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09/2015 Updates

Celebrating World Physical Therapy Day 2015

Celebrating World Physical Therapy Day 2015

18 September 2015

World Physical Therapy Day falls on 8 September every year, and is an opportunity for physiotherapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution their profession makes in keeping people well, mobile and independent. With that in mind, SPD’s physiotherapists marked the day on 10 September by organising games that tested our physical abilities. It was a great bonding session for the staff as they took time off to support this activity.

The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play

18 September 2015

Play constitutes a major part of a child's life and is instrumental to their social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Senior teacher in SPD’s Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) Arnold Chua shares about the positive impact of play on children in this letter published in The Straits Times Forum on 11 September.

Korean Delegates Visit SPD

Korean Delegates Visit SPD

18 September 2015

We were proud to have hosted the Korean Ambassador to Singapore, His Excellency Mr Suh Chung Ha, and representatives from the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Singapore on the afternoon of 15 September 2015. They were here to understand more about our programmes and services.

StarHub Renews Commitment to Empower People with Disabilities Through SPD

StarHub Renews Commitment to Empower People with Disabilities Through SPD

18 September 2015

StarHub has reaffirmed its support of SPD’s Infocomm Accessibility Centre Certificate in Office Skills (ICOS), an office skills training programme that enables people with disabilities to find open, gainful employment in administrative positions.

Record Number of Recipients for the Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship This Year

Record Number of Recipients for the Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship This Year

18 September 2015

A record number of five scholarships was awarded to outstanding young Singaporeans with disabilities at the Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship Awards Ceremony 2015, up from the four scholarships disbursed annually in previous years. 

SPD Gives Back to the Community

SPD Gives Back to the Community

04 September 2015

Our organisational excellence journey takes us to other voluntary welfare organisations this year, giving us the opportunity to give back to the community that has given to us so much, and reigniting much passion in our work.

Evolution of Prosthesis Devices

Evolution of Prosthesis Devices

04 September 2015

The use of prosthesis, i.e. an artificial substitute or replacement of a part of the body, such as a leg or an arm, has helped many who lost their limbs regain mobility, enabling them to travel, work and perform other activities of daily living. Our senior advocacy analyst Poh Sho Siam throws light on a sophisticated prosthetic device used today that has a primitive beginning.

There is an Artist in Every Child

There is an Artist in Every Child

04 September 2015

EIPIC teacher Gerry Da shares in this article how a simple activity like using handprints to create art can have immensely positive effects on children.

SPD Holds 51st Annual General Meeting

SPD Holds 51st Annual General Meeting

04 September 2015

SPD’s 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 29 August 2015 at the SPD Ability Centre.