Learning and Fragile X Syndrome
A detailed look at the learning disability and form of mental retardation called Fragile X Syndrome.
A look at Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), a learning disability and a form of mental retardation, which is hereditary. The author discusses the risk factors involved, statistics of the disability and clinical characteristics of the disease and offers some treatment information.
“Of all the learning disabilities and forms of mental retardation, which are hereditary, Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the most common. Fragile X Syndrome occurs in the X chromosome of the male or female. Inherited in an X-linked fashion, Fragile X Syndrome can cause intellectual and cognitive deficits ranging from subtle learning disabilities and normal IQ to the other extent of severe mental retardation including autistic behaviors in both males and females. The clinical characteristics can be divided into 3 major areas: cognitive, physical, and behavioral.”