This Book is My Voice

Eight-year-old Rizq has difficulties with limbs control and speech challenges due to quadriplegic cerebral palsy. His mum Mdm Hidayah shows us how he uses the PODD book to communicate and [...]

Eight-year-old Rizq Nawfal was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and has difficulties with limbs control. The cheery young man is a huge Ironman fan, and is always up for a chat. As he is able to verbalise sounds but is unable to speak, Rizq uses gestures and a thick comb-bound PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display) book to communicate.

In this episode of “Have a SPlenDid Day”, Rizq’s mum Mdm Hidayah shows us how to use the PODD book and what we as individuals can do to help people with communication challenges be heard.


The “Have a SPlenDid Day” series shares the changes or adaptations persons with different abilities make in their everyday lives. We hope this sharing of their experiences can generate positive discussions on disabilities, as well as ideas on how certain routines and activities of daily living can be made better or easier. Follow our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tik Tok and YouTube @SPDSingapore today!

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