ASP Seminar for June

When & Where
26 June 2010
9:00-12:00pm ; 1:30-4:30pm
Quality Life Discoveries Building
#70, 20th Avenue Project 4,
Quezon City, Philippines

Topic — The Big Picture: Children CONNECTING to Life Experiences

How do we decide what behaviors or skills we need to teach? What do we do when a child is already exhibiting a behavior that may be inappropriate or inadequate?

Behaviorism is the examination of human and animal behavior using the principles of science: observation, reproduction, testing, objectivity, etc. Applied behavior analysis, then, is the application of this science of behavior to meet a certain end: to increase or decrease a particular behavior, to improve the quality of a behavior, to stop an old behavior, or teach a new.

Often, our goal isn’t only to teach a new behavior, but rather to replace a behavior that a child is already exhibiting, a behavior that is either inappropriate or inadequate in meeting the child’s needs. To do that, though, we need to analyze the current behavior to determine why the child is using that behavior. We do this through a functional behavior analysis.

This seminar-workshop aims to “connect” the participants’ knowledge and understanding of behavioral strategies to children and their life experiences.

Ms. Anna Romualdez is the Program Director of A Child Can Foundation, Inc. She graduated from Boston College with a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. She also received a second Masters Degree in Instructional Practice and Curriculum Theory and her doctorate in Administration and Supervision in Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Ms. Sharon May Marasigan is a Case Manager of A Child Can Foundation Inc. She graduated from St. Scholastica’s College with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She earned her Masters Degree in SpecialEducation from Pamantasang Lungsod ng Maynila.

Ms. Marie Monica Lerma is a Case Manager of A Child Can Foundation, Inc. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She obtained her Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University.

Registration Fees
Pre-Registration until June 23:
Member – P800
Non-Member – P1,000

Member – P1,000
Non-Member – P1,200

Seminar fee is inclusive of certificate, handouts and 2 snacks. For more details, please call Autism Society Philippines at (632) 9266941/9298447.

Source: ASP

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