Learn the Symptoms of BBSOAS

Symptoms of Bosch-Boonstra-Schaaf Optic Atrophy Syndrome

There are five major impairments or disorders associated with BBSOAS. Learning to recognize the symptoms of each is very helpful not only for a diagnosis, but also for determining the areas where an individual needs therapy or help.

1. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – Over 80% of individuals diagnosed with BBSOAS are also diagnosed with or exhibit features of an autism spectrum disorder.

Go to our page for more information: BBSOAS and Autism

2.  Speech and Language Impairment – One of the most common features of BBSOAS is language or speech impairment, with 91% diagnosed with a speech delay.

Our page on BBSOAS – Speech and Language Impairment has much more information.

3.  Vision impairment  – Vision problems are very common among those diagnosed with Bosch-Boonstra-Schaaf optic atrophy syndrome, as about 90% have some form of visual problem.

Please find definitions and symptoms of different vision impairments on our page BBSOAS and Vision Impairment.

4.  Epilepsy and/or Seizures – About half of everyone diagnosed with BBSOAS has also been diagnosed with epilepsy or a seizure disorder.

Our page on BBSOAS and Epilepsy has a list of common types of seizures along with treatment options.

5.  Hypotonia – Hypotonia, or low muscle tone, is seen in over 90% of those with BBSOAS, and can cause its own set of problems.

You can read the symptoms of hypotonia along with some of the other problems it can cause on our page BBSOAS and Hypotonia.