I am interested in investigating the development of cognitive skills in children with genetic disorders. I am also interested in exploring better ways of assessing cognitive functioning in children.
Thompson, T., Stinnett, N., Tartaglia, N., Davis, S. & Janusz, J. (2022). ’I wish the school had a better understanding of the diagnosis’: Parent perspectives on educational needs for students with sex chromosome aneuploidies. Journal of Special Education Needs. DOI: 10.1111/1471-3802.12558
Thompson T, Davis S, Janusz J, Frith E, Pyle L, Howell S, Boada R, Wilson R, Tartaglia N. (2022). Supporting students with sex chromosome aneuploidies in educational settings: Results of a nationwide survey. Journal of School Psychology, 93, 28-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jsp.2022.06.002.
Boada, C., Thompson, T., Wilson, R., the eXtraordinarY Babies Study Team, Ross, J., Tartaglia, N., Janusz, J. The eXtraordinarY Babies Study: Early adaptive skills profiles of infants and toddlers with prenatally identified sex chromosome trisomies. Poster presentation for the 3rd International Workshop on Klinefelter syndrome, Trisomy X, and XYY, September 2022, Leiden, Netherlands.
Janusz, J., Walsh, K., Klein-Tasman, B. International collaboration to identify endpoints for clinical trials in NF1. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society February 2022, New Orleans, LA.
Janusz J, Klein-Tasman BP, Payne JM, Wolters PL, Thompson HL, Martin S, de Blank P, Ullrich N, Del Castillo A, Hussey M, Hardy KK, Haebich K, Rosser T, Toledo-Tamula MA, Walsh KS; REiNS International Collaboration (2021). Recommendations for social skills endpoints for clinical trials in neurofibromatosis type 1. Neurology, 97, S73-80. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012422.
Klein-Tasman BP, Lee K, Thompson HL, Janusz J, Payne JM, Pardej S, de Blank P, Kennedy T, Janke KM, Castillo AD, Walsh KS; REiNS International Collaboration (2021). Recommendations for measurement of attention outcomes in preschoolers with neurofibromatosis. Neurology, 97, S81-90. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012423.
Thompson, T., Stinnett, N., Tartaglia, N., Davis, S. & Janusz, J. (in press). ’I wish the school had a better understanding of the diagnosis’: Parent perspectives on educational needs for students with sex chromosome aneuploidies. Journal of Special Education Needs.
Licensed Psychologist, State of Colorado, License
Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
Brain and Nervous System
Child and Teen Health
Mental Health and Behavior
Genetic Conditions and Testing
I am interested in the neuropsychological effects of genetic and metabolic disorders. As the Program Director for the Neurofibromatosis (NF) Program, I have worked with our team to develop inter-disciplinary clinics that provide specialized care for children based on their medical, cognitive, and behavioral needs. I am involved with the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF) in promoting clinical care for people with NF, and I currently serve as a member of the CTF Clinical Care Advisory Board. I am also the current chair of the Neurocognitive Committee of the Response Evaluation in Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis (REiNS) International Collaboration, which is focused on identifying standardized ways of conducting clinical trials in NF. In addition to working with children with NF, I am also a member of the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Clinic and the eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic, a program for children with XY variants.
I strive to collaborate with families, physicians, and other health providers to help children reach their full potential in their social, academic, and behavioral functioning.
PsyD, The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
BA, American University (DC)
Children's Hospital of Michigan Program
Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University Program, Pediatric Neuropsychology