Rett Syndrome – Chapter 6: Motor Abnormalities in Rett Syndrome (ebook)


Chapter 6 – Motor Abnormalities in Rett Syndrome

The early descriptions of Rett syndrome (RTT) by Andreas Rett and Bengt Hagberg highlighted altered movement skills which are now recognized as core features of the syndrome. For most individuals, there is initial developmental progress followed by regression at around 6–30 months. The classic signs of RTT then become apparent, including loss of hand and communication skills, the development of stereotypical hand movements, and impairment of gait. Therefore, RTT is essentially a movement disorder.

About the book

Among the vast body of literature that has grown around Rett syndrome, this volume is the first to be aimed at both clinicians and researchers. It presents a comprehensive overview of the disorder and examines the areas where gaps in knowledge are most significant. Rett Syndrome is intended to be a guide for both initial examination and in-depth study of the disorder. It is a practical text for the physician approaching the disorder for the first time and a valuable reference resource for the specialist or researcher.