Local Scene - July '16

Date

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31 July 2016

Why no compulsory education yet

Source: The Straits Times

29 July 2016

Singapore scientists grow mini human brains

Source: Agency for Science, Technology and Research

29 July 2016

Son inspired her to start special needs school

Source: The New Paper

29 July 2016

The science of nursing in community care

Source: The Straits Times

28 July 2016

Nasty encounters at toilets for those with disabilities

Source: The Straits Times

28 July 2016

Paving the way for more inclusive buildings

Source: The Straits Times

27 July 2016

Singapore, Belgium announce teams for Rio 2016

Source: Paralympic Movement

27 July 2016

Existing buildings to meet new accessibility requirements from 2017

Source: Channel NewsAsia

26 July 2016

Focus on mental state of mum who abused kid

Source: The Straits Times

24 July 2016

GIC funds training for special-needs musicians

Source: The Straits Times

22 July 2016

Six VWOs get grants to tap IT aids for those with disabilities

Source: Today Online

21 July 2016

More households to be eligible for computer subsidies

Source: Today Online

21 July 2016

Selfish behaviour in abusing disabled facilities

Source: The Straits Times

20 July 2016

VWOs 'should be called social service enterprises instead'

Source: The Straits Times

18 July 2016

Special needs kids benefit from mainstream schools: Parents

Source: creditSource

18 July 2016

Studies underway on safe ways to secure open strollers on buses

Source: Today Online

15 July 2016

Performers with special needs show parade is 'for everyone'

Source: The Straits Times

14 July 2016

Learning to live with ADHD can make one stronger

Source: The Straits Times

14 July 2016

NDP 2016 to feature performers with special needs

Source: The New Paper

13 July 2016

Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Source: HCA Hospice Care

12 July 2016

I am not naughty, I have...

Source: The Straits Times

12 July 2016

LTA studying ways to ease public transport woes of families with young kids

Source: Today Online

12 July 2016

Move over, Captain America: The champions of Superhero Me are on the way

Source: Enabling Village

11 July 2016

Art brings together kids with special needs, those without

Source: The Straits Times

11 July 2016

Fitness exercises for seniors at Enabling Village

Source: The Straits Times

11 July 2016

Parliament: Murali calls for more efforts to promote acceptance of special needs kids

Source: The Straits Times

10 July 2016

Her wish: To celebrate 18th birthday

Source: The New Paper

10 July 2016

Strengthen transition support for kids with special needs

Source: The Straits Times

10 July 2016

Teen with rare disorder has one wish: To celebrate her 18th birthday

Source: AsiaOne

10 July 2016

Two-year-old toddler with rare heart condition dies

Source: The Straits Times

9 July 2016

No stopping this visually impaired runner

Source: Yahoo! Sports

8 July 2016

Centre for special needs adults opens

Source: creditSource

8 July 2016

First vertical farm to train people with mild intellectual disability launched

Source: The Straits Times

8 July 2016

Remember highly dependent special-needs children in inclusive society push

Source: Today Online

7 July 2016

More help needed for elderly caregivers of kin with disabilities, say VWOs

Source: Today Online

7 July 2016

Opening career paths for the disabled

Source: The Straits Times

6 July 2016

Making workplaces inclusive for persons with disabilities

Source: Channel NewsAsia

5 July 2016

Wanted: Legal boost for rights of special needs kids

Source: The Straits Times

5 July 2016

Not all special needs children can join the mainstream straight away

Source: Today Online

4 July 2016

More support, greater inclusion of special needs children needed: Lien Foundation survey

Source: Channel NewsAsia

4 July 2016

Attitudes of others discourage special needs children from spending time in public

Source: Today Online

4 July 2016

Making life easier for the disabled: What Singapore can learn from Sweden

Source: The Straits Times

4 July 2016

Swedish museum: Caters to all special needs

Source: The Straits Times

4 July 2016

HNF raises public awareness of home care resources

Source: Today Online

4 July 2016

Trying to raise kind kids

Source: The Straits Times

1 July 2016

6 myths about people who are deaf you need to stop believing

Source: Yahoo News

Last modified on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 14:14

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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