In this section you can read various research news articles that have important topics relating to rare genetic disorders.
This section is for any parents or professionals who wish to read up to date information about syndromes and to broaden their knowledge.
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We hope you find the research articles interesting!
Communication - Kleefstra syndrome
In August 2015, members of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the Kleefstra Syndrome...
In April 2015, the Cerebra Centra for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (University of Birmingham) and...
Smith Magenis Syndrome Awareness Month
November is Smith Magenis Awareness Month, and so parents and siblings of individuals with SMS were asked what they wish people understood about the syndrome. Please click here to view the videos of what they had to say. #AskMeWhatItIs For more information about Smith Magenis Syndrome, please click here.
Cornelia De Lange
The Benefits of Communication Passports
Research has shown that many behaviours that challenge are associated with communication difficulties. Interventions...
Autism spectrum symptoms in Smith-Magenis syndrome and Williams syndrome: comparisons and contrasts
Autism Spectrum Disorder is characterised by a triad of impairments which involve persistent deficits...
Neurodevelopmental outcome in Angelman Syndrome: Genotype-phenotype correlations
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurogenetic disorder that is characterised by intellectual disability, developmental...
Cornelia De Lange
Pain in children with severe intellectual disability: A Guide for Parents
Cerebra have recently released a new parent guide to help parents of children with severe intellectual and/or communication difficulties to understand how pain may affect their child. This new guide explains the possible causes of pain in children with intellectual disability, presents information about how pain may be shown by children who are unnable to tell us that they are in pain and discusses the effects that untreated pain can have on your child. To download the guide, please visit the Cerebra webpage here.
Fragile X syndrome and Autism Spectrum disorders
Fragile X syndrome is caused by genetic mutation which results in the absence or...
Eating Behavior, Prenatal and Postnatal Growth in Angelman Syndrome
Clinical characteristics of Angelman syndrome include severe intellectual disability, developmental delay and lack of...
Concrete and relational vocabulary: Comparison between Williams and Smith-Magenis Syndromes
A new study has compared the concrete and relational vocabulary performance of individuals with...
Attentional Control in fragile X syndrome
Attention problems in fragile X syndrome (FXS) are often stated as one of the...
Cerebra sleep seminar 13th November - presentations now available
Cerebra hosted a sleep seminar in Birmingham focusing on sleep in children with developmental...