The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

31 August 2018

Seminar on Translating Communication Goals in the Home/Family

More often than not, individuals diagnosed with autism are also diagnosed to have speech and/or language deficits that significantly affect their ability to communicate. Individuals receive a speech/language assessments and are then recommended to receive speech/language therapy services with various goals and objectives. With the various and sometimes numerous concerns in the speech/language development of children with autism, it can sometimes be overwhelming to navigate through the information and the responsibilities involved in speech/language therapy. Under the premise that family is always considered as the primary caregiver of the individual with autism, this seminar will discuss some principles involved in speech/language therapy and how to implement strategies to facilitate development of communication skills and to more effectively follow-through in the individual’s home setting.


About the Speaker:

Marcus Reiner Roldan has been practicing as a speech-language pathologist for almost 16 years now and, ever since he began, he decided to focus on dealing primarily with pediatric cases. During his first 5 years, he provided speech/language therapy services in a private clinic setting. He went to the US and spent almost 6 years practicing in the school district setting. Sir Reiner came back to the Philippines in 2012 and has since been practicing in a hospital setting as well as in a private clinic setting.

He graduated from UP Manila finished BS Speech Pathology. Took some university classes in the US focusing on the special education system. He is currently a member of the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists and taking Masters in Family Life and Child Development.

While he do occasionally see adult clients (such as stroke patients),  He decided to primarily involve himself with children and adolescents with speech/language concerns. He had experience providing speech-language therapy services for children with Down’s Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Seizure Disorder, Articulation Disorders, Stuttering, and Receptive and Expressive Language Delays/Disorders. Throughout his career, he have always had several clients diagnosed with Autism and currently handling several children with different levels of severity in the Autism spectrum.


Seminar Details:
Date: 29 September 2018, Saturday
Time: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Venue: ASP National Headquarters, #9 11th Jamboree Street cor. Sct. Fuentebella, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City
Map: http://bit.ly/asp-map2

Seminar Fees:
Pre-Registration (until September 25 or until slots last)
ASP Member – P 400.00
Non-member – P 600.00

Onsite Registration
ASP Member – P 500.00
Non-member – P 700.00

Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metrobank, Kamias Branch Account Number 047-3-04751874-2. Please email the scan copy of your deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s and contact numbers to autismphils@gmail.com and bring it on the day of the seminar. On-site registrants or walk- in will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. There will only be 70 slots available. No refund will be given to participants who do not show up on the date of the seminar. For more details, please call ASP at 02-903-5496.

The ASP Education and Empowerment Program 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 their own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the organization.


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