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R.E.A.C.H. is your destination for the latest online courses on special education. We offer a rich set of e-learning courses for professionals and parents that is accessible 24/7.

It’s your option to join the classroom training, e-learning or blended program.


The Certificate in Special Education Course is designed for professional teachers who want to develop and refine their ability to meet the demands of students with special educational needs. With R.E.A.C.H. Special Education Certification courses, the students will gain knowledge in the Current issues in special education, Diagnostic assessment and how to monitor progress, how to help students with high and low incidence disabilities, how emotional/social and behavioural disorders affect student comprehension. To advance career as an educator, discover the best practices for inclusive teaching strategies and special education classroom management. Further, the certificate program is also open to other professionals who are non- educators and would like to gain knowledge in handling exceptional children.

21 units (18 units lecture+3 units OJT)

Course Code Course Title Units
EDSPED-201 Foundation of Special Education 3
EDSPED-202 Multifactored Assessment in Special Education 3
EDSPED-203 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Development 3
EDSPED-205 Program Adaptation and Teaching Strategies in Special Education 3
EDSPED-207 Students Teaching / Internship / Practicum 3
EDSPED-208 Learning Disabilities 3
EDSPED-213 Educating People with Intellectual Disabilities 3

39 units (33 units lecture+6 units OJT)

Course Code Course Title Units
EDSPED-201 Foundation of Special Education 3
EDSPED-202 Multifactored Assessment in Special Education 3
EDSPED-203 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Development 3
EDSPED-204 Curriculum Development for Exceptional Learners 3
EDSPED-205 Program Adaptation and Teaching Strategies in Special Education 3
EDSPED-206 Multicultural and Bilingual Aspects in Special Education 3
EDSPED-207 Students Teaching / Internship / Practicum 6
EDSPED-208 Learning Disabilities 3
EDSPED-209 Life Centered Career Education 3
EDSPED-210 Language & Communication Correction for Children with Communication Disorder 3
EDSPED-213 Educating People with Intellectual Disabilities 3
EDSPED-214 Characteristics of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 3

Specialized Training in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Certificate In Special Education specialized Training in Applied Behavior Analysis allows practitioners to obtain additional education and certification needed to effectively meet diverse ebhavioral needs of exceptional children. Gaining the needed training in ABA provides a level employment stability. ABA practitioners are in high demand by organizations specializing in work with children with autism and other developmental disorders. Graduates are also able to find employment in areas of education, business and social service.

18 units (15 units lecture + 3 units Practice Teaching/OJT)

Course Code Course Title Units
EDSPED/ABA-401 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis 3
EDSPED/ABA-402 Applied Behavior Analysis I: Principles, Assessment, and Analysis 3
EDSPED/ABA-403 Experimental Evaluation of Interventions 3
EDSPED/ABA-404 Behavior Change Procedures & Systems Support 3
EDSPED/ABA-405 Special Project in Behavior Analysis 3
EDSPED/ABA-406 Practice Teaching 3

Specialized Training in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Certificate In Special Education specialized Training in Autism Spectrum Disorder covers an overview of autism spectrum disorders. It examines the psychological, physiological, social, and educational characteristics of individuals who have been identified as having autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD NOS), Rett’s disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD). It will focus on causes, prevalence, diagnosis, assessment which will be translated into an Individualized Education Plan, Individualized Transition plan for young adults with ASD ages 14 and up,

18 units (15 units lecture + 3 units Practice Teaching/OJT)

Course Code Course Title Units
EDSPED/ASD- 101 Introduction To Autism Spectrum Disorders In Young Children 3
EDSPED/ASD- 102 Assessment And Development Of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) For Young Children With ASD 3
EDSPED/ASD- 103 Behavior Intervention And Strategies For Working With Young Children With Autism 3
EDSPED/ASD- 104 Language And Social Skill Development For Young Children With Autism 3
EDSPED/ASD- 105 Transiton Planning & Program For Adults with ASD 3
EDSPED/ASD- 106 Visually Supported Communication 3
EDSPED/ASD- 107 ASD Immersion Program – Practicum Training 3

Specialized in Leadership in Special Education

The Certificate in Special Education specialized training in Leadership in Special Education is designed for educators, school leaders, advocates, and related services professionals who want to provide leadership for the educational success of students who have learning, social, and emotional needs. This certificate prepares you to apply current special education laws and policies to design and deliver inclusive special education and support for students.

