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Public and Private Therapy Centres for Autism in Singapore 2020

Posted on October 17, 2020 by All In

This is a list of some of the available centres that provide medical support for autism in Singapore (2020 update).

All In Recommends: Mushroom Boys

Posted on October 17, 2020 by All In

Mushroom Boys is a short film about five boys with Down Syndrome, Hong An, Ryan, Mark, Mick and Lennard. These five boys work at Singapore’s Citizen Farm, where individuals with intellectual disabilities work in a supportive environment. At the farm, the boys grow and harvest mushrooms to sell. We see the fruits of their labour when they cook mushrooms for their families, as well as mend their booth and make sales at SG Cares Carnival. Directed by Eric Lin, Mushroom Boys was selected for the BAFTA Student Film Awards in 2019 and Viddsee Juree Awards Singapore – Audience Choice Award in 2020.

Activities To Reduce Screen Time For Children

Posted on August 13, 2020 by All In

In today’s world, technology and media have become part and parcel of our life. Even young children are often exposed to them daily.  Though technology can be an enabler when used appropriately and in moderation, parents need to be mindful that excessive screen time can adversely affect the child’s sleep, behaviour and even parent-child interactions and relationship. SPD’s senior occupational therapist Pow Wei Ting shares some alternative activities that you can do with your child to reduce his/her screen time.

Encouraging Your Child To Wear A Mask

Posted on July 19, 2020 by All In

With the lifting of the circuit breaker from 2 June, 2020, children will gradually return to their pre-schools and early intervention centres for their lessons. To prepare your child to return to school, SPD’s psychologist Jeremy Ang shares some tips on how parents can encourage their children to wear a mask.

How To Improve Sensory Experiences In Your Child’s Daily Routine In Less Time

Posted on July 7, 2020 by All In

As adults, we have unique ways of self-regulation to cope with stressors in our day-to-day life. A cup of coffee may be the perfect start to your day or listening to your favourite tunes may make you feel better. Similarly, children need to experience different sensory activities to regulate themselves too! SPD’s senior occupational therapist, Velusamy Santhakumar, shares some ways that you can incorporate different sensory experiences in your child’s daily routine.