Assistive Technology for Cerebral Palsy

Course Date
13 October 2023

Registration Deadline
29 September 2023

Time and Venue
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore
65 Pasir Ris Drive 1
Singapore 519529
Training Room, Level 4

Parent and Caregiver Training
** Approved for Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) by Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
Full Course Fee : $110
Co-payment of $10 only payable to CPAS.
CTG is capped at $200 per child per financial year.

Full Course Fees
$110

Course Capacity
Max : 30 participants

Targeted Participants
Caregivers, School Teachers, Interventionists, Allied Health Professionals

Course Outline

This course aims to define Assistive Technology, its types, introductory concepts and terminology from the field of AT. This training will also provide knowledge on how Assistive Technology devices can be used to promote different living and learning skills for better social participation and integration

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to :

  • Understand the purpose of Assistive Technology (AT) for persons with special needs
  • Specific uses and benefits of Assistive Technology in different occupational roles and contexts e.g during school, work and during play
  • Various categories of Assistive Technology
  • Considerations for selecting suitable Assistive Technology for a person

Course Instructor

Ms Manju Mohta, is a qualified and registered Occupational Therapist by Allied Health Professional Council of Singapore. She has total clinical experience of more than 15 years in Singapore and in India. Currently, in her role as a team member and Acting Head of Assistive Technology Hub of CPAS. She conducts functional skills and Assistive Technology needs Assessment for clients of CPAS
(children and adults) with Cerebral Palsy and /or multiple disabilities. Following the assessment, trials and training, suitable Assistive devices are recommended by her team to the clients with an aim increase or improve their functional capabilities. She also recommends solutions to create a barrier free and easily accessible environment for CPAS clients within the center or at their homes. Her
special interest is in the field of Assistive Technology, special seating, splinting, Environment Accessibility and Universal Design. She believes, that with suitable and trained use of Assistive Technology and by creating universally designed environment, enhanced opportunities can be generated for independent functioning of people with special needs.

Ms Chew Shi Yi is a qualified and registered Occupational Therapist with four years of working experience in Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore. She currently works with children ages 6 and below in the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) and her caseload involves children with varied diagnosis including Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder and multiple disabilities. She is involved in assessment, trial and provision of equipment for use in the classroom and at home. She also shares information on usage of equipment with other members of the Trans-disciplinary team, such as the teachers and caregivers to allow the child to practice and generalise skill across
settings. She believes that the use of these assistive devices will allow clients to perform and participate in leisure, school/work and activities of daily living (ADL) more independently.

Terms and Conditions
– Parents / Caregivers are required to fill in the CTG Application form, and provide the necessary documents stated in the form as required by AIC.
– Registration will be confirmed only upon receiving invoice or full payment.
– If the participant is absent without valid reason or without supporting document, full course fees will be charged with no refund

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