Education

Education

Established in 1970, AWWA (formerly known as Asian Women’s Welfare Association) is a non-profit organisation with the mission to empower the disadvantaged in order to maximise their potential to lead dignified and independent lives by:
In part I of this series, an introduction to Special Education and needs identification was made. Part II highlights the activity and decision process starting from the request for an evaluation by a psychologist right through the evaluation phase...
Introduction to Special Education Special education is instruction that is individually and specially designed to meet your child’s unique needs. This may include the instructional...
Children with Down syndrome belong to the moderate intellectual disability group. As such, receiving intervention early will enhance their abilities to develop to their maximum potential and improve their quality of life as an adult.

Question of the Month

  • Q: What are the various compressive suits available and in what way do they help a child with special needs?

    A: There are various compressive suits available worldwide, just do a google search on compressive suits for therapy and a long list will appear. Each suit has different properties, is made of different materials and claims to have certain benefits. For example: compressive suits for children with autism are supposed to improve sensory input. Compressive suits have also been used for children with poor balance and proprioception (knowing where your limbs are in space). However, not all suits are suitable for all children. Compressive suits can cause increased difficulty in breathing, worsen scoliosis or hip dysplasia if not fitted properly.

    Please consult your therapist for an assessment before use.


    Janell Lee
    Paediatric Physiotherapist

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