Research

What kind of research and treatment is being done?

 Angelman syndrome is being researched by numerous professionals in order to describe more accurately its genetics, physical manifestations, and behavioural characteristics. As Angelman children are observed and studied, many educational and behavioural interventions have been shown to be effective in the areas of communication, school related behaviours, compliance, sleep disturbance, and general conduct. Physical and occupational therapies, speech and language intervention, behaviour modifications, and parent training have been shown to be worthwhile. Studies on therapies for epilepsy and sleep disturbance are ongoing. Additionally, animal models of AS are being studied to understand the underlying biology and tissue specific expression of critical genes in AS.