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.




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Our Services


  • Formal and comprehensive literacy assessments
  • Informal and ongoing assessments

Remediation and Intervention

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

Training and Professional Development

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


• persistent baby talk
• does not appreciate rhyme
• difficulty naming letters
• can't syllabicate words

• can't identify beginning sounds
• poor letter-sound correspondence
• difficulty reading CVC words
• difficulty writing letters

• can't decode unfamiliar words
• difficulty understanding Grade 1 texts
• misspells short, easy words

• can't syllabicate multi-syllabic words
• choppy oral reading
• avoids reading out loud

• difficulty identifying main ideas
• avoids reading longer texts
• misspells words previously studied

• does not read to learn
• does not read for pleasure

If your child exhibits two or more of these behaviors, consult a developmental pediatrician and a reading specialist.

Reference: Shaywitz, S. & Shaywitz, J. (2020). Overcoming dyslexia (2nd ed). Alfred A. Knopf


Our Reading Specialists Team


MSE in Literacy, University of Central Arkansas
BS Legal Management, Ateneo de Manila University
Reading Instruction Certificate, 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, 19 years


MA Reading Specialist
MA Elementary Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
AB Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University
Trained in Preventing Academic Failure (PAF) program
Reading Specialist, 18 years


MA Education - Monash University
BS Psychology - Northwestern University
Registered Educational Therapist and Fellow (Singapore)
MSL Centre Singapore - Orton-Gillingham Basic and Advanced English Courses
Trained in the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) Essential Literacy Approach
Learning Support Coordinator and Educational Therapist, 7 years


Associate, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE)
Diploma (C) Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology, Singapore
AB Psychology- Ateneo de Manila University
Educational Therapist, MSL-Orton Gillingham Singapore, 3 years
Orton-Gillingham Math Practitioner
Reading Clinician, 8 years


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 Courses
Pre-school Teacher, 7 years
Reading Clinician, 11 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!


BS Nursing - University of Sto. Tomas
Certificate in Special Education - UP Open University
LIteracy Ladder, Multisensory Approach training
SPED Teacher, 4 years
Reading Clinician, 5 years

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


MA Educational Management
De La Salle University
20 years in Education
MSL Centre Singapore, Orton-Gillingham Basic and Advanced English course
Reading Clinician, 5 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.


MSpEd, Professional Master in Special Needs Education, Miriam College
Individual Support Teacher
Senior ESL Online Teacher
Reading Clinician, 2 years

“Reading opens our minds to a wonderful and meaningful world.”


MS Ed Reading, Writing and Literacy - University of Pennsylvania
Pre-school Teacher
K-5 After-School Teacher
Instructional Coaching Manager, Teacher Training and Literacy Program Specialist (Teach For the Philippines), 6 years
Learning Manager (Phinma Education), 3 years

“Literacy is a pathway for each child to communicate and participate in the world.”


BS Psychology, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Continuing Professional Education, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
MA Education, Major in SpEd, University of the Philippines Diliman

“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” —Frank Serafini


BS Psychology - St. Paul University Manila
Teacher Certificate Program - St. Paul University Manila
Caring for the Child with Special Needs - UP Open University
Licensed Professional Teacher - Philippine Professional Regulation Commission
Textbook Author - University Press of First Asia, DIWA Learning Systems Inc.
Inclusive Teacher/Learning Support, 5 years


Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English, National Univeristy
Pursuing MA in English Language and Literature Teaching, Ateneo De Manila
Licensed Professional Teacher - Philippine Professional Regulation Commission
Highschool Teacher, 2 years
College Faculty, 2 years

"Technology is evolving fast, and children are exposed to a broader range of media. This is why it's important for us to instill a love of reading to children, and rekindle the reading culture."


Computer Office Management - St. Vicenta Maria Religious of Mary Immaculate
Reading Administrative Assistant, 6 years

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


Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Rm. 107 Medical Office Building
Tel No. (02) 8771-0585 | 8771-0586
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) 8789-7700 local 7012
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) 8545-0195 local 300

Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Rm. 719 Medical Office Building
Tel No. (02) 8771-9250
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

Neurodevelopmental Center
De La Salle University Medical Center
(6346) 8481-8000 or (632) 8988-3100 local 1372

Suite 506 Medical Offices Building
Asian Hospital and Medical Center
Tel No. (0925) 725 4312
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

Pediatrics Unit, UP-PGH Faculty Medical Arts Building
(FMAB), PGH Compound, Taft Avenue, Manila
Tel No. (0925) 725 4312
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

Room 216, Makati Medical Center
Tel. No. (02) 8893-5134
Mobile No. (0915) 086 2214
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) 8558-0888 loc. 4526
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

St. Victoria Hospital
JP Rizal St., Marikina City
Tel No. (02) 8475-1552 loc 104 | (0922) 885 4521
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

Manila Med Child Developmental Enrichment Center
U.N. Avenue cor. Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila
Tel No. 8523-8131 local 7795/7796 | (0917) 652 4453
Mobile No. (0917) 521 8245
Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

Ledesma Group for Neuropsycological Services
Tel. No. (02) 8470-4417
Neuropsychological Evaluations: By Appointment

Neurodevelopmental Center - St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City
Tel. No. (02) 8727-5463
Consultations only: By Appointment


ABCs of Reading Training for Baler Public School Teachers

From March 21 to March 23, 2024, Ms. Cecilia Jocson and Ms. Lyra Pandy of the Reading Specialists facilitated the ABCs of Reading Training seminar for selected public school teachers of the Municipality of Baler, Aurora Province.

The Office of Senator Sonny Angara, in coordination with Ms. Elvira “Tootsy” Angara, generously funded the said training program. We extend our thanks to Sen. Sonny and Mrs. Tootsy Angara for their generosity and passion for providing quality education to Filipino youth.

We also thank the Office of Mayor Rhett Angara for the warm hospitality and support. Most importantly, we thank the talented teachers and hardworking DepED supervisors who took part in the training.

Together, let us work in uplifting our communities through literacy.


The Reading Specialists is happy to share the good news that after 2 years, our reading textbook THE ABCs of READING will be launched at the Philippine Book Festival on June 2, 2023, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

The ABCs of READING book is part of Reading Specialists’ advocacy in uplifting literacy in our communities. We hope we can guide parents and teachers in helping children discover the magic of reading.

Thank you Anvil Publishing for this opportunity.


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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