Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2008;28(1):79-98.

Developmental trajectories and correlates of sensory processing in young boys with fragile X syndrome.

Author information

1
Division of Occupational Science, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA. gbaranek@med.unc.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:

No longitudinal study on sensory processing in children with fragile X syndrome (FXS) exists. This study examined developmental trajectories and correlates of sensory processing from infancy through preschool years in 13 boys with FXS.

METHOD:

Participants were assessed using observational and parent-report measures 2-6 times between 9 and 54 months of age.

RESULTS:

Over time, an increasing proportion of boys displayed sensory processing that differed significantly from test norms. Observational measures were more sensitive than parent-reports early in infancy. Age and developmental quotient significantly predicted levels of hyporesponsiveness; there was a trend for hyperresponsiveness to increase with age. Baseline physiological and biological measures were not predictive.

CONCLUSIONS:

Sensory processing problems are observable early and grow increasingly problematic from infancy through the preschool ages. Early identification and intervention may attenuate long-term difficulties for children with FXS.

PMID:
18399048
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center