Local Scene - January '16

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30 January 2016

Play on: First sensory-friendly concert held in Singapore

Source: Channel NewsAsia

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Society Staples: All Inclusive!

Source: Asia For Good

28 January 2016

3 unhealthy trends plaguing education: Denise Phua

Source: The Straits Times

27 January 2016

MPs call for rethink of streaming, specialist schools, emphasis on exams

Source: Channel NewsAsia

27 January 2016

Parliament: Air purifiers to be installed in classrooms by July to help combat haze

Source: The Straits Times

25 January 2016

Celebrate Down Syndrome on 27th February and Be Part of the Largest Human Kite Formation!

25 January 2016

The day my son was smacked in class

Source: The Straits Times

22 January 2016

These 7 women repair wheelchairs every week for the disabled

Source: AsiaOne

21 January 2016

Remove the social hurdles that impede visually impaired from using ATMs

Source: Today Online

21 January 2016

Singapore Education System: MOE'S 5-Year Plan

Source: Young Parents

21 January 2016

NTU Singapore and SingHealth to develop health-care innovations to improve patient care

Source: ErekAlert

21 January 2016

Social safety nets to be strengthened: Chuan-Jin

Source: Today Online

21 January 2016

Handicap parking misuse: Complement fines with education

Source: The Straits Times

21 January 2016

Summoned by police to help eyewitnesses, suspects communicate

Source: Today Online

21 January 2016

Students with disabilities can do well with inclusive education network

Source: Today Online

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Gone but still in MY heart and mind

Source: HCA Connect

19 January 2016

Focus on a love for learning, not academic results: MOE

Source: Channel NewsAsia

18 January 2016

Fines up for disabled parking misuse

Source: The Straits Times

16 January 2016

Excavator mishap raises questions over special-needs workers’ safety: Coroner

Source: Today Online

13 January 2016

New Digital Services Centre creates job opportunities for those with autism

Source: Channel NewsAsia

13 January 2016

Banking on talking ATMs to assist the blind

Source: The Straits Times

12 January 2016

Miracle survivor of acid attack scores in O levels

Source: The New Paper

10 January 2016

Dine at these restaurants and support a good cause

Source: The Straits Times

9 January 2016

Shop for new skills at supermarket-styled roadshow for SkillsFuture Credit

Source: The Straits Times

7 January 2016

Volunteer programme criticised for giving cash

Source: The New Paper

7 January 2016

Caregivers for adults with autism to get training resources under new initiative

Source: Channel NewsAsia

6 January 2016

2016 long weekend cheatsheet: How to maximise your public holidays

Source: The New Paper

6 January 2016

Singapore para-athletes receive S$45,000 for ASEAN Para Games performance

Source: Channel NewsAsia

5 January 2016

OCBC offers four support groups for staff

Source: The Straits Times

5 January 2016

The chronic sorrow of loving a special child

Source: The Straits Times

4 January 2016

Register for unclaimed life insurance proceeds launched

Source: Channel NewsAsia

2 January 2016

More disabled people finding jobs within past two years: SPD

Source: Channel NewsAsia

Last modified on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:18

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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