Educating Young Children with Fragile X Syndrome

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 kclapp@fraxa.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

Educating Young Children with Fragile X
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