Treatment

There's no cure for Angelman syndrome. Research is focusing on targeting specific genes for treatment. Current treatment focuses on managing the medical and developmental issues.

A team of health care professionals will likely work with you to manage your child's condition. Depending on your child's signs and symptoms, treatment for Angelman syndrome may involve:

  • Anti-seizure medication to control seizures
  • Physical therapy to help with walking and movement problems
  • Communication therapy, which may include sign language and picture communication
  • Behavior therapy to help overcome hyperactivity and a short attention span and to aid in development