What is Rett syndrome?
Is Rett syndrome an autism spectrum disorder?
Development seemed so normal. What happened?
Since skills are lost, is Rett syndrome degenerative?
How does my child get diagnosed?
What do I do when my child is diagnosed?
What causes Rett syndrome?
What does my child’s mutation mean?
If it is genetic, does this mean I may have another child with Rett syndrome?
Should family members be tested?
How often does Rett occur?
Can boys have the Rett syndrome?
Can Rett syndrome be prevented?
What is atypical Rett syndrome?
What is MECP2 duplication syndrome?
Does my child’s mutation type determine her clinical features or symptoms (phenotype)?
What are the stages of Rett syndrome?
Do all girls move through the stages of Rett syndrome similarly?
Medical conditions and care
What are the most common gastrointestinal issues?
What causes breathing disturbances?
What happens when they hyperventilate?
What happens when they hold their breath?
Will they always breathe this way?
What should we do about their irregular breathing?
Do breathing problems cause other health problems?
Do all children with Rett syndrome have seizures?
Are the abnormal breathing episodes or tremors related to seizures?
Are children with Rett syndrome at a higher risk for sleep problems?
Should they have an electrocardiogram (ECG)?
Life with Rett Syndrome
What is the life expectancy of an individual with Rett syndrome?
Can they gain some independent skills?
Which activities are possible for individuals with Rett syndrome?
Can people with Rett speak?
Does Rett syndrome affect intelligence?
Can children and adults with Rett syndrome learn?
What about school for my child?
How does Rett syndrome affect communications?
Is everyone with Rett syndrome capable of communicating in some way?
What is AAC? Are some forms of AAC more appropriate than others for someone with Rett syndrome?
What is PODD?
What can I do as a communication partner to help my child?
How can I help my child to be more active or to keep active as they get older?
In what ways can physical therapy help someone with Rett syndrome?
Can a child with Rett syndrome regain lost skills?
What kind of difficulties will they have?