Local Scene - August '16

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29 August 2016

Special Nutrition For The Elderly and People With Medical Conditions

Source: Caregiver Asia

29 August 2016

Teacher’s Day Special: Helping kids with special needs to shine

Source: The Straits Times

28 August 2016

Muhammad Diroy Noordin aiming for medal in Rio, after being awarded 11th hour slot

Source: Channel NewsAsia

28 August 2016

Suhairi Suhani looking at podium finish in Rio

Source: Channel NewsAsia

28 August 2016

Swimming: Jeremiah Liauw's golden para-swimming debut at 10

Source: The Straits Times

26 August 2016

New award for special education students

Source: The Straits Times

25 August 2016

Boost public education on special needs

Source: The Straits Times

25 August 2016

Consider needs of disability groups when improving services

Source: Today Online

25 August 2016

How S R Nathan helped a Paralympian get a new wheelchair

Source: The New Paper

25 August 2016

Jive and boogie to raise funds for charity

Source: The Straits Times

25 August 2016

No need to wait for Govt to build inclusive society

Source: The Straits Times

25 August 2016

S R Nathan an ‘exemplary supporter’ of special needs community

Source: Today Online

24 August 2016

Dignity Kitchen: Singapore’s First Social Enterprise Food Court Run By Disabled Hawkers

Source: Yahoo! Lifestyle

23 August 2016

Beat the queue and pick up medicine at Pilbox

Source: The Straits Times

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Activities For Children With Special Needs

Source: The New Age Parents

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Sign me up for this

Source: NTU

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Supporting Children With Special Needs

Source: The New Age Parents

20 August 2016

MOH forms work group to develop framework for community nursing

Source: The Straits Times

15 August 2016

Kids with special needs pick up real-life skills virtually

Source: The Straits Times

11 August 2016

30 more pre-schools to have support programme for special needs: Tan Chuan-Jin

Source: Channel NewsAsia

11 August 2016

Rising number of students with special needs in mainstream schools

Source: Channel NewsAsia

10 August 2016

Father calls for liver donor for 8-month-old daughter with rare disease

Source: The Straits Times

7 August 2016

Speed up efforts to improve special education

Source: The Straits Times

6 August 2016

'Use stick, not just carrot' to spur hiring of disabled

Source: The Straits Times

6 August 2016

Have the courage to take risks in changing the education system: MP Denise Phua

Source: Channel NewsAsia

4 August 2016

Dinosaurs a fascination for 19-year-old who designed Ho Ching’s pouch

Source: Today Online

4 August 2016

Ho Ching's White House purse designed by autistic youth

Source: The New Paper

4 August 2016

S'pore Poly launches centre for special needs students

Source: The Straits Times

3 August 2016

Pathlight-designed pouch showcased by Ho Ching during State Visit

Source: Channel NewsAsia

2 August 2016

Council makes recommendations to improve public transport

Source: The New Paper

2 August 2016

The people make the workplace: Two BFFs in a Lengkok Bahru supermarket

Source: Enabling Village

1 August 2016

Minister calls for more interaction with special needs groups

Source: Today Online

Last modified on Monday, 12 September 2016 19:13

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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