Medical / Dietary Needs

What you need to know

Medical home providers can help families access educational supports. Psychological and/or psychiatric evaluation, behavioral supports, and/or medications may be helpful with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

No special diet is required for individuals with Fragile X syndrome. A well-balanced diet and exercise is recommended. 

Be aware, or ask parent, if the child has a medical alert bracelet.

What you can do

  • Refer as needed to early intervention, special education, and other supports.
  • Medical Home can keep an eye on vision, hearing. School staff can do vision and hearing screenings.
  • Early intervention for delayed milestones
    • Milestone averages
      • Sit alone ~10 months
      • Walk ~20.6 months
      • First clear words ~20 months
  • Special education 
    • Small class size
    • Individual attention
    • Avoid sudden change or too much stimulation
  • Vocational training
  • Individual drug treatment of behaviors that affect social interactions
  • Routine treatment of medical problems
    • Otitus media may be common and ear infections should be monitored.
  • Behavioral and psychological testing as needed