THIS INITIATIVE caught me eyes when watching the news today! I especially liked how they incorporated a wheelchair-friendly dental chair to allow wheelchair-users to remain in the wheelchair during dental treatment. It is also heartening to hear the advocacy for specialty dentists trained to serve the elderly and those with special needs. Another step forwards towards universal […]

AS THE SAYING goes, you cannot pour from an empty cup. Ask  “Why did you choose to be here?”, and an almost immediate answer is to help people. Those in the healthcare profession generally are in it because they have a strong motivation to help others. But sometimes, there are barriers to being noble too.  I […]

Love love love this initiative! Totally screams occupational therapy too! While meals-on-wheels services mean well to make things simpler for the single elderly by having their daily meals delivered to them… they also have a flipside. By keeping them in their homes, there is an increased risk of social isolation and the loss of community roles […]

I FIRST READ about the #toylikeme campaign in the news last year, highlighting the lacking representation of disabled people by the global toy industry. With big toymaker LEGO launching its wheelchair mini figure, I see it as a progression in inclusive play – something the disabled rights movement would be supportive of. For children who are wheelchair-users, […]

THERE ARE DAYS when I stop to reflect about life, and of the choices I have made. My decision to pursue occupational therapy has always been and is still one of the best choices I have made in my 26 years.  Yesterday echoes the heartwarming sentiment I feel whenever I speak of my profession. A […]

7 Principles for Successful Return to Work: A Guide for Occupational Therapists in Singapore is a free publication by Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists (SAOT).    This guide was developed to help occupational therapists in Singapore understand their roles in facilitating return to work (RTW) at different stages of an injured worker’s […]

MY TEN-MINUTE of so-called fame on television was probably the highlight of my weekend.  I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity for an interview by the malay primetime news Berita on Suria channel (only because I was malay-speaking haha). It has come to the attention of the reporter about the rising incident of accidents […]