Prader-Willi Syndrome: a Review and Implications for Educational Intervention.
Education & Training in Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities
The writers discuss the characteristics, etiology, diagnosis, and implications for intervention of Prader-Willi syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by excessive overeating, obesity, and variant degrees of mental retardation. It is a genetic disorder that affects the central nervous system, mainly the hypothalamus, and is caused by an anomaly in the number 15 chromosome. Accurate diagnosis of Prader-Willi syndrome must be achieved through a combination of clinical criteria and molecular genetic techniques. Intervention for this syndrome should address such areas as weight management, cognitive and educational development, behavior management, and transition planning.
Hendricks, Mary D.; Scott, Ellen M.; and Smith, Tom E. C., "Prader-Willi Syndrome: a Review and Implications for Educational Intervention." (1999). Faculty Bibliography. 2147.