Maria Rosa Pizzamiglio, Antonella Zotti, Laura Piccardi, Maria Vittoria Nanni, Daniela Morelli

Identification of a battery of test for the assessment of cognitive disorders in Rett syndrome

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Keywords: Rett syndrome, neuropsychological assessment, clinical profile, pervasive developmental disorders, mental delay

Rett syndrome (RS) is a pervasive developmental disorder with evident neurological and genetic components, characterised by a severe mental delay. During the first period of life, a regression is showed by a lack of acquired motor skills, of linguistic achievement and of a stereotyped and inappropriate use of hands. Currently, diagnosis is mainly obtained through clinical criteria. Aim of present study is to identify a battery of test that suits to clinical characteristic of RS in order to describe more precisely the developmental profile of this syndrome.

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