Ep 1 – Daily Living Skills & Learning Strategies

March 2nd, 2020

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFiDVVR7Iyc

Recording of presentation by Dr Marcia Braden PhD, 2 March 2020, Melbourne Australia. Daily Living Skills & Learning Strategies – Supporting children who have Fragile X syndrome.

  • how the lack of the FMRP protein impacts brain development
  • how neurobiological factors affect daily living and learning skills
  • how to structure the environment at home and in the classroom to account for the cognitive profile of Fragile X syndrome (the strengths and weaknesses in cognition and learning)
  • eating, sleeping and toileting concerns and motor delays
  • hyperarousal and anxiety **
  • structuring the environment to take account of anxiety and executive functioning deficits
  • visual supports to aid in learning

** See also: “Understanding Anxiety in Fragile X syndrome” – recording of webinar by Dr Marcia Braden, 17 November 2021 youtube.

This presentation by Dr Braden was supported by an educational grant from Zynerba Pharmaceuticals.


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