Which Checklist Is Appropriate

by Linda
(New York)

I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter with Triple X and we think she is having sensory issues. Which checklist should be used?

Hi Linda,
Ah, the chances are high that your daughter IS dealing with some sensory issues, given her Fragile X diagnosis. These VERY frequently go hand in hand. So, it is wonderful that you have clued into this and are checking this out.

Which checklist? To be honest, I would use several! Is your daughter in any therapies right now? If not, it would be well worth it to get her involved in some, especially OT, given the many issues Fragile X brings on. So... if she is in therapy already, the developmental checklists may not need to be done as they would have assessed her level of functioning already. But, if she is NOT, please look at the The Developmental Checklist to make sure she has met the appropriate milestones for her age. This will be very valuable information for an evaluating therapist to have!

If you are instead looking at separately evaluating the potential sensory processing issues, I would actually fill out BOTH the Infant/Toddler SPD Checklist AND the SPD Checklist For All Ages. The combination of filling out both of these will give you the best idea if further evaluation is necessary. AND, if you decide to get an evaluation, this information will be very helpful to the evaluating therapist! Take them with you.

If after filling these out, you need help deciding if an evaluation is necessary, or help finding an OT for a Sensory Integration/Sensory Processing Disorder evaluation, let us know (via the comments box below) and we can help you decide this and find the appropriate resources.

Hope this helps answer your question.

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Aug 06, 2008
Triple X is NOT Fragile X
by: Anonymous

I don't know if this has been addressed but the post was asking which checklist to use for Triple X NOT Fragile X.

Triple X syndrome is a form of chromosomal variation characterized by the presence of an extra X chromosome in each cell of a human female. It does not have anything to do with mental impairment as does Fragile X.

Triple X Syndrome is considered very rare and there is not much information available. What information that is available is outdated and biased.

I also would like to know which checklist to use concerning a child with Triple X and sensory integration dysfunction.

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