Angelman Syndrome

Angelman Syndrome

Angelman syndrome is a rare neuro-genetic disorder occurring in around 1 in 16,000 individuals, causing developmental disabilities and neurological problems, the characteristics of which include:

 

  • Epilepsy in 85% of cases
  • poor sleep pattern
  • problems with movement and balance
  • severe speech-impairment.
  • Two of the most prominent behavioural characteristics are inappropriate laughter and speech deficits.
  • sociable behaviour with frequent smiling
  • A small head (microcephaly)

Supporting Angelman Syndrome

 

Some of the symptoms of Angleman syndrome can be difficult to manage, and we at Inspired 4 Care are proud to be able to offer strong support and advice from a wide range of healthcare aids, including:

  • anti-epileptic medicine to control the seizures
  • behavioural therapy may be recommended to help overcome problem behaviours, hyperactivity and a short attention span
  • activities such as swimming, horse-riding and music therapy have also been reported as being beneficial
  • communication therapy may be needed to help develop non-verbal language skills, such as sign language and using visual aids. Communication therapy, and behavioral therapies are important in allowing individuals with Angelman syndrome to reach their maximum developmental potential.