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Title: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on June 16, 2011, 05:53:42 pm
I created another thread since the old thread is already locked.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on June 30, 2011, 02:28:05 am
^sis papost naman nung updated details ni Dr. Tippy Tanchanco tatawag na ako mamaya para magpaschedule. Thanks sis
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on June 30, 2011, 09:47:10 am
Dr. Tanchanco has a clinic at Medical City.  She has weekday clinics lang, walang weekends starting this year.

You can dial the trunkline of Medical City and ask to be connected to her office.

My son had a check-up last month.  His follow-up is scheduled on December na.  Last I heard (from another GTer), January na ang earliest appointments that you can book, unless may mag-cancel.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: billy on June 30, 2011, 11:13:13 am
I got this info from Autism Pinoy:

DR. JOEL LAZARO
Dr. S.V. Rizal St., Calamba
4027 Laguna
c/o Child Garden
cell: 0919 - 351 2801
049 - 545 1018 / 545 5205
e-mail: joelmd@laguna.com

Calamba Doctors Hospital
3rd Floor Medical Arts Bldg.
049-545 2529 / 545 2527
 
Perpetual Help Medical Center
Biñan, Laguna
049-511 8636 loc. 215
 
De La Salle University- Medical Center
Room 115, Dasmariñas, Cavite
046-416 0226 local 192
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: delisyus on June 30, 2011, 05:59:27 pm
we have an appointment naman with dra. manalo at up pgh-fmab on sept 12 pa :D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on June 30, 2011, 09:02:00 pm
thanks sis Marose
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: missoni on June 30, 2011, 10:47:09 pm
check out www.psdbp.com, there are links to nice journal articles about autism. may directory din ng dev peds. :)



Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on July 01, 2011, 12:40:35 am
^thanks sa link sis nahanap ko info ni Dr. Tanchanco lalayo ng clinic niya we're form QC pero go pa din.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: missoni on July 01, 2011, 01:06:46 pm
they'll be having a conference on sept.9-10 at shang-mandaluyong. 3500 yung fee. i cant recall the topics, though you can ask naman your dev peds  :)

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: otsowaloeyt08 on August 01, 2011, 05:45:51 am
hi mga mommies!

i have read un naunang thread.. all of it.. kasi super worried talaga ko sa son ko. he is 14mos old. yet he still can't walk without support and only babbles syllables. though earlier, siguro 5mos siya nun, he uses mama baba na, pero it stopped til now minsan lang and he parang he doesn't associate it to us. minsan lang pagsobrang inis na nya o frustrated o if he's not feeling well he'll use mama to get my attention. pag-gusto niya na pansinin siya he'll just shout or makes a sound. last chech-up nia, it was brought to our attention by his pedia, kc i ask na nga if okay lang at his age na hindi pa siya nagsasalita or naglalakad. His pedia brought out some things, like a ball, doll and bell.. She ask our son point the bell or get it. pero kinuha ng son ko un ball kasi dun siya familiar. Sabi niya na un nga medyo alarming un sa di paggamit ni baby ko ng mama and dada.. or any word. dapat daw by this time kahiy un mga usual things na gamit ni baby like cup or others he can tell or point. but she said observe p namin within the months. pero she recommended na a dev pedia, kasi nga matagal makakuha ng appointment and pede nman daw ipacancel pag-okay na si baby. she recommends Dr. Agnes Falcotelo. btw, di ko namention sa pedia niya na he likes spinning wheels and circular objects kahit un mga buttons sa damit, ngayon ko lang kasi nalaman it is a sign pala of autism.

til now di pa kami nakapagpaappointment, marami kasi nagsasabi na ganun daw talaga mga bata lalo na lalake, mas matagal magsalita. pero parang my mind tells me na i should consult na a dev pedia. tapos we left manila pa kasi si hubby sa clark nagwowork, wala makalaro un baby ko na ibang kids. i'm considering na nga to enroll him to school o daycare kaso baka wala pa tumanggap. and unti lang din dito sa pampanga un mga centers for toddlers.

just want to ask your opinions mommies.. is it early pa, should we wait til 18mos?
any feedback din po kay Dr. Agnes Falcotelo.
thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: feelingera on August 01, 2011, 08:36:00 am
hi sis otso, i suggest you bring your son to devpedia as early as now. mas maaga mas maganda. you can try dr. dimalanta sa st lukes global city, mas mabilis magpa schedule dun kesa sa clinic nya sa q.c. alam mo wala kang peace of mind until hindi mo napapa check up ang baby mo. i know the feeling...good luck and samahan mo din ng prayers
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on August 01, 2011, 10:48:31 am
^ Do not wait!  The earlier you go to the dev pedia, the better.  It is not going to be good for your child to be in denial (if there is indeed an issue) or to wait for something to happen.  Be pro-active! :)

My twin sons were assessed by the dev pedia at 11 months old because they were preemies and were not hitting the milestones on time.  One son underwent PT for 3-4 months so that he could catch up on his gross motor skills (super delayed mag-crawl and walk).  By two years old, they were able to catch up.

I have written this time and again:  Early intervention works!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: slovy on August 01, 2011, 08:46:20 pm
sis otsowaloeyt08, di ka nag iisa, we have the same issues, my son is 14 mos na rin, but still, he cant walk pa rin, pero mabilis sya umusad pag nakahawak, kumbaga gabay gabay pa rin sya. Hindi ko alam kung tamad lang, kasi most of the time, gusto pa rin nya gumapang. Mas nauna pa nga syang natutong umakyat kesa sa paglalakad. At sa pagsasalita naman, maingay sya yun nga lang, di maintindihan at di naman ako nag worry kasi akala ko, ok lang yun. Pero now that I read your post, nag aalala na rin ako. Wala namang nabangggit sa amin ang pedia nya nung last nyang check up. Iniisip ko lang kasi baka late lang development baby ko kasi nung sa pag dapa at pag gapang late din nyang natutunan compared to other babies, nung pagdapang mag isa, 5 months na nya yun nagagawa tapos yung paggapang naman 9 months na sya natuto. case to case basis siguro. Siguro wait pa ako ng another month pa, pag hindi pa rin, baka ipaconsult ko na rin, maigi nga namang nakakasiguro.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: snowyice on August 01, 2011, 09:59:18 pm
kwento ko lang story ko mga sis my son when he was a baby loves to spin objects din and kapag tinatawag hindi rin kami masyadong pinapansin and hindi rin halos nagsasalita.  But my pedia never said a thing about it okay naman daw si baby.  After a few years, I transferred to another pedia and that pedia began to question me malikot daw sobra yung anak ko and so on so she recommended a dev pedia. At first ayokong ipa check kasi para sa akin okay naman yung bata but since my MIL insisted na ipacheck na gave me 4k for the checkup I called the dev pedia and have my son diagnosed. 

During the assessment ang daming pinagawa sa anak ko and ang dami ring tinanong sa akin. After 2-3 hrs the  developmental pedia said everything is fine with my son and wala naman problem, and just gave me some things to do to prevent him from being hyperactive.  After the check-up I was really happy atleast now I can tell the world that my son is 100% normal.

*my son started walking mga 14-15months and he started talking when he was in Nursery na. He started calling me mommy when he was over 2years old na.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: joyce09 on August 02, 2011, 05:57:35 am
mga mommies share ko rin about my son. my son start walking when he was 12mos but no words yet lahat bubbles. when he was 15mos nagsasabi siya na mama but he's not referring to me basta nagbububles lang siya na mama. still no words yet. and same with your so sis hes really fascinated with the wheels of his toy car and loves to spin e verything that is turning around gustong gusto niya tingnan. even until now that his 2yrs old loves parin niya tingnan yung wheels ng toy car niya na umiikot. pinaconsult ko siya sa dev ped when he was 17mos old then. so far wala naman nakitang not good to him pero pina ot/sp kami for his behavior modification kasi malikot din siya at walang focus. siguro mga 2mos ko rin siya pina ot nun pinull out ko na siya kasi parang di pa siya nagcooperate sa teacher niya beco hes still too young yet. unti unti din naman nagsasalita son ko ngayon kahit di talaga very clear ang words at may sariling salita parin pero atleast naiintindihan. i think kids really have their own pace of development. wag ka mainip sis your son still young to worry of not talking. pinaconsult ko siya noon for the sake of having a peace of mind kung gusto mo talaga magkaroon ng  peace of mind and for the good narin sa anak mo pwede mong pa consult sa s de ped. siguro nature lang ng mga batang lalaki na mahilig sa wheels siguro ma overcome din nila yan as they get older. hyper din anak ko always on the move lalo na ngayon that he just turned 2. as they say terrible 2. as long as continue ang growth development ng anak nyo i think there is so much to worry kasi base sa son ko unti unti marami din naman siyang natutunang words basta kausapin nyo lagi and always use to name objects.  good luck sis.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on August 02, 2011, 09:24:21 am
sis otsowaloeyt08, di ka nag iisa, we have the same issues, my son is 14 mos na rin, but still, he cant walk pa rin, pero mabilis sya umusad pag nakahawak, kumbaga gabay gabay pa rin sya. Hindi ko alam kung tamad lang, kasi most of the time, gusto pa rin nya gumapang. Mas nauna pa nga syang natutong umakyat kesa sa paglalakad. At sa pagsasalita naman, maingay sya yun nga lang, di maintindihan at di naman ako nag worry kasi akala ko, ok lang yun. Pero now that I read your post, nag aalala na rin ako. Wala namang nabangggit sa amin ang pedia nya nung last nyang check up. Iniisip ko lang kasi baka late lang development baby ko kasi nung sa pag dapa at pag gapang late din nyang natutunan compared to other babies, nung pagdapang mag isa, 5 months na nya yun nagagawa tapos yung paggapang naman 9 months na sya natuto. case to case basis siguro. Siguro wait pa ako ng another month pa, pag hindi pa rin, baka ipaconsult ko na rin, maigi nga namang nakakasiguro.

Just to let you know, it takes several months to get an appointment with a dev pedia.  So you have to factor in yung waiting time for an appointment with your own waiting time for something to happen. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: otsowaloeyt08 on August 02, 2011, 11:14:09 am
Thanks si feelingera and marose! siguro nga i'll wait muna pero pasked na rin namin para walang nasasayang na time. bka makakatulong din un for my peace of mind and bka my suggestions din ang dev ped sa mga activities to encourage develop ang speech and others..  or therapy would help.
dito kasi sa bahay, wala siya makalaro na other kids kami lang.. na usually pagmay chores naiiwan siya sa tagabantay na di din madaldal. Asa clark kasi kami, dito kasi nagwork si hubby. Feel ko tuloy ang dami kong pagkukulang sa son ko.

so far, ok nman ngaun.. medyo he can point n what he wants seldom nga lang. when i ask "where's the lights?" he'll look and point to the light bulb.. he can also point to he's ears if i ask to..he also uses his hands as a telephone if i say hello. and do actions na for a song about body parts.. sana nga magtuloy tuloy.. para daycare nalang un icipin ko para kay baby.

sis otsowaloeyt08, di ka nag iisa, we have the same issues, my son is 14 mos na rin, but still, he cant walk pa rin, pero mabilis sya umusad pag nakahawak, kumbaga gabay gabay pa rin sya. Hindi ko alam kung tamad lang, kasi most of the time, gusto pa rin nya gumapang. Mas nauna pa nga syang natutong umakyat kesa sa paglalakad. At sa pagsasalita naman, maingay sya yun nga lang, di maintindihan at di naman ako nag worry kasi akala ko, ok lang yun. Pero now that I read your post, nag aalala na rin ako. Wala namang nabangggit sa amin ang pedia nya nung last nyang check up. Iniisip ko lang kasi baka late lang development baby ko kasi nung sa pag dapa at pag gapang late din nyang natutunan compared to other babies, nung pagdapang mag isa, 5 months na nya yun nagagawa tapos yung paggapang naman 9 months na sya natuto. case to case basis siguro. Siguro wait pa ako ng another month pa, pag hindi pa rin, baka ipaconsult ko na rin, maigi nga namang nakakasiguro.

@ sis slovy, oo nga same tlaga.. ganun mos din un pagdapa at paggapang.. hirap rin kasi pag may mga tao na kinocompare un son ko sa ibang kids.

