What is Coffin-Lowry Syndrome?
Coffin-Lowry syndrome is a condition that affects many parts of the body. The signs and symptoms are usually more severe in males than in females. The symptoms of this disorder range from very mild to severe in affected women.
Males with Coffin-Lowry syndrome typically have severe to profound cognitive disability and delayed development. Mutations in the RPS6KA3 gene cause Coffin-Lowry syndrome.
What are the Coffin-Lowry Syndrome symptoms?
- Generally low tone( floppy)
- Increase range of movements in the joints
- Developmental delay ie behind normal mile stone
- May be sensitive to touch, pressure and may have difficulty sensing hot and cold.
- They may have difficulty in processing visual information
- They may have difficulty in processing sound, however they like singing and information can be communicated to them through singing.
- They may be sensitive to sense of smell.
How can neuro physio help your child with Coffin-Lowry Syndrome?
At Birkdale Neuro Rehab Centre we use sensory air cushion to improve head and trunk control.
We also use peanut balls to encourage head control and improve independent eye movements.
We use singing and encourage development through play.