18 units (15 units lecture + 3 units Practice Teaching/OJT)

Course Code Course Title Units
EDSPED/SPEDL-801 Leadership in Special Education Administration 3
EDSPED/SPEDL-802 Current Issues and Trends in Special Education 3
EDSPED/SPEDL-803 Tools & Strategies in Building Inclusive Schools 3
EDSPED/SPEDL-804/th> Legal Issues and Special Populations 3
EDSPED/SPEDL-805 Life Centered Career Education for Transition 3
EDSPED/SPEDL-806 Curriculum Theory, Development and Implementation 3
EDSPED/SPEDL-807 Internship in SPED Administration and Supervision 3
EDSPED/SPEDL-808 Internship in SPED Administration and Supervision 3

Specialized training in Early Childhood Education and Care

The Certificate in Special Education specialized Training in Early Childhood Education and Care program offers students the essential knowledge and skills to provide high quality childcare and education for children from birth to age 7 in a variety of settings. There is a need to guide the personnel in early childhood centers, especially when they have low certification and little training. An ECEC curriculum helps to ensure that staff cover important learning areas, adopt a common pedagogical approach and reach for a certain level of quality across age groups. In addition, it is widely recognized that the aims of the ECEC curriculum must be broad, and contribute to the child’s overall development as well as to later success in school.

21 units (18 units lecture+3 units OJT)

Course Code Course Title Units
ECEC-13101 Introduction to Early Childhood 3
ECEC-13102 Curriculum for Early Childhood Programs 3
ECEC-13103 Creative Activities 3
ECEC-13104 Early Language and Literacy 3
ECEC-13105 Cognitive Development 3
ECEC-13106 Children with Special Needs 3
ECEC-13107 Students Teaching / Internship / Practicum 3


If you are an educator looking to expand your areas of teaching expertise, the Special Education Certificate Specialized in Dyslexia Specialist Certificate (24 Units) is perfect for you. This course is specifically designed for those who already have initial teaching degree in education, psychology and other related field or simply someone who needs to switch career. We also welcome parents who would like to equip themselves to enable them manage their young children, or someone who would like to start a facility center for young children having difficulty in reading and other related learning difficulty (e.g. writing, spelling, math etc.) In addition, this course is being offered in a flexible, hybrid format, both in-class and online, or full on-line training at the convenience of your home and at your own pace in four (4) months, and other requirements for the completion of the course. You will receive a TOR with equivalent 24 unit credits, and Special Order to Graduate (SO) upon full completion of the course.

What to expect in this training?

Earn the Certificate in Special Education, specialized in DYSLEXIA CERTIFICATE SPECIALIST without completing the M.Ed degree; Develop comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience in the Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading, spelling and handwriting. The program includes courses on theory and practice required for effective educational intervention for students with dyslexia; This program is designed on quality evidence-based research and will teach participants about what dyslexia is and train you to implement the first level of the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) Approach. The program consists of five three week courses, four on-line, independent study and a practicum. Our coursework includes an in-depth study of dyslexia, how to effectively implement the O-G Approach, reading comprehension and fluency development, overviews via on-line of Writing, Executive Functioning and Special Ed law. The practicum requires participants to work with a student in your area that has been diagnosed with dyslexia or at high risk of a reading disability.

21 units (18 units lecture+3 units OJT)

Course Code Course Title Units
EDSPED/SLD 601 History of Multisensory Instructional Methods for Students with Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia 3
EDSPED/SLD 602 Language Acquisitions and Language Disorders 3
EDSPED/SLD 603 Learning Environment & Effective Management Teaching & Learning 3
EDSPED/SLD 604 Neurophysiological Basis of Learning Problems 3
EDSPED/SLD 605 Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities 3
EDSPED/SLD 606 Multisensory Reading I 3
EDSPED/SLD 607 Multisensory Reading II 3
EDSPED/SLD 608 Multisensory Reading III 3


Learn the different types of Communication Disorders including Social Communication Disorders, a new addition to the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition (DSM-5) and how they are treated.

