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Your QuestionI have a chance to work with a child who has Emanuel sydrome. What is a child with this capable of learning? Is there a Web page that summarizes this syndrome and would be helpful to me?
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The following Web pages provide further details regarding Emanuel syndrome and may be helpful resources.
The Unique Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group offers a detailed article on Emanuel syndrome. Click on the link above to view this information page.
Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains a condition summary on Emanuel syndrome. Click on the link to go to GHR and review this summary.
GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.
To diagnose an intellectual disability, professionals look at the person's mental abilities (IQ) and his or her adaptive skills. Both of these are highlighted in the definition provided in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IDEA is the federal law that guides how schools provide early intervention and special education and related services to children with disabilities.
When children become school aged learning goals are individually set. School staff work with the child's parents to develop an Individualized Education Program and a Individualized Family Services Plan, which describes the child's unique needs and the services that have been designed to meet those needs.
The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities provides further information on this topic at the following links:
How to Write a Services Plan: http://www.nichcy.org/babies/IFSP/Pages/default.aspx
The Short-and-Sweet IEP Overview: http://www.nichcy.org/EducateChildren/IEP/Pages/overview.aspx
The following organizations can provide you with further information as you seek to assist the child's family in setting and achieving his or her developmental and learning goals.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
Toll free/TTY: (800) 695-0285
Fax: (202) 884-8441
Web site: http://www.nichcy.org
Schools and Administrators Resource Page: http://www.nichcy.org/SchoolsAndAdministrators/Pages/Default.aspx
National Center for Medical Home Implementation
c/o American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Toll free: 800-433-9016 ext 7605
Web site: http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/
- Beverly S Emanuel, Elaine H Zackai, and Livija Medne. Emanuel Syndrome. GeneReviews. February 5, 2015; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1263/. Accessed 3/3/2015.
- Emanuel syndrome. Genetics Home Reference. 2008; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/emanuel-syndrome. Accessed 8/4/2010.
- Intellecutal disability (formerly Mental Retardation). National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/intellectual/. Accessed 8/4/2010.