Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Edilberto Dizon’


On LEVEL-UP – Invitation from ChildFind Learning & Play Center

April 20, 2018

Dr. Edilberto I. Dizon, SPED-Diagnostician-Counselor & IEP Specialist and SPED Professor, and a Pillar of SPED in the Philippines is currently conducting a series of classes for students, professionals, parents and other support-persons/stakeholders involved/interested in the education of learners with special education needs (LSEN).

LEVEL-UP has been designed for a small group of participants – a maximum of 35 – who are committed to helping LSEN achieve the BEST they can. They have systematically and professionally planned this series specifically for participants who can effectively, conscientiously and emphatically make a significant contribution as practicing/prospective trainers and practitioners. Thus, such intimate classes ensure training with provisions of better interactions and focused skill-building utilizing a wide range of small- group strategies.

The series which commenced last April 7 and will end on October 20 with one or two topics per scheduled session. Click this link for details: Trainings for 2018

The Venue for this series of classes is UNIT 210, CHILDFIND, The Tower at Emerald Square, J.P. Rizal St. cor. P. Tuazon St., Project 4, Quezon City (across the emergency gate of Quirino Memorial Medical Center).

Helpful handouts are provided, and a certificate of attendance is awarded at the end of the training for each of the training program.

Each training session provides flowing water and coffee! You may bring your packed-lunch/snacks or you may want to dine at the canteens during lunch break.

A team of highly qualified and dedicated practitioner-lecturers are led by Dr. Edilberto I. Dizon, a Pillar of SPED in the Philippines.




March 23, 2015

Sharing to anyone interested in sped education an invitation from BRO. ED H. LUMBAO, Sped Director, NEU and Dr. EDILBERTO I. DIZON, Professor of Special Education and SPED Diagnostician-Counselor

childfind12 March 2015
Dear Participant:

Warm Greetings! It is with much joy getting in touch with you and bonding with you personally and professionally through our yearly national conferences and lecture-fora.

The Special Education Program of the New Era University (NEU) – in celebration of the university’s 40th founding anniversary – cordially invites you to its SPED Lecture Forum on this topic: RENAVIGATING THE DOMAIN OF SPECIAL EDUCATION: Discovering Emerging Disciplinal Paradigms. This is scheduled on:

May 30, 2015, Saturday / 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
NEU – College of Evangelical Ministry
New CEM Bldg., 16 Central Avenue, Quezon City 

The theme of this lecture-forum focuses on the developments, issues and concerns in, and scope and interconnections of seven (7) disciplinal components: Conceptualization, Contextualization, Categorization, Collaboration, Connections, Core Contents and Career Destination and Charting New Directions (Dizon, 2014). This theme is most relevant and timely as it aims to propel stakeholders (professors, students, parents, administrators and support-persons) to reflect on, redefine and reformulate concepts and guidelines, and draw implications on guidance/intervention provisions. Such, therefore, is most helpful in enhancing knowledge and competencies in the ever-dynamic discipline of Special Education.

Our speaker is DR. EDILBERTO I. DIZON, a pillar of Special Education and retired U.P. SPED Professor. He is currently a Professorial Lecturer in SPED at the NEU, and still a SPED Diagnostician-Counselor at the ChildFind Therapy Center.

Again, welcome to the NEU and spend a few hours of academic discussion toward a more responsive SPED in the Philippines. It has been said that we are “called to serve”. This lecture-forum aims to facilitate our journey toward such destination! Except for the lecture monograph you may wish to buy, the lecture-forum is open to participants free of charge.

Thank you and magkita-kits tayo sa May 30!


14th National Conference in Special Education

August 29, 2013

Poster - 14th Natl SPED Conference

As part of my journey in the Sped world, I have attended conferences in the past , not as special education teacher, primary caregiver or any of the allied personnel but as an advocacy filmmaker. From then on, I keep on receiving invitations, just like the one below, from Conference Director, Dr. EDILBERTO I. DIZON.


Warm greetings! I am extremely excited and happy to welcome you to the 14th National SPED Conference! This is so because we get to convene as a community even just once a year; and, also because we have early on identified a pressing priority: that of ensuring progress and gains among our learners with special educational needs (LSEN) in regular schools within the context of the mandated   K-12 Plan.

This year’s theme is: Helping Learners with Special Educational Needs Achieve in the K-12 Plan: Curricular and Instructional Accommodation, Modification and Individualization, and Promotion in Inclusive Schools

Date:    October 26, 2013 (Saturday)

Time:    7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Registration / 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Conference

Venue:  UP Film Institute, Diliman, Quezon City

You and I – with deep convictions – believe that our LSEN be given opportunities given to their normal counterparts toward a FUTURE. This is achievable if we get actively and purposively involved in their inclusive education from preschool onto high school and even tertiary education.

