Local Scene - June '16

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29 June 2016

All You Need to Know about the NEW Marine Cove at East Coast Park - including the Massive Children's Playground!

Source: CHEEKIEmonkies.net

28 June 2016

Breaking fast with Madam Jurina

Source: The New Paper

27 June 2016

Woman with rare skin disorder hopes for more acceptance

Source: The New Paper

26 June 2016

Inclusive cafe, exquisite food

Source: The New Paper

26 June 2016

It Changed My Life: Man with the brainy moves

Source: The Straits Times

25 June 2016

Nurses make house calls at click of mouse

Source: The Straits Times

21 June 2016

Singapore's first dental clinic for elderly, special needs patients opens

Source: Channel NewsAsia

20 June 2016

Media should have diverse portrayals of people with special needs

Source: Today Online

20 June 2016

Social workers 'key to meeting health and social needs'

Source: The Straits Times

19 June 2016

It Changed My Life: She lost everything but finds new meaning in helping others

Source: The Straits Times

19 June 2016

New inclusive toy library opens in Pasir Ris

Source: The Straits Times

18 June 2016

The heartbreak of caring for an autistic child

Source: The Straits Times

17 June 2016

The struggles and joys of four single fathers in Singapore

Source: Yahoo News

17 June 2016

Boy cured of rare illness after two stem cell grafts

Source: The Straits Times

17 June 2016

Singapore doctors cure baby of rare immune disorder

Source: The Straits Times

16 June 2016

A leap of Faith

Source: The Straits Times

14 June 2016

Satisfaction with Public Hospitals On The Rise

Source: REACH Singapore

13 June 2016

People with disabilities find jobs

Source: The New Paper

11 June 2016

Ground-up approach needed to create inclusive society

Source: The Straits Times

10 June 2016

Teach children to see life as series of challenges to overcome

Source: The Straits Times

10 June 2016

Let's get off the 'euphemism treadmill'

Source: The Straits Times

9 June 2016

The hard - and heart - part of inclusiveness for the disabled

Source: The Straits Times

9 June 2016

Everyone can get involved in disability inclusion

Source: The Straits Times

8 June 2016

Interaction key to inclusiveness

Source: The Straits Times

8 June 2016

Parents must decide what is best for unborn child with disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

7 June 2016

Be creative in raising awareness of disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

7 June 2016

Inclusive classrooms can benefit from intervention programmes

Source: Today Online

7 June 2016

Theresa Chan, Singapore's Helen Keller, dies after battle with lung cancer

Source: The Straits Times

6 June 2016

New MINDS activity centre in Boon Lay opens in July

Source: Channel NewsAsia

6 June 2016

Farm provides therapy, jobs to those with special needs

Source: The Straits Times

5 June 2016

More to be done to involve people with disabilities in sporting arena

Source: Channel NewsAsia

4 June 2016

Early inclusive interaction breeds greater empathy

Source: The Straits Times

4 June 2016

School meal subsidies to be extended to needy secondary school students

Source: The Straits Times

3 June 2016

Five-year disability awareness campaign launched

Source: Today Online

3 June 2016

Children can set the example for parents on inclusion

Source: Today Online

2 June 2016

Acceptance of special needs kids must start in the womb

Source: The Straits Times

1 June 2016

Just three hours of sleep

Source: The New Paper

Last modified on Sunday, 24 July 2016 19:27

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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