It has been more than a month since the Circuit Breaker started, and most of us are getting used to working or studying from home. Apart from work and academics, how have you been keeping yourself occupied? Although the end of Circuit Breaker is in sight, do read this article in the meantime to find out how you can remain productive and keep yourself entertained! Staying home doesn’t have to be boring!
The society has come a long way in helping children with special needs improve their welfare through global awareness movements that celebrate their differences, as well as government initiatives that help ensure adequate support. Earlier on, CaregiverAsia collaborated with The Colourful Mind to produce an article that sheds light on the journey of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As a continuation, this article describes the types of intervention for children with ASD, together with fun activities that parents can engage with their children while staying at home.
Throughout the years, Singapore has led several initiatives in improving the welfare of children with special needs, one example being the Ministry of Education introducing programmes to ensure school staff and students are well-equipped to support individuals with special needs. Globally, awareness movements are in place to advocate for these unique people, such as the World Autism Day which is recognized internationally on 2nd April every year to celebrate the differences of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In order to put forward initiatives that benefit people with ASD, we need to have the correct understanding of who they are. This article with insights gathered from The Colourful Mind hopes to enlighten you on the journey of children with ASD.
You may be aware that there are different types of special needs, such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Down syndrome and others. Special needs can be classified into four categories, namely physical (e.g. epilepsy), developmental (e.g. Down syndrome and autism), behavioural/emotional (e.g. ADHD) and sensory impaired (e.g. visually or hearing impaired). What are the challenges children with special needs encounter and how can we help them lead better lives and integrate into society? Read on to find out more.
An infection comprises of five stages
You may be aware that one should minimize contact with others when he is experiencing symptoms, so as to avoid spreading the virus. However, do you know an infection is characterized by five stages, and it is manifesting in the body before the patient realizes it?
In tropical Singapore, close to 99% of households own at least one air-conditioner. Given our purchasing power and the evergreen climate, this high percentage comes as no surprise to us. While most of you may install an air-conditioner with the intention of having a cool night’s sleep, the health benefits of an air-conditioner extend beyond that. If you are among the 1% of households who do not own an air-conditioner, you may be enticed to join the other 99% after reading this article!
When there’s a festive occasion coming up and you have to make the necessary preparations while caring for your loved ones at the same time, it is hard not to feel overwhelmed in such situations. With an extra pair of hands from a certified healthcare professional, your loved ones can be in good hands while you can put your mind to preparing for the festivities.
Christmas and New Year are two major holidays that most would look forward to, as family and friends gather to catch up and indulge in festive goodies. Although it’s tempting to let go of diet restrictions during such occasions, consuming large quantities of unhealthy food can bring about health consequences. With these festive occasions approaching soon, you’ll find the following tips useful to keep your diet in control!
A generous salary is no longer the main draw in employee retention. As responsibilities of employees diversify and evolve, employers are devising unique and attractive benefits to recruit and retain them.
Hiring a part-time home cleaner to give the house a much-needed cleanup every week is not uncommon. For dual-income families who struggle to find time to do housework on weekdays, yet resistant to hire a stay-in maid due to privacy issues, a part-time home cleaner is the best compromise. The rising costs of living spell good news for home cleaning companies. As more families jump on the bandwagon to hire part-time cleaners, more home cleaning companies have emerged in recent years. Given that many people find home cleaning services a satisfactory solution, and home cleaning companies are dime a dozen, what's holding you back from engaging a home cleaning service? Let CaregiverAsia convince you through three reasons!