The Magnifying Glass – A Newsletter Spring 2012 Volume 2, Issue 1 - The Focus Foundation

The Magnifying Glass – A Newsletter Spring 2012 Volume 2, Issue 1

The Magnifying Glass – A Newsletter
Spring 2012
Volume 2, Issue 1

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May Awareness

May is National X & Y Chromosomal Variations Awareness Month! Help us to spread the word about X & Y Chromosomal Variations to those who might be suffering from lack of diagnosis. Current research indicates that ONE in 500 births has an X &Y Chromosomal Variation. This is a staggering statistic and when you think that 75% of these children and their families Will NEVER know! Let’s change this by spreading awareness to locate the more than 500,000 undiagnosed forgotten children.

As you all know, many of these children are affected with reading and learning issues that were previously undiagnosed but are preventable or treatable. Fifteen out of 20 children will never be diagnosed and therefore not receive appropriate treatment. This lack of diagnosis and treatment can leave children severely challenged from learning disabilities, language impairment, motor planning deficits, reading dysfunction, attention disorders and behavioral problems that can affect them for a life time. Early detection and treatment actually results in recovery and remediation of the reading dysfunction and improved job employment. Getting a proper diagnosis could completely transform a child’s life.

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