Rett syndrome. Guidelines for individual intervention

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Abstract

Rett syndrome (RS) is a neurological disorder affecting mainly females. RS is considered the second most frequent cause for severe and complex neurological dysfunction in females after Down syndrome. Patients with RS are characterized by an array of neurological and orthopedic difficulties that mandate an intensive therapeutic intervention program for the duration of the individual's life. Many aspects of the client's well-being and functional status depend on the therapeutic intervention she receives and on her compliance to it. This article will briefly review common intervention approaches for individuals with RS and their present day's application. Due to the notion that individual intervention is the foundation on which progress and development of the functional gains rests, the present article will place basic guidelines for individual intervention with clients with RS. The article is mainly based on the clinical experience of the author and others working with individuals with RS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1504-1516
Number of pages13
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Guidelines
  • Individual intervention
  • Israel
  • Rett syndrome
  • Therapy

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