Local Scene - April '16

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30 April 2016

Would You Rather: Have an Invisible Illness or a Physical Disability?

Source: A Chronic Voice

30 April 2016

Pre-school pupils learn to care for community

Source: The Straits Times

30 April 2016

Disability awareness must start in schools

Source: Today Online

28 April 2016

Bus drivers get tips on helping disabled commuters

Source: The Straits Times

25 April 2016

Equestrian: Gold, two silvers for Laurentia Tan lift Paralympics hopes

Source: The Straits Times

25 April 2016

Hush now, have a cuppa and reflect

Source: The Straits Times

24 April 2016

50 For 50 campaign raises $4.5m for charity

Source: The Straits Times

23 April 2016

Software makes light work of flag days' hard work

Source: The Straits Times

22 April 2016

The weight of parenthood

Source: The Business Times

18 April 2016

Cerebral Palsy football team gets own home ground at Queenstown

Source: Today Online

15 April 2016

New scheme to encourage corporate giving

Source: The Business Times

14 April 2016

A Mama’s Guide to Special Needs Resources and Education in Singapore

Source: Sassy Mama Singapore

14 April 2016

Better facilities, classes clear path to playing fields for disabled

Source: Today Online

14 April 2016

Parliament: People with disabilities and their caregivers to get free entry to special exhibitions at museums

Source: The Straits Times

14 April 2016

More Paid Paternity Leave for New Fathers in 2017

Source: REACH

13 April 2016

App to help visually disabled find their way part of tech showcase with a community focus

Source: The Straits Times

12 April 2016

Fitness First named official fitness partner for Singapore's para-athletes

Source: The Straits Times

12 April 2016

Parliament: More pedestrian crossings, overhead bridge lifts for the elderly and disabled

Source: The Straits Times

11 April 2016

Blind woman's first steps outside her flat

Source: The New Paper

10 April 2016

Singapore icons glow blue to raise awareness of autism

Source: The Straits Times

10 April 2016

Former bad hat makes good after vicious gang attack

Source: The Straits Times

9 April 2016

What I’d Like to Say to Social Workers (Part 1)

Source: MSF Conversations

9 April 2016

Life is a journey from disability, back to disability

Source: The Straits Times

6 April 2016

Third edition of Enabling Masterplan: Inclusive push to improve lives

Source: The Straits Times

5 April 2016

Facebook tests tech to help blind people enjoy photos

Source: Channel NewsAsia

5 April 2016

To limit stigma, see special needs as neurodiversity

Source: Today Online

5 April 2016

Mindset change needed for more inclusive workplaces: Welfare groups

Source: Channel NewsAsia

4 April 2016

No plans to increase Caregivers' Training Grant: MOH

Source: Channel NewsAsia

4 April 2016

National education campaign needed to raise disability awareness: Chia Yong Yong

Source: Channel NewsAsia

2 April 2016

Committee to develop new Enabling Masterplan for disabled in Singapore

Source: Channel NewsAsia

2 April 2016

Organisations here celebrate World Autism Awareness Day with carnivals and exhibitions

Source: The Straits Times

Last modified on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 18:04

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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