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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 Reviewed: 10/29/2013
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