Cognitive, Behavioral, and Adaptive Functioning in Fragile X and Non-Fragile X Retarded MenSpeech-Language Pathology Faculty Publications
AbstractThe cognitive, behavioral, and adaptive functioning of 12 men with fragile X syndrome (aged 23 to 62 years) was systematically assessed and compared to two matched groups of retarded men without fragile X syndrome residing at the same institution. The fragile X group was largely indistinguishable from the comparison groups on the cognitive, behavioral, and adaptive measures. Fragile X patients were, however, significantly more likely to have achieved levels of adaptive functioning commensurate with their intellectual abilities. Fragile X subjects who had similarly affected siblings emerged as significantly higher-functioning in all areas than Fragile X subjects who did not have affected siblings. These findings are discussed with respect to future research.
Citation InformationE. Dykens, J. Leckman, Rhea Paul and M. Watson. "Cognitive, Behavioral, and Adaptive Functioning in Fragile X and Non-Fragile X Retarded Men" (1988)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rhea_paul/45/