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ID 395 CEU - ARF GH RCFE

Fragile X: The Story    2 hours
Approvals:
ARF098-0243-29399
RCFE098-0243-29400
GH098-0243-29398
This course is approved for ARF RCFE and GH.
100,000 people in the US have Fragile X. Fragile X, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and affects one in every 3500 males. Fragile X is a known genetic cause of autism. Individuals with Fragile X have learning problems, developmental delays, high rate of epilepsy and sensory problems. Research has shown that 15% to 33% of individuals with Fragile X carry a diagnosis of autism. Clips from documentaries such as Living With Fragile X provide an up close look at how the social and emotional lives of families are effected. Course objectives are:

Understand the genetics and inheritance link in Fragile X.
Identify the physical features of Fragile X e.g. epilepsy and and low muscle tone.
Identify the emotional and behavioral features of Fragile X. Identify current progress of research into drug treatments for Fragile X.


$19.002 hours Credit

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