Turner Syndrome is the result of a chromosomal abnormality, and occurs only in females. It is usually diagnosed when the child is in utero, and there are no methods of prevention. Those with Turner Syndrome have a number of similar physical characteristics, as well as health-related issues. Some of those issues can involve cognitive disorders, such as ADHD. There is no cure for Turner Syndrome; however, some of the cognitive issues can be treated.
Turner Syndrome can cause a number of physical symptoms, including:
- Shortened stature and a broad chest
- Swelling in the hands and feet
- Visual and hearing impairments
Cognitive and behavioural issues can also occur. Some of them are:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Issues with spatial reasoning
- Lack of social skills
- Various nonverbal learning disabilities
If your child has cognitive issues as a result of Turner Syndrome, Insight Psychological may be able to help. An assessment will be done in order to determine the extent of the issues and a therapeutic plan will be put into place. Insight Psychological have five convenient locations – Edmonton North, Edmonton South, Red Deer, Calgary and Spruce Grove – in order to better serve you. Please give us a call today to see how we can help.