Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic condition which is the most commonly occurring chromosomal abnormality. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has three, rather than two, copies of the 21st chromosome. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.

Although there are certain characteristics of Down syndrome that appear to be consistent, they are not indicative of the many strengths and talents that each individual possesses. Many people with Down syndrome lead healthy lives.

We believe in early intervention and helping children with Down syndrome maximize their potential. We can work with these children as soon as they are born, improving core strength and tone which are pivotal for safe feeding. Feeding in turn, develops and shapes appropriate oral motor strength and structure for speech clarity. We address their complete system making sure that underlying reflexes, sensory, motor, auditory and visual systems are integrated and that they are able to maximize their learning potential.