Bouquets & Thank Yous

Bouquets & Thank Yous (6)

Most people can’t understand when I said, “He is the only doctor who sees my daughter confidently!”

When children are sick, most parents will want to seek medical advice from...

Teacher’s Day is just around the corner. I would like to share with you a story about a kindergarten school tucked away in a quiet corner of a street. On the outside, the school is just like...

I am a working mum with three young children. My eldest daughter, Janelle, has cerebral palsy. I would like to share how we were met with unexpected kindness from a taxi uncle last month.

We wish to thank this mystery lady for her lovely letter to my daughter (Janelle Lau) who has special needs.

My husband met this lady on the train two weeks ago while travelling...

It is not easy to be a teacher and it is even tougher to be a teacher to children with special needs.

In my parenting journey so far, I have only encountered one teacher who...

Aunty Melinda has been our housekeeper since 2008. She has been with us for seven years.

Although her job scope was mainly cooking and household chores, she has, over the years, taken it upon herself...

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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