The conference, therefore, will tackle the following topics:
A. Review of Inclusive Education
B. Provisions of the K-12 Plan (RA# 105331: Enhanced Basic Education Act) that relate to the education of LSEN
C. Implications of RA# 105331 to the Education of LSEN
D. Curricular and Instructional Accommodation, Modification and Individualization for LSEN in Inclusive Schools
E. Promotion of LSEN in Inclusive Schools: Schemes and Issues

I look forward to our personal and professional bonding on October 26 as we remain ONE in sharing LOVE and CONCERN for learners with special needs!



13th National Conference in SPED Education_October 27’12

September 5, 2012

Announcing the 13th National

Conference in SPED Education!

[See attached invitation for details] 13th SPED invitation letter

Conference Fee: Php 1,500.00
Fee covers kit, certificate, Career Education and Transition Handbook and a special souvenir designed by Dr. Dizon

Cash Reservation Fee: Php 500.00 (non-refundable)
Deductible from the conference fee

Early registrants (Until October 23, 2012) will receive a free special edition t-shirt with the conference logo!

For inquiries, Contact UP SPECIAL EDUCATION AREA, College of Education, UP Diliman, Quezon City; Tel No. 981-85-00 loc. 2804 Cel # 0916-2545565, Cory Cruz

or CHILDFIND LEARNING AND PLAY CENTER, Emerald Square in front of Quirino Hospital, P. Tuazon and J.P. Rizal Sts., Proj 4, Quezon City; Tel Nos. 439-2338 and 911-2015; Cel # 0907-2496917, Sheryl Francisco-Clores


I Made it to the 12th National Conference in Sped Education

October 23, 2011

I am not a special nor a regular teacher; not a school administrator or a school staff; not a parent, but the grand-aunt of a special child [Alyana]. But yes! I managed to attend the conference yesterday on INCLUSIVE EDUCATION: Educating the Child with Special Educational Need in the Regular School. And I was one of the WALK-INS Dr. Edilberto Dizon was “lamenting” about. Some he said were calling up to 8:00 o’clock, Friday night trying to make reservations. But I can’t help it. My sked is so erratic, I can’t say whether it would be possible for me to attend up to the last minute, despite my want. The demands of film making is quite different from an ordinary work.

Anyhow, I found Dr. Dizon as energetic as when I first saw and met him in 2004 when I first attended the same conference with the topic: Pro-Life, Pro-God, Pro-Humanity… for the purpose of immersing myself in the world of special education and special people. That was my first initiative to know and understand Alyana’s world. I was on the research stage in the making of ALYANA—A STUDY OF AUTISM IN THE PHILIPPINES, and I did not know back then where to start. And God, yes, who else but God? led me to attend that conference where I found myself seated right beside the mother of two children with autism from whom I first heard of ABA, of Shanti Kilduff’s center [BMAC] and all. Being there was sort of a baptism to me…

Seven years later — at the UP Film Center where I used to work….

What brings you here? were the same question that I heard from Therese Bustos and Je-ann Villanueva who were part of the organizing group. To answer: I went there to update myself as to the real and current concept of inclusive education, and if the way I understand it is correct or not. I am happy to know that my understanding is correct at least, but I have learned many more of course about “inclusionary” education. In 2004, I do not remember hearing that word [inclusionary] yet. “Inclusive” was the more common term back then.

Proof of Attendance Not for Work Promotion Purposes

The conference speakers presented well  except for the last one whose presentation turned out to be boring mainly because: 1) Her slides were not that readable. There were plenty of texts per slide at times. And they were “slided” too fast in some cases that I was wondering why they have to be used. They were gone midway while you were still reading them. Added to that were examples with texts presented in light, not bold fonts when the background is dark, in solid red crimson hue which ate up the light fonts; 2) The manner of presentation itself… I kept on hearing, ok. ok. ok. And most importanly, there was lack of eye contact with the audience. The speaker’s attention focused more on the slides. Well, I am just talking from the point of view of an ordinary viewer/listener… one of the several hundreds who attended the conference. It just made me feel I wanted to go home…because reading her presentation would have been the better option.

But I stayed on until 6 p.m… and got my certificate. [I have scanned and posted it so I can easily find it when needed…for notation purposes, not to get promotion or any of that sort. I really attended the conference just to update myself on what is happening in the sped world.] T-shirts for walk-ins will be available from Nov. 8 according to the announcement of Dr. Dizon. Pamaskong Handog!!!