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Fragile X
Mutation in X chromosome (too many repeats, 60-200, longer leg)
Impairment greater in boys
Autistic-like behaviors, withdrawal, stereotypes behaviors
Unusual motor movements
Increased brain volume
Long face, large ears, flat feet
Family Context
Outcome dependent on child characteristics (adaptibility, social, happy, mild MR, protective factors), resorces, and parent psychopathology
Mothers: need social support
Fathers: need financial support
Social Context
More neglected than rejected.
Poor social skills, impaired intellectual functioning
Individual Context
Cognitive develpment occurs in same sequence of stages
Personality: lower matery orientation, more dependency, lower expectation of sucess, less interest in learning new thing
Similar Sequence Hypothesis
MR kids develop (stages) happens in same order as normal kids, just slower/ delayed
Supported
Similar Structure Hypothesis
Can equate mental age for what MR kid can do at "normal" age [14 yr old MR= 4 yr old normal]
Not necessarily
Unsupported
Developmental Course/Intellectual and adaptive abilities
Severe MR more stable (not much change)
Mild MR show gains/loss
Developmental Course
Infancy/Early childhood: problems with attachment, self-regulation, exploration, social development
Parents w/ less functioning cant provide enough love/ support

Mid Childhd/Ad: Teasing by peers, difficulty keeping up with social interactions; Sexuality
Intervention
Abcedarian project: put children in enriched preschools; parents can find better jobs