18 units (15 units lecture+3 units OJT)

Course Code Course Title Units
EDSPED/COMDIS – 401 Speech and Language in Children with Hearing Impaired 3
EDSPED/COMDIS – 402 Complexity of Communication Disorders 3
EDSPED/COMDIS – 403 Assessment of Speech, Language and Communicaton Disorders 3
EDSPED/COMDIS – 404 Intervention and Development of Treatment Plan for Children with Communicatin Disorders 3
EDSPED/COMDIS – 405 Guide to Clinical Professional Report Procedure 3
EDSPED/COMDIS – 406 Action research 3

Customized/In-House Trainings:

R.E.A.C.H., Inc. can also deliver topics in Special Education that will be tailor-made depending on the school's needs.

Applied Behavior Analysis: Improving the Quality of Life of Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders

June 25-27, 2015
Regional Science High School – Olongapo City
Speaker: Dr. Lolita D. Serrano

Brain Dance For Young Children | Play & Literacy

May 28, 2015
Child Learning Center, Makati City
Speaker: Dr. Lolita D. Serrano

Past Seminar-Workshops:


  • 4th National Conference on Multiple Perspectives on Inclusion, Transition & Disability

    Theme: Inclusive & Equitable Quality Education and Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All (Incheon Declarations 2030; Goal 4)
    July 19-20, 2019
    TESDA Women’s Center, NCR, Taguig City


    Information Officer V/Division Chief
    National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA)
    Topic: International and Philippine Contexts of Inclusive Education (IE)


  • DOLE-Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC)
  • Topic: Mandates of DOLE-BWSC in Responding to the Concerns of Vulnerable Sectors Specifically PWDs

  • Ph.D. SPED, Level IV Chair De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Dasmarinas, Cavite
  • Topics: Guidelines in Admitting/Including Special Learners in College; Best IE Practices of Higher Education Institutions

  • TESDA Deputy Director General for Policies & Planning, TESDA-NCR Central Office
  • Topic: TESDA Initiatives on Inclusive Education for Learners with Special Needs on TVET Programs

  • Education Program Supervisor- Curriculum Learning Management Division, Department of Education Region IV-A, CALABARZON
  • Topic: Dep-Ed Initiatives on Inclusive Education Developing Inclusive Values for Teachers

  • President & Director – R.E.A.C.H., Inc.
  • Topic: Imbibing the Culture of Full Inclusion in Education and Developing a School-Wide Program on Inclusive Education (Incheon Declaration 2030 –Goal 4)
  • Workshop Facilitator: THE REVIEW FRAMEWORK & ACTION PLAN (adopted from UNESCO)

  • Awarding of Certificates

Other Services


(USA Trained, Academician & Advocates) since 1990!

Dr. Lolita Dionisio-Serrano and the people behind R.E.A.C.H., Inc. have the passion for helping others in creating environments that foster that desire. She is one of the most influential special education professors (De La Salle University and UPHR-DALTA) who represents just a handful of people with doctoral degrees who teach special education. She strives to improve the quality of life for gifted and children with disabilities through her research and efforts. Her spheres of influence may be local, regional, national and international, but in all cases, she exhibits a drive and joy in her research focuses and in her abilities to lead and teach others to do the same.


If the child is having difficulty in school or has a disability, we at R.E.A.C.H. can help extend the services that the child needs. By law, all schools must have a plan in place to help parents through the process of identifying and recognizing children with developmental delay.

Why Assess?

The student’s difficulties are interfering with their learning/progress in school. These difficulties may be in the area of language & communication, academics, behavior, sensory processing or other related areas (i.e. organization, self-help, test-taking, executive function, etc.)