 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: slovy on August 02, 2011, 12:53:49 pm
Just to let you know, it takes several months to get an appointment with a dev pedia.  So you have to factor in yung waiting time for an appointment with your own waiting time for something to happen. :)

Thank you sis for enlighting me hehe. I apprecite it so much. Meron po ba kayong marerefer na dev pedia na taga manila - quezon city area sana? thanks  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: snowyice on August 02, 2011, 01:29:46 pm
ako umabot ng 6months bago na diagnose yung anak ko.  Haba talaga ng pila  ;D

Sa St. Luke's Dr. Jocelyn Eusebio
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: slovy on August 02, 2011, 01:43:07 pm

@ sis slovy, oo nga same tlaga.. ganun mos din un pagdapa at paggapang.. hirap rin kasi pag may mga tao na kinocompare un son ko sa ibang kids.

I told my hubby about the issue kasi nag wowori na rin talaga ako for my son and pinabasa nya ako nung book na "what to expect, the first year", nagbasa sya nun kasi nag alala na rin pala sya at ito ang nabasa ko...


"many perfectly normal, even exceptionally bright, babies don't walk until the second half of their second year, particularly if one or both parents didn't. A baby who isn't walking by eighteen months should be examined by his doctor to rule out the possibility that physical or emotional factors are interfering with walking. But even at that age- and certainly at twelve months a child's not walking yet isn't cause for alarm."


Pero worried pa rin ako  ;D  Gusto ko pa rin ipa check.


 ^ sis snowy, thank you, malapit lang kami sa st lukes. meron ka ba contact  number nya para tatawagan ko na lang? tagal pala no? hehe. what if in the next 2 months, nakakalakad na baby ko? pwede ba icancel? hehe.





Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: snowyice on August 02, 2011, 01:47:39 pm
sis wala akong number tawag ka na lang sa st lukes tapos sabihin mo conect ka kay dr. jocelyn eusebio yun lang ang ginawa ko eh. once nakalakad na ang anak mo ask mo pedia mo if need pa ipa diagnose.  ;D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on August 02, 2011, 02:09:20 pm
@slovy, sa Manila Doctors Hospital, there is a center for developmental pediatrics.  Sa PGH Doctors' Building (new building ito at maganda ang clinics according to my husband), mayroon ding mga dev pedia.  Call the hospital trunklines na lang.

Kahit nakalakad na ang son mo, there is no harm naman in keeping the appointment para ma-check din yung ibang aspects of his development.  Hindi lang naman gross motor skills ang kailangan subaybayan kasi.

My sons are in preschool already and my husband and I decided to make their check-ups with their developmental pedia a regular thing.  Every 6 or 9 months, we go to Dr. Tippy Tanchanco.  Just being pro-active. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: delisyus on August 02, 2011, 02:23:06 pm
Just had our assessment done for my almost 4 year old yesterday... under Dra. Manalo :)  Ok naman... may slight language delay lang ang son ko (processing questions) and slight na needs improvement pa sa fine motor skills nya...

I intend to make it a regular thing na rin, esply if I'm going to homeschool... just so I can really get an expert tell me if I am overlooking other things
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: otsowaloeyt08 on August 02, 2011, 04:59:13 pm
sis wala akong number tawag ka na lang sa st lukes tapos sabihin mo conect ka kay dr. jocelyn eusebio yun lang ang ginawa ko eh. once nakalakad na ang anak mo ask mo pedia mo if need pa ipa diagnose.  ;D

sis ok ba si dr> eusebio? based sa experience mo? im inquiring of different dec pedia para naman sure ako na masatisfy din sa ivivisit namin

@sis marose 17 madaming good review ky dr tippy how much po un initial consultation nia? thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: snowyice on August 02, 2011, 05:02:10 pm
^sis ibang dr ang pinuntahan ko since september pa ang slot ko kay Dr. Eusebio but marami na akong kakilala na sa kanya nagpacheck and okay naman daw.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: slovy on August 02, 2011, 06:58:17 pm

Kahit nakalakad na ang son mo, there is no harm naman in keeping the appointment para ma-check din yung ibang aspects of his development.  Hindi lang naman gross motor skills ang kailangan subaybayan kasi.



I'm just kidding lang sis, syempre itutuloy ko pa rin hehe.


Main concern ko lang din naman kasi is yung paglalakad lang nya. Nag bababble naman kasi sya, at nagrerespond naman sya sa lahat ng bagay at madali rin syang matuto, manggaya. Yung  paglakad lang talaga.. Pero para nga makasiguro, ipapacheck ko pa rin. Thanks sis ha?  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: feelingera on August 03, 2011, 09:13:51 am
wala naman mawawala if papa check up natin ang mga anak natin at least may peace of mind na tayu....

hi marose, i was actually trying to pm nyo, but since newbie ako hindi pa allowed. anyways, may daughter right now is on a home based ot and ok naman ang ot nya [textspeak!] she's an ot for 7 years sa shine. we pulled her sa thera because ala ng maghahatid sa kanya and working na ako. may home based st din sya from teamworks naman and at the same time may school sya. it seems hectic ang schedule nya pero [textspeak!] ang sabi ng mga teachers nya she needs consustency pa esp sa behaviour nya. may mga nasasabi na sya kaso bulol and madalas pa din sya magsalita ng non sense. matagal ba talaga maover come un ng bata? her st is about 4 months pa lang namna....and also as suggested s ibang forum i bought her dr. seuss and as easrly as now my 6 mnths old son eh binabasahan ko na din....


lately [textspeak!] sobrang worried ko sa kanila, well i guess hindi mawawala un esp mommy na nga. sabi naman ng friend ko baka nga daw post partum lang since i gave birth nga...
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on August 03, 2011, 04:36:10 pm
^ Sis, ilang taon na ba ang anak mo?  Give her time.  4 months pa lang naman siya nagte-therapy. 

It also helps na lagi mo siyang kakausapin and hindi mo anticipate her needs.  For example, kung may kailangan siya, encourage her to verbalize.  Huwag yung iaabot mo agad ang kailangan niya.

How is she in school?  Does she interact with her classmates?

My sons were delayed talkers too though not delayed naman na kinailangan ng speech therapy.  Kasi at par pa rin sila may slight delay lang and good ang receptive language nila dati per Dr. Tippy.  Between 2.5 and 3.5 years old, they had an explosion of language.  Biglang dumaldal (nakatulong na rin kasi pinasok na namin sa preschool when they turned 3), ang daming alam na words, naging super interested sa books (oh, they couldn't get enough of them!) and ang daming tanong.  It helped that me and my husband and my mom plus our helpers engaged them in conversation all the time, they had limited tv time (1-2 hours a day only and supervised iyan so may kasamang kuwento at comments from an adult while they're watching), nag-school sila and their class is composed of mixed ages so may older kids in class na mas talkative sa kanila and they were exposed to a lot of books at home and also when we go out sa mall, we usually hang out in the bookstore.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: snowyice on August 03, 2011, 04:41:54 pm
my husbands nephew mga 4years nag behavioral therapy bago na discharge
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: feelingera on August 04, 2011, 09:42:40 am
hi sis, she's 3.4 na...

she's in school na actually i've spoke to her teacher ayun nga nag improve na daw sya talaga. (last year naka enroll din sya same school, repeater sya since sya ang youngest sa kanila before) kapag may bago daw sya nakikita eh tinatanong, un na lang talaga ang kulan un sentence na lang...medyo hirap sya pero kapag sinabi ko sa kanya nasasabi naman nya.. her previous yaya [textspeak!] hindi sya kinakausap binibigyan lang sya ng tv..at least ngaun un helper eh kinakausap sya. sinasabi ko nga na kapag may kailangan ask her what she wants bago ibigay...hubby [textspeak!] not always here, so ako lang and helper eh im working din...

before hindi sya nakikipaglaro sa ibang kids and when she's starting ng ot ayun medyo nakikipag laro na din sya sa ibang kids. kapag weekends pinapasyal ko sila magkapatid para maexpose din, wala [textspeak!] kalaro sa amin eh. actually mahilig sya sa books kaso kapag kabisado na nya nagsasawa na sya...so i need to buy another books again,... but i found nga un dr seuss na books na ok compare sa baby einstein na book...(any suggestion pa na books or activity sis?)

thanks a lot marose, and all the sissies it really helps me a lot...
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on August 04, 2011, 08:54:10 pm
sis otsowaloeyt08 for Dra. Tippy it's 3K

Schedule na kami kay Dra Tippy March next year grabe ang waiting sa kanya, kaya nagpaschedule din ako kay Dr. Cruz dito naman pwede na kami this coming September 24, a day before my baby turns 18 months
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: otsowaloeyt08 on August 10, 2011, 01:55:32 pm
sis otsowaloeyt08 for Dra. Tippy it's 3K

Schedule na kami kay Dra Tippy March next year grabe ang waiting sa kanya, kaya nagpaschedule din ako kay Dr. Cruz dito naman pwede na kami this coming September 24, a day before my baby turns 18 months

thanks sis swtgrl! also called Dra. Tippy last Saturday. un nga March next year pa sabi ng secretary. pero nun nalaman niya na my son is 1 yr 2mos old, sabi niya they prioritize un mga ganung age sa if magkaopen ng slot, she will call for earlier schedule.

tumawag din ako kay Dra. Falcotelo sa Capitol Medical Center, nagulat naman ako when her secretary said na this August 12 na un schedule ng son ko. I was not expecting that kasi nga sabi din ng pedia namin na nag-refer sa kanya, that it would take 2-3mos para sa schedule. Siguro kasi sa mas Madali sa Capitol makakuha ng schedule kesa sa San Juan de Dios. I didn't make the appointment, siguro i call nalang mga mid-september if wala paring progress ang son ko.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on August 10, 2011, 03:01:46 pm
@feelingera,  I suggest you also schedule play dates with cousins/classmates or neighbors for social development.  Toys that stimulate a child in the proper way and help develop fine motor skills are blocks (Lego, Megabloks), Zoob, Playmobil sets (for pretend play), play dough, tea sets.  Engage her also in coloring and painting.

For speech development, when you tell stories, ask her questions from time to time to test also her comprehension. :)

@otsowaloeyt08, call Dr. Tippy's secretary from time to time to check kung may nag-cancel.  Her name is Rose.  Do you have her mobile number?  I can send it to you via PM. :)

So, Php3,000 pala for the initial evaluation?  For the follow-ups, Php2,500 ang PF.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: otsowaloeyt08 on August 10, 2011, 05:24:24 pm
@otsowaloeyt08, call Dr. Tippy's secretary from time to time to check kung may nag-cancel.  Her name is Rose.  Do you have her mobile number?  I can send it to you via PM. :)

So, Php3,000 pala for the initial evaluation?  For the follow-ups, Php2,500 ang PF.

thanks again! please send her mobile number?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on September 17, 2011, 10:30:07 am
mga sis...

ask ko lang. nung nagpa-assess kayo sa dev ped, how long did it take? kasi we went to a dev ped kahapon and my son was diagnosed na papuntang ADHD. i have no problem with that. i was just surprised parang sandali lang yung evaluation. kasi reading from your posts sa previous thread, parang may iba almost 2 hrs in-assess yung anak nyo dba? why yung son ko wala pang one hour?  :-\  as in, he was just asked a few questions, made to copy a pattern with blocks, write his name tapos that's it. wala pang 30 minutes. tapos he was diagnosed with being delayed 8 months for his age? parang unfair. haha. am i just in denial? i don't know if i expected too much lang kasi mga feedback from GT parang tagal ng assessment ng dev ped nila. i felt i didn't get my money's worth, eh ang mahal php 2500, wala pang 1 hour tiningnan? hirap kaya kumita ngayon.  :'(

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 18, 2011, 12:39:39 am
^ Yes, medyo mabilis ang assessment ng anak mo, especially since first time.

Sa kids ko kahit follow-ups at least 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Si Dr. Tanchanco ang DP nila.

