Understanding Rett Syndrome offers a concise, evidence-based introduction to Rett Syndrome (RTT), covering a range of topics from diagnosis and causes to treatment and family management. It focuses on improving the quality of life for those with the syndrome by suggesting practical ways of managing the condition at home and at school, offering support and guidance to all parents and caregivers learning how to help children with RTT.
Over the course of six chapters, Fabio, Caprì and, Martino explore signs and symptoms of RTT, along with an overview of treatment, therapy, and interventions for those living with the condition, focusing on technological aids such as eye-tracking and ICT and new neural techniques.
Illustrated with interviews with parents of children living with RTT, Understanding Rett Syndrome is essential reading for parents and caregivers, as well as practitioners in clinical and educational psychology, counseling, mental health, nursing, child welfare, public healthcare, and those in education.
Table of Contents
1: Signs and Symptoms of Rett Syndrome
2: What causes Rett Syndrome
3: Living with the condition of Rett Syndrome: Quality of life and family systems
4: Treatment and therapy
5: From assessment to intervention
6: Practical ways to manage the condition at school
7: Rett Syndrome around the world
Rosa Angela Fabio is Full Professor of General Psychology at the University of Messina, Italy.
Tindara Caprì is Contract Professor at the University of Messina, Italy.
Gabriella Martino is a Researcher in Clinical Psychology at the University of Messina, Italy.