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Fragile X - Education Supports

What you need to know

It is important to have HIGH EXPECTATIONS for learning for children who have Fragile X.

People who have Fragile X syndrome vary in their learning needs and cognitive abilities. Challenges vary between boys and girls.  

Children who have Fragile X can be included in their neighborhood schools. They may do well when extra supports are provided. Being with their peers is good for developing social and communication skills. Their team can make decisions about the need for specific teaching and pace.

Complete developmental and educational assessments (including speech and language evaluation and OT/PT evaluation) are recommended for planning. A multidisciplinary team and approach is helpful.

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