Local Scene - May '16

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31 May 2016

First Centre of Expertise for Disability Sports opened in Sengkang, swimming programme to start from June

Source: The Straits Times

31 May 2016

Singaporeans 'don't walk the talk' on special needs kids

Source: The Straits Times

30 May 2016

S’poreans support inclusive education but do not walk the talk: Study

Source: Today Online

30 May 2016

Sec-5 student with ADHD used to think she was 'stupid'

Source: AsiaOne

30 May 2016

Singaporeans support inclusion but do not practise it, according to survey

Source: The Straits Times

29 May 2016

More children diagnosed with developmental problems

Source: The Straits Times

29 May 2016

2,600 kids helped through early intervention scheme last year

Source: The Straits Times

29 May 2016

Ambulance driver: Errant drivers 'just don't get it'

Source: The New Paper

25 May 2016

Ex-police officer jailed for sexually abusing autistic boy

Source: Channel NewsAsia

23 May 2016

Wider reach for outdoor adventure lessons

Source: The Straits Times

22 May 2016

Deaf and mute supermarket assistant is popular with shoppers

Source: AsiaOne

21 May 2016

Enabling the Differently Abled; this technology can help him move again

Source: biotechin.asia

21 May 2016

Focus less on grades, more on accepting differences: President of Disabled People's Association

Source: Channel NewsAsia

20 May 2016

Students of industrial design focus on users while pushing the boundaries

Source: The Straits Times

18 May 2016

Para-swimmer Yip hopes to inspire kids

Source: The New Paper

18 May 2016

Why talents with disabilities are being hired (Hint: it’s not out of kindness)

Source: Enabling Village

15 May 2016

Her son put his fingers in stranger's mee goreng

Source: The New Paper

14 May 2016

'Hero Patient' faces rare disease with a smile

Source: The New Paper

12 May 2016

25 building projects recognised for inclusive, user-friendly design

Source: The Stratis Times

9 May 2016

Autistic youth’s mother urges greater understanding of people with special needs

Source: Today Online

8 May 2016

She visits son daily so he won't be lonely

Source: The New Paper

8 May 2016

Class pranksters forgot he could bleed to death

Source: The Straits Times

8 May 2016

'Your son has special needs? So do my dogs'

Source: The Straits Times

8 May 2016

Boy with autism has few playmates

Source: The Straits Times

8 May 2016

I not stupid - I have dyslexia

Source: The Straits Times

7 May 2016

Help after disabled's caregivers die

Source: The Straits Times

7 May 2016

Teaching her daughter who has language and mobility problems to move and write

Source: The Straits Times

6 May 2016

The Big Read: As bosses come around, more people with disabilities get to taste the dignity of labour

Source: Today Online

6 May 2016

Kidney patient robbed of last $50 in Sembawang

Source: The New Paper

6 May 2016

Yip follows new world record with Asian mark

Source: Today Online

5 May 2016

Swimming: Yip Pin Xiu breaks 100m back (S2) world record by nearly 7 seconds

Source: The Straits Times

5 May 2016

Breathing new life

Source: The Straits Times

3 May 2016

His 'disability' helps him
excel in mathematics

Source: The New Paper

3 May 2016

Mums carrying haemophilia gene struggle with guilt

Source: AsiaOne

2 May 2016

Poly student battled kidney failure and rare blood disease

Source: The New Paper

1 May 2016

Standing tall in waters deep

Source: AsiaOne

1 May 2016

More firms keen to hire those with disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

Last modified on Thursday, 09 June 2016 00:31

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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