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Fragile X syndrome

What is Fragile X syndrome?

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition and occurs in both boys and girls. The symptoms of Fragile X syndrome will vary from mild to severe learning disabilities. Fragile X syndrome occurs when there is a change in the FMR1 gene.

Symptoms of Fragile X syndrome

Common signs and symptoms of Fragile X syndrome include:

  • Intellectual impairment - this will vary from mild to severe amongst different individuals
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsiveness
  • Inattentiveness
  • Dislike of eye contact
  • Easily distracted
  • Poor concentration
  • Problems with balance
  • Social anxiety
  • Easily upset
  • Behavioural problems
  • Sensory problems
  • Likes routines
  • Repetitive behaviour such as hand biting, or hand flapping
  • Fidgets
  • Delayed speech and language development
  • Obsessive nature
  • Echolalia
  • Clumsiness
  • Language difficulties-varying from mild stuttering to more severe basic language problems

Other disorders commonly associated with Fragile X syndrome include:

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