We administer a thorough assessment that will assess the abilities and needs of a child in an accurate and thorough manner in the following areas:

  • Psychological (Abilities, such as IQ tests.)
  • Academic (Math, Reading, Writing, etc.)
  • Vision (This should include not only the eye chart but also visual perception, processing, fields, etc.)
  • Fine Motor (This should entail how they write, handle a pencil, use scissors, grasp, etc.)
  • Gross Motor (This should entail how they walk, run, jump, compete with other kids their age, climb, etc.)
  • Auditory (This needs to be more than just a tone test. They need to assess how they hear in noisy environments (discrimination) and how they process the sounds they hear (processing).)
  • Social-Emotional Status (How they get along with their peers and teachers.)
  • Communicative Status, also known as Speech and Language (This area should not only include oral structures but how they use language, such as semantics, morphology, pragmatics, etc.)
  • Functional Behavior Assessment (If behavior is an issue.)

Set an appointment with us.., we will administer a thorough assessment; thereby, help your child develop skills that interfere learning in school.


ABA based techniques are used to support children with autism and other developmental disorders:

  • Learn new skills(e.g. discrete trial training to teach functional communication & social interactions, and life skills);
  • Maintain behaviors (e.g. anger management, self-monitoring procedures to generalize and maintain job-related social skills);
  • Address sensory issues that can interfere learning in school (e.g. hyper/hyposensitivity to sound, sights, tactile, taste, smell, proprioception, vestibular & introception dysfunctions)
  • Develop socially significant behaviors including reading, academics, social skills, communication, and adaptive living skills (e.g. gross & fine motor skills, eating and food preparation, toileting, dressing, personal self-care, domestic skills, time management, money & value, home and community orientation and work skills.



Speaker: Dr. Lolita D. Serrano
February 11, 2017
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

We work with schools and parents. Intensive training program teaches teachers and parents techniques that improve communication, cooperative behavior and help them raise sensory smart kids.


we provide evidence-based strategies for helping children and adults with ADHD build essential skills for time management, organization, planning, and coping with his condition.


Aquatic Therapy is one of the many types of recreational therapy that can play a primary role in enhancing the quality of life and productivity of a child with Autism and other related disorders. It aids in the restoration, extension, maintenance of quality functions for persons.

Aquatic Therapy can benefit children with autism:

Suitable for Sensory Issues – Children with autism have significant sensory difficulties and are very distractible. These children over or under react to stimuli in their environment and have very strong reactions to certain textures.

Physical Benefits – Water is the ideal medium in which to exercise or rehabilitate the body. The amount of energy required to do activities in the water helps decrease the child’s hyperactivity, resulting in a better ability to concentrate on tasks afterwards, improve sleep patterns and eating habits. Further, it develops muscle strength and balance.

Social Skills – Children learn to engage with their group mates, share toys, and experience cooperative and competitive play. Increase in initiating/maintaining eye contact and improve self-esteem can be targeted in aquatic therapy.

Cognitive Improvements – aquatic therapy can focus on therapeutic play-based functional movement, improving range of motion, helping facilitate communication, body awareness, attention span, impulse control, etc.

Time and Task Competition – Children can better respond to visual cues and specific tangible rewards.

Career Development for People with Autism and Other Related Disorders

The R.E.A.C.H. Career Development Program helps students with high-functioning autism, non-verbal learning disorders and other learning disabilities pursue post-secondary education, goals, and experience related to employment.

We at R.E.A.C.H. work in partnership with the local business industry where young adults will develop their potential skills, thereby lead a satisfying normal life within the constantly changing work environment.

The program is focused on career centered education tailor-made for people with autism and other related disorders. R.E.A.C.H. focus on enabling each student to establish the skills needed for meaningful employment. Our supports will enable each student to accelerate the acquisition of skills, interests, work habits, and abilities while students work to develop and enhance the skill sets necessary for viable employment.

R.E.A.C.H. Career Development team works closely with students and community employment partners to provide a variety of employment opportunities *Volunteer Placement* Job Shadowing* Paid or Unpaid Internships* Part-time/Full time Employment.


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Monday-Saturday: 8:30am – 5:30pm

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0922-834-3270 to 3272