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.

20 July 2011

ASP Cebu's NDPR Seminar on Sensory Integration

By: Sandra Espina, ASP Cebu President

ASP Cebu Chapter kicked off the 33rd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (NDPR) celebrations with a Sensory Integration Seminar conducted by Teacher Lady Suarez, Board of Director of Occupational Therapists Association of the Phil. (OTAP) and OT Head of Neurodevelopmental Center at St. Luke's Medical Center. The activity was held in SM City Cebu last July 16, 2011.

It was participated by 51 participants consist of parents with children with autism from Visayas and Mindanao, as well as professionals and students from Velez College, Cebu Doctors University, University of Cebu, University of Southern Philippines, and teachers/therapists from the different special schools.
Teacher Lady Suarez (inset) with the participants of the seminar

The participants were agog and intently listened to this young and dynamic speaker as she shared her 10 years experiences with the group. They were enriched with the basic sensory processing and principles of Sensory Integration; moreover, environmental modification techniques too. The therapist and teachers were thought the importance of play and self-care tasks. Albeit, the late lunch at 1:15pm, registrants were taken to another level of interactive learning on sensory defensiveness, aqua therapy and overview of Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Approach and Wilbarger Protocol.
Teacher Lady Suarez (in blue) with AP Cebu Chapter headed by Ms Sandra Espina (1sr row-1st from right)

For more information about ASP Cebu Chapter, you can contact ASP Cebu Chapter President Ms. Sandra Espina 0917-320-7425 / Ms. Cathy (032) 416-5505.


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