Newly Diagnosed: Treatment Strategies for Angelman Syndrome
While Angelman syndrome has no cure or approved disease-modifying therapy as of yet, there are therapeutic approaches that can help to ease symptoms and improve quality of life. Several experimental treatments are also currently in clinical trials that could prove beneficial for Angelman syndrome patients. Check out the information below to explore more about therapeutic strategies your doctor may recommend and what therapies are in the pipeline for potential future use.
Occupational therapy can help children with Angelman syndrome overcome their motor difficulties and become as independent as possible. This therapeutic approach focuses on developing specific skills that can help the children perform daily activities and improve their social interaction.
Physiotherapy is a type of movement therapy intended to help patients improve strength, ability, and range of motion. For people with Angelman syndrome, physiotherapy can help them learn to compensate for difficulty walking.
Children with Angelman syndrome may have severe impairments in speech and communication. To improve speech, language, and communication skills, speech therapy should be started as soon as children are diagnosed with the disease.
There are several experimental treatments currently in clinical trials for the treatment of Angelman syndrome. To learn more about the specific therapies now being tested for the disease, click the link below.