Local Scene - September '16

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29 September 2016

19-year-old stays upbeat despite heart condition

Source: The Straits Times

29 September 2016

School Gives Him Hope and a Future

Source: The New Paper

28 September 2016

Commentary: The story that almost didn’t get told

Source: Channel NewsAsia

28 September 2016

ST Kinetics and UOB receive top Community Chest award for continued support

Source: The Straits Times

28 September 2016

World's first baby born from 3-person technique: Report

Source: Channel NewsAsia

28 September 2016

He's Deaf and Driving for Uber

Source: The New Paper

27 September 2016

Amateurs join professionals in Jerome Bel's dance Gala

Source: The Straits Times

26 September 2016

Art Helps to Calm These Special-Needs Kids

Source: The New Paper

26 September 2016

Coming soon: Nursing rooms at bus interchanges, MRT stations

Source: Today Online

26 September 2016

Uber helps hearing-impaired drivers to manage booking requests

Source: Today Online

26 September 2016

Uber launches features to help the hearing-impaired work as drivers

Source: Channel NewsAsia

25 September 2016

Dancing to a Different Tune

Source: The New Paper

25 September 2016

Paralympians Inspire Both Young and Old

Source: The New Paper

25 September 2016

Shooting for Her Dream

Source: The New Paper

20 September 2016

Celebratory parade for Rio 2016 Paralympians on Saturday

Source: Channel NewsAsia

20 September 2016

Deaf students who sign can join mainstream primary school from 2018

Source: Today Online

20 September 2016

Demand up for special needs swimming classes

Source: Channel NewsAsia

20 September 2016

Primary and secondary students with hearing loss to get more help in designated schools

Source: The Straits Times

20 September 2016

Singapore Airlines rewards double Paralympic gold-medallist Yip Pin Xiu with 1 million KrisFlyer miles

Source: The Straits Times

19 September 2016

Blind, But Far from Left Behind

Source: The New Paper

19 September 2016

Fine show is legacy of APG

Source: The Straits Times

18 September 2016

Chat with Singapore's triple Paralympic champion Yip Pin Xiu

Source: The Straits Times

18 September 2016

Disabled Singaporeans who don't let anything stand in the way of getting fit and enjoying sports

Source: The Straits Times

18 September 2016

Raising Singapore's Paralympic heroes: Theresa Goh's parents speak

Source: The Straits Times

18 September 2016

Rio Daily: Theresa Proud of TeamSG as Games Comes to Close

Source: Active SG

17 September 2016

Govt study award launched to help people with disabilities deepen skills

Source: Channel NewsAsia

16 September 2016

I’m racing for equality, not money: Yip Pin Xiu

Source: Today Online

16 September 2016

Paralympics: Gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu's parents on raising a champion

Source: The Straits Times

16 September 2016

Paralympics: Singapore sailors withdraw from event after one suffers seizure

Source: Channel NewsAsia

16 September 2016

Paralympics: Yip Pin Xiu clinches Singapore’s 2nd gold medal

Source: Channel NewsAsia

16 September 2016

Paralympics: Yip Pin Xiu wins 2nd gold at Rio Games, says 'words cannot describe how I feel now'

Source: The Straits Times

15 September 2016

Cars stop, and help arrives for blind pedestrian at traffic junction

Source: The Straits Times

15 September 2016

Give more support to Paralympic team

Source: Today Online

15 September 2016

Honour Yip, but don't put her in the same league as Schooling

Source: AsiaOne

15 September 2016

ST Interview: Paralympian Theresa Goh's parents Mr Bernard Goh and Ms Rose Mok

Source: The Straits Times

14 September 2016

Lego honours Singapore para-swimmers Yip Pin Xiu, Theresa Goh with mini-figures

Source: Channel NewsAsia

14 September 2016

Paralympics: Bendemeer Sec, Yip Pin Xiu's former school, to screen 50m backstroke S2 final live

Source: The Straits Times

13 September 2016

Singapore on track for best Paralympics showing; President Tony Tan's note of encouragement

Source: The Straits Times

12 September 2016

Paralympics: '17 years of training and perseverance... Nobody knows our journey like us', Yip Pin Xiu tells Theresa Goh

Source: The Straits Times

12 September 2016

Paralympics: Bronze medallist Theresa Goh has carried disability sports torch for over 10 years

Source: The Straits Times

12 September 2016

Paralympics: One down, one more to go for Yip Pin Xiu - See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/paralympics-one-down-one-more-go-yip-pin-xiu#sthash.RgowRzV0.dpuf

Source: AsiaOne

11 September 2016

Docs fail to save baby with rare liver disease

Source: The Straits Times

11 September 2016

Malaysian Paralympic gold medallists to get same cash reward as Olympians

Source: The Straits Times

11 September 2016

Paralympics: Singapore's Theresa Goh is 2nd-fastest qualifier in 100m breast SB4 final

Source: The Straits Times

11 September 2016

Prize money debate reignites after Yip Pin Xiu’s gold-medal win

Source: Today Online

11 September 2016

She knows what it takes after caring for six

Source: The Straits Times

10 September 2016

‘You have made Singapore very proud today’: PM Lee to Paralympic gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu

Source: Channel NewsAsia

10 September 2016

‘You have made Singapore very proud today’: PM Lee to Yip Pin Xiu

Source: Today Online

10 September 2016

Paralympics: Gold and a new world record for Yip Pin Xiu

Source: The Straits Times

10 September 2016

Paralympics: Singapore swimmer Yip Pin Xiu beats own record to clinch gold

Source: Channel NewsAsia

10 September 2016

Yip Pin Xiu sets two world records in gold-medal swim at Paralympics

Source: Today Online

9 September 2016

Positive feedback for move to ensure more protection for the vulnerable: MSF

Source: The Straits Times

9 September 2016

Strong support for Vulnerable Adults Bill, says MSF

Source: Channel NewsAsia

8 September 2016

Helping kids with learning problems

Source: The Straits Times

7 September 2016

'I'm still able, so why can't I cycle?'

Source: The New Paper

7 September 2016

Paralympics: Mediacorp to broadcast some Team Singapore events live

Source: The Straits Times

8 September 2016

Don't write off babies with microcephaly

Source: The Straits Times

6 September 2016

Children with mild developmental needs require continual support

Source: Today Online

6 September 2016

Meet the Fantastic Four: S’pore’s medal hopefuls at the upcoming Paralympics

Source: Today Online

6 September 2016

Paralympics: Singapore's Yip Pin Xiu on reaching goals despite circumstances

Source: The Straits Times

4 September 2016

Riding to establish her freedom

Source: The Straits Times

2 September 2016

Hire people with disabilities, Tharman urges

Source: The Straits Times

2 September 2016

Ring helps people 'see', thanks to grant

Source: The Straits Times

1 September 2016

Team Singapore head for the Rio Paralympics

Source: The Straits Times

1 September 2016

Zika a limited but difficult fight

Source: The Straits Times

Last modified on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:54

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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