Down Syndrome

Down’s syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21.

Down’s syndrome causes a distinct facial appearance, intellectual disability and developmental delays. It may be associated with thyroid or heart disease.

Early intervention programmes with a team of therapists and special educators who can treat each child’s specific situation are helpful for people with Down’s syndrome.


Services for Down Syndrome

StGiles’ therapy team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers and speech pathologists can provide the following services for those with Down Syndrome:

  • Developmental assessments
  • Early intervention
  • Therapy
  • Equipment prescription
  • Family support services
  • Leisure and Inclusion programs and activities like Studio Space
  • All Ages Toy Library Launceston and Hobart