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Fragile X syndrome (FXS), also known as Martin-Bell syndrome, is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability. FXS is caused by a change in a gene on the X chromosome. This change results in an inability to make a protein needed for normal brain development.
FXS affects both males and females, but is more common in males. FXS can result in:
People with FXS also may have other conditions, including:
Students with FXS may:
Students with FXS work best in a calm, structured learning environment without distractions. You can help your students with FXS by:
Providing consistency and maintaining routines in the classroom, as well as encouraging participation in all appropriate activities, can help students with FXS do their best in school.
If your child has special needs in the classroom, he or she may be eligible for a government-supported learning plan.
Some kids may be eligible for individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge. Understanding how to access these services can help you be an effective advocate for your child.
Lots of kids have special needs. Find out more in this article for kids.
Kids with special needs may quality for services to help with learning. Here is a guide to getting the help your child needs.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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