RETT SYNDROME

Especially presenting in female children, a degenerative disorder which becomes apparent between six and eighteen months of age wherein the child experiences swift regression of skills, including cognitive, motor, and social skills. Subsequent stabilization occurs at a level which renders the child mentally disabled.

RETT SYNDROME: "Rett syndrome is characterized by hand-wringing motions, loss of skills, and autistic features."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "RETT SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/rett-syndrome/ (accessed June 28, 2017).
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