“AP Method to Autism Therapy” Conference– Philippines

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Insular Life Makati Ballroom

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“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
Topics 1. Autism Identification in Young and High Functioning Children
2. General Treatment Direction in Young and High Functioning Children
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

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9:30am Autism Identification in Young and High Functioning Children
Speaker: Dr. Francis Dimalanta (M.D., Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician)
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.
9:50am General Treatment Direction in Young and High Functioning Children
Speaker: Dr. Harold Sia (M.D., Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician)
Children with milder symptoms of ASD require support to address their different needs such as behavior management, social, play, self-help, cognitive and school readiness skills. What kind of support or intervention should be recommended for them? In this talk, Dr. Sia will discuss the general treatment direction for young and high functioning children.
10:30am Break
10:45am Teaching Imaginary and Creative Play Skills to Children with Autism
Speaker: Mr. Raymond Fung (M.S. ABA, BCBA, Behavioral Consultant)
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.
12:00nn Lunch break
1:00pm Teaching Social Skills in Kindergarten Class
Speaker: Dr. David Fischer (Psy. D., BCBA-D, Behavioral Consultant)
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.
2:00pm Teaching Social Skills for Primary and Secondary School Students
Speaker: Ms. Yvonne Cheung (M.S. ABA, BCBA, Behavioral Consultant)
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.
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Essential Skills and Strategies for Teaching Children with Autism in a Group
Speaker: Mr. Toby Mountjoy (M.Sc., BCBA, Director)
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.
4:15pm Q&A session
4:30pm End

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Speaker Biography:

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. With over 20 years of experience working with individuals with ASD, he has been extensively trained by Dr. Ronald Leaf, Dr. Mitchell Taubman and Dr. John McEachin. Besides overseeing the Autism Partnership operation in Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines and Singapore with over 100 staff, including psychologists, consultants and therapists, he has also provided consultations to school districts, agencies, and families worldwide. Mr. Mountjoy has also contributed chapters to publications such as “Sense & Nonsense” and “It’s Time for School”. In 2007, he founded the charitable Autism Partnership Foundation and Aoi Pui School to offer more services for children with Autism.
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. Since 1999, he was worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and with individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability. He completed his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Marcus Institute in Atlanta, Georgia working in the severe behavior unit, short-term-out-patient clinic, feeding disorders unit, and early intervention clinic. From 2007 – 2011, he trained public school teachers to instruct and manage the behavior of their students diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder. He also was the clinical coordinator of the Asperger’s College Program, which provides support services to Rutgers students diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder.
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, and currently pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Bristol in education. Raymond is the conference chair of Hong Kong Association for Behaivor Analysis (HKABA), the member of Association for Behaivor Analysis International (ABAI) and the part-time lecturer of a master program of ASD in the Open University of Hong Kong. For over 18 years, Raymond has been teaching individuals with ASD of different ages and functioning levels in 1 on 1, group and school settings at Autism Partnership under the on-going training from Dr. Ron Leaf and his associates. Since 2004, he has been specializing in professional training for therapists, supervisors, schoolteachers, and parents internationally. He consults in China, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea, South Africa, and Russia. Currently, he is the behavioral consultant of AP Hong Kong, the clinical director of AP Philippines, and the voluntary consultant of AP Foundation. In 2014-15, Raymond developed 6 mobile applications for individuals with ASD. Raymond has been actively promoting autism awareness and effective treatment by conducting workshops, writing articles for his 2 columns, and hosting a radio program.
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. He is also the 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.
Having been involved for the longest time in youth-oriented organizations like the Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV), coupled with his background in Psychology for his pre-Med, this may have, perhaps, caused him to focus on championing for children’s development, family empowerment and progressive education among others.
His expertise in the field of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics continues to be sought after while he unwaveringly promotes proper and optimal care for each child that is brought to his clinics.
It certainly is no surprise that he stands as Medical Director at three NGOs with a wide range of causes — all sharing similar tags: child, potential and future.
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. He is a Fellow & Member of the Board of Trustees of the Phil Pediatric Society and the Phil Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
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. And she is currently a Doctor of Education candidate at The University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Yvonne has 15 years experience working with children and adolescents with autism in one-on-one, group and school settings in Hong Kong and Singapore. She has extensive experience training behavior therapists, teachers and parents, and consulting schools locally and overseas. She has also conducted research on ABA-based intervention for students with ASD, published in peer-reviewed journal and presented in international conferences. Currently, Yvonne is the Behavioural Consultant of Aoi Pui School and the Director of Research of Autism Partnership Foundation Hong Kong.

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Remarks:

  • 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.



For more information, please contact Liezl or Myra:

Telephone No. (632)655-3094/ (632) 717-2643
Email: workshop@autismpartnershipph.com