A series of factual videos from parents, carers, and professionals who live and work with people that have Smith-Magenis syndrome.
When was Smith-Magenis syndrome discovered, and who first described the characteristics?
Recently retired senior genetic counsellor Ann Smith talks about how and when SMS was first discovered.
What are the other names people use to describe Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Hazel Wotherspoon and her daugher Ellen list all the other names that are used to describe the syndrome.
How is Smith-Magenis syndrome caused, and does it usually run in families?
Nigel Over and his son Matthew talk about when the genetic deletion occurs in SMS.
What are the risks of a sibling having Smith-Magenis Syndrome?
Nick Hunt, his son Sam, and his daughter Esther, discuss the risks of SMS happening in subsequent pregnancies.
What features are often characterized in Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Leeann Stevenson and her daughter Lily talk about the different features that are recognised as part of the chromosomal disorder.
What do the common features of Smith-Magenis syndrome include?
Laura Maddocks and her son Jude talk about some of the more common features of infants with SMS.
Other features commonly described in Smith-Magenis syndrome.
Mick and Sue Pearson, with their son Riley, describe some of the common health issues that present in young children with SMS.
What behaviours are typical in Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Dr. Caroline Richards explains some of the distinct neurobehavioral features commonly reported in people with SMS.
How many people are known to have Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Natasha Craven talks about the estimated number of people with SMS and the incidence rate.
Do people with Smith-Magenis syndrome have a normal life expectancy?
Andrea Docherty talks about the life expectancy of SMS, and the age of the oldest known person with the syndrome.
Can medication improve the quality of life of a person with Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Nick Hunt explains how some medications are already improving the quality of life for a person with SMS.
Is there a cure for Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Dr Ashley Liew talks about treatments and management of SMS.
What are the positive aspects of Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Emma Riddell and her daughter Grace explain the joy that people with SMS bring to our lives.
How is sleep affected for a person with Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Richard Arnold and his daughter Cassie, describe why people with SMS commonly have disturbed sleep cycles.
What are the common effects caused by poor sleep in Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Dawn Arnold describes how daytime behaviours can be affected by disrupted sleep the night before for people with SMS.
What common facial features do people with Smith-Magenis syndrome share?
Anna Middleton and her son Ben describe some of the physical facial features that are common with SMS.
Why are people with Smith-Magenis syndrome so lovable and affectionate?
Ciara Harvie and Helen Hargrave talk about the lovable side of SMS.
Do facial characteristics change as a person gets older with Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Nathalie Hughes talks about the facial characteristics from early childhood through to adulthood of a person with SMS.
What is hypotonia and do people with Smith-Magenis syndrome commonly suffer from it?
Clare Barker and her son Toby talk about some of the physical issues associated with SMS and what might help.
What are other signs and symptoms of Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Emma Riddell and her daughter Grace describe a range of signs and symptoms commonly reported in people with SMS.
Is hearing loss a common symptom of Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Lisa Gray and her son Jack talk about ear abnormalities and hearing loss common to people with SMS, and what treatments can help.
Do people with Smith-Magenis syndrome commonly suffer from problems with their eyesight?
Lorraine Harwood and her daughter Paige discuss some of the more common visual impairments reported in people with SMS.
Are heart and kidney defects common for people with Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Darrin Harwood and his step-daughter page explain some of the major organs issues commonly reported in people with SMS.
How we can help people with Smith-Magenis syndrome and delayed speech!
Claire Woo and her daughter Chloe explain how early intervention can help improve communication for individuals with SMS.
Do infants with Smith-Magenis syndrome commonly struggle with feeding?
Anand Kakad and his daughter Richa describe feeding difficulties in young children and babies with SMS and what might help.
Why it might be difficult to tell if a person with Smith-Magenis syndrome is feeling unwell.
Jade May and her daughter Eloise describe some of the reasons why it is often difficult to know if a person with SMS is fighting an illness.
Are people with Smith-Magenis syndrome usually friendly and outgoing?
Mick and Sue Pearson with their son Riley talk about the positive personality traits of people with SMS.
What can people with Smith-Magenis syndrome expect to accomplish in life?
Jo Martland and her son Louie talk about some of the goals that young people and adults with SMS can achieve in life.
What is a meltdown and what can trigger it in people with Smith-Magenis syndrome?
Nigel Over and his son Matthew describe how a meltdown could be the result of over-excitement for a person with SMS.
Do people with Smith-Magenis syndrome typically have a learning disability?
Rachel and her daughter Katherine talk about how early intervention therapies can make a real difference to a person with SMS.
How many people are diagnosed with Smith-Magenis syndrome in the world?
Salli Hunt tells her story about setting up the International SMS map so that she could connect families living with Smith-Magenis syndrome around the world.