A variety of professionals can help individuals with Fragile X syndrome and their families manage the symptoms of the disorder. Those with Fragile X might benefit from services provided by several different specialists:
- Speech-language therapists can help people with Fragile X syndrome improve their pronunciation of words and sentences, slow down their speech, and use language more effectively.
- Occupational therapists help find ways to adjust tasks and conditions to match a person’s needs and abilities.
- Physical therapists design activities and exercises that help build motor control and improve posture and balance.
- Behavioral therapists try to understand why someone with Fragile X acts out, and they create ways and strategies for avoiding or preventing these situations from occurring while also teaching better or more positive ways to respond to situations.
Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012