Siblings of kids with special needs: Be mindful of their emotions and help them cope, say experts

Ms Siti Syazana Shaharudin with her younger sister Iman, who was diagnosed with global developmental delay, along with speech and swallowing disorders. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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SINGAPORE – Ms Siti Syazana Shaharudin knew her younger sister was different from the moment she laid eyes on her in the hospital after she was born. 

“Iman had tubes and needles stuck in her arm. Seeing her like that was quite sad – babies should not be having so many needles stuck in them,” says Ms Syazana, 18.

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