Thursday, February 28, 2008

SEMINAR on DYSLEXIA slated on May 10 in UP

Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects at least 10-15% of the entire school population. Children with this type of condition experience difficulty learning to read, spell and write. Assumed to be uninterested in school or labeled as stupid and lazy, these students often fall through the cracks and as a result, continue to perform poorly in school. Through this seminar on May 10, 2008, entitled, "DYSLEXIA SCREENING for READERS K-3," the Reading Education Area of the College of Education, University of the Philippines – Diliman, in cooperation with the Philippine Dyslexia Foundation, wishes to equip all teachers with the skills necessary to help identify – early on – these children needing specialized instruction. The program details are as follows:

8:30-12:00 What is Dyslexia?
Recognizing this Hidden Disability in the Classroom
by Dina Ocampo PhD.

Dina Ocampo teaches at the UP College of Education and serves as president of the Board of Trustees of Wordlab School. She researches on literacy development and difficulties among bilingual children. Recently, she was awarded one of the outstanding women in the nation’s service as a recognition of her advocacies on dyslexia and for more systematic and literature-based reading education programs in Philippine Schools.

1:00-1:30 Philippine Dyslexia Foundation
Business Meeting

1:30-3:00 What Do We Look Out For?
A Workshop on Recognizing Error Patterns
by Rhea Jover-Abat

Rhea Abat has been a teacher at Wordlab School for 7 years and has extensive experience in providing individualized and classroom instruction for children with learning difficulties. At present, she heads the English department and is involved in the design and implementation of the school’s reading, writing and study skills programs. She also provides training for parents and teachers, in and out of Metro Manila. She served as a member of the steering committee and was a presenter of the Pan-Asian Learning Difficulties Conference held last October 2007.

3:00-4:30 What Do We Do in the Classroom?
Providing Specialized Intervention Through Diagnostic Teaching
by Hazelle Ongtengco M.A.

Hazelle Preclaro-Ongtengco is a Fulbright Scholar and finished her M.A. as a Reading Specialist at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently teaching at the UP College of Education and serves as consultant for Wordlab School Inc.

Hurry! Limited slots are available. First Come, First Served!
Registration Fee: Php 1,000 (includes 2 snacks, lunch and handouts)
Reservation Fee: Php 200 (non-refundable, deductible)

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