How did the DP explain to you the basis for her diagnosis?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on September 18, 2011, 02:11:50 am
...basta she just pointed out that at my son's age he's supposed to be able to answer the question asked him na. parang isang pasada lang lahat, if hindi makasagot yung anak ko, hindi na nag-try pa ng iba within that scope. she had parang a score card with her, and according to that ata, yung naging assessment na may developmental delay.

i was kindda shocked that the assessment ended so soon, honestly. we were there around 4pm, nasa parking lot na kami by 5pm. so less than an hour malamang kami sa kanya, eh ang dami pa naming questions nun ha, so the assessment parang 10-20 mins lang siguro?

nagkatinginan nga kami ni husband nung tumayo na sya dun sa kiddie chair eh, as in, yun na yun. eh alam namin ang mahal ng babayaran namin. :(
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 18, 2011, 09:48:26 am
^ You can always seek a second opinion from another DP.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: billy on September 18, 2011, 10:58:55 am
^Yup I agree, seek 2nd opinion, if you're not comfortable or satisfied with the first one. Mahal nga lang pero if it will give you peace of mind and satisfaction, why not. Yun nga lang, ang hirap magpasked but - go sis!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on September 18, 2011, 11:12:53 am
we have another appointment na talaga sa ibang dev ped. we just went to this dev ped kasi sya lang ang may open slot this month. kay dra alexis reyes, next yr pa kami slotted. pero nakakasisi ata. anyways, husband says we take her recommendation din para hindi masayang assessment. tutal kahit kami naman admittedly eh nalilikutan na sa son namin. :)

pero pwede ba diretso sa therapy center? i mean, this dev ped recommended a therapy center pero parang hindi nice yung facilities. gusto ko dalhin ko sa ibang therapy center. tutal ia-assess din ulit sya ng OT dun dba?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 18, 2011, 12:32:47 pm
^ Yes, hanap ka ng therapy center that you think will fit your son's needs.  And yes, may initial evaluation ding gagawin ang OT.  Hope you can geta sked soon.

May listng therapy centers sa autism Pinoy blog.  Just google those 3 words and you will see the blog.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: otsowaloeyt08 on September 18, 2011, 02:04:47 pm
hi mga sis!

update ko lang kau. last week we visited my son's pedia for vaccine.. and she again said that my son needs assessment from a dev pedia. malambot pa daw ang tuhod.

pero magkaiba kami ng opinion ni doc.. my son improved a lot.. ngayon at 15 months he is walking n naman.. short distances pero kasi ang bigat niya. tas sa speech naman, my mga recognizable words na naman.

dapat daw kasi at 18 months he is running na tas knows at least 10 words. sabi nia, baka delayed nga kaya she urged me to schedule an assessment.

naghintay na rin naman kami ng 3 months.. kaso un mil ko ayaw.. normal naman daw son namin ang talino nga kasi magaling mag-observe at he imitates un mga ginagawa namin kahit one time lang nia makita.

pero kami ni hubby is willing to go to a dev pedia. hanap [textspeak!] ng sked na ok din s sked ni hubby..

@cocoysmom - pa pm naman nun nauna mong dev pedia. para maiwasan din namin.. thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: KB on September 20, 2011, 09:41:24 pm
sked ang daughter ko kay Dr. Mark Reysio Cruz this thursday delayed na kasi speech n'ya at her age. Ano kayang mga questions ang pwede kong i ask?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Amphitrite on September 29, 2011, 09:13:58 pm
I visited the website http://www.psdbp.com/ and saw the directory but I'm not sure which doctor I'll call for an assessment.

Just a bit of info:
My son is already 6yo.

When he was 3, his speech was still slurred but the pedia said maybe its because he's confused between english & filipino. Then we enrolled him in preschool and he started talking straight.

Now almost every thing in this list (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.shtml) screams out yes except for some like
 - move slowly
 - struggle to follow instructions
 - have difficulty processing information as quickly and accurately as others

He's really smart, he rarely spends a couple of hours to study yet his grades are really high. Though one constant comment of his teachers from preschool to grade 1 is that he always loses concentration and is really active.

Sorry medyo napahaba post ko. I'm just concerned because he's being "makulit" is getting a bit out of control. Please recommend a developmental pedia, yung hindi masyado puno ang schedule kasi we want to have him assessed asap.

Thanks
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: snowyice on September 29, 2011, 10:39:06 pm
sis the best way to know is i pacheck mo na lang yung anak mo.  But I remembered when I had my son assessed sabi ng DP sa akin is we can have the child undergo therapy kung umaangal yung mga teacher so from my understanding kahit hindi nagfall under autism,adhd yung anak mo if the teacher is calling your attention then you can have your son undergo therapy para maayos yung behavior.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: pompz on September 30, 2011, 09:32:23 am
mga sis napadropby lang, pansin ko puro boys ang mga baby nyo, ano kayang reason behind this... saludo ako sa inyo mga moms, ang be brave nyo :) may pamangkin sa pinsan  babae naman, from ot to speeach and developmental pedia tawag nga sa kanyang autism  ay global churva kasi halos mapunta na daw mental retardation kumbaga now 10 yrs old sya pero pang 4 years old pa lang alam nya, patuloy pa din ang dev pedia nya, pinasok na din sya sa school sa sped sa public school. ang hirap talaga ng pinagdadanan nilang mag asawa, nakaawa talaga  ang bata, kasi [textspeak!] hipag ko sa pinsan nagkasakit sya nung 1st tri nya , nagka viral daw sya that time. kayo sis nung pinagbubuntis nyo ba mga babies nyo nagkasakit kayo..? ako kasi nagkasakit e nilagnat din, tapos naconfined gawa ng diarrhea and uti, nagchill din ako, kaya panay pray ko maging normal si baby boy, nakakapraning kasi. pasensya na so far naman at 3months active si baby and still keep on praying sana walang effect sa kanya. pasensya na ha.. praning na mommy kasi ako talaga .
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Amphitrite on September 30, 2011, 10:54:55 pm
^^ Saan / Kanino mo pina-check yung son mo? Wala talaga ako idea kung kanino / saan eh. Thanks.

^ Nagkasakit ako noon, sipon at lagnat lang pero hindi sabay at hindi tumagal ng 1 week.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on October 01, 2011, 10:27:36 am
@cocoysmom - pa pm naman nun nauna mong dev pedia. para maiwasan din namin.. thanks!

i don't want to name names na sis, basta wala sya sa nababanggit ng mga sis natin sa GT, and nalaman ko din after sis amphitrite gave the psdbp website na wala pa rin sya sa list ng members dun. lalo akong nainis sa sarili ko.  :-[

eto pa po. i brought her "summary" to my son's school na. they're advising me to seek second opinion nga kasi parang they disagree with the diagnosis nung dev ped. they were asking nasan ang basis for the assessment, yung "checklist" daw as with the other dev peds ng ibang students dun, eh wala nga binigay sa amin. i texted the sec of the dev ped, tumawag lang daw yung school/OT kung may questions sila kasi verbal lang daw yung detailed information. nagkatinginan yung teacher ng son ko at head ng school nung sinabi ko yun. :o

pero we're continuing with the OT to manage my son's fine motor skills kasi tamad talaga magsulat saka shaky pa ang grip, tapos to help din with managing his kalikutan. i feel fault ko yun kasi since wala syang tyaga to practice his handwriting eh i didn't push it. ewan ko dami din kasi nagsasabi mas matagal mag-mature ang boys sa girls, tapos only child pa anak ko so tingin ng oldies sobra kong nabi-baby. ewan, nakinig naman ako, hehe.  ::)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: missoni on October 01, 2011, 03:33:31 pm
naku, da who kaya itong DP na ito? ka-intriga....

griffith's mental development scale yung alam ko na kadalasang ginagamit ng mga dev peds during the assessment.

di ko rin gets kung bakit kailangan pa tumawag just to get other information about the assessment.  ???
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on October 01, 2011, 09:19:22 pm
@cocoysmom, I think your son's teachers are in a good, if not better, position to assess his development because they see him daily.

Regarding the fine motor skills aspect, how old is your son?

The weak tripod grip and poor control of the hand muscles are the main reasons why Dr. Tippy recommended OT for my four year-old twin sons.  We're now in our third month of OT and my sons have really improved!  One of them even likes practicing on workbooks.  And as for the behavioral aspect, especially compliance, nag-improve din.  So really, I have to thank the OT, the teachers and Dr. Tippy for helping me with this aspect of their development.  And as I often post in this thread and the delayed talker thread, being a pro-active parent means doing something to address a particular weakness, delay or concern instead of waiting for something to happen. :)

I do hope you will post the doctor's name so that other GT sisters who may have scheduled an appointment with such doctor would not waste their time and money keeping their appointment.  Marami namang iba diyan na okay.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on October 02, 2011, 04:40:09 am
^my son is soon to be 4 yrs old 7 months na sis. according to the OT, ok naman ang grip sa umpisa pero kapag natatamad na pa-loose na ng pa-loose ang grip.  :-\ 1 OT session pa lang kami. napansin ko he follows his teachers more pag sa writing/coloring tasks more than he follows me, kasi pag sila gagawin nya agad. kapag ako parang daming whining pa...:( same tayo, yun din ang main concern ng OT, fine motor skills. so now, mas conscious ako to avoid doing everything for him, like letting him eat on his own na talaga. parang pati nga ako nati-therapy eh, behavior mod din, hehe.

actually it was husband who said wag na i-post name ni dev ped. kasi baka daw unfair. baka iba lang daw ang "style" nya than the other dev peds. hindi din ako sure why his school is keen on getting a second opinion. i actually got more worried than they are. iniisip ko baka mas malala pa ang tingin nila. well, sa monday ko pa malalaman kasi friday lang kami nag-usap nung teacher nya. sabi kasi ni husband baka hindi kami objective about the whole thing so wait and see na lang. just because saglit lang kami in-assess at walang written detailed info given doesn't mean mali daw yung assessment ni dev ped. so in the interest of fairness, i won't name her muna.  :-X
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: billy on October 02, 2011, 08:27:15 am
Yung ibang devt pedia,kulang pa talaga sa experience, expertise and exposure. Sabi ni Doc Joel, konti pa lang talaga yung masasabing expert na devt. pedia. Kumbaga sa badminton (my own analogy na ito), may levelling. While we want to give them a chance (para naman dumami ang devt. pediatricians dito sa country), hindi din naman natin pwedeng ipagsapalaran ang mga kids natin sa kanila.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on October 02, 2011, 01:01:25 pm
^^ My sons are 4 years, 3 months old.  In just 2 months of OT and home exercises, their tripod grip has considerably improved.   :)  They can write their names already and do not shift hands anymore.  Of course, we still need to have them practice at home.  And yes, they also whined at first sa OT but fortunately, the whining has stopped and they are more compliant now during therapy.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on October 05, 2011, 02:17:49 am
^happy for your sons sis. :) sana ganyan din mangyari sa little boy ko. what i noticed from 2 OT sessions is mas okay na sa kanya lately kung magsusulat kami sa bahay, not much "arte" unlike before. i bought him this workbook from natio and he keeps answering them, ako na yung nagpapa-stop kasi kahit eating na kami, he brings the workbook to the dining table na. hayun, nasobrahan naman ata, hahaha...

as for our current dev ped's assessment, naisip namin ni husband to just let it be muna. may pending appointment naman na kami with dr dimalanta kaso feb 2012 pa so tamang-tama siguro yun for his re-assessment after 6 months of OT, sa kanya na lang kami babalik instead of our current devped. we considered kasi that if we undergo assessment at med city, then in case mag-fail nga sa fine motor skills (since hindi nga maganda pa magsulat) eh i-refer sa ibang dev ped, eh maliwanag na almost 5t na naman yun dba? one month of OT na din, eh pano kung pareho din assessment nila?  ::) kung hindi man agree ang school sa diagnosis ni devped for now, then win-win pa rin for my son to undergo OT for his poor fine motor skills dba? so we really don't have anything to lose if we hold on to the present diagnosis and management ni current devped. malay nga ba namin, kung magaling talaga sya kaya lang ayaw lang talaga nya magbigay ng detailed report, hehe. so wait and see mode muna ako mga sisters.  ;)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sweetut on October 06, 2011, 09:46:14 pm
^^Sis anong activity sa bahay yung pinapagawa mo sa mga babies mo para ma-improve yung fine motor skills nila? My son is 3 years old na, ang ginagamit ko lang is yung Lego pinapalaro ko sa kanya everyday, bukod dun ano pa kaya?  Usually kasing comment after every session ng OT nya eh yung grip ng anak ko mahina pa rin until now. Nasa 3 1/2 months na din sya nag-undergo ng OT.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: snowyice on October 06, 2011, 10:15:55 pm
^clay sis
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on October 07, 2011, 09:36:34 am
@sweetut, usually the OT will recommend activities to do at home for follow-up.  Why don't you ask the OT for suggested home activities?

