School Transition Strategies
A new school can be tough for any child, especially so for children living with Fragile X syndrome. To address this often difficult milestone, our in-house expert on education and support services created this essential list of tips and strategies based on her and other Fragile X parents’ experiences to help you and your child navigate this important transition.
The Value of a Detailed School Schedule
The focus of this article is the schedule Jayne Dixon Weber developed during her son Ian’s 8th grade and with some variations all through high school.
10 Things Teachers Should Know About Fragile X Syndrome: Strengths, Challenges, and How They Learn
The most effective way to help your student get the most from their time at school is to minimize the likelihood of hyperarousal and anxiety, which can maximize their focus and cooperation.
Lesson Planning Guide (PDF)
A wealth of practical information that includes background on FXS, descriptions of behavior and learning styles, discussion of educational and community resources, and sample lesson plans for children with FXS at a variety of developmental levels.
Assistive Technology and the IEP (PDF)
The concept of assistive technology can be overwhelming for many families and individualized education program (IEP) teams. This document provides parents with useful information about assistive technology and how to go about addressing it as part of their child’s IEP.