Turner Syndrome impacts development and is characterized by a variety of physical implications and learning issues which can include deficits in visuospatial organization, social cognition and math abilities. While some are diagnosed at birth or prenatally, over one third of girls with TS are diagnosed in mid-childhood and adolescence. Early diagnosis and treatment are vital to successful outcomes for girls with TS.
It is essential that educators be knowledgeable about the condition and prepared to consult with school nursing staff for possible referral for diagnosis and clinical oversight. It is equally essential that educators be informed about the cognitive issues likely to have an impact in the classroom and be prepared to collaborate with school psychologists to maximize educational outcomes.
Lastly, it is crucial that school nurses and school psychologists have current information about TS and be aware of the potential impact that TS has in their respective fields.
INSIGHTS TO LEARNING:
Evaluations & Treatments
Getting Support & Support Services
Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Psychological & Social Impact
College and Vocational School
SHOP SCHOOL RESOURCES:
Nonverbal learning disability books for teachers
Teacher’s Guide Pack of 5 – $15
Tina Talks Turner’s, a child-friendly video and companion book, helps girls come to terms with their diagnosis. Tina shares her TS story, including difficulties with math, feeling different from her peers, and getting help from her teachers.