This paper comprises a compilation of nine case studies of girls (aged 4-16 years) with Rett Syndrome. The educational settings involved are various and include private day school, public elementary school in both integrated and special needs classrooms, and a county-operated preschool program for handicapped children. Each case study outlines the student's behavior, including such behaviors.
Many individuals with developmental and physical disabilities fail to develop any appreciable amount of speech and are therefore candidates for AAC (i.e., augmentative and alternative communication) (Beukelman and Mirenda, 2005, Schlosser, 2003).AAC intervention aims to improve the person's ability to express wants and needs, initiate conversations, and more generally participate in.
A new study has found that the genetic flaw responsible for Rett syndrome can strike males, even where there isn't a family history of the rare brain disorder.
The frequency and severity of seizures are closely linked to life expectancy with seizures increasing the risk of death. Anti-epileptic drugs can be used to control seizures and reduce this risk. Pneumonia can be a risk factor for Rett syndrome patients, especially for those with scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine), as this can affect lung function.
Flynn Effect Which of the following statements about Rhetts disorder is FALSE from PSY 300 at Community College of Baltimore County.
A plan by an American Psychiatric Association revision committee to remove Rett syndrome from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has sparked concern among some parents and researchers. But proponents of the change say the plan has been widely misunderstood, and their goal is better treatment for people with the neurodevelopmental disorder.
In addition, based on a single case study, a positive effect for Halliwick on functional hand use and walking balance has been shown for a girl with stage III Rett syndrome (Bumin et al., 2003).
WebMD explains autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's syndrome, Rett syndrome, PDD-NOS, and childhood disintegrative disorder.