Another first in AD/HD Society of the Philippines, “Kapihan Para sa ADHD” commenced on October 15, 2019 at the UNIPLAN Overseas Employment Building, 302 J.P. Rizal St. corner Diego Silang St. Project 4, Quezon City in partnership with Readability Center. This is the second of many series of events in line with the celebration of the 17th National ADHD Awareness Week.

The event was attended by parents, therapists, teachers and advocates, together with host agencies NCDA, DPWH, and FPPF. Opening the event with a prayer was Ms. Josephine Esteban, ADHDSP Coordinator, followed by a short welcome remark by Ms. Wilma Ligot, ADHDSP Board Member.

The “Kapihan” focused on Literacy and Reading – one of the main concerns of school-aged children with or suspected with ADHD. Mr. Jose Cecilio “JC” Pascual, director of Readability Center, lectured on literacy, reading, domains of literacy, and how ADHD’s challenges fit in the process of reading, together with ways on how to help the children cope with academic demands.

Recognizing the need to improve literacy skills among children especially those with ADHD, the activity is the Society’s way of heeding support group meetings’ request on programs which can help parents and educators be better equipped in supporting the children’s academic challenges.

Readability Center is one of ADHDSP’s institutional members for this year and hopes to partner with the society in pushing for literacy development, parents and teachers education/training. Everyone is invited to avail of the center’s FREE reading assessment in all their branches. For more information on their services and branches, please visit their Facebook page: Readability Center.

Michael Peralta

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