Local Scene - March '16

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31 March 2016

Priority queues to be implemented at MRT stations

Source: Channel NewsAsia

31 March 2016

OBS set to be rugged new melting pot

Source: The Straits Times

30 March 2016

Why I Play: Tay Wei Ming, para badminton

Source: Yahoo Sports Singapore

29 March 2016

Inclusive broadcast of speech

Source: The Straits Times

27 March 2016

Lessons in empathy for SMU students

Source: The Straits Times

25 March 2016

Good to hold more activities for special needs children

Source: The Straits Times

25 March 2016

Helping people with special needs inspires lifelong learner

Source: The Straits Times

25 March 2016

Budget 2016: Disabled artist made money from paintings, thanks to A Packet Of Rice volunteers

Source: The New Paper

24 March 2016

Budget 2016: Higher payouts, more support for disabled, low-wage workers

Source: Channel NewAsia

24 March 2016

Support for vulnerable caregiving families vital

Source: The Straits Times

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From Model To Role Model

Source: Singapore International Foundation

18 March 2016

SMU-SIS students develop mobile app for the visually impaired in Singapore

Source: MIS Asia

17 March 2016

Special Olympics regional hub to be set up in Singapore

Source: The Straits Times

17 March 2016

Social enterprise Wise hires people with disabilities to design and sell bags

Source: The Straits Times

16 March 2016

Do more to prepare special needs students for the workforce: Denise Phua

Source: Channel NewsAsia

15 March 2016

Plan for long-term care for those with disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

15 March 2016

Play therapies help children with special needs

Source: Today Online

14 March 2016

Move to introduce heritage sites to the less privileged

Source: The Straits Times

14 March 2016

Professionals can be appointed decision-makers for those who lose mental capacity

Source: Channel NewsAsia

12 March 2016

A 'sense-surround' play experience

Source: The Straits Times

11 March 2016

Poly student creates wheelchair driven by a look

Source: The New Paper

9 March 2016

The Singapore International Foundation launches a new initiative to leverage the Arts for good

Source: Singapore International Foundation

8 March 2016

Initiative cooked up to help those with special needs become self-reliant

Source: Channel NewsAsia

8 March 2016

Mentor youth with disabilities to develop their potential

Source: The Straits Times

7 March 2016

Deaf Millennia Institute student did not let disability defeat him

Source: The New Paper

7 March 2016

Provide early intervention for all children with special needs

Source: Today Online

7 March 2016

11th World Down Syndrome Day

5 March 2016

S’pore still at the tip of the iceberg in dyslexia awareness

Source: Today Online

5 March 2016

A special show for special needs children

Source: The Straits Times

4 March 2016

Deaf but not defeated: A-Level student perseveres to overcome odds

Source: asiaOne.com

3 March 2016

9-year-old's design picked for Tower Transit double-decker bus

Source: Channel NewsAsia

3 March 2016

中区市长潘丽萍:了解有需者需求 减轻看护负担

Source: Channel 8 News

Last modified on Sunday, 08 May 2016 08:54

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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