Local Scene - February '16

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29 February 2016

140 firms applied for funding support to hire those with disabilities since 2014: MSF

Source: Channel NewsAsia

29 February 2016

Parliament greenlights amendments to CPF Act

Source: Channel NewsAsia

29 February 2016

新加坡罕见疾病协会:准备成立数据库

Source: Channel 8 News

29 February 2016

Singing the same tune

Source: savebabyyujia.sg

29 February 2016

Parent of child with rare disease chooses to stay positive

Source: The New Paper

29 February 2016

Parent of child with rare disorder: 'You must believe to have courage to try'

Source: The New Paper

29 February 2016

First living paired kidney exchange in Singapore performed at NUH

Source: Channel NewsAsia

27 February 2016

Govt to take the lead in promoting disability inclusion: Tan Chuan-Jin

Source: Channel NewsAsia

27 February 2016

More help to get jobs for people with disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

27 February 2016

She devotes herself to son with special needs

Source: The New Paper

26 February 2016

More help for people with disabilities to enter workforce

Source: The Straits Times

26 February 2016

New SkillsFuture study awards for workers with disabilities: DPM Tharman

Source: Channel NewsAsia

26 February 2016

Para-swimmer Yip Pin Xiu crowned ST Athlete of the Year for 2015

Source: The Straits Times

25 February 2016

Youth can play bigger role in helping disabled: Baey Yam Keng

Source: Channel NewsAsia

25 February 2016

Dad cried for weeks after autistic son went to IMH

Source: asiaone.com

24 February 2016

Every day is a fight for toddler with 'floppy baby syndrome'

Source: Channel NewsAsia

22 February 2016

Parents' Response to the Letter "Say Children with Special Rights"

22 February 2016

MP tests disabled-friendly temporary Woodlands Bus Interchange - in a wheelchair

Source: The Straits Times

22 February 2016

Actor George Young shares the care for his autistic brothers

Source: The Straits Times

20 February 2016

“拯救宝宝宇嘉“计划:本地摄影师助女婴筹医疗费

Source: Channel 8 News

20 February 2016

Athlete of the Year: Yip Pin Xiu spurred to still push the limits

Source: The Straits Times

17 February 2016

Pneumonia: Not just ‘the old man’s friend’

Source: Channel NewsAsia

16 February 2016

Inspiring Foster Mum Takes in 3 Special Needs Kids

Source: Young Parents

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Set Up for Greater Success

Source: Flying Cape

15 February 2016

Train, protect maids who care for special needs group

Source: TODAY Online

15 February 2016

More preschoolers diagnosed with developmental issues

Source: Channel NewsAsia

14 February 2016

Caregivers taught to manage mental, emotional stress

Source: The Straits Times

14 February 2016

Early-intervention centres, pre-schools looking at ways to ease long waiting lists

Source: TODAY Online

3 February 2016

Children with special needs chip in to discussion of Singapore's future

Source: The Straits Times

1 February 2016

$1.1mil Raised for Daughter's Operation 

Source: The New Paper Online

Last modified on Friday, 08 April 2016 00:32

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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