The Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists (SAOT) presents 'Participate!' - a smartphone app that seeks to integrate community resources, services, events, and people as Singapore moves forward towards greater inclusivity.
Participate! is centered around Occupational Therapy's philosophy that everyone has the POTENTIAL & ABILITY to engage in meaningful roles and occupations that promote personal quality of life and communal growth. Participate! is based principally around the American Occupational Therapy Association's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process (2nd Edition) in tandem with the strong focus on participation within the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF).
The app has been divided into the following sections:
- Info Page
- Resources for Basic ADLs (Activities of Daily Living)
- Services/Programmes for Instrumental ADLs (Occupations that are frequently more complex than self-care activities but support participation in important life areas such as home management, work, and leisure participation)
- Events & Festivals
- Latest News and Causes
...and many more!
We hope you enjoy SAOT's first foray into app development, and the utility and vision in promoting greater awareness for community participation! Feel free to post your comments and views on our Fall Wall and share your ideas on how we can make this app even better!