Rett’s Syndrome Diagnosis
- the nature of this disorder, a developmental approach is necessary in the assessment and identification of Rett syndrome.
- requires continuous observation and documentation of the individual’s medical history.
- Physical and neurological status must be evaluated in order to correctly identify Rett’s
- no biological marker has been identified in Rett's, a quick chromosomal test cannot yield the valuable information needed to identify the disorder.
An assessment of the child's communication functioning, including receptive, expressive, and nonverbal language is crucial given that loss of speech, or inability to acquire speech, is one of the criteria for the disorder.