Special Education

Techniques for Home Study

Parents and guardians are encouraged to do their part. The therapeutic activities performed would help the child improve his developmental and academic skills (i.e. fine/gross motor, cognitive, social, language, behavior, self-help, reading and writing. However, challenges in the school are too big and complex that we should act  and do the right approach. Here are the guidelines to maximize the output of your home activity whether it is writing or performing a task.

  1. Environment – Let him sit in an area with no TV set, Computer or Radio. The area must be organized with no visible materials to touch, attractive photos to see or loud noises caused by people or machines.
  2. Motivation – A positive reinforcer such as praises, activity play or tangible items must be utilized to increase the desire to complete task with quality output. However, if the child does not cooperate, utilize the response cost which is the removal of privilege (i.e. No toy or activity to play during this period.) The Premack Principle or Grandma’s Law can also be imposed such that “no play if you cannot finish your task.”
  3. Materials – The paper to use can be the standard one. But it may pose a stereotype to him. A white bond paper (reused or recyclable) can be utilized. Be sure to have a blue and red pentel pen. Put lines similar to the Grade 1 paper with blue-red-blue lines. Make the spaces big. The pencil as a writing material is good but a more fun way is to use colored pens to highlight it. Also, the material should be clear and visible. The parent must write it so that the child can only see the word that should be written. To avoid being overwhelmed by the writing task, the parent may opt to select the word and write in a sheet of paper.
  4. Review – Poor writing can be a product of poor teaching. Poor acquisition of this skill is not only from the child’s condition (i.e. poor fine motor control, perceptual and eye-hand coordination). It may also be brought about by lack of practice, lack of corrections and lack of exercises or drills. It is important to review the child’s present writing skills. Observe the strokes he used in writing the letters. Correct it if he used the incorrect way.
  5. Portfolio – Keep the child’s writing output. You may place it in a big clear folder. Put a red mark on the incorrect letter formation, wrong spelling, absent period/comma, letter reversals (b to d, p to q), letter inversal ( m to w, u to n, b to p)subtractions (right to rght), addition (June to Junes).

Author: Cayetano Polancos Jr, MA, PTRP, LPT

August 9, 2017



Special Education

Shapingpro spearheads National AD/HD Awareness Week Seminar

Thank you very much to all who have contributed to the success of the seminar. Various sectors have attended and listened to our distinguished resource speakers namely: Dr. Mervin Edcel Flavier (Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician), Dr. Rosalinda Cabig (Principal at DepEd) and Sr. Inspector Elisa Ramirez (Davao City Police Office).

Hundreds of participants gathered in Brokenshire College on October 24, 2015 to participate in this event. Teachers, Police Officers, BJMP Personnel, BFP Personnel, Social Workers, NGO workers, Students and Barangay Officials have spent their afternoon with learning experiences from this seminar. This event is in partnership with ADHD Society of the Philippines headed by Mr. Pacifico Tee who came to Davao City to meet the participants and share his experiences.
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Special Thanks:

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Congressman Karlo Alexei Nograles, Councilor April May Dayap, Davao City Police Office, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, BCCAD, Barangays in Davao City, Bread Factory, Vigattin Trade, Premium Graphics, Kyani and Emeritus Healthcare.

Parent Seminar

Increasing Awareness: Parents and Students Seminar 2.0 at UIC

Parents and students have attended the recently concluded seminar held at the AVR of the University of Immaculate Conception last August 20, 2015. The series of seminars is part of Shapingpro’s SS Program with the goal of promoting awareness on different trends and scientific practices  as well as family re-education on holistic parenting in order to improve the quality of care, education and training of exceptional children.



DSCN3753     DSCN3767The topics were relevant to the everyday struggles of parents and guardians particularly in sleeping habits, nutritional imbalance, television and gadget issues among other areas which are presented in different perspectives since the speaker, Teacher Jun Polancos has been attending conventions and symposiums organized by the Philippine Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and that knowledge were shared so that everyone would know the appropriate approach to a given problem.

Participants performed some dynamics on imitation and eye contact.

SAM_8723SAM_8725DSCN3756DSCN3759SAM_8728Shapingpro Child Therapy Center and its Staff would like to thank the 70 participants composed of Parents and their children, Guardians, Grandparents, Teachers, Students majoring Psychology, Pre-School Education and Special Education, Maam Lizel Lismoras, Dr. Thelma Alderite, UIC Administration and Personnel for making the seminar a success.

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Images and Texts: Madi Lina

Community Service, Parent Seminar

Parent Seminar 1.0 Held at HCDC

Success! It is a word to describe our first SPEDition just in time for the celebration of National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week 2015.

Parents participated in the Imitation and Matching of Actions Session
Teacher Jun desceribed the 40 ways to improve your child’s behavior.

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Open Forum

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A hundred participants from different Public SPEd Schools in Davao City particularly SPED Bangkal CES, Buhangin CES- SPED Center, F. Bangoy CES-SPED Center, Kapitan Tomas Monteverde CES- SPED, Sta. Ana CES- SPED Program, SIR Elementary School, Ma-a CES-SPED Center and Bolton ES-SPED Program and our clients from Shapingpro Integrated School and Child Therapy Center have responded and benefited from this seminar which was in partnership with SPED Major interns, students and SPECS organization of HCDC.
We would like to thank the parents, grandparents, teachers and students as well as Ms. Alexandra Go, Dr. Emma Unciano and Personnel of HCDC, Public School Principals and SPED Coordinators, Staff of Shapingpro Integrated School and lastly to the children with exceptional needs to whom this seminar is dedicated.
To God Be The Glory!
Posted by: Jun Polancos
Community Service


Shaper’s Corner is an online consultation program to help parents, caregivers, teachers dreamstimemedium_19473030-300x300and other stakeholders in dealing with day-to-day challenges in raising an exceptional child.

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If you have attended our seminars / forums and wishes to ask more questions, then this site is for you. If you are a parent or teacher who wishes to know some answers on troubling issues surrounding the behavior and learning of an exceptional child, please feel free to visit and post your questions in our web page.


SHAPER’S CORNER is a project initiative of Shapingpro Child Therapy Center to help people who have special needs children.