24 March 2006


Reduced capacity, slight retardation, possible learning disabilities. What the heck does that mean? I keep stumbling across words like these when I try to read up on Abbe’s syndrome.

I asked Solveig (the 22q11-doctor, you know), when I met her at the 22q11 society meeting, about this.
– How common are learning disabilities in the 22q11 children, Solveig?
– I’ll be honest with you. More or less all of them have problems. Approximately 50% are classified as retarded to some extent, but all of them do have problems with learning.

Did I really want to know?

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