06/2017 Updates | SPD - Singapore

06/2017 Updates

Engineering Good Trains EIPIC Staff in Toys and Switch Modification

Engineering Good Trains EIPIC Staff in Toys and Switch Modification

23 June 2017

Volunteers from Engineering Good, a local non-profit organisation (NPO) that seeks to empower disadvantaged communities through humanitarian engineering, conducted a three-hour toy hacking workshop at SPD Ability Centre for a volunteer and 10 of our Building Bridges EIPIC Centre staff from SPD Ability Centre, SPD@Tampines and SPD@Jurong.

Assistive Technology at the Forefront

Assistive Technology at the Forefront

23 June 2017

Diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy (SQCP), Mohd Sayfullah, 14, has moderate uncontrollable upper limb movements, making writing difficult. Apart from that, Sayfullah also has difficulties communicating effectively. The introduction of assistive technology (AT) has positively impacted him and his family.

5 Benefits of Walking!

5 Benefits of Walking!

23 June 2017

Walking is an activity most of us do on a daily basis. It is not the hardest exercise to do, and boasts certain health-enhancing gains that we may not have known or even heard of. Here are some benefits of walking that will hopefully get you up from your sofa and headed out for a stroll!

A Father's Day Special: Our Daddies

A Father's Day Special: Our Daddies

09 June 2017

Many of us have personal experiences and fond memories created together with our fathers, which we hold close to our hearts. In this special Father’s Day edition, our clients and staff speak of their fathers and how much of an impact they have made in their lives.

EIPIC Transition Planning for Parents

EIPIC Transition Planning for Parents

09 June 2017

Children who successfully complete the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) at the end of the year will transit into the next phase of their education, be it in mainstream or special schools. EIPIC centres play an important role in assisting parents to make informed post-EIPIC decisions for their children, and at the same time, providing support and ensuring a smooth transition for the children.

Holiday Fun and Games at Building Bridges EIPIC Centre

Holiday Fun and Games at Building Bridges EIPIC Centre

09 June 2017

The Building Bridges EIPIC Centre located at SPD’s headquarters at Tiong Bahru kicked off the school holidays with a morning of fun and games for our children and their families on Saturday, 27 May. The event was put together by volunteers from the Singapore Management University’s (SMU) BenTre Team and our planning committee. It gave our clients the opportunity to have fun while bonding with their families.