The most effective way to support someone living with FXS in any setting is to maximize their focus, cooperation, and enjoyment. Here's more on the strengths and challenges for individuals with Fragile X, and how to make the most of any experience.
Barb Haas-Givler presents a one-hour Q&A session on resources and strategies for the classroom, home, and community.
A reader asks (and we answer): I heard it can be challenging for individuals with Fragile X to meet new people and be in new situations. Do you have any tips on making the children feel comfortable?
“Hey” was one of my son Ian’s first words, and what he quickly learned was that whomever he said that to responded — with something. Usually it was with a smile and friendly tone to their voice, and you know how quickly our children pick up on that positive feeling.
This session discusses the approved medications available to support behavior conditions associated with fragile X syndrome.
How Many Times Is He Going to Ask That? Perseverative Questioning and Other Behavioral Inflexibility in FXS — Presentation
Dr. Lauren Schmitt, a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training in cognitive functioning in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, discusses how behavioral inflexibility is likened to being stuck — a state in which the individual is unable to move on from a current behavior or thought.
How to recognize behavioral challenges in FXS and the most common behavioral difficulties and treatment options at each developmental stage. Specific tips are shared that families can easily implement with their children or adolescents.
Traveling with your young or adult child with Fragile X syndrome on an airplane can be very stressful for both of you. These tips are provided by parents based on their experiences with their own children. Find what works for you, your child, and your family.
If you’re the parent of a child with Fragile X syndrome, you’re probably very familiar with mouth stuffing. Mouth stuffing for kids with FXS is usually an adaptive means of trying to succeed with eating.
In this new recording, Marcia Braden discusses strategies for daily living with COVID-19. She discusses how anxiety can fuel behavior, and she gives ideas on how to set up your day and accommodations you can make to help keep anxiety at a minimum.
In this webinar, Rebecca Shaffer guides us through some pointers about how to build play skills while your children are at home, and some great resources for thinking through different play opportunities while they’re at home.
Behavior can often be misunderstood and punished because the parent or caregiver doesn’t recognize its function for the child. Caregivers must look behind the behavior to learn what they’re trying to communicate.
In this webinar, Rebecca Shaffer walks us through what your child is telling you, strategies to prevent the behavior, reinforcing good behaviors, and building new skills.
Dr. Marcia Braden provides tips and resources, including social story and visual schedule templates, to help you and your children during the COVID-19 pandemic.