What is the role of psychosocial intervention in the management of Klinefelter syndrome?

Updated: Mar 23, 2020
  • Author: Germaine L Defendi, MD, MS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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A multidisciplinary team approach can assist in improving speech impairments, academic difficulties, and other psychosocial and behavioral problems. In children, early speech and language therapy is particularly helpful for developing skills in the understanding and production of more complex language.

Boys with Klinefelter syndrome should receive a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation (IEP) to assess their learning strengths and weaknesses. The information obtained from these evaluations may be helpful in planning appropriate educational resources and classroom placement.


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