Therapeutic hands in the intervention for adult with Fragile X syndrome

Vidya, Bhagat and Kamarudin, Jaalam (2017) Therapeutic hands in the intervention for adult with Fragile X syndrome. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention, 6 (11). pp. 24-25. ISSN 2319 – 7714

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Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder. Person who suffer from this disorder often have mild to moderate intellectual disability. They have physical features like long narrow face with large ears; their fingers are flexible and they also have large testicles. Genetics (Home Reference 2012)They have similar features of autism like difficulties in social interactions and delayed speech. They also seem to be hyperactive. FXS is caused by a trinucleotide repeat within the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene at the end of the long arm of the X chromosome. ( McLennan, Y 2011) It is recognized that the genes on this chromosome mutation takes place and cause learning disabilities. Thus fragile X is commonest cause renowned to be Xlinked learning disabilities. In this disorder where there is an involvement of broad spectrum fragile X cause learning and emotional problems than mental retardation. Though intellectual difficulties present in this population it is only mild to moderate this is resulted by correlation with the molecular measures this may be also some extent contributed by developmental delay, difficulties in social interaction, emotional dysregulation and learning disabilities. The FMR1 mutation leads to a fragile site causing commonest developmental disorder in this population is learning disabilities. The special education is needed for this population to be identified until they become significant. FMR1 mutation causes mild emotional problems and learning difficulties.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2022 07:23
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2022 07:23

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