Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of mental impairment.
The syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in 3600 males and 1 in 4000 to 6000 females.
Students with Fragile X syndrome have characteristic physical and behavioural characteristics.
SEaTSS can support students with this condition.
To refer to SEATSS please use this link:
A clear animated video explaining the genetics of Fragile X and why male students are more greatly affected.
This is a good video visually demonstrating the different symptoms associated with Fragile X.
This Guide is intended for classroom staff, providing practical information that includes:- Fragile X overview, behaviour, learning styles, educational resources, lesson plans and strategies.
Available from: Twinkl resources
Highly recommended This is a great site with great clear resources for Literacy, Numeracy, Assessment, Language, Rewards, Visual timetable, Curriculum areas
Cognitive strengths among males with fragile X include
Weaknesses could include
Impact on males
Impact on females
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