IT STARTED OUT as a session rendering my therapy training to provide in-water assessments for children. Ten sessions later, these children have graduated from the paracanoeing development programme. The programme is an initiative by Canoeing Cares, supported by the Singapore Canoe Federation (SCF) and Asian Women Welfare Association (AWWA) TEACH ME Services. The young participants […]

CHILDREN AT PLAY. Probably familiar with the sight of local children with their eyes glued to the latest Angry Birds app on iPads, street surfing with waveboards or running across the neighbourhood playgrounds. Definitely not a familiar sight when in the streets of Thailand on a weekday evening. We were in a district in Chiang […]

IT HAS BEEN a terribly busy week with back-to-back events! Conducted a PYSSLA beads workshop for children on Thursday. This product is specifically found in IKEA stores and boy was it fun to create masterpieces out of this stuff! But of course, the occupational therapist in me was busy analyzing the activity in mind. Activity […]

TEAR-PROVOKING and truly touching. This video tells the story of 2 young orphans – a visually-impaired boy and his friend who is hearing-impaired. Their strong kinship and unconditional love brings them on a journey in search of their mother who has long passed. A remembrance to always cherish the things I have in life as there are others […]

THE Association of Resource and Education for Autistic Children (REACh) is a Lions community service project located in Penang, Malaysia. The centre was set up in 1987 to provide free services to autistic children/adolescents and their families. This was where I had my 7-week internship earlier on this year; conducting individual therapy sessions on weekdays […]

A FREE electronic textbook on child and adolescent mental health is now released. The e-book is regularly updated, reflecting best-practices and latest researches in clinical interventions. Its contents include hyperlinks for readers to access video clips of interviews, explanations by experts and more. Published by the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied […]

TOOK UP a photography job over the weekends! The sister of a friend had chosen to celebrate her 21st birthday with a group of underprivileged children. These children attend a Student Care Centre in the Western part of Singapore, outside of schooling hours while their parents are away at work. Over the weekends, volunteers frequent […]