ENTRUST YOUR CHILD TO THE EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
(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.
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.
APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA) THERAPY SERVICE:
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.
PARENTS’ TRAINING PROGRAM:
Parents’ Orientation – HAPPY BEGINNERS LEARNING SCHOOL
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.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY (CBT) FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ADHDwe 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.