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Rett's Disorder Suggestions

(Also Known As: Retts Disorder Suggestions, Rett's Suggestions, Retts Suggestions, Autism Suggestions, Pervasive Development Disorder Suggestions, Mental Retardation Suggestions, Neurological Disorder Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions on Rett’s Disorder

Listed are some suggestions to help alleviate RS symptoms:

  • Management of gastrointestinal complaints (reflux, constipation) by providing food rich in fiber.
  • Always give a well-balanced diet to counter nutritional (poor weight gain) issues.
  • Calcium rich foods will help in strengthening bones which will protect them from fractures. (since RS patients often fall over)
  • Practice speech therapy to improve the patient's communication skills, especially with augmentative communication strategies.
  • Practice muscle movements through physical therapy to soften rigidity.
  • Following sleep aids or sleep hygiene to prevent insomnia or other sleep disorders.
  • Parental counseling.
  • Joining a support group.

Could You Have Rett's Disorder?

Rett's Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Asperger's Syndrome – autism, delayed development in motor, communication and social skills, cognitive impairment, clumsiness
Autism – brain development disorder, Asperger’s disorder, impaired social interaction, restricted and repetitive behavior
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder - late onset of delayed development, impaired social, motor and communication skills
Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS - delayed development in social, communication and motor skills