Fragile X syndrome

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  • Language Development In Fragile X Syndrome

    The goal of the NICHD is to support researchers who are investigating “human development throughout the entire life process, focusing on understanding developmental disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, and illuminating important events that occur during pregnancy.” This goal of understanding developmental disabilities was addressed in Leonard J. Abbeduto 's grant abstract. Abbeduto discussed that fragile X syndrome (FXS) causes an “intellectual disability” that affects 1 in 2500 people. The NICHD is concentrated on understanding “intellectual and developmental disabilities.” Thus, this abstract was written to directly appeal to this purpose of the NICHD. The abstract goes on to examine how FXS can affect language development and lead to consequences in adulthood due to language impairment. The project looks at participants between the age of 15-22. NICHD is interested in exploring human development throughout the entire life process, so including participants from the ages of 15-22 fulfills this objective. Language is a major component of this research project and research is a developmental skill. Abbeduto chose to explore language because it…

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  • Analysis Of Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)

    Casey presents as a four year old non-verbal girl who has been diagnosed with Autism on the severe end of the spectrum, as well as Fragile X Syndrome, both lifelong developmental disabilities. According to Autism Speaks, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is “a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.” (What Is Autism?, 2016) Fragile X…

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  • Personal Narrative: Fragile X Syndrome

    I walked into the living room, sat on the couch next to him and introduced myself. It was blatantly obvious that he was nervous, but after a while he starting opening up. As Rina and I grew closer, so did Kumar and I. I was starting to learn all about him; he was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome, which means he is mentally challenged and has a great amount of social anxiety. What kind of life will he have as he grows older? I wondered if he knew he was different and if that was why he was…

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  • Fragile X Essay

    Fragile X syndrome is a mutation that can occur on a segment of a human being’s DNA. The disease was first studied in 1943 by British physician James Purdon Martin and British human geneticist named Julia Bell. As a result, Fragile X is also referred to as the Martin-Bell syndrome because of their discovery. Though it was not until 1969 that scientist Herbert Lubs discovered what exactly causes Fragile X syndrome. He explained that victims of this mutation will possess an X chromosome with…

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  • Summary Of Robert Frost's Poem Out, Out

    multiple poetic elements to illustrate the fragile nature of life and how easily it goes away. These elements come together to testify of the insignificance of one human life. The poetic elements which illustrate this topic of nature and death are done through, imagery, personification and tone. I will first discuss examples of imagery. Frost uses imagery to express what he wants to say. Frost uses imagery when he describes the setting of the place. He tells the readers that the boy is…

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  • Trisomy X Syndrome

    Triple X Syndrome (Trisomy X) Genetic Disorders are diseases inherited through genetics. These disorders are usually scarce in number but affect one in thousands or millions of people. Trisomy X or Triple X syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes there to be three X chromosomes in a woman’s body. Trisomy X was discovered by a scientist named Patricia Jacobs in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was later named “XXX Syndrome” by a British pathologist and geneticist named Bernard Lenox after Patricia…

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  • Rhett Disease Case Study

    disabilities, what sickle cell does in children with neurodevelopment disorders, and what psychiatric disorders and down syndrome does in adolescents and young adults. This paper will only contain abstracts of my own doings for each journal I have obtained for this study. I will not be going into depth with every single disorder that is within a neurodevelopment disorder such as Mendelsohn’s Syndrome or…

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  • Reflection Of Student Writing Project 3

    To help the audience and myself better understand medical terminology, I had to simplify a lot of terms by finding their different meanings. Autism is actually considered to be Fragile X syndrome. Fragile X syndrome is a disorder where the x chromosome of an unborn child is damaged. Considering most people already know what Autism is, I used that term for the title instead of its root form. This was just one of the few vocabulary changes I had to make to Project 3. The board has a picture of…

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  • Essay On Special Olympics

    developmental disability and is a phrase used to describe a person with certain limitations in cognitive performance and skills, such as communication, social and self-care skills (“Special olympics: About intellectual disabilities”, 2016). According to the American Association of Intellectual and Development Disabilities, a person will be considered to have an intellectual disability with the following conditions: their IQ is lower than seventy to seventy-five, their condition is made evident…

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  • Fine Motor Skills: A Case Study

    disabilities include the ELM or. This test is for children at the ages of birth to three years old. It is also used for older children whose developmental abilities are concurrent with the scales of this test. The ELM evaluates the child’s degree of language delay (James Copland, 2011). There are many other tests that can be used to evaluate the level of developmental delays of a child as well but do not meet the scope of this paper. There are many factors that can contribute to developmental…

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