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What are treatments for fragile X syndrome?

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Although there's no cure for fragile X syndrome, treatments can help your child learn more easily and manage problem behaviors. Options include:

  • Special education to help with learning (IEP and 504 are education plans that guide the school in providing support)
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Occupational therapy to help with daily tasks
  • Behavior therapy
  • Medications to prevent seizures, manage ADD symptoms like hyperactivity, and treat other behavioral problems

From: Fragile X Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Facts about Fragile X Syndrome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Fraxa Research Foundation: "Are There Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome?" and "What Causes Fragile X Syndrome?"

March of Dimes: "Fragile X Syndrome."

National Fragile X Foundation: "Fragile X syndrome."

National Human Genome Research Institute: "Learning about Fragile X Syndrome."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Facts about Fragile X Syndrome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Fraxa Research Foundation: "Are There Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome?" and "What Causes Fragile X Syndrome?"

March of Dimes: "Fragile X Syndrome."

National Fragile X Foundation: "Fragile X syndrome."

National Human Genome Research Institute: "Learning about Fragile X Syndrome."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

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