Monday, February 06, 2006

Fragile X Party!

As (future) SLPs, we may encounter people with a variety of syndromes and disorders, including Fragile X Syndrome.

According to The National Fragile X Foundation:

“Fragile X is a family of genetic conditions, which can impact individuals and families in various ways. Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the most common cause of inherited mental impairment. This impairment can range from learning disabilities to more severe cognitive or intellectual disabilities. (Sometimes referred to as mental retardation.) FXS is the most common known cause of autism or "autistic-like" behaviors. Symptoms also can include characteristic physical and behavioral features and delays in speech and language development.
Fragile X can be passed on in a family by individuals who have no apparent signs of this genetic condition. In some families a number of family members appear to be affected, whereas in other families a newly diagnosed individual may be the first family member to exhibit symptoms.”

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SoOOOOo, what’s this about an FXS party?

For those interested in FXS, a CSULA patron has invited NSSLHA to a private party on Saturday, February 25, to learn more about this syndrome.

For more information, please see this flyer or contact a NSSLHA officer.

So who wants to go and get their party on? (

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:23 PM

    Thank you very much for talking about Fragile X Syndrome. Many people have never heard of Fragile X Syndrome and is very hard to explain at times. Speech delays is one of the symptons of Fragile X Syndrome. Thank you for spreading the word.