Literature List
Diana (1969), a Dutch woman who has Triple X Syndrome, writes about her experiences in life. She recently published 2 new books in English.
"Step forward with an extra X". (children)
"Find your way with an extra X" (adults)
Diana has her own website also in English.
On this site you can find the link how to order these books and how to get in contact with her.
Also look at her publications below 2013-2016.

On the basis of interviews with members of affected families, they developed a booklet for parents to help them consider these issues, as well as a companion picture book for children. If you would like a hard copy of either or both of these booklets, please contact Sarah Wynn from Unique, UK.

"Information for parents who are considering whether to talk about an extra X chromosome with their daughter and family members"

Things that make me special: A picturebook for girls with Trisomy X".

"Elizabeth and her Extra X"
Authored by Arlie Colvin

Elizabeth and her Extra X is a children's book for kids with Triple X or Trisomy X syndrome (47, XXX). This book helps children and adolescents with Triple X understand their condition. The story follows Elizabeth, a young girl with Triple X, through her busy day as she attends school, goes to golf practice and has a doctor's appointment. The story explores the genetics of Triple X and addresses social, academic and medical aspects of this condition in an age-appropriate, fun way. Though Elizabeth's condition presents her with many challenges throughout the story, she is able to work through each challenge in her own way. Girls with Triple X will identify with and learn from Elizabeth as they read this book.

Books by Diana Divera, a Dutch woman with Triple X Syndrome.'

Diana (1969) writes about her own experiences growing up with having an extra x.

Her first book translated in English is called 'An extra X in your genes'.


Her second translation is called 'Girl with an extra X'.

This book espacially written and easy to read for children or (young) adults who have difficulties reading.


Last spring she published "Step forward".

This book is also a children's book and contains stories about her finding the courage to do the things she wanted to do in life.

Diana hopes to inspire more people, not only those with Triple X, with her books.

Books are available at or at Diana's website

March 2015
Her latest book is the English translation of the 5th edition of her Dutch book, now called "My Extra X".
This book describes the constant perseverance and optimism as well as the strength that the author is able to obtain from humour, spirituality and being open to positive changes.

This book is available at
Also in Pdf/E-book:

10-2016: "Find your way"
This English translation (2016) is a practical handbook and is dedicated to adults who want to learn (even more) about dealing with several sensitivities and vulnerabilities, like symptoms of Trisomy X syndrome.

More info and how to order this book:

Living with Klinefelter Syndrome (47,XXY) Trisomy X
(47,XXX) and 47,XYY:

A Guide for Families and Individuals
Affected by Extra X and Y Chromosomes.

Released in November, 2011.
Written by one of KS&A’s long-time members, Virginia Isaacs Cover.

Click for more details

Psychology- Genetic Disorders
Published Nov 2011
Contains articles from Wikia about all kinds of diseases and syndromes, also Triple X Syndrome.

Click on this link to order this book

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology
Springer Publishing Company, LLC 2010
Chapter 65, page 11:

Rebecca Wilson
Elizabeth Bennett
Susan E. Howell
Nicole Tartaglia

Triple X and passivity — barriers to learning
Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities
Online paper 2009

This paper presents a single case study involving a seventeen year old girl with Triple X. It describes and explains a ’later’ intervention program based on sight recognition of common words, use of controlled text, short term auditory memory training, and development of semantic skills and working memory. The program proved successful in improving reading, short term memory, and spoken language skills.

Triple X Syndrome
- A Bibliography and Dictionary for Physicians, Patients, and Genome Researchers.
by ICON Health Publications
Published: Friday, July 20, 2007

More info at

Atlas of Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling: XXX Syndrome
Publisher: Humana Press
Pages: 1061-1063
Subject Collection: Medicine
SpringerLink Date: Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Explosive Child

Understanding and Helping Easily Frustrated, "Chronically Inflexible" Children
by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
Online Reader

Helping Hyperactive Kids – A Sensory Integration Approach
Techniques and Tips for Parents and Professionals

It is a treatment based on play, with a strong theoretical background grounded in science.

101 Life Skills Games for Children
Learning, Growing, Getting Along

How do you teach tolerance, self-awareness, and responsibility? How can you help children deal with fear, mistrust, or aggression? Play a game with them! Games are an ideal way to help children develop social and emotional skills. They can be both exciting and relaxing and are a source of fun.
Online Reader

101 More Life Skills Games for Children
Learning, Growing, Getting Along

As children become teenagers, their social and emotional needs change and guiding them becomes more challenging. The high rate of social change has also made it important for schools to find ways to teach a core vocabulary of social skills to an ever-more diverse population of pre-teens and teens. 101 More Life Skills Games for Children provides a collection of activities that responds to these challenges.
Online Reader

101 Language Games for Children
Fun and Learning with Words, Stories and Poems

Language games are effective tools for teachers wanting to inspire literacy and improve the communication skills of their pupils. Part One explains the value of language games, how to choose a game for a particular setting, how to plan the games, and how to motivate players. Part Two describes 101 language games, most of them designed for children ages 4-16, that include creating poems and haiku, making up stories, and telling jokes.
Online Reader

The Worried Child
Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping Them Heal

Anxiety in children diminishes their intellectual, emotional and social development, as well as their physical health.
Anxiety can cause sleep disturbance and stomach upset, school avoidance, learning problems, social relationship problems, and many other difficulties
Online Reader

Raising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder(Paperback)
by Mary A. Fristad (Author), Jill S. Goldberg Arnold (Author)
Online Reader

Keeping Kids Safe
A Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Manual

Now in its second edition, Keeping Kids Safe contains nearly 80 percent revised material and is a practical “how-to” manual that teaches personal safety skills to children. It offers a positive and hopeful approach to a serious and sensitive topic.
Online Reader

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