Aside from playing with clay and play dough, I recommend snipping with scissors, lacing beads, staplering (but make sure an adult is closely monitoring the child), pouring exercises, buttoning, zippering, snapping the sipit (the ones na pang-sampay ng clothes), coloring, painting with a thin paintbrush and some writing exercises like tracing, connecting the dots and writing letters - hindi naman kailangan perfect.  I make sure that the yaya or my mom who stays with us (I'm working kasi) does these activities with the kids.  I also like the Trio (by Fisher Price) building system and I plan to buy Jawbones for them.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: billy on October 07, 2011, 10:02:18 am
Careful lang with the clay, some kids put this inside their noses, ewan ba :)

Some suggestions:

Routine:
Warm up before each session
   Hand /arm exercise
   Foot / leg exercise
   Neck
   Twist

Fine motor skills
1.   Pencil grip
2.   Beading
3.   Folding paper
4.   Cutting

   A fringe from a piece of paper
   Cut off corners of a piece of paper
   Cut along curved lines
   Cut lines with a variety of angles
   Cut figures with curves and angles
   Cut clay with blunt scissors

5.   Placing and Pasting
   Place a variety of forms (eg. blocks, felt, paper, string, yarn, cereal, cotton) on outlines
   Match shapes, color, or pictures to a page and paste them within the outlines

6.   Tracing and Coloring
   Use a thick black line if needed
   Trace and then color shapes, increasing the size and complexity gradually

7.   Finger Tracing
   Trace objects or patterns (straight line, curved line, etc) in sand, oatmeal, finger paint, etc. The textures give the child kinesthetic feedback.

Self-Care Skills
   Buttoning
   Lacing
   Tying
   Zipping
   Carrying
   Using a screwdriver
   Locking and unlocking a door
   Winding a clock
   Opening and closing jars
   Washing plastic dishes
   Sweeping the floor
   Dressing
   Bathing

Materials
1.   bead set, buttons, laces
2.   sand, oatmeal, paint
3.   white board / eraser
4.   paste, glue, stickers
5.   rubber ink-stamp
6.   reusable vinyl stickers to make pictures
7.   art paper, scissors
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sweetut on October 07, 2011, 06:19:14 pm
Thank you mommies! Actually puro lang o, mommy practice at home, pag tanungin ko sya ano pa ba pwede gawin namin yun lang ulit sasabihin nya yung sa beads. Kung hindi pa ako mag-google or magtanong sa inyo wala ako idea.

Introduce ko muna pala sya sa clay. Napapansin ko sa baby ko takot sya mag-slide, nagagawa naman nya pero may takot tsaka mali yung position bale naka-side sya. Ganun ba talaga pag poor ang fine motor nila?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: billy on October 07, 2011, 06:41:55 pm
^baka sa gross motor skills naman yun sis, sa large movements like running, crawling, jumping. may mga drills din ang OT to address that.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sweetut on October 07, 2011, 07:47:25 pm
^Ah oo pala related naman yun sa gross motor skills.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on October 08, 2011, 09:44:35 am

Some suggestions:


thanks sis billy for the suggestions...i'll work on that. comment ni husband nagiging therapy center na ang bahay namin. hahahaha. heading to bookstore later. ;)  naiwanan daw kasi ng husto ang fine motor skills ni baby, pero gross motor skills he's advanced for his age, pang-6 yrs old sa evaluation ng dev ped. kaka-guilty, i didn't realize how i have kept doing almost everything for him, parang ako pa tuloy may kasalanan why poor fine motor skills nya. :( yung simple pag-stick ng straw sa tetra pack drinks nya dapat pala sya na pinagagawa ko. hay, it's automatic for me kasi parang mula umpisa ganun naman na.  :-[

btw, san nakakabili ng mga beads na pang-boys? most of those i see parang pang-girls eh panggawa ng accessories. tia.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: billy on October 08, 2011, 01:06:13 pm
^hi sis, it doesn't matter naman kung pang-boys or pang-girls, I think OTs use the same thing. Meron sa bookstore, yung pang-scrapbooking or yung panggawa nga ng accessories :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherubin on October 08, 2011, 02:08:55 pm
may ganitong thread pala.share ko din [textspeak!] xperience ko.my son is a preemie so talagang religious kami going to his pedia.i notice [textspeak!] when he turns 1 he still cannot say "ma" or "da" or any syllable.when i told that to his pedia,he recommend me to a certain DP at asian hospital,he diagnosed my son having "global developmental disorder" just imagine my reaction,it was really more of disbelief. i really refused to accept that diagnosis and i made a research on my own. unang ginawa ko is to seek 2nd opinion,a doctor from UST, 3RD opinion from dra.benitez. 2 out of 3 diagnosed my son to have "speech asphyxia" rather than global developmental disorder.he went to a year of " speech theraphy" and now he is 5y.o. & goes to regular school lrdy. just last month he had his follow up checkup and the developmental pedia sed he has improve a lot,he's cognitive skills is for 5yrs&11 mos. old, gross and fine motor 5yr&6mose,recetive 5yr&4mos and expressive 4yrs.&6 mos. the DP sed he only has "mild speech disordr expressive type"
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: pompz on October 08, 2011, 10:26:09 pm
^^ Saan / Kanino mo pina-check yung son mo? Wala talaga ako idea kung kanino / saan eh. Thanks.

^ Nagkasakit ako noon, sipon at lagnat lang pero hindi sabay at hindi tumagal ng 1 week.

sis pamangkin ko yun may global developmental" yung mommy nya kasi nagka viral infection daw nung 1st tri, ako kasi may pagka praning sis kaya napadaan lang kasi nung 6 months nilagnat, sana "wag naman si baby Lord please" , takot kasi ako sa 2 kids ko di naman nilagnat sa side ni hubby pa naman mapintas sila, you mean sis karamihan dito nagkasakit si mommy kaya naging ganito si baby?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: otsowaloeyt08 on October 10, 2011, 10:41:23 am
hi mga sis..

sa mga in need of early intervention at naghahanap ng schedule sa dev pedia.. ky dra. falcotelo, her capitol med clinic mabilis magpaschedule. last saturday kami nagpa-appointment, this Nov. 5 will have our son assessed.

medyo nag-aalangan pa rin kami, kasi ok na un gross motor niya, fine motor nalang and speech. pero he is a fast learner. as in, 1 demo lang kaya na niya. medyo bothered pa rin kami sa pag-spin ng wheels, at super hilig sa circles. he's 1 year and 4mos na, pero sabi ng parents at MIL ko, normal lang sa bata un ganun, at iba iba ang phase ng development ng bata.

pero mas ok na rin un sure kami. para mas matutukan namin, kung saan areas siya medyo nahihirapan. nakatagpo na rin ako ng play school dito sa clark, para may makalaro and interact siya..

sige mga sis, update ko uli kayo.. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: joyce09 on October 11, 2011, 12:54:18 am
hi mga sis..

sa mga in need of early intervention at naghahanap ng schedule sa dev pedia.. ky dra. falcotelo, her capitol med clinic mabilis magpaschedule. last saturday kami nagpa-appointment, this Nov. 5 will have our son assessed.

medyo nag-aalangan pa rin kami, kasi ok na un gross motor niya, fine motor nalang and speech. pero he is a fast learner. as in, 1 demo lang kaya na niya. medyo bothered pa rin kami sa pag-spin ng wheels, at super hilig sa circles. he's 1 year and 4mos na, pero sabi ng parents at MIL ko, normal lang sa bata un ganun, at iba iba ang phase ng development ng bata.

pero mas ok na rin un sure kami. para mas matutukan namin, kung saan areas siya medyo nahihirapan. nakatagpo na rin ako ng play school dito sa clark, para may makalaro and interact siya..

sige mga sis, update ko uli kayo.. :)

sis ganun din ang son ko noon when he was at that age of your son now. until he turns 2yrs old even untul now sometimes he likes to spin the wheels and spinning of objects. he even obssessed to objects that spins. but at his age now 2& 2mos parang na eliminate narin yung obssession niya. i was also worried noon kasi sa kaka research ko lalo ako hindi nagkaroon ng peace of mind. kasi puro red flag ang napapansin ko sa anak ko. pero on the other buti narin yung maging proactive tayo mga mommies. at siguro nga may stage lang talaga na ganun sila kc sa napapansin ko sa anak ko ok naman siya ngayon in terms of development medyo siguro delayed lang yung speech niya konti pero he is talking naman at at the age of 2 he knows ABC, 1-10, COLORS & SHAPES na.

just try to be proactive nalang sis kc ako nun pina evaluate ko din 1&6mos siya nun ok naman daw.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: missoni on October 13, 2011, 12:15:31 pm
Quote from: cocoysmom
thanks sis billy for the suggestions...i'll work on that. comment ni husband nagiging therapy center na ang bahay namin. LOL. heading to bookstore later. ;)  naiwanan daw kasi ng husto ang fine motor skills ni baby, pero gross motor skills he's advanced for his age, pang-6 yrs old sa evaluation ng dev ped. kaka-guilty, i didn't realize how i have kept doing almost everything for him, parang ako pa tuloy may kasalanan why poor fine motor skills nya. :( yung simple pag-stick ng straw sa tetra pack drinks nya dapat pala sya na pinagagawa ko. hay, it's automatic for me kasi parang mula umpisa ganun naman na.  :-[

btw, san nakakabili ng mga beads na pang-boys? most of those i see parang pang-girls eh panggawa ng accessories. tia.


sis, pwede daw macaroni instead of beads. or drinking straw na pinutol putol. I asked an OT collegue na may anak na may developmental delay. para daw keri lang kung mawala ng bata or nung yaya na kasama ng anak nya yung therapy  materials nila sa bahay. n yung assignment ni yaya sa bahay.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sweetut on October 13, 2011, 05:40:09 pm
^hehe, ok yun ah mura pa.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on October 14, 2011, 03:22:25 pm
^^oo nga, thanks sis missoni. :) ok talaga sa GT ha, nakakakuha ng ideas para makatipid konti. salamat, salamat. :)

update, nakaka-5 sessions na kami and napansin ko mas madiin na sumulat si little boy. tapos mas welcome na nya yung practice writing sessions namin. happy. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: missoni on October 14, 2011, 11:03:32 pm
no problem  ;)

yung ginagawa pala namin sa mga tracing worksheets, nilalagay na lang namin sa clearbook tapos dun na lang magtetrace yung student using whiteboard marker. para pwedeng gamitin ulit yung worksheet, sayang naman if laging magpapaphotox, sayang yung paper.


Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: billy on November 16, 2011, 08:52:00 am
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Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cind3r3lla on November 28, 2011, 04:07:41 am
hi mga sis...

i did some backreading sa thread and for some reason, i felt like i was reading about my son's early behavior on sis cocoysmom posts. however, ngayon.. my son's behavior worsened..  :'(

my son is now 4 y and 7 months old as well and his teacher has called my attention for 3x already about his behavior. this evening, she suggested that we have our son checked by someone with authority to give assessment.

he is soo active in school, climbs table, teases his classmates, and all the naughty things you could think of. yung attention span nya ay napaka-short talaga and he easily gets bored sa mga activities nila in school. he does not participate in group activities.. yang mga singing or dancing.. he just watches them from afar and then, pagdating sa bahay, he'll sing the song and i'd help him with it if in case he struggles with some of the lyrics.

sa ngayon, the teacher commented on seeking a professional help as he is becoming violent in school. he would impulsively pull his classmates hair, hit their backs, or spit on them when he does not like them. kapag kinakausap ko naman siya about it, and i ask him if what he did is good or bad, answer naman nya, bad. i dunno what to do na talaga...

anyway, sa psychologist ba o dev ped siya dapat dalhin? kung sa dev ped, sino kaya sa mga doctors ang madali magpa schedule? uuwi kasi kami ng phils for a very short vacation sa Jan and i am hoping kahit initial diagnosis lang eh magawa sana sa kanya.

pa-PM naman sis ng mga recommendation nyong doctors as well as contact numbers/email nila... thanks.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on November 28, 2011, 10:24:03 am
^ It is very very difficult to get an appointment with a dev ped at short notice.  Most dev peds have a 3-month/6-month/1-year waiting list.

Are there doctors where you are based?  Maybe it would be better to set an appointment there as time is of the essence.  Even if you have your son assessed by a Philippine-based doctor, it would be difficult for him/her to refer the proper intervention method (e.g., occupational therapy) kasi doon naman sa inyo ka hahanap ng therapy center.

