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A Computer-based Intervention for Memory and Attention in Fragile X Syndrome

A research team from the UC Davis MIND Institute recently published findings from a study using a computer program called Cogmed to train memory, flexible thinking, and attention in children and adolescents with Fragile X Syndrome. Referred to as ‘executive function’ - memory, flexible thinking, controlling impulses, and attention are problems characteristic of individuals with Fragile X Syndrome. The computer program was employed with 100 children and adolescents with Fragile X Syndrome – presenting them with challenging visual and auditory tasks involving memory and attention and challenging them to think flexibly in order to complete those tasks.

By | 2019-05-14T15:13:49+00:00 May 14, 2019|Keeping You Informed, Research, Treatment and Intervention|Comments Off on A Computer-based Intervention for Memory and Attention in Fragile X Syndrome

8 Tips on Transitioning Your Child to Adult Services

Parents and other caregivers must consider many factors as young people with Fragile X syndrome approach the transition from high school to adulthood. Here we present eight tips based on research from Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.

By | 2018-12-19T12:30:01+00:00 Dec 5, 2018|Treatment and Intervention|Comments Off on 8 Tips on Transitioning Your Child to Adult Services

Ten Rules of Time-Out

When consulting with parents regarding behavior issues, the topic of time-out comes up during the majority of my conversations. Parents and professionals alike have used time-out as an effective tool for many years—even before [...]

By | 2017-12-29T09:52:28+00:00 Sep 14, 2017|Behavior, Treatment and Intervention|Comments Off on Ten Rules of Time-Out

Education and Fragile X Syndrome

Children whose development is affected by Fragile X syndrome are eligible for special education services. Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal law, provides for services to children from birth [...]

By | 2017-09-19T10:55:29+00:00 Sep 14, 2017|Education, Treatment and Intervention|Comments Off on Education and Fragile X Syndrome
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