Local Scene - October '16

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31 October 2016

3 teachers and 4 schools recognised for contributions in special education

Source: The Straits Times

29 October 2016

Inclusive' pre-schools must have enough special-needs teachers

Source: The Straits Times

26 October 2016

Assess charities on impact they make

Source: The Straits Times

24 October 2016

Teacher gives students with disabilities hope

Source: The Straits Times

24 October 2016

Gadgets for disabled drivers get green light

Source: The Straits Times

23 October 2016

Capturing special moments of people with special needs

Source: The Straits Times

20 October 2016

Learning to handle kids with special needs

Source: The New Paper

19 October 2016

Asking the right questions about charities

Source: The Straits Times

16 October 2016

Hearing-impaired pianist hears the music in his mind

Source: The Straits Times

16 October 2016

It Changed My Life: Hearing-impaired pianist hears the music in his mind

Source: The Straits Times

15 October 2016

Restaurant Owners to Donate Proceeds to Help Autistic Boy

Source: The New Paper

13 October 2016

Coping when some do not see family's pain

Source: The Straits Times

12 October 2016

"My son’s autism breakthrough”

Source: Smart Parents

12 October 2016

Painting the town purple, together

Source: The Straits Times

11 October 2016

Connecting With Autism

Source: Channel NewsAsia

11 October 2016

Landmark buildings to be lit up in purple in show of support for people with disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

10 October 2016

Yip Pin Xiu to receive S$400,000 for her two gold medals at Rio Paralympics: Grace Fu

Source: Channel NewsAsia

9 October 2016

Hands-on approach to raise awareness for para-sports

Source: The Straits Times

9 October 2016

Providing for the people you care about

Source: The Straits Times

9 October 2016

The will to leave a legacy

Source: The Straits Times

8 October 2016

How therapy dog helped girl with rare conditions believe in herself

Source: AsiaOne

8 October 2016

Pathlight students suit Timberland to a T

Source: The Straits Times

8 October 2016

Teen Artist with Asperger's Impresses Big Companies with His Designs

Source: The New Paper

7 October 2016

“My 9-year-old daughter drools, so classmates stay away”

Source: Smart Parents

7 October 2016

Four local students with disabilities awarded the Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship to further tertiary education and careers in IT

Source: Microsoft Singapore

5 October 2016

‘I have never treated myself as disabled’

Source: Today Online

4 October 2016

New chief for disability sports in S’pore

Source: Today Online

3 October 2016

Down does not mean out: 7 Down syndrome girls shine as models for clothing store

Source: The Straits Times

3 October 2016

She helps pupils with special needs cope in school

Source: The Straits Times

1 October 2016

Man who lost limbs to GBS infection now plays wheelchair rugby

Source: The Straits Times

Last modified on Tuesday, 08 November 2016 23:56

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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