Try to check the site of autism Pinoy.  It has a directory of developmental pediatricians in the Philippines.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on January 29, 2012, 03:55:18 am
March 8 na yung schedule namin with Dra. Tippy, any mommies here na may tips for me and may hubby? May list ba kayo diyan ng dapat namin gawin & itanong? Tia :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on January 29, 2012, 09:03:41 am
^ Try to bring a list of your questions and concerns.  At first, may interview with the parents while the other doctor - forgot her name - will ask your child do to certain activities with her.

Don't be too anxious kasi your child might feel it.  Dr. Tippy is very soft-spoken and approachable.  My sons really like her.  Gusto nga nila bumalik-balik doon eh hehe.  Once a year na lang ang check-up nila since they're 4 years old na.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on January 29, 2012, 10:50:06 pm
^sis thanks, tama ililista ko nalang para naman wala along makalimutan. Saka relax lang kamj mag asawa. Sis talaga bang sa is ang doctor muna is baby? Ano kaya yun? Observe namin nila? Hindi kasi sumasama sa stranger itong anak ko, magwawala talaga.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on January 29, 2012, 11:28:38 pm
^ Lately kasi may isang doctor who does the tests.  But kasama naman talaga ang parents eh.  Hindi maiiwan mag-isa ang anak mo.  What I meant lang is habang nag-uusap kayo ni Dr. T baka nandiyan yung isang doctor to administer the diagnostic test.  How old na ba is your child?  Kung young pa siya, hindi naman siya mag-iisa sa room eh.  What's your concern ba, sis?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sylvester_jmc on February 06, 2012, 04:28:02 pm
Hi mga Sis,

Si Dra Tippy lang ba ang Developmental Pedia sa Medical City?

Yung teacher kasi ng anak ko sa Galileo sabi may sudden changes daw sa son ko. May nakikita daw sila mga signs. Nagulat talaga ako kasi he's grades are all ok naman at behave naman siya pag andyan kami ng daddy niya. ( overseas pala kami ni hubby nung christmas at new year nasa pilipinas kami. )

Isa sa napansin nila is nagsasalita daw mag isa, kinakagat yung pencil, kinakalikot yung nose ( may allergy kasi siya so kasama ba yun ), hindi sumusunod sa instructions, pag kinakausap di daw makatingin ng straight at di mapakali sa upuan.
Ako naman ang napansin ko sa son ko sobra daldal niya pag nag start na siya mag kwento at kailangan makinig ka talaga kasi pag hindi sumasama loob niya or uulit ulitin niya yung story hanggang makinig ka.

Napag usapan namin ni hubby na ipa check narin para atleast kung meron nga magawan ng paraan.

Mga sis, magkano pala nagagastos niyo sa mga check ups?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on February 06, 2012, 06:43:02 pm
^ Dr. Stella Manalo is another developmental pedia affiliated with Medical City.

For Dr. Tanchanco, the PF for the initial assessment is Php3,000 or 3,500 (not sure na) while for follow-ups, it's Php2,500.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: stormy on February 06, 2012, 10:13:52 pm
^^para makampante ka sis better to see a devt pedia. Ang anak ko nagtatampo rin pag d kami nagbibigay ng atensyon na sa gusto nya na level, sinasabihan kami ng "you're not listening to me". Madaldal rin ang anak ko, minsan hindi sumusunod sa instructions, at pag pinagsasabihan d din nakatingin sa eyes ko kaya sinasabihan ko na tumingin sa akin (ayaw nya kasi na pinagsasabihan sya, pwede ba yun?).

Mahilig rin magsalita mag-isa anak ko, mahilig sya sa pretend play lalo na mga linya ng disney princesses. Sinasali nya pa ko sa mga laro nya.

I'm sharing these sis kasi mahirap mag-label agad kung ano yun dapat maging cause of worry. Baka ok naman pala ang anak mo.

Pero para mawala yung "baka" e siguraduhin na lang at magpa-appointment na :)

Si dr. Tippy rin ang devt pedia ng daughter ko. Regular pedia nya is adeline ty (cardinal santos). Tuwang-tuwa si dr ty sa anak ko, wag daw ako masyadong magworry.


Wag munang mag worry masyado. Cheer up :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: joyce09 on February 07, 2012, 12:55:41 am
Hi mga Sis,

Si Dra Tippy lang ba ang Developmental Pedia sa Medical City?

Yung teacher kasi ng anak ko sa Galileo sabi may sudden changes daw sa son ko. May nakikita daw sila mga signs. Nagulat talaga ako kasi he's grades are all ok naman at behave naman siya pag andyan kami ng daddy niya. ( overseas pala kami ni hubby nung christmas at new year nasa pilipinas kami. )

Isa sa napansin nila is nagsasalita daw mag isa, kinakagat yung pencil, kinakalikot yung nose ( may allergy kasi siya so kasama ba yun ), hindi sumusunod sa instructions, pag kinakausap di daw makatingin ng straight at di mapakali sa upuan.
Ako naman ang napansin ko sa son ko sobra daldal niya pag nag start na siya mag kwento at kailangan makinig ka talaga kasi pag hindi sumasama loob niya or uulit ulitin niya yung story hanggang makinig ka.

Napag usapan namin ni hubby na ipa check narin para atleast kung meron nga magawan ng paraan.

Mga sis, magkano pala nagagastos niyo sa mga check ups?

sis how old is your son? kasi some characteristics of your son ay napapansin ko rin sa 2.6 yr old son ko like dapat pansinin mo siya kung ano sinasabi niya or else paulit ulit din niyang sasabihin until na sumagot ka sa sinasabi niya... thanks sis..

better to have him check by DP sis para sa peace of mind..
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sylvester_jmc on February 07, 2012, 12:30:13 pm
@Sis Stormy, yung daughter mo ano sabi ni Dr Tippy sa ganon? Sa totoo lang simula ng nagkaroon ng ganong comment yung teacher sa Galileo lagi ko iniisip kahit sa work...research ako ng research. Yung Dad ko nga ( grandpa niya ) sabi sa amin OA na daw kami masyado.  :o

@Sis Joyce09, yung son ko is 5 yrs old turning 6 yrs old this year. feeling ko normal lang naman yung ganon...haha! siyempre mga kids talaga especially pag nag kukwento andun yung enthusiasm at excitement nila kaya gusto nila yung attention ibigay natin.

Mga sis, isa pala sa napansin ko yung younger brother niya iba ang development in terms of words at pagsasalita. Kasi yung eldest ko mga 1.5 to 2 yrs old straight na siya magsalita at alam niya lahat ng animals sa books, 1-10, ABC. Yung youngest ko ( 2.5yrs old ) until now di complete mga words except sa mommy at daddy. Dapat ba ipatingin ko din sa DP? Pero siya kaya mag focus at sumusunod sa instructions namin.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on February 07, 2012, 12:43:00 pm
^ Ganyan din ang mga kids kong 4 1/2 years old, madalas mag-pretend play which I read is a developmental milestone in itself and common sa preschoolers, mag-talk to themselves but they know naman kung ano ang real and not real, hindi sumusunod sa instructions kasi defiant, etc.  As a mom, ikaw ang makaka-feel if the behavior of your son is out of the ordinary or medyo disturbing na.

Mas tutukan mo siguro ang younger son mo.  Baka delayed ang speech development niya.  By 2.5 years old, he should be speaking in 3-4 (or more) word sentences.  Medyo conversant na siya dapat though hindi naman perfect or matatas na talaga.  I-enroll mo na kaya sa preschool this coming June?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on February 07, 2012, 01:13:17 pm
^ Lately kasi may isang doctor who does the tests.  But kasama naman talaga ang parents eh.  Hindi maiiwan mag-isa ang anak mo.  What I meant lang is habang nag-uusap kayo ni Dr. T baka nandiyan yung isang doctor to administer the diagnostic test.  How old na ba is your child?  Kung young pa siya, hindi naman siya mag-iisa sa room eh.  What's your concern ba, sis?

Sis delayed speech ng baby ko, at 22 months 10 clear words palang nasasabi niya.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on February 07, 2012, 01:27:49 pm
^ It's a good thing you have a schedule na because delayed speech development is not that simple. It could also be an indicator of another developmental problem, although I am not saying this is the case with your child ha.  Try to check with the secretary if there's a cancellation para you can move your appointment to an earlier date.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sylvester_jmc on February 07, 2012, 03:25:14 pm
Sis, tumawag na kami Medical City.  :( Next Schedule for Dra Tippy is September tapos kay Dra Manalo sa August naman. huhuhu!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on February 07, 2012, 03:38:44 pm
^ Months talaga ang waiting time for an appointment.  Thus, I always advise mommies here to be pro-active and set an appointment ASAP rather than wait for something to happen.  Kasi sa kaka-wait na iyan, sayang ang time!  Maghihintay ka din kasi for your appointment with the dev pedia.

And by the way, developmental screening is recommended even if you do not have any concerns about your child's development.

Do not lose hope.  Try to call the doctor's secretary from time to time and check if there is a cancellation na puwede kang isingit.  Medyo urgent ang case ng younger son mo.  Try to enroll him in summer class kaya para may makausap siyang ibang mga bata. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: stormy on February 07, 2012, 03:52:49 pm
@sylvester, wala naman napansin na kakaiba si dr tippy sa anak ko sis :) very playful lang (nagkacrumple kasi ng paper anak ko, lalayo tapos ishu-shoot sa trash can).

Mga napansin ni dr tippy (at ito rin feedback ng teacher nya ngayon), pag may pinapagawa sa anak ko mabilis nya gusto na tapusin kasi may plano agad na kasunod gawin. Kaya d napapagbuti yun task.

Napansin rin ni dr tippy yun tendency na tulungan ko/i-coach anak ko pag may tinanong si doktora tapos matagal/nag iisip pa ng sagot daughter ko.

Bukod sa mga yan wala naman pa ibang sinabi.

Ayun nga lang hindi ko rin masabi yun sa anak mo sis kasi syempre iba2x ang mga bata. Ang sa akin, tama yan magpa-schedule na pero wag mo itorture sarili mo kasi baka pati pakikitungo mo sa kanya mastrain na. Relax lang sis.

@marose, buti boys kids mo :) d mo mararanasan ikaw pagampanin nila ng witch or step mom sa mga role playing nila :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sylvester_jmc on February 07, 2012, 04:03:21 pm
@Sis Marose17, ngayon yung younger son ko nag trial session sa school ng kuya niya for nursery. Ayun enjoy naman siya lagi umuuwi na may star sa hand. haha!
Nung tumawag pala sa Medical City may sinuggest sa akin si Dra Lim daw meron May na open schedule siguro ipa schedule ko na din dito.

@Sis Stormy, salamat sis... siguro pagdating talaga sa anak lahat urgent. haha! kaya nung nalaman ko comment ng teacher na may sudden change sa behaviour niya eh mega research at tanong ako agad sa inyo.  :D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on February 07, 2012, 04:07:29 pm
^^ Ang ginagawa naman nila sa akin is tatapak sa back ko, or gagawing "bridge" ang legs ko.  Gustong-gusto nila iyon. :)

^ Hindi ako familiar kay Dr. Lim.  Pero iyon nga, kung delayed lang ang expressive language ng child mo at sa tingin mo naman ay okay ang receptive language (ability to understand what someone is telling him) niya, then, relax ka nga lang muna. :) 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: dialamari on February 07, 2012, 04:32:11 pm
hey sissies. you might want to try to take a look at this link. you can take a quiz for your child so to assess whether he/she has signs of autism not.

http://pediatrics.about.com/od/autism/l/bl_autism.htm

below are the possible signs and symptoms of autism:

-at times, seems to be deaf.
-doesn't point or wave bye-bye.
-seems to prefer to play alone.
-does not respond to his/her name.
-cannot explain what he/she wants.
-has language skills or speech that is delayed.
-doesn't follow directions.
-seems to hear sometimes, but not others.
-used to say a few words or babble, but now he/she doesn't.
-throws intense or violent tantrums.
-has odd movement patterns.
-is hyperactive, uncooperative, or oppositional.
-doesn't know how to play with toys.
-doesn't smile when smiled at.
-has poor eye contact.
-gets "stuck" on things over and over and can't move on to other things.
-gets things for him/herself only.
-is very independent for his/her age.
-does things "early" compared to other children.
-seems to be in his/her "own world."
-seems to tune people out.
-is not interested in other children.
-walks on his/her toes.
-shows unusual attachments to toys, objects, or schedules (i.e., always holding a string or having to put socks on before pants).
-spends a lot of time lining things up or putting things in a certain order.














Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hunny_ally on February 07, 2012, 04:48:29 pm
im also thinking of having my 14mo old boy assessed by a dev ped or is it too early? you see if im going to compare my boy with his ate, super far ang temperament. at 1yr he does tantrums already...this is with matching rolling on the floor. my daughter never did this 'til she was 3yo. then he's very matampuhin. he would really cry if he doesn't get what he wants...tatakbo pa yan and would cry in one corner. he's very clingy. he wont even let me go to the washroom so minsan ending eh kasama ko siya.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on February 07, 2012, 05:26:08 pm
^ My kids were assessed at 11 months old, but that's because they're preemies and were not hitting the milestones on time.

Your son may have a different temperament lang from your daughter.  For me, it's not really a behavioral or developmental issue at this stage.  Observe mo muna siya.  I've seen M naman and he seems to be a very happy boy.  Normal lang siguro sa boys ang makulit and medyo headstrong. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hunny_ally on February 07, 2012, 05:35:43 pm
^thats what hubby said as well...cause he's a boy. yes, he's a very happy boy naman. but if he doesnt get what he wants that's a whole different story. siguro di lang ako sanay sa pagiging assertiveness ng boys. i'll observe muna then I'll make a decision by the time he nears 2.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sylvester_jmc on February 23, 2012, 12:49:02 pm
Hi mga sis,

Update lang. Tapos na namin ipa assess kay Dr Tippy yung younger son ko yesterday. Swerte lang kasi may nagback out sa schedule kaya ayun tinawagan kami ng secretary kung available ba kami. Ok naman yung younger son ko ang concern lang is yung sa speech delay niya kaya ayun may mga center na binigay sa amin para i enroll siya. Tapos yung sa eldest ko inaantay yung check up niya sa Medical city kasi nung wala pa schedule kay Dr Tippy pina developmental screening na namin para malaman kung meron ba sila napansin at yung result ifoforward nlng kay Dr Tippy. Pero nameet na ni Dr Tippy yung eldest at ang comment nga eh hyper daw.

Thanks sa help mga sis.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on February 23, 2012, 01:41:37 pm
^ That's good to know.  Update mo kami dito ha.  We learn from each other's experiences kasi. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on February 23, 2012, 09:33:56 pm
hi mga sis...anyone who's dev ped is dr francis dimalanta. may upcoming appointment kami sa kanya on april...i would like to know how he does his assessment sa bata. may nag-comment na before that they were made to answer a sort of questionnaire, ganun pa din ba? ok ba sya talaga? kasi parang mas pricey sya sa iba... :-[ hehe.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sylvester_jmc on February 24, 2012, 04:58:19 pm
Hi Sis cocoysmom,

Isa siya sa naging choices ko for dev ped nung wala kami schedule kay Dr Tippy. May pinadala siya questionnaire sa email ko then sinabi nadin how much payment per kid. Namahalan ako sa pf niya lalo na dalawa yung ipapacheck up ko kaya hindi ko na tinuloy buti nalang nagkaroon naman kami ng schedule kay Dr Tippy. Pero nabasa ko din dito magaling din si Dr Dimalanta kaya isa siya sa pinili ko. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on February 25, 2012, 06:06:02 pm
@cocoysmom, sina sarahsensible, liana and chili1113 ang mga kilala ko dito na dev ped ng kids nila si Dr. Dimalanta.  Mahal nga siya, 5k nga ba ang initial assessment niya?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on March 02, 2012, 04:11:17 am
Hi mommies! just want to ask.... are there instances ba that the dev peds give wrong diagnosis? thanks in advance :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: billy on March 02, 2012, 08:22:28 am
^Puwede silang magkamali, kasi iba-ibang levels pa ang alam ng mga dev peds sa ngayon. Kaya playing safe ang iba, they tend to not specify if your kid has ASD or Asperger's, among others, basta they will give you lang their observations but may not pinpoint what it is, at the same time will prescribe follow-up sessions and OT or ST.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on March 02, 2012, 06:27:15 pm
^Puwede silang magkamali, kasi iba-ibang levels pa ang alam ng mga dev peds sa ngayon. Kaya playing safe ang iba, they tend to not specify if your kid has ASD or Asperger's, among others, basta they will give you lang their observations but may not pinpoint what it is, at the same time will prescribe follow-up sessions and OT or ST.

Thanks sis billy :)

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on March 07, 2012, 08:36:43 am
Sisses, tomorrow na kami with Dra. Tippy, ask ko lang from main entrance ng TMC saan yung clinic nila? And may written report ba na ibibigay sa amin right after ng evaluation or days after pa yun? We're from Fairview QC pa kasi, aagahan nalang namin ang punta para maging familiar din si baby sa place muna. Ang tagall naming hinintay yung schedule namin, hoping for the best :)

I'll update this thread after our evaluation :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on March 07, 2012, 08:47:56 am
^ Dr. Tippy's clinic is at Unit 1004, Medical Arts Tower - this is the building at the back of Starbucks.  Meron Pancake House sa ground floor of this tower.

I suggest you go early so that your child can get accustomed sa surroundings and perform well.  Dr. Tippy will talk to you first and discuss your concerns.  She or her assistant will perform diagnostic tests that seem like play to your child, after which, she will give you a rundown of the result, like, based on the performance of your child, she is developmentally at this level/at par/not at par but you can do something about it, etc.   You will be in the same room as your child so ikaw mismo you can see if your child was able to do the task easily or not.  Don't interrupt your child or coach ha.  It's best to just observe your child at this point, so that the doctor can also make a proper assessment.

Don't hesitate to ask questions.  The doctor is very accommodating.  My children love her.  I love her too and that's why even if my kids are already in preschool, we still continue to see her.  I love that she gives insights not just from a medical point of view, but also from a parental viewpoint.  She is a parent herself.

Do update us so that we can learn from each other. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on March 07, 2012, 10:34:15 am
^sis thanks, how about yung narrative report? Meron ba after ng evaluation?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on March 07, 2012, 10:44:03 am
^ It's not a narrative.  It's a piece of paper summarizing your child's level of development based on the different domains + recommendations and referrals to therapy centers. 

Dr. Tippy will give you an extensive discussion of her assessment after the diagnostic tests.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hunny_ally on March 07, 2012, 11:20:17 am
Hi mommies! just want to ask.... are there instances ba that the dev peds give wrong diagnosis? thanks in advance :)

In addition to what billy said, i was able to watch a segment in the Today Show that there's an initiative now being done by American doctors to properly categorized behavioral diagnosis. Minsan kasi ginagamit yung term na autism or ADHD as a catch all diagnosis, hence not all patients are given proper course of treatment, whether that is medications or therapy. I think they'll be launching it by 2013.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: iamgold on March 08, 2012, 12:36:45 am
yes..there are instances na namamali nang assesment ang doctors. take note na yung mga baby natin or kids they do not know this doctor they are not familiar so ang tendency niyan maninibago yung kids natin which will affect their behavior in front of the doctor..mapapansin natin di ba na they tend to cry in front of unfamiliar face or strangers..kaya sometimes ilang check up ang kailangan...haay naalala ko yung pedia ko nirefer kame sa dev pedia kase daw maliit si baby sa age niya..then pumunta kame sinukat lang si baby and yung dev ped sabi sakin may baby is perfectly within the range of the size of female Filipino,nako binalikan ko si pedia inaway away ko hindi niya kase sinukat si baby bago kame nirefer sa dev pedia parang tinantya niya lang si baby..nakakaloka inaway ko talaga sa clinic niya for 3 hours. sabi nung dev pedia bakit daw nirefer agad si baby without measuring my baby first eh mahal pa naman daw ang healthcare..sabi ba ni Dr Lazaro yung dev pedia minsan daw ang patient niya hindi lang yung bata pati daw yung parents kase alot of times daw hindi matanggap or in denial which is mali kase tayong mga parents ang pinaka capable na tumanggap and magmahal sa mga anak natin..normal man o hindi,ok man ang development or medyo mabagal..
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on March 13, 2012, 01:31:22 am
si dr. lazaro rin dev ped namin. the reason why i am asking kasi if nag kakamali sila ng diagnosis its because my son is having problems with school. we had him check 2 years ago when he was about 3 1/2 years old. accdg to dr lazaro normal neurodevelopmental status. then he just referred us for OT for self'regulation. a year after we had my son assesed by an OT. wala rin diagnosis. everything is at par for his age except lang sa socialization na delayed ng konti. (only son kasi sya tapos walang regular playmate, adults lagi ka interact) lagi namin problem yung behavior niya sa school. by the way my son is currently attending a group therapy class for work behavior training/modification. when in school, he just doesn't want to listen to his teacher. everytime there is a seatwork, he either answers it in a few seconds just to get done with it kahit mali sagot or he wont answer it at all. he defies authority and cant get along well with classmates. he often gets into a fight with the classmates and been labelled as bad.
i am thinking that there might be something wrong, ADHD ba or what that we dont know. hayyyy :(
i had him scheduled again with dr lazaro this april and i'll wait na lang siguro what he has to say about my son's behavior and performance in school.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on March 13, 2012, 08:23:46 am
^ Your son could have issues with authority and with groups.  It does not seem like he has ADHD.  Perhaps, a traditional school is not the right fit for him.  Go look for non-traditional schools, baka he might thrive there. 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: DV on March 13, 2012, 09:47:12 am
^^^iamgold, hindi ba sinusukat ng secretary ng pedia nyo yung weight and height ng baby before each check-up? Hindi ba inilalagay iyan sa baby book so you yourself also have an idea on your child's growth? Normally yung mga baby book may growth chart yan so you can plot the monthly growth and check it against the normal ranges.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: iamgold on March 13, 2012, 10:54:30 am
Nako sis tinimbang lang hindi man lang tinignan yung haba ni baby kaya nako inis na inis ako dun sa pedia niya..basic kase ang pag measure sa baby kase wheb you give meds you usually compute for the dose base sa weight niya and if you are a pedia before you refer a child to a dev pedia you must have at least made it sure na check m ulit height and weight ng baby kaya ako nagalit ang sagot ba naman sakin sa tagal na daw niya na pedi tantyado na daw niya ang height ng bata..kamusta naman diba sabi ko pano kung magkamali ka sa anak ko dahil lang sa sinasabi mong tantyado mo na yung height ni baby..sabi ko hindi ako pumunta dito para tantyahin mo lang ang anak ko..nako talagang nilecturan ko yung pedia niya.nagwork kase ako sa st lukes as clinical pharmacist so i know na mali talaga yung ginawa nung pedia niya na hindi man lang ng measure.buti mabait c dr lazaro sinulatan niya pedia ko stating na before dapat nirefer sa kanya dapat nagmeasure muna siya kase parang nagrefer lang siya nang walang basis.hay mga sis to think na yung book na may chart na pinakita sakin ni dr lazaro na pinagplotan ng weight and height ni baby sa age niya to track kung normal si baby eh lahat daw ng pedia eh meron nung book na yun..kaya talagang sinabi ko what i have to say sa pedia niya
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on April 10, 2012, 03:29:00 pm
How long ba bago makaset ng appointment sa dev ped. tumawag na kami ky dr mark reysio-cruz full na daw siya ngyaong april. Worry ko lang magsstrart na kasi ang schoolyear ng june. Di ata kami aabot.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on April 10, 2012, 04:13:06 pm
^ Months ang waiting time, sis.  Ganyan talaga kasi kokonti lang silang dev pedias eh.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lyca28 on April 13, 2012, 11:12:43 am
hi mga sis.
Nung kailangan ko ang developmental pedia for my son hay sobrang tagal ng schedule. 6 months before or 1 yr kung minalas malas ka pa. At mahirap din mag hanap kc kokonti lang sila. Mostly ns Manila eh tiga Laguna kami kaya mas mahirap samin. Pinakamalapit eh si Dra Benitez sa Asian Alabang. She is good kaso sobrang tagal mong layo ng schedule mo. Tapos lumipat kami ng dr [textspeak!] matagal at nakakita din kami na malapit samin. Ok naman nakuha agad ako ng schedule. Sa perpetual help Binan.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: dec_girl on April 14, 2012, 10:22:59 am
meron ba dito whose dev pedia is dr. veronica reloza? my son's appointment with her is this coming may. any feedback on her?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: iceebaby on April 17, 2012, 10:34:25 am
Mga sis... help naman.

