Rett Syndrome in Children
Rett syndrome is a genetic syndrome that typically affects females. If your child is having trouble with language, in particular language regression, or where they’re losing skills that they once learned, it could be a sign of Rett syndrome. A lot of children with Rett syndrome will present with hand flapping and signs of autism.
Typically it’s diagnosed around two to three years of age, because families start noticing signs of regression, but it can be diagnosed earlier in some cases. Rett syndrome is diagnosed with a blood test, genetic testing. There’s no cure, but there are a lot of clinical trials in the works for kids with Rett syndrome.