ABOUT US

We are a team of passionate and experienced teachers who share the same goal: to empower students through literacy and help them become confident lifelong learners.

15

years

9750

students enrolled

728000

hours of intervention

Our Services

Assessment

  • Formal and comprehensive literacy assessments
  • Informal and ongoing assessments

Intervention

  • Individualized literacy programs
  • Instruction by highly qualified educators
  • Current and evidence-based strategies

Professional Development

  • Continuing education for teachers and therapists
  • Parent and caregiver training
  • Informational sessions

Our Team

CECILE Q. JOCSON

BS Legal Management, Ateneo de Manila University Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Certificate, UC San Diego Extension
Reading Instruction Certificate (C) – UC San Diego Extension

Trained in:
Barton Reading and Spelling System
Handwriting Without Tears
Lindamood-Bell: LiPS, Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing, On Cloud Nine Math
Making Math Real
Orton Gillingham, Basic and Advanced
Project Read

Special Education Teacher – 5 years (California)
Reading Clinician – 15 years

MA. RONA D. ERMITAÑO

MA Reading Specialist
MA Elementary Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
AB Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University
Trained in Preventing Academic Failure (PAF) program
15 years, Reading Specialist

JOANNA F. MONTINOLA

MA Education - Monash University
BS Psychology - Northwestern University
Associate Fellow, Licensed Educational Therapist (Singapore)
Trained in the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) Essential Literacy Approach
7 years, Learning Support Coordinator and Educational Therapist

RAQUEL S. NER

Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE)
Diploma (C) Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology, Singapore
AB Psychology- Ateneo de Manila University
3 years, Educational Therapist, MSL-Orton Gillingham, Singapore

LYRA STELLA V. PANDY

MA (C) Language and Literacy Education - UP Open University
Diploma in Language and Literacy Education - UP Open University
BS Psychology - De La Salle University
MSL Centre Singapore - Orton-Gillingham Basic and Advanced English Course
Pre-school Teacher, 7 years
Reading Clinician, 5 years

Reading is a fundamental skill children must master to ensure future academic, social, and professional success. I am grateful for the opportunity to help children with learning differences achieve their goals!

SHEENA A. AREPENTIDO

BS Nursing - University of Sto. Tomas
Certificate in Special Education - UP Open University
LIteracy Ladder, Multisensory Approach training
SPED Teacher, 4 years
Reading Clinician, 2 years

Reading is important because it keeps our mind active, and it gives us endless knowledge and lessons in life.

IVY G. RIOTOTAR

MA Educational Management
De La Salle University
20 years in Education
MSL Centre Singapore, Orton-Gillingham Basic and Advanced English course
Reading Clinician, 2 years

Reading expands a child’s world. The look of wonder and spark of interest every time they read something new or interesting are priceless.

MARISOL G. GABBAC

MA Special Education, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Research Grant Awardee

Certificate in Teaching Program, Philippine Normal University
BS Nutrition and Dietetics, Centro Escolar University

12 years SPED/Shadow Teacher, Behavior Coach, Medical Editor, Nutrition Counselor

"Reading good books is magical. Just like love and music, it keeps the heart forever young."

CARLA CAUNIN-LABAYO

MA Education Units, Adventist University of the Philippines
BSBA Management Information System, AMA Computer College
Senior ESL Online Teacher

“Reading is fundamental in early childhood. It influences their future endeavors.”

PAULINE JAVELLOSA

Assumption College
Preschool Teacher

"Every book is a gate. If I'm able to help a child to read, then I’m an accomplished gatekeeper."

MICHELLE ESPARAGOZA

Computer Office Management - St. Vicenta Maria Religious of Mary Immaculate
Reading Administrative Assistant (3 years)

I like working in a center that helps children learn to read.

OUR CONSULTANTS

Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Rm. 107 Medical Office Building
Mobile No. (0929) 196 2464
Tel No. (02) 771-0585 | 771-0586
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm


St. Luke's Medical Center Global City
Rm. 1012 Medical Arts Building
Mobile No. (0939) 121 9989
Tel No. (02) 789-7700 local 7022
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment
Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Calamba Doctors Hospital
Room 311 Medical Arts Building
Tel No. (049) 545-0195 local 300


Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Rm. 719 Medical Office Building
Tel No. (02) 771-9250
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment


Neurodevelopmental Center
De La Salle University Medical Center
(6346) 481 8000 or (632) 988 3100 local 1372

Suite 506 Medical Offices Building
Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Tel No. 0925 7254312
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment


Pediatrics Unit, UP-PGH Faculty Medical Arts Building
(FMAB), PGH Compound, Taft Avenue, Manila
Tel No. 0925 7254312
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

Room 216, Makati Medical Center
Tel. No. (02) 893.5134
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment
Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00 pm

Child Neurosciences Center
Manila Doctors Hospital
UN Avenue, Manila
Tel No. (02) 558-0888 loc. 4526
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment


St. Victoria Hospital
JP Rizal St., Marikina City
Tel No. (02) 475-1552 loc 104/0922-8854521
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment


Manila Med Child Developmental Enrichment Center
U.N. Avenue cor. Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila
Tel No. 523-8131 local 7795/7796/0917-6524453
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

CONTACT US

You may reach us at +632 556 5287 or +63 917 833 3210, or you may leave us a message using the form below:

News

Letter to Parents: Extended Quarantine and Summer Program

Dear Parents,

We hope you are well and keeping healthy despite this prolonged period of uncertainty. As we still experience challenging and unprecedented times, Reading Specialists remains committed to the learning of your children. We appreciate all your questions and inquiries, and would like to address each of these:

1. First Term (January 7, 2020 to April 4,2020)

Paid sessions that have not been fulfilled may be made-up during the week of April 13-18, 2020. Otherwise, credits will be carried over to the Summer Term or the Second Term of enrollment on June 23, 2020 – September 12, 2020.

To ensure the stability in gains the students have made, we continue to offer services using our online learning platform; we will do so until such time we are able to open to resume regular sessions at the center. Rest assured that we have taken all precautions on our end to ensure the security and privacy of our video conference calls.

2. Summer Term (April 20, 2020 to June 11, 2020)

We are pleased to offer individualized and small group intervention and enrichment programs during the summer term. We are offering packages and discounts for e-sessions.

Reading Specialists Summer Programs 2020

For inquiries, please contact us through (0917) 822.5636 and summer@readingspecialists.net.

We would like to support you during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any concerns regarding e-learning.

We look forward to opening our doors again to you and your children. Meanwhile, we pray for you and your families’ safety.

Respectfully,

Maria Cecilia Q. Jocson
Directress

Lyra V. Pandy
Center Head

TESTIMONIALS

Ever since we enrolled our son in Reading Specialists, in just 3 months we already saw the difference. Our son used to have a hard time reading words. […] But now he loves to read short story books. Their teachers are not only equipped with skills but also have the compassion for their students.

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[…] I enrolled my child at The Reading Specialists. In one month she was reading CVC words. Haltingly, but she was reading. Now, four months after our first enrollment, her reading has gotten so much better. […] I highly recommend The Reading Specialists. Teacher Nat and Teacher Reena, you rock big time!

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