2. Speech Disorders
Fragile X Syndrome can often be characterized by different types of speech disorders, and part of this is due to the way in which fragile X syndrome can affect the brain. Children who are born with Fragile X syndrome are far more prone to develop what’s known as delayed speech syndrome, a specific type of speech disorder that means the onset of speech is a little later in life than it would have been in normal development without the condition.
Delayed speech can act as one of the first symptoms to look for in Fragile X, and people or children who have been diagnosed will often start speaking much later on than the average age – this is the point where most parents would refer to a mental health or speech expert, who can examine the individual case better in order to spot if there’s a chance of Fragile X syndrome.