Dr. Nicole Tartaglia joins us to discuss Fragile X syndrome (FXS). FXS can cause a variety of learning and behavioral challenges, along with various physical characteristics, and potential medical issues. Dr. Tartaglia covers everything from brief descriptions of the Fragile X-associated disorders, such as FXTAS and FXPOI, to details about FXS.
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About Nicole Tartaglia, MD
Dr. Tartaglia has worked as faculty since 2007 for the Colorado School of Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Department of Pediatrics Section of Developmental Pediatrics, where she founded and directs the eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic for children and adolescents with sex chromosome disorders, and is also the director of the Denver Fragile X Clinic. In these clinics she leads multidisciplinary teams and collaborates extensively with community providers, therapists, and schools to provide optimal care for these special populations.
Dr. Tartaglia evaluates and treats children with general developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other neurogenetic disorders. She has federally funded research projects evaluating natural history and outcome measures in sex chromosome disorders and Fragile X, and collaborates with national networks of clinics to develop best-practices for treatments of these conditions. She is also very active in clinical trials of targeted treatment medications for neurobehavioral features developmental disabilities.