12/2016 Updates | SPD - Singapore

12/2016 Updates

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph Together – Keagan Lim

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph Together – Keagan Lim

23 December 2016

Support from his parents, professionals and his teachers have helped create an effective learning environment for Keagan Lim, a cheery boy who attended SPD’s Continuing Therapy Programme (CTP) at SPD@Tampines.

Letter of Appreciation from a Primary School Student

Letter of Appreciation from a Primary School Student

23 December 2016

Speaking on the theme of resilience at the Children’s Day Concert at Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) in October, SPD President Ms Chia Yong Yong shared stories of her experience growing up with a disability. Here is a letter from one of the students, Valerie Lee, who shared how the speech impacted her.

What it Takes to Nurture Young People with Disabilities

What it Takes to Nurture Young People with Disabilities

23 December 2016

After her record-breaking feats last year, a bond-free scholarship was launched under the name of Singapore’s golden girl Yip Pin Xiu at the Singapore Management University. It is a big stride ahead to a more inclusive society and SPD Executive Director Mr Abhimanyau Pal shares his views in this letter published in The Straits Times Forum on 15 December 2016.

Happy Volunteering

Happy Volunteering

09 December 2016

With our limited resources, volunteers play an important role, helping to provide additional help to SPD’s programmes and services from time to time. A happy volunteering experience comes from a good partnership between both the organisation and the volunteer. Here, regular volunteer Koh Sok Cheng (extreme right) shares her volunteering experience at SPD.

Occupational Therapy for Older Adults with Chronic Diseases

Occupational Therapy for Older Adults with Chronic Diseases

09 December 2016

Ageing can be seen as a triumph of development, whereby people are living longer because of better nutrition, sanitation, health care, education and economic well-being. However, it can pose a set of social and economic challenges, especially if older individuals are struck by chronic diseases. SPD’s senior occupational therapist Janet Pua shares how occupational therapy can play a part in improving the lives of older adults with chronic diseases.

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph Together – Shee Shu Xin, “I can, I can, I can make a difference.”

Celebrating Life’s Every Triumph Together – Shee Shu Xin, “I can, I can, I can make a difference.”

09 December 2016

SPD volunteer Shee Shu Xin shares her rehabilitation journey after her spinal cord injury and how she learnt to focus on “I can” instead of ‘I can’t”.