The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

29 June 2011

ASP Tacloban Shadow Teaching Seminar Full Packed

By Doanne Jill Teves Ranze, ASP Tacloban Chapter Secretary

Tacloban City Leyte, May 14, 2011 – A seminar on Shadow Teaching for Special Children Mainstreamed in the Regular School was conducted by Firie Jill Ramos, a graduate of Masters Degree in Special Education from U.P Diliman. The said event was held at the Leyte Normal University. Topics presented in the Shadow Teaching Seminar are:

- Special Education
- Mainstreaming definition
- Shadow Teaching definition
- Resposibilities of the Shadow Teacher

ASP President-Tacloban Chapter Dra. Geraldine Abuyabor said that among the seminar activities of ASP Tacloban Chapter, this seminar has the most number of attendees. The 90 participants were mostly teachers from different regular schools in Leyte.

According to the speaker, some regular schools admitted having no knowledge on the importance of having shadow teachers, therefore, the lack of availability for shadow teaching. Because of this, children with autism, who have been mainstreamed, have a hard time coping with the academic demands of the class. Due to lack of focus and attention, children with autism get lost in the lectures; which can sometimes leads to regression.

The speaker then emphasized more on the role of shadow teachers in the adjustment and goal implementation of students with autism and other disabilities inside a regular classroom. Moreover, obligations and responsibilities of a shadow teacher have been discussed further.
(from left to right): Syllene Olobia, Kris Garcia, Irish De Paz, ASP Tacloban Chapter President Geraldine Abuyabor, Carl Tiu, Art Gravoso, Cham Garido, Doanne Jill Teves Ranze, Speaker Firie Jill Ramos

ASP Tacloban Chapter’s next activity will be a fund raising event featuring the Filipino documentary on autism entitled “Alyana”, to be held at Robinsons, Tacloban City. Please check out the blog/facebook site for more information.

Contact ASP Tacloban Chapter President Dr. Geraldine Abuyabor at 0917-306-3539 and ASP Tacloban Chapter Secretary at 0906-235-6392.

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doanne jill teves ranze said...

..this was really a great seminar..",)hope all chapters will have topic like this..",)

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