Remember how your heart fluttered to a new playground ride when you were little? I had that in the eighties when I saw Pasir Ris Park for the first time.
The benefits of sport are well known – it fosters better physical and mental health, acts as a catalyst for cultivating confidence and increases social interaction. Unfortunately, parents...
Swimming is a fun and enjoyable activity that most people, especially young children naturally love. It awakens the whole sensory system and is a great way to chill in hot and humid Singapore.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we decided to have some fun creating a heart-shaped stamper using empty toilet rolls.
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.
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Credit: A video by Trixie Chua & Celine Kim for Special Seeds Singapore.
Credit: A video by NCSS