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.

Source: https://www.downsyndrome.org.au

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