ASEAN Paragames '15

The 8th ASEAN Paragames was held in Singapore from the 3rd to 9th December 2015. Being the first ASEAN Paragames held in Singapore, did it achieve what it set out to achieve?
In December 2015, Dr Wong Meng Ee, an Assistant Professor in the Early Childhood and Special Needs Education department at National Institute of Education (NIE), participated in the ASEAN Paragames. This
In our journey to becoming a more inclusive society, the 8th ASEAN Para Games (APG) have opened opportunities to reach out to more people with disabilities through sports. The Opening Ceremony was no exception.

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  • 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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