Tag: Treatment and Intervention

Dr. Craig Erickson Discusses the Drug Acamprosate for the Treatment of FXS


Acamprosate, a drug used to treat alcohol abuse, improves communication and social behaviors associated with a common form of autism. IU autism researcher Craig Erickson, MD, will discuss his ongoing study of acamprosate and Fragile X syndrome, the most frequent, single genetic cause of autism. Listen or download podcast Dr. Erickson is assistant professor of

Is Your Child’s Behavior a Manifestation of His Disability?


I have consulted on several cases related to students with FXS being suspended from school because their behavior was believed to be threatening or dangerous to others. The students were suspended until a “manifestation hearing” could be held. Such hearings are required by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), allowing for further investigation to

Insight on Evidence-based Medical and Therapeutic Intervention


A discussion for parents of children with special developmental needs about evidence, consensus and anecdotal-based interventions. After more than four decades of working with parents of children with special developmental needs, I’ve learned that they often find it difficult to know what the best approaches or interventions are to help their children. Conflicting statements, recommendations

Lesson Planning Guide

Download the Guide A Practical Approach for the Classroom This guide is intended for classroom teachers who may have little or no exposure to Fragile X syndrome (FXS). Our goal is to help make the teaching and learning environment from preschool through high school more effective, more efficient, and more rewarding for teachers and the

Webinar: Autism Spectrum Disorder in Fragile X Syndrome

ASD in FXS; Co-Occurring Conditions and Current Treatment Featuring Special Guest Walter E. Kaufmann, MD, Greenwood Genetic Center, Boston Children’s Hospital Description Numerous small and parent reported studies have shown that a considerable percentage of individuals with FXS also carry a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Individuals with a dual diagnosis of FXS and

Consensus of the Fragile X Clinical & Research Consortium on Clinical Practices

The Guidelines represent expert consensus and not evidence-based studies. The clinical committee of the Fragile X Clinical & Research Consortium (FXCRC) could be thought of as a “consensus panel” since virtually every clinician in the USA seeing and managing a large number of patients with Fragile X syndrome and other Fragile X-associated Disorders is represented.

Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Fragile X Syndrome

The Early Intervention Process The Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities is the program known as Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is also known as Child Find. Part C is a federal grant program that encourages states to set up programs for young children with disabilities

Home Schooling and Fragile X

Whether you have decided to home school your child for a year or for an extended period, developing a curriculum can be a challenge. Start by setting goals for your child, research and experiment with ways your child learns, review various curriculums, and put together a program for your child. Here are websites to get

Planning Your Visit to a Fragile X Clinic

Why should you visit a Fragile X clinic? Because you won’t hear, “Fragile what?” You will have the opportunity to meet with a team of people who will be able to provide guidance in many areas of raising your child or children. Just as importantly, once you establish a relationship with the Fragile X doctor,