Nakaka diagnose pa ang Dev Ped for Dyslexia? Sino ang marerecommend niyo preferably dito in South area. (Alabang, Laguna, LAs Pinas).

My son is 7 and still reverses writing his numbers na 3 and 9. Also yung letters na b and d. Gusto ko ipacheck para I know what I would do. Thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: billy on April 17, 2012, 11:14:58 am
^sis, I asked my son's former OT. if you're not in a hurry to see a dev ped, you can check with an OT first, I'll PM you the details. Their clinic is just in Alabang.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lyca28 on April 17, 2012, 12:24:35 pm
Halp mga sis, Im looking for speech pathologist, dito sa south area (binan,sta rosa,san pedro, muntilupa alabang) need ng son ko. Help me mga sis..
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: iceebaby on April 18, 2012, 02:21:42 pm
Thanks so much Sis Billy! :) I think getting an OT muna to help is a good thing. :)

Salamat talaga, sis. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: workinmom on April 18, 2012, 02:59:55 pm
My 5y/o daughter is the smallest in her class and in her batch also ata. In other words, she's small for her age. Even my relatives and friends notice that she's quite small for her age. My tita who is a doctor told me to see a dev ped to have my daughter checked. So pardon my ignorance if I ask if it's a dev ped who can assess my daughter's growth or would there be other doctors who specialize in this? She recommended Dr. Alexis Reyes by the way. Feedbacks on her also please. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on April 18, 2012, 03:31:28 pm
^ I think there is a height and weight chart that pediatricians refer to.  Developmental pedias are usually consulted if there is any behavioral or developmental (mental, emotional, verbal, etc.) concerns but not really physical issues like height.  Perhaps you should consult an endocrinologist instead to check if hormones are affecting your child's growth.

Dr. Alexis Reyes is one of the most highly-regarded developmental pedias in the Philippines.  It is very very difficult to get an appointment with her though.  It usually takes several months to get a slot.

Aside from your daughter's height, do you have any other concern regarding her development?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: workinmom on April 25, 2012, 11:40:45 am
^ No other concerns naman since she seems to be able to do everything she's supposed to do at her age. Her height would just be our primary concern since she really seems to be small for her height. Imagine she's already 5y/o but she can still fit into clothes for 3 year olds...My cousin also recommended Drs. Benitez, Manalo and Tanchangco since Dr. Reyes would only have slots for next year yet which would be way too long for me. Sige I'll consider having herself checked by an endo too. Thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: iamgold on April 25, 2012, 11:58:09 pm
sis yung baby ko ganyan din maliit din siya pina dev pedia ko siya ayun pasok naman siya sa range..they have this book na may chart may range siya na for this age dapat ganito na weight niya and height and it is specifically for Filipinos..kae siyempre iba pag american ang standard mo. aside from developmental pedia if you are concern sa height ni baby you may want to see an endocrinologist..yun they can find out kung normal ba ang growth hormones na narerelease ng baby mo or enough ba yung growth hormones na narerelease niya ..try to look din sa family tree niya lahat ba kayo matatangkad or baka yung lolo mo or mga aunts mo maliit din ang frame baka naman its familial.. :D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on April 30, 2012, 11:16:21 am
Anyone here tried DR. EDILBERTO I. DIZON, Ph.D.
SpEd Diagnostician/Assessment
St. Luke's Medical Center?



Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: otsowaloeyt08 on May 06, 2012, 07:43:17 am
sis hindi okay c Dra.falcotelo, [textspeak!] son ko inabot [textspeak!] ata ng 30mins.. tapos ASD na...isang puzzle [textspeak!] pinagawa. hindi din worth it [textspeak!] explanation nya.. kay dra. salcedo UST me nag pa 2nd opinion. dr. dimalanta 3rd opinion

thank sis blissme.. meron rin kmi schedule for her last week,pero di nag-cancel kami. isang factor na rin un mga comments dito and naiba na schedule ni hubby sa work. bukas, sana mapaschedule ko kay dr. joel lazaro sa asian or will wait for dr. reysio-cruz this may or june.

very helpful talaga ang mga girl talkers.. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: missoni on May 06, 2012, 10:52:19 am
Anyone here tried DR. EDILBERTO I. DIZON, Ph.D.
SpEd Diagnostician/Assessment
St. Luke's Medical Center?
wala na yata sya sa st. lukes. sa CHILDFIND in proj.4 na lang yata. assessment fee nila ranges from 8-12k.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on May 13, 2012, 08:38:35 pm
missoni - thanks sis. Meron ka bang contact no. sa clinic?

Meron ba kayong contact no ni DRA. JOSELYN EUSEBIO?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: neneng_bee on May 16, 2012, 10:01:36 pm
missoni - thanks sis. Meron ka bang contact no. sa clinic?

Meron ba kayong contact no ni DRA. JOSELYN EUSEBIO?


Hello po!! Ito po ang contact number ni Dra. Eusebio sa clinic nya sa Murphy 438-0413.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: neneng_bee on May 16, 2012, 10:20:28 pm
Mga sis... help naman.

Nakaka diagnose pa ang Dev Ped for Dyslexia? Sino ang marerecommend niyo preferably dito in South area. (Alabang, Laguna, LAs Pinas).

My son is 7 and still reverses writing his numbers na 3 and 9. Also yung letters na b and d. Gusto ko ipacheck para I know what I would do. Thanks!


HI Sis Yes,  my six-year-old son was recently diagnosed with dyslexia by Dev.Ped. He is having a hard time learning to read and write  and now he goes to a special school for this.  Try mo tawagan si Dra. Jocelyn Sanchez ng St. Lukes 0923-735-3730 or Dra. Eusebio 438-0413 baka may mga clinic sila sa area na nabanggit mo.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on May 19, 2012, 03:02:57 am
has anyone heard of " psycho educational testing?"
who conducts this? dev ped or psychologist? if so, what kind of psychologist?

thanks in advance :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: prettycha on May 19, 2012, 06:41:27 am
For the mommies, my son is having OT for almost a year now.  Is it alright to continue with the OT and di na bumalik sa dev ped?  There are lots of aspects [textspeak!] contradicting yung OT and dev ped ko.  I would rather believe my OT since she deals with my son on a regular basis e yung dev ped every 3 mos lang.  Natitense ako sa dev ped ko [textspeak!] pinapaiwas nya son ko to go to malls [textspeak!] it makes the child de-focused while my OT says let my son go out and enjoy
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on May 20, 2012, 06:44:58 pm

Hello po!! Ito po ang contact number ni Dra. Eusebio sa clinic nya sa Murphy 438-0413.

Thanks you so much sis!! Ok ba si dra eusebio?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: YaZiLove on May 22, 2012, 02:54:51 am
pa-join mga mommies.
1st day namin mag-asawa to realize the possibility na may speech delay ang bunso namin @ 3yrs old. although minsan napapasip nko kung normal lang ba to? ok lang ba ang ganun? but then i dismissed the thought...

we've just came from a school for evaluation lang sana (had 1-wk trial). i mentioned un own observations ko with him and they said it is possible daw. kasi at 3, he should be communicating and talking.
ito yung kauna-unahang pagkakataon na ma-digest namin na "baka" nga. esp nakita ko ang list shared by one of our sis: almost YES to all (deleted na yung iba na hindi ko nao-observe sa anak ko:
@3:
-at times, seems to be deaf.
-doesn't point or wave bye-bye.
-seems to prefer to play alone.
-does not respond to his/her name. - ito un pinaka!
-cannot explain what he/she wants.
-has language skills or speech that is delayed. - he doesnt talk to us!!! na sya mag-iinitiate. if he talks, di ganun kalinaw. when i ask him to say mommy, he says it naman. pag sinasabi ko lang, but he doesnt call us.
he also loves to sing the ABC!!! His favorite!
knows numbers, colors & shapes. amazed nga daw [textspeak!] teacher nya during the trial.

-doesn't follow directions. - deadma sya.
-seems to hear sometimes, but not others. - akala ko nga bingi, pero once ini-ON na [textspeak!] pc, ang bilis! go na kagad sa pc kahit ang layo nya.

-used to say a few words or babble, but now he/she doesn't. - @1 he said mommy na after magkasakit nya nung 1yr old, nawala.

-throws intense or violent tantrums. - he bumps his head sa wall!!! ito kami sobra worried!!! hirap  nya "awatin"

-is hyperactive, uncooperative, or oppositional.
-has poor eye contact.
-is very independent for his/her age.
-does things "early" compared to other children. - when using the computer. ang galing nya.
-seems to be in his/her "own world."
-seems to tune people out.
-spends a lot of time lining things up or putting things in a certain order. - @ younger age, he loves to stack, ngaun hindi na.

i am sad actually, pero i have to face this kung totoo man. i just dont know how to start. actually, i started to google na and of course ang ever reliable GT!
so ano gagawin ko?
to check with a Developmental Pedia muna db? i plan to see his pedia muna then sa kanya ako magpapa-recommend.
also, nung una wala kami plan ipasok sa pre-school kasi nga naaagahan kami ipasok sabi nmin pag 4 na. but knowing this, ipapasok na namin sya (regular school).

your comments on this is HIGHLY appreciated. thank you.
(sorry long post)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on May 22, 2012, 09:08:03 am
^ The first step is recognition and acceptance, sis.  Then action.  Be pro-active, not reactive.  At this stage though, since your son is already 3 years old, any delay on your part to take the necessary action could be counter-productive.

To be honest, I would say take him to a developmental pediatrician right away.   Since it is so hard to get a slot, call up the dev pedias now to get the earliest possible appointment.  Huwag mo nang hintayin na may i-refer si pedia bago ka kumilos kasi from the looks of it, hindi lang speech delay ang case ng son mo.  I could be wrong, of course.  But you will never know unless you consult a professional.

Discuss with your pedia if you could have your son take a hearing screening test called play audiometry just to rule out any hearing impairment.

God bless you!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: YaZiLove on May 22, 2012, 11:57:39 pm
thanks sis marose, i appreciate it. will definitely do that. we have plans already.

and also, aside from the professional side; i have this guilty feeling na as him being the bunso, kulang ako ng attention sa kanya (working mom with other 2siblings).
so pag-uwi ko kanina, i observed him the whole morning kanina (have to sleep after lunch kasi nga from nightshift).
fortunately, i have recent discoveries on his development.
there are a few points that contradicted some of my answers on my previous post.. i based it kasi on what i see on him before (his summer classes).
here are some of them.

-seems to prefer to play alone : he plays with his ate and kuya... they call it pa nga baby club. as in join sya.
-does not respond to his/her name. called him on different occasions, he responds (although meron pa ding times na hindi. aside from his nickname, meron din akong ibang tawag sa knya...hmmm, bka may epekto din ito.

-has language skills or speech that is delayed. - yes may delay talaga, but then meron akong pinagawa sa kanya on saying and demonstrating using his hands: circle and diamond - he enjoyed doing it. and let him follow the word circle and he did say circle!  :D so i have to keep on repeating this to him.

-doesn't follow directions. - this one, have to cancel this, tried to give him few directions and he obeyed! have to ask some more. yipeee!

-seems to hear sometimes, but not others. - hmmm.... have to test this some more. esp with the one recommended by sis marose (play audimetry) kung meron nga ba hearing prob.
pero alam nyo ha on our self-test sa kanya: nasa bedroom sya ha, nagmi-milk. the computer is nasa the sala, once binuksan namin si PC hayun, mabilis pa sa alas-4 andun na sa PC. dinig nya kaagad!
so sabi namin ni hubby, hindi bingi to...

-used to say a few words or babble, but now he/she doesn't. - not talking on his own but pag pina-follow mo sya, he will say it naman.

-throws intense or violent tantrums. - this one, na-lessen ito after namin sya i-summer class.
-is hyperactive, uncooperative, or oppositional. - yes pa din ito, although as with my meeting kanina with her preschool teacher, he obeys daw (1st few days, hindi daw talaga but then nag-follow din daw. in fact, nagulat nga daw sila kasi parang naka-adjust kaagad sa classroom).
-has poor eye contact. ---> this one, im so happy to say, he did have an eye contact!!!

