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Prader Willi Syndrome
Transcript of Prader Willi Syndrome
According to the Mayo Clinic, Prader Willi Syndrome is a rare disorder present at birth that results in a number of physical, mental and behavioral problems.
Risks and Struggles
Strengths of Family
Disabilities, illnesses, and mental health conditions of any kind affect the lives of all family members.
Resources and Help for Families
1 in 10,000 to 1 in 30,000 people worldwide have this disease
Prader Willi Syndrome Association
The Arc of North Carolina
In North Carolina - Online Support Group
The furthest west a housing resource coordinator is located is in Charlotte.
What Does Prader Willi Syndrome Look Like?
A lady by the name of Jane comes into your office after she was arrested for theft the month previously. You noticed she is severely overweight and around the 5 foot height range. Upon talking to her she informs you of her disease, Prader Willi Syndrome. After her session you do research to inform yourself on the disease and the struggles it causes.
What would be your plan of action?
Family members offer helping hands
Ability to seek creative solutions
Children model their parents resilience and healthy attitudes
Tip: a parents perspective of the child's disability will be a greater influence on adaptation of other developing children in the home then the disability itself would. Keep it positive.
It is genetic
Characteristics are: Almond shaped eyes, narrow forehead, triangular mouth, short in stature, small hands and feet, fair skin, light hair and low muscle tone.