When a team of elementary school teachers and therapists asked us to share strategies for working with young children who have Fragile X syndrome, we developed this session featuring tips, techniques, and stories. Katie Clapp, co-founder of FRAXA Research Foundation and parent of a young man with Fragile X, and Tracy Antonelli, whose two teenage boys have Fragile X, present this session to help teachers assist their students.
Fragile X syndrome is a truly unique disorder in many ways. We have learned a lot about learning styles and particular strengths and interests that people with Fragile X tend to share. We know which educational strategies to emphasize and which ones to avoid.
We hope you find this helpful. If your school is interested in a customized session, please contact Katie Clapp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parts of the presentation were adapted from “Top Ten Things for teachers to know about Fragile X” by H. Laurie Yankowitz, EdD, Yankowitz Consulting, Developmental Disability and Fragile X Specialist.