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 Behavioural characteristics

When people have a diagnosis of Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome it means that they are more likely to engage in certain behaviours than people without this syndrome. This is known as a ‘behavioural phenotype’.


If a person has a diagnosis of Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome it does not mean they will show all behaviours associated with the syndrome and it is extremely important to remember that everyone with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome is an individual.


Understanding which behaviours are more likely to occur in Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome means that parents, carers and professionals are in a stronger position to support a person with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome. This is because they can learn about why this behaviour is happening and develop interventions that are specific to people with this syndrome.


The following sections describe a range of behaviours including:


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