“AP Method to Autism Therapy” Conference– Philippines

Autism Partnership Philippines will invite experts to share a wide range of topics related to autism through real-life case videos, speeches and Q&A sessions. The one-day conference will present common problems of children with ASD as well as strategies that focus on positive and progressive approaches on a child’s learning journey. Among other topics are autism identification in young and high functioning children, teaching creative play skills, social skills for Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School children and teaching children with autism in group.

Date: November 16, 2019(Saturday)
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Venue: Insular Life Makati Ballroom
Level 12, Insular Life Building, 6781 Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Language:English
Topic1. Autism Identification in Young and High Functioning Children
2. General treatment directions for children and adolescents with “High Functioning Autism”
3. Teaching Imaginary and Creative Play Skills to Children with Autism
4. Teaching Social Skills in Kindergarten Class
5. Teaching Social Skills for Primary and Secondary School Students
6. Essential Skills and Strategies for Teaching Children with Autism in a Group
Fee: Free of Charge

For more information, please contact Liezl or Myra:
Telephone No. (632)655-3094/ (632) 717-2643
Email: workshop@autismpartnershipph.com

Children with ASD are being diagnosed younger and younger as clinicians become more skilled in identifying the diagnosis. Children with milder symptoms of ASD may still prove challenging to diagnose. In this talk, Dr. Dimalanta will discuss typical development and how this may be different in very young children with ASD. In particular, he will focus on the more nuanced and subtle aspects which might be commonly overlooked in children with higher skill levels.

This topic is designed to give participants an overview of effective procedures that can be used with all ages and functioning levels. The case studies presented will illustrate how to work on behavior issues in various locations.

A proportion of children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder are described as “high functioning”. It is important to understand this concept of “high functioning autism” as it determines the priorities of treatment in these individuals. Though as important as their cognitive skills, their so-called “non-cognitive” skills are often misunderstood, and thus given little attention in treatment. Addressing these “non-cognitive” skills would give these individuals a better chance at achieving their optimal outcome.

Imaginative play is an important aspect of a child’s development. It assists in developing language, problem solving skills, abstract reasoning and general knowledge skills, as well as creativity. However, many children with ASD are not very good with this type of play. In this talk, Raymond will discuss how to help our students develop imaginative play such as performing a sequence of familiar activities outside of the typical context, substituting objects for others, assuming role of others (e.g. characterization), and the generation of novel ideas, planning and organization of play.

Many parents are advised to send their young children with autism to Kindergarten to gain social skills and interest. Often without a systematic plan, such children fail to develop those capacities in these settings. In this talk, Dr. Fischer will discuss about the social skills taxonomy and how it can be used to identify social skills deficits. He will also discuss how to systematically implement these social skills in typical kindergarten settings.

Students on autism spectrum have significant impairment in social skills. It affects their ability to learn, make friends, interact and cooperate with others and participate in schools. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an empirically proven approach in teaching individuals with autism social skills. In this talk, Yvonne, who works at a school specialized in educating students with autism as a Behavioral Consultant, will discuss strategies in identifying social skill goals and teaching social skills using ABA in school settings.

Many parents are advised to send their young children with autism to Kindergarten to gain social skills and interest. Often without a systematic plan, such children fail to develop those capacities in these settings. In this talk, Dr. Fischer will discuss about the social skills taxonomy and how it can be used to identify social skills deficits. He will also discuss how to systematically implement these social skills in typical kindergarten settings.

Mr. Toby Mountjoy
M.Sc., BCBA, Director
Mr. Toby Mountjoy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Dr. David Fischer
Psy. D., BCBA-D, Behavioral Consultant
Dr. David Fischer received a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University, USA, advised by Dr. Sandra Harris.
Mr. Raymond Fung
M.S. ABA, BCBA, Behavioral Consultant
Raymond is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University.
Dr. Harold Sia
M.D., Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician
He is a Fellow & Member of the Board of Trustees of the Phil Pediatric Society and the Phil Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
Dr. Francis Dimalanta
M.D., Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician
Head of the Section of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Asst Head & former Residency Training Officer of the Institute of Pediatrics and Child Health at St Luke's Medical Center -Global City.
Ms. Yvonne Cheung
M.S. ABA, BCBA, Behavioral Consultant
Yvonne is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She holds a master degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from St. Cloud State University, United States.
  • Certificate of Participation will be sent through email within 2 weeks after the conference.
  • Register the name of each participant. Each will be acknowledged and confirmed slot cannot be shared with others.
  • This is an adult event. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed.
  • If necessary, you can transfer your admission to others ONCE. Notification must be provided to AP at least 7 working days prior to the conference date for changing the registration list.
Event Details
  • Start Date
    Nov 16, 2019 (Sat.) 9:00 am
  • End Date
    Nov 16, 2019 (Sat.) 4:30 pm
  • Location
  • Address
    Insular Life Makati Ballroom
  • Phone
    +632 655 3094
  • Email
    workshop@autismpartnershipph.com
  • Language
    English