Back to Home Skip Navigation LinksHome Knowledge Center Rett Syndrome in Children
Back to Knowledge Center Results

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 noticin​g 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.

Family and Parenting Pediatric Neurology