04/2017 Updates | SPD - Singapore

04/2017 Updates

Alternatives to Screen Time for Children

Alternatives to Screen Time for Children

28 April 2017

Parents handing over their mobile devices to their children to keep them quiet or occupied is a common sight these days. However, excessive use of this method for short-term peace and quiet may have long-term adverse effects on children. SPD@Tampines senior occupational therapist Pow Weiting shares other ways to keep children occupied, sans the use of modern technology.

Celebrating Every Truimph Together – Gan Boon Leong

Celebrating Every Truimph Together – Gan Boon Leong

28 April 2017

Many would agree that 45 years is a long time to be working in an organisation. Mr Gan Boon Leong, 68, a master craftsman at SPD’s Sheltered Workshop, received his long service award for 45 years of service in SPD this year. Senior advocacy analyst Poh Sho Siam finds out more from our veteran.

Second SPD Charity Golf Raises $300,000 for People with Disabilities

Second SPD Charity Golf Raises $300,000 for People with Disabilities

28 April 2017

SPD turned half of the 18-hole golf course at Raffles Country Club into an interesting obstacle course for 112 golfers who turned up to support our second charity golf tournament on 21 April. A total of $300,000 was raised with the strong support of the business community and volunteers, including Emeritus Senior Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong who graced the event as our Guest-of-Honour. 

SPD Onward with Vision 2020

SPD Onward with Vision 2020

13 April 2017

SPD’s executive director Mr Abhimanyau Pal kicked off this year’s Organisation Excellence Day at the MDIS campus auditorium on 31 March by sharing SPD’s journey over the past one year and launching Vision 2020 which will guide us in our client-centric approach and creating sustainable resources.

Thanks to All Supporters for Making the SPD Flag Day 2017 a Success!

Thanks to All Supporters for Making the SPD Flag Day 2017 a Success!

13 April 2017

The wet and gloomy weather last Saturday (8 April) may have discouraged many from stepping out of their homes. However, it did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the 1,000 SPD Flag Day 2017 fundraisers who went on an island-wide street collection in aid of people with disabilities.

MOLLY Goes to SPD@Jurong!

MOLLY Goes to SPD@Jurong!

13 April 2017

SPD@Jurong, which offers the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC), collaborated with the National Library Board to bring mobile library bus MOLLY to the centre so that our children can enjoy an immersive library experience.

Screen Time and Children

Screen Time and Children

13 April 2017

As digital technologies increasingly become tools that we use at work and home, children inevitably seek to emulate this usage. Although technology has educational and other benefits for children, how much exposure to technology is considered healthy? SPD@Tampines senior occupational therapist Pow Weiting shares her insights.