Strategies in Training Persons with Physical Disabilities to Perform ADL- Feeding, Dressing & Grooming

Course Date
10 February 2023

Registration Deadline
1 February 2023

Time and Venue
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore
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

Course Capacity
Max : 20 participants

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

Course Outline

Basic Activities of Daily Living are tasks such as feeding, dressing, grooming etc. performed by
each individual on a daily basis that are essential to independent living. Parents and caregivers
of clients with difficulties in Basic Activities of Daily Living need basic information on how to train
clients through specific strategies or with assistive devices, to enhance their independence
in performing Activities of Daily Living. In this course, participants will be able to listen, learn
and experience hands on practice on the various strategies to facilitate care and independence in
ADL’s. In this Workshop, we will share with you the strategies to overcome these challenges.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Analyze how Gross Motor Skills affect Fine Motor Skills.
  • Understand and Apply various strategies in facilitating care and independence in Basic
    Activities of Daily Living – Feeding/Eating, Dressing, Grooming.
  • Gain knowledge about assistive devices appropriate to facilitate care and independence in
    Basic Activities of Daily Living – Feeding/Eating, Dressing, Grooming.

Course Instructor

Mr. Chitrasena Mohanty is a registered Occupational therapist and holds a Bachelor degree in
Occupational Therapy (BOT), Certificate in Neuro Developmental Treatment (USA), Certificate in
Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (School AMPS). Besides, he also holds master degrees
in Business Administration(MBA) and Sociology, and a Diploma in Information Technology.
Currently, Mr. Mohanty is working as a Senior Occupational Therapist in Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Singapore. He is specialized in Neuro-developmental treatment and School AMPS. He is involved
in seeing Adult clients with Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay and multiple disabilities
at present. He has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children with special needs
in Rainbow Centre and Spastic Children Association of Singapore. He has special interest in
providing intervention in areas of fine-motor skill development, pre-writing and writing skill
improvement, use of Assistive & Adapted devices to enhance functional independence, and
Special Seating

Ms Jaya Gopinath is practicing as an Occupational Therapist since 2000 and has been working in Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) since 2015. She performed responsibilities in early intervention and adult rehabilitation such as evaluating rehabilitative needs, using appropriate assessment tools and developing customized treatment plans and goals, and delivering appropriate therapy interventions to help children to overcome difficulties and stressors. She also provides clinical services within a team structure to support children, with cerebral palsy and other disabilities namely developmental delay, autism, downs syndrome and other chromosomal syndrome to meet their identified needs. She has an in-depth understanding of the diverse treatment modalities. She has served clients in feeding clinic along with multi-disciplinary team and specialized knowledge and skills in feeding, eating, and swallowing for Occupational Therapy Practice.

Ms Olga Chew received her Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology from the University of Sydney, Australia. She currently practises as a speech therapist at a restructured hospital in Singapore, as well as a locum at CPAS Day Activity Center. Olga accumulated her experience working in multiple settings such as in acute care and community hospitals, social service organisation, nursing homes, outpatient and home visits. She conducts dysphagia and communication assessment and intervention for her clients so as to ensure safe swallowing and optimise their communicative abilities. She is also passionate about sharing knowledge and educating the community about dysphagia. 

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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