the disease can benefit from a variety of treatments aimed at improving their symptoms.

A speech pathologist can help with speech and language skills.Parents, teachers, and counselors can help with behavioral problems.Doctors can prescribe medications for anxiety and attention.Parents, teachers, and others can create an IEP, or Individual Education Plan, to help with cognitive or learning impairments.Occupational therapists can help with motor skills and sensory processing.

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