Medical / Dietary Needs

What you need to know

  • No special diet is required for KS although a well balanced diet is important.
  • It is important to ask the parents about the medical issues in their child and what medical management challenges they may face at school.
  • Many boys with Klinefelter are followed by an endocrinologist when they reach the age of puberty. They may be placed on testosterone treatments.
  • Be aware, or ask a parent, if the child has a medical alert bracelet. 
  • School age children with KS may have annual doctor and specialist visits to monitor medical conditions. 

What you can do

  • A yearly check-up and studies as needed should occur in the child’s Medical Home. 
  • Be aware of any changes in behavior or mood that seem out of line and notify the parents.
  • Be aware of any academic changes.  Contact parents when any differences are noticed.
  • Provide and seek appropriate supports as needed, whether school based or more medically based:
    • Communication Supports
    • OT or PT for supporting motor development, coordination, tone and sensory needs
    • Supports for emotional or behavioral issues that might arise, as needed