Recognizing and Treating Rett Syndrome in Schools
A review of the literature on Rett syndrome (RS) for school-based professionals is presented from a behavioral perspective. A description of RS is provided, including distinctive physical, behavioral, and emotional features, diagnostic criteria for classic and formes frustes forms of RS, and stages of the disorder. The similarities and differences between RS and autism are reviewed. Controversies regarding the classification of RS are presented, including whether RS should be classified as a neurological or psychiatric condition and whether RS should remain classified as a pervasive developmental disorder. Last, a variety of options for the treatment of RS are discussed.
School Psychology International
Wanzek, M., Jenson, W.R., & Houlihan, D. (2012). Recognizing and Treating Rett Syndrome in Schools. School Psychology International, 33(2), 151-166.
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Copyright © SAGE Publications. Article published by SAGE Publications in School Psychology International, volume 33, issue number 2, April 2012, pages 151-166. Article available online on July 6, 2011: http://doi.org/10.1177/0143034311403058.