If you are on the look-out for new seminars, here are a couple on Music Therapy and Handwriting Strategies which you might be interested in attending.
A. Music Therapy for Children with Special Needs (July 27, 2008, Sunday, 9:00am-5:00pm)
Facilitator: Ms. Celeste S. Sanchez
Author of “What Music Therapy Did to George”
Co-facilitator: Ms Patricia G. Munoz
Ms. Munoz, directress of Protégé SPED Center, is a fully credentialed special education teacher in California, USA where she taught special children of various disabilities and different academic and age levels, for four years. She is also a licensed teacher in the Philippines, with English as specialization. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Santo Tomas and her Masters in Special Education from the Philippine Normal University. To date, she has conducted more than 45 SPED seminar-workshops at various parts of the country, attended by over a thousand participants.
This module will equip the participants with an overview of music therapy, its value to persons with special needs both at home and school, and ways of how one can become a successful music therapist. Ms. Sanchez will demonstrate the use of various musical instruments. She will also share inspiring stories of special persons who have become beneficiaries of her music therapy, over a span of 30 years.
B. Effective Handwriting Strategies for Children with Special Needs (August 24, 2008, Sunday, 9:00am-5:00pm)
Facilitator: Ms. Anna Liza Yap Tan Pascual, OTRP
Ms. Pascual is a registered occupational therapist both in the Philippines and the United States of America. She manages Skill Builders Therapy Center in Manila, is a special lecturer for both undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of the Philippines College of Allied Medical Professions, and is part of the technical panel at Commission on Higher Education which is responsible for monitoring quality of occupational education in the Philippines. She has conducted countless seminar-workshops in the field of occupational therapy and been a speaker and lecturer at various conferences held at various parts of the country.
Co- Facilitator: Ms. Patricia G. Munoz
This module will equip the participants with strategies on improving handwriting skills in children with special needs. Developmental acquisition of pre-writing and writing skills will be presented so that expectations from the children are set realistically. Motor, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial factors will be discussed: their roles in handwriting, the common problems seen, and what can be done about them. Participants will learn how to break down handwriting into its component areas so as to guide them in the strategies that will be useful. The seminar-workshop will consist of lectures and hands-on learning activities for better understanding and retention of knowledge.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. Protégé conducts daily weekday classes on SPED teaching strategies, IEP Process and Writing (Wednesdays and Basic Sign Language. Ms. Munoz also gives consultancy on setting up special education schools and programs. For more information, you may call the ff: 0918-3588855, 436-2620, 415-1959 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Unit 1A Rexxons Arcade
36 Xavierville Ave
Loyola Hts., Quezon City
(632) 436-2620; 415-1959
Php1500.00 per seminar day. Fee is inclusive of handouts, certificate of attendance, lunch and
snacks. 10% discount will be given to groups of 5 and above.
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