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 […]

IT’S THE WORLD CUP season, and this Brazilian fan is experiencing it all in a unique way. As Carlos is both visually and hearing-impaired, his¬†friend has creatively adapted the activity with the use of tactile cues and touch. Very impressive!

HERE’S WISHING all fellow occupational therapists out there a Happy Occupational Therapists’ Day! We celebrate this special occasion on the 11th of January annually, to commemorate the founding of our national association. The Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists (SAOT) was established on 11th January 1975. Since then, SAOT has also become a member of the World Federation of […]

THE ABILITIES EXPO is in Singapore! The event is aimed for the community of persons with disabilities, and their caregivers. So assignments and exams aside, I managed to squeeze time to attend this morning events with a group of friends.¬† There was a workshop on Aging in Place by Teresa Plummer, an Occupational Therapy assistant […]

I WAS WATCHING the evening news the other day when this video was featured during a commercial break. Am loving the story of Thomas Yong, behind the new campaign by Centre for Enabled Living (CEL). Let’s talk ability.

SO I WAS at the bus interchange a few weeks back and came across a petite middle-aged lady selling tissue papers by the sidewalk. She was visually-impaired and cheerily called out to passers-by to buy her sales. I stopped by to give a small donation and just as I said “Have a nice day!”, she […]