Why Do Kids with FXS Sometimes Seem to Get Really Excited or Nervous?
Kids with FXS sometimes get overly excited when there is a lot going on. They can have trouble when things seem too loud or confusing.
When you walk into a room you might first see only a chair and a table, and then gradually see everything else. Kids with FXS, however, tend to see everything at once — every table, chair, book, toy, paper, and spot on the wall. It can be too much for them!
It works the same with their hearing. When you’re at a party, you can usually listen to just the person talking to you, but someone with Fragile X syndrome might hear everyone’s conversations and music and the faucet running all at once. This makes some situations just too intense for them, and they may need a little break.