A Comparison of Oral Structure and Oral-Motor Function in Young Males With Fragile X Syndrome and Down Syndrome
- Editorial. Ghosh, Kanjaksha; Gorakshakar, Ajit // Indian Journal of Human Genetics;Sep-Dec2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p85
The authors reflect on the genetics of autism and mental retardation. The authors states that intellectual disability involves a wide spectrum of conditions. They explain that two common causes of mental retardation are Down's syndrome and Fragile X syndrome, both of which can be diagnosed...
- A Comparison of Phonological Skills of Boys With Fragile X Syndrome and Down Syndrome. Roberts, Joanne; Long, Steven H.; Malkin, Cheryl; Barnes, Elizabeth; Skinner, Martie; Hennon, Elizabeth A.; Anderson, Kathleen // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Oct2005, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p980
In this study, the authors compared the phonological accuracy and patterns of sound change of boys with fragile X syndrome, boys with Down syndrome, and typically developing mental-age-matched boys. Participants were 50 boys with fragile X syndrome, ages 3 to 14 years; 32 boys with Down...
- Phonological Accuracy and Intelligibility in Connected Speech of Boys With Fragile X Syndrome or Down Syndrome. Barnes, Elizabeth; Roberts, Joanne; Long, Steven H.; Martin, Gary E.; Berni, Mary C.; Mandulak, Kerry C.; Sideris, John // Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Aug2009, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p1048
Purpose: To compare the phonological accuracy and speech intelligibility of boys with fragile X syndrome with autism spectrum disorder (FXS-ASD), fragile X syndrome only (FXS-O), Down syndrome (DS), and typically developing (TD) boys. Method: Participants were 32 boys with FXS-O (3-14 years), 31...
- Study of health status and etiological factors of mentally challenged children in a school for mentally challenged in rural Maharashtra. Ahmad, Nadeem; Joshi, H. S.; Bano, Rubeena; Phalke, D. B. // Internet Journal of Medical Update;Jul2010, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p21
The mental health of the child affects his physical health and the learning process. The present study was conducted to study the health status and etiological factors among 58 mentally challenged children in a school for the mentally challenged at Sangamner. Majority of mentally challenged...
- Comparison of etiology-specific cognitive functioning profiles for individuals with fragile X and... Powell, Lesley; Houghton, Stephen // Journal of Special Education;Fall97, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p362
Investigates the cognitive functioning profiles of individuals with Fragile X as compared to those of individuals with Down's syndrome. Individual subtest scores results; Support for etiology-specific cognitive functioning profiles; Intellectual functioning of males; Mean chronological age and...
- EMBO Journal: Fragile X and Down syndromes share signalling pathway for intellectual disability. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;8/1/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article presents information on the intellectual disability caused due to Fragile X and Down syndromes which effects the dendritic spines development by the nerve cells.
- Teaching and Behaviour Modification Strategies in Educating the Child with Fragile X Syndrome in the Classroom. Owens, Bernadette // Reach;Jan2001, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p92
The author describes characteristics common to many pupils with Fragile X Syndrome and suggests how curriculum, classroom management strategies and behaviour modification techniques can be tailored to meet the educational needs of these children.
- PAK3 mutation in nonsyndromic X-linked mental retardation. Allen, Kristina M.; Gleeson, Joseph G.; Bagrodia, Shubha; Partington, Michael W.; MacMillan, John C.; Cerione, Richard A.; Mulley, John C.; Walsh, Christopher A. // Nature Genetics;Sep98, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p25
Nonsyndromic X-linked mental retardation (MRX) syndromes are clinically homogeneous but genetically heterogeneous disorders, whose genetic bases are largely unknown. Affected individuals in a multiplex pedigree with MRX (MRX30), previously mapped to Xq22, show a point mutation in the PAK3...
- Fragile X syndrome: an important preventable cause of mental handicap. Kinnell, H.G. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);9/5/1987, Vol. 295 Issue 6598, p564
Focuses on fragile X syndrome and its prevention. Prevalence of X linked conditions between males and females; Presence of semidominant fragile X syndrome on the X chromosome of mentally handicapped male; Diagnosis of fragile X syndrome; Techniques used for prevention.