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Management


Because the clinical features associated with fragile X syndrome are broad and can range from mild to severe management strategies need to be tailored to each individual.

For children with fragile X syndrome typical interventions include:

  • Ongoing speech and occupational therapies.
  • Management of behavioural problems such as sensory defensiveness, hyperarousal and attention problems.
  • Special educational strategies.
  • Some medical problems such as epilepsy and emotional problems such as mood and attention disorders can be treated with medication.
  • Educational, behavioural and medical interventions are utilised in the ongoing care of adults with fragile X syndrome.