How is Down syndrome treated?
There is no cure for Down syndrome. Medical intervention involves the treatment of specific medical comorbidities or conditions – such as heart problems – that occur and need to be treated. At the Sie Center for Down Syndrome, we practice collaborative, family-centered care by working closely with other subspecialists at the Children’s Hospital Colorado to provide the best comprehensive care to our patients. As part of our multidisciplinary approach, the Sie Center works closely with:
Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s Down syndrome?
Experts at the Sie Center for Down Syndrome provide comprehensive care for babies, kids and young adults who have Down syndrome. Our patients range from the prenatal phase of life up to age 21. The Sie Center for Down Syndrome offers state-of-the-art treatment and evaluation by a multidisciplinary team consisting of a developmental pediatrician, nurse practitioner, nurse, physical therapy, speech therapy, feeding therapy, occupational therapy, psychologist and social worker who have over 50 years combined experience in the care and treatment of individuals with Down syndrome.
We're also closely affiliated with local and national Down syndrome organizations and Down syndrome resources to understand and meet the needs of our patients. In addition, Children's Colorado is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, a major medical campus that provides access to comprehensive, high-quality care for pediatric patients, as well as education and research efforts in Down syndrome.