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.

08 June 2013

June 29 Saturday Back to Back Seminars

Vision Therapy
29 June 2013, Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 nn
Bridges Foundation, Inc. #22 Scout Limbaga Street, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City

Vision is a learned and developed skill that requires patterned stimulation to the visual cortex. Nobel Prize winning scientists Hubel and Weisel discovered that patterned stimulation is necessary for the development of vision. In the early years, vision stimulation is used to encourage children to pay attention to visual details such as light sources, colors, shapes and sizes. If the child responds to visual stimuli, other activities may be used to teach him how to make sense of the things he is seeing and how to use his vision within the context of daily activities. Vision Therapy utilizing light stimulation enhances the function of the receptors cells of the retina forcing the fovea centralis area to focus on the light stimulus resulting to initiating an eye contact the fastest way among children with autism and other disabilities. The seminar will provide parents, special education teachers and other service providers’ strategies for children with autism to have monocular visual focus that will later initiate alignment of the visual axes of the two (2) eyes until eye contact is attained. They will learn simple visual perceptual skills and visual information processing techniques for children with autism to be more attentive in order to develop the essential cognitive skills that play a very important role in the learning process.

Dr. Teresita Yambot
Dr. Teresita R. Yambot, OD, MAED, MSO, FPAO is an educator, an optometrist in vision development and a civic leader. She was an outstanding student and graduated magna cum laude from Manila Central University. Dr. Yambot served her alma mater as a professor from 1976-2000 and dean of the College of Optometry from 1990-1994. She was a recipient of various scholarships, researches and professional awards. To top it all, Dr. Yambot was awarded one of the Ten Outstanding Professionals in 2007 awarded by the Federation of Philippine Professional Associations of the Professional Regulation Commission and “Ulirang Ina” by the Quezon City government in 2009. She has occupied numerous positions in the academe and in socio-civic organizations. Dr. Yambot has conducted countless researches in her field of expertise and has presented her works in national and international conferences.

Music Therapy
29 June 2013, Saturday, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bridges Foundation, Inc. #22 Scout Limbaga Street, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City

The seminar will tackle about the fundamentals of music therapy and the benefits of music intervention for children with special needs. It is not what children can do but what music can do for these children.

Agustin Estrella
Dr. Estrella R. Agustin, Ph.D., MFLCD, BM is an educator, a musician, a clinician and a civic leader. She obtained her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and MA in Family Life and Child Development from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She has an intensive 2 years training in Liturgy and music from St. Andrews Seminary. She served as Chairperson of Department of Family Life and Child Development of the UP Diliman. She is currently teaching at UP Diliman and serves as Chairperson of the College of Home Economics at the said university. She is also a Music Intervention Specialist and Music Therapy Section Head at St. Luke’s Medical Center. Dr. Agustin contributes numerous researches and creative writings in her field of expertise.

Seminar Fees

Pre-registration *until June 26
Single Seminar ASP Member - P 500.00
Single Seminar Non-Member - P 600.00
Double Seminar ASP Member - P800.00
Double Seminar Non-Member - P1,000.00

On-Site Registration
Single Seminar ASP Member - P600.00
Single Seminar Non - Member - P700.00
Double Seminar ASP Member - P1,000.00
Double Seminar Non-Member - P1,200.00

The seminar fee is inclusive of certificate, handouts and snacks. Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metro Bank, Kamias Branch Account # 047-3-04751874-2. Please fax the deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s to ASP office and bring it on the day of the seminar. On-site registrants will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. There will only be 70 slots available. No refund will be given to participants who did not show up on the date of the seminar. For more details, please call ASP at 7-903-5496.

The ASP Seminar Series serves as a platform to educate Filipino parents and professionals on the various interventions, modalities and theories surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their application and implementation are left at your discretion. The views and personal experiences of the speakers are of their own and don’t necessarily reflect that of the views of the organization.


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