On April 25, 2009 the Autism Society of the Philippines will hold another back-to-back seminar.
One is the Language of Autism (9am – 12nn) . This seminar will present the current trends and options in language and communication for children with autism (CWA). Focal points of discussion will also center on available options and therapy procedures that effect as well as facilitate improvements. The other is Listening with the whole Body/ Therapeutic Listening an approach that helps to target the multiple facets of listening by using auditory input within the context of sensory integrative treatment. Find out how we listen with our ears, as well as our whole body. This seminar will help further improve the integration of the auditory and vestibular systems of children with autism.
Ms. Mae Catherine Sadicon will be doing the Language of Autism seminar. She is a graduate of BS Speech Pathology at UP-CAMP Manila. At SPEECH Clinic and St. Luke’s Neurodevelopmental Center, she gives speech, language assessments and interventions to children/adolescent with autism. She also provides differential diagnosis on specific language problems and home language programs as needed or requested. She has likewise returned to her alma mater as a special lecturer and conducts seminars around the country.
Ms. Natasha Q. Palanca-Abellada will be doing the Therapeutic Listening seminar. She is a graduate of BS Occupational Therapy (OT) at UP-CAMP Manila. With 5-year experience working as an OT Staff in the US, and attending seminar series on Sensory Integration and Therapeutic Listening in Malaysia, Singapore and California; she now works as the Senior OT and Clinical Coordinator of Therabilities, Inc. and OT Consultant for Shine Intervention Center, both in Pasig City.
Venue: Asian Social Institute, 1518 Leon Guinto cor. Escoda St., Malate Manila