-seems to be in his/her "own world." --> not that much (after nga the summer class)...

but then, tuloy na sya with the pre-school this year and pa-scheduel with a DP.  ;)
sorry ulit pasensya, haba ng kwento ko.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on May 23, 2012, 12:33:56 am
^ hi sis yazilove. i understand how you feel. ka  confuse! i agree with sis marose.
I was somehow in the same situation before. I had my son scheduled with a dev ped right away, luckily within weeks lang the doctor was able to accommodate us since may nag cancel. We also had my son assessed by an OT.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on May 24, 2012, 01:28:46 pm
Re dr Dizon, sped diagnostician siya, siya doctor Nung is ang patient/student ko, ng meeting kami this week to discuss the progress of the kid. so far, positive ang impression ko Sakanya


Be careful Lang din mga sis, kasi sometimes may iba ng papa eval sa OT or PT even without referral, which is di Pwede. Under the law, dapat may referral kami. Sometimes the referral can come from co-therapists, or teachers. Pero dapat Meron. But only physicians can diagnose, we OTs can only give impressions.


Re DPs na nagkakamali? Yes. I've handled a kid once na definitely CP, but, was diagnosed as GDD Lang. Hindi pa na explain well sa parents ng kid. :( Isa pa yang diagnosis na mild CP, napaka luma na classification. May mga mas accurate na diagnosis, but sadly, di ginagamit. Although may mga DPs na okay talaga.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on May 24, 2012, 01:58:13 pm
has anyone heard of " psycho educational testing?"
who conducts this? dev ped or psychologist? if so, what kind of psychologist?

thanks in advance :)
Sis, Dr Dizon performs this kind of assessment.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on May 24, 2012, 08:14:25 pm
...mga sis, i'm just curious...sa mga moms with dr dimalanta as their DP...

how was your child assessed? i mean, gaano katagal...anong pinagawa nung 1st assessment ng kids nyo?

pls try to give it step by step if you can. thanks.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on May 25, 2012, 02:36:30 am
Sis, Dr Dizon performs this kind of assessment.

thanks sis :)
san ang clinic ni Dr. Dizon? Is he a pschologist or dev ped?
Thanks again :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on May 25, 2012, 02:41:38 am
ay sorry sis.... i didnt see yung previous post mo... SPED diagnostiscian pala sya.
How much ang PF ni Dr. Dizon?

thanks :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on May 25, 2012, 06:18:18 pm
^hi sis, I don't know e, call childfind nalang :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: missoni on May 26, 2012, 12:03:01 am
info from childfind's fb page
address:   Units 210-212 The Tower at Emerald Square, P.Tuazon and J.P Rizal streets, Project. 4, 1109 Quezon City, Philippines
Assessment Department: (02) 439-2338, (02) 0907-2496917 ; Therapy Center: (02) 911-2015 , (02) 0907-6563890
ang alam ko ang fee nila 8-12k.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ChildFind-Learning-and-Play-Center/120551514673466?sk=info
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: neneng_bee on May 28, 2012, 02:04:42 pm
Thanks you so much sis!! Ok ba si dra eusebio?

I dont know how much ang fee ni Dra. Eusebio sa St. Lukes, kasi sa house nya kami pumunta dahil may clinic sya doon. 3000 ang siningil sa nya akin itong feb 8, 2012 lang ako pumunta sa kanya. Tumagal lang ng 30 mins ang pag a-assessment ni Dra. Eusebio hindi tulad ni Dra. Sanchez umabot kami na 2.5 hours.

Magaling din si Dra. Jocelyn Sanchez ng St. Lukes. 3,000 din ang assessment fee nya. Mas detail sya magbigay ng evaluation report compare kay Dra. Eusebio. Si Dra. Sanchez ang in-house dev ped ng school na papasukan ng anak ko ngayon.  Ito ang contact # naman nya sa St. Lukes 723-0101 loc. 6533.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: neneng_bee on May 28, 2012, 02:22:34 pm
...mga sis, i'm just curious...sa mga moms with dr dimalanta as their DP...

how was your child assessed? i mean, gaano katagal...anong pinagawa nung 1st assessment ng kids nyo?

pls try to give it step by step if you can. thanks.

May interview muna sis ng parents at dev ped  tapos mag one on one sila ng dev ped at ang bata. sa akin kasi based on my experience kay Dra. Sanchez umabot sila ng 2.5 hours ng anak ko.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on May 30, 2012, 12:11:52 am
^ Thanks sis :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: YaZiLove on May 30, 2012, 10:35:05 pm
^hi sis polka, thanks sa reply. hows your kid now?
ang tagal nga ng sked namin with a DP.
Actually, nauna nko mag-inquire. friday pa kasi ang sked ng Pedia.
But nwei, with my baby's pedia, for  now, sked muna for PLAY AUDIOMETRY.
Tama ka nga sis marose, un ang ni-recommend sa amin.
Wala pa sya sinabi na i need to go to a DP so what do you think?

ang gusto nya, is to have the test then observe for 3months si baby (lalo na i mentioned na ipapasok ko na nga). the pedia also mentioned na usually until 3y6months ang boy to talk... sabi ko nga, e di i still have 4 more months to wait.

pero alam nyo mga sis, natutuwa ako ngayon sa kid ko... parang dumami yung words nya. at eto pa ha... nilagyan ko kasi ng konting "tono" yung pagtawag ko sa name nya... and you know what, ang bilis nya tumingin... natawa nga ako... ano yun gusto may ibang tunog [textspeak!] pagtawag ko?

but just the same, di ko naman kinancel yung sked ko sa DP - nsa July pa nga lang.
but also, i trust my pedia eh - he wont be Head sa PGH for nothing. kaya we plan na sumunod. kasi i mentioned about nga sa DP... sabi nya, don't worry, may program tayo jan, may team for that. basta let me know the result of the Audiometry then your observation after 3 months.

So hayun ang status nya ngaun.
Ay, btw, how much ang pa Play Audio nyo? sa PGH is P370 lang but if the kid will be incooperative... may option daw na kukunin while he's still sleeping... that is for P3,750 naman.
how much po sa iba, if you know?
salamat.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on May 31, 2012, 03:04:10 am
^ Hi sis! My son's ok naman. He started with the group therapy January this year. We proactively enrolled him even before we got to talk to his dev ped last April.
He was recently diagnosed with mild ADHD control type pero sabi ng DP very smart sya and can focus or pay attention. Tapos ang cognitive and problem solving skills nya is for a 7 1/2 year old boy. My son is only 5yrs 9 months when he had the assessment last month. He craves movement though when given a task that he really likes he can do it for hours. However in a regular classroom setting makulit siya and wont listen to the teacher pag ayaw nya. Wont do activities pag di nya rin type.
I'm thinking of having him checked by a sped diagnostician or psycho educational testing to know his IQ. Kasi based on some articles that I've read there's a very thin line between giftedness and ADHD.
My son's development (milestones) kasi was quite advance though i'm not really sure, baka feeling ko lang as his mommy. Like 3 days old turning from side to side na, 1 month old nakakadapa na on his own and can lift his head, standing by himself at 6mos., walking with help at 7 mos, walking by himself at 9 mos, started drawing shapes and a few letters at 18 mos. Then drawing at 2. Sabi nila magaling sya mag draw. I wouldnt know di naman ako artist. Pero I researched and got to know about draw a person test to know a kid's intelligence and it seems na yung cognitive nya nga is a bit advance for his age.
Hay, napa kwento tuloy.... humaba. Sorry mga sis  :-[
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on May 31, 2012, 08:57:03 am
@yazilove, sa Medical City namin pinagawa yung play audiometry.  It's definitely more than P370.  As I recall, it's around P1,600 or baka almost P2,000.  The kids were in a sound-proof room, nasa labas kami ni husband pero nakikita kami ng kids.  Nasa loob ng room 2 staff, yung isa taga-control ng sound equipment.  May headphones na pinasuot sa kids ko.  They were given instructions to play or manipulate the toys na nasa room.  My other son had a difficult time following instructions after a while at medyo na-stress siya.  Good thing matiyaga ang staff and he was given a break.   Pinaulit na lang yung test sa son ko and pinapasok ako sa room para huwag siyang ma-stress.

I suggest you stick with your schedule with the DP in July.  Sayang naman ang slot.  So if you wait for 3 months, then what?  Saka ka pa lang papa-sked?  Eh di may waiting time ka ulit?  Sayang ang time, in my opinion.  Kapag ganyan, hindi ako makakahintay at hindi ako mapapanatag until we see a dev pedia.

I do not want to contra your pedia but iba-iba kasi sila ng approach.  Ang pedia mo, let's wait and see ang approach, which is not wrong.  Sa dev pedia namin, it's better to be pro-active than let your kid experience any further delay.  Ako kasi talaga pro-active person, hindi ako makakahintay kaya compatible kami ni dev pedia.

By the way, kaya naman kami nagpa-assess before,  11 months old pa lang kids ko, kasi preemies sila and may delay sa developmental milestones nila before, which, na-resolve naman by the time they turned 2 years old.  This was SOP naman sa pedia nila who is an expert on handling premature babies. One of my twins underwent physical therapy because at 1 year old, he was not walking yet, and hirap sa pag-crawl.  Had I waited and "observed" a bit longer siguro, baka hindi sila naka-catch up agad by 2 years old, which is the norm for preemies.  So I am speaking based on experience.  Early intervention really helps!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: YaZiLove on June 01, 2012, 02:14:38 am
thank you sis polka and marose for sharing and commenting.
i understand your point sis marose and i agree naman. early intervention nga ang dapat gawin diba?
his play audio is on june14, [textspeak!] daw mag-chance kung may hindi dadating so i might go sa kanila as chance patient lang kasi nga puno ang sked.
kakainip naman maghintay... lalo na un sa DP. yup, stick ako dun sa sked namin, sayang naman un. natatagalan na nga ako eh. pero yung sa kanila ay 2 types: isang naka-headphone - P370 lang daw yung 2nd naman ay natutulog P3700+ naman.
kung sa iyo sis marose, pina-stay sa room? then may music. bakit ito  naman isa natutulog?
clear ko ito with them.

sana mag-ok na mga kids natin.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on June 01, 2012, 08:59:14 am
^ My kids were 4 years old na when they had play audiometry last year so hindi na kailangan patulugin and all.  At saka, my kids are not the type na magwawala or tantrums sa mga ganyang tests.  Na-stress nga lang yung isa, which is understandable. In the case of my kids, parang routine hearing screening lang ito.  They had hearing screening when they were babies pa kasi.

My kids are okay naman, they are developmentally at par sa age nila, no behavioral or social concerns.  Talagang we just stuck to their once a year (dati twice a year) developmental check-ups kasi may slots na kami and gusto ko ring naririnig from their DP that they're developmentally at par, and I learn a lot from Dr. Tippy.  She is my partner, along with my sons' teachers, in making sure that my sons reach their full potential.  Parang ganoon.  Pero walang problem ang mga sons ko.  Pro-active mom lang ako. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on June 01, 2012, 10:22:22 pm
I dont know how much ang fee ni Dra. Eusebio sa St. Lukes, kasi sa house nya kami pumunta dahil may clinic sya doon. 3000 ang siningil sa nya akin itong feb 8, 2012 lang ako pumunta sa kanya. Tumagal lang ng 30 mins ang pag a-assessment ni Dra. Eusebio hindi tulad ni Dra. Sanchez umabot kami na 2.5 hours.

Magaling din si Dra. Jocelyn Sanchez ng St. Lukes. 3,000 din ang assessment fee nya. Mas detail sya magbigay ng evaluation report compare kay Dra. Eusebio. Si Dra. Sanchez ang in-house dev ped ng school na papasukan ng anak ko ngayon.  Ito ang contact # naman nya sa St. Lukes 723-0101 loc. 6533.

Thanks for the info sis. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on June 02, 2012, 08:51:05 am
July 23 re-evaluation namin Kay Dra. Tippy, excited na ulit akong makita siya :) At ang assessment niya sa anak ko.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on June 02, 2012, 10:24:56 am
^  Good luck, sis!  Update mo kami.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommysb on June 04, 2012, 08:25:02 pm
hi mga sis...im a newbie here..nahanap ko lang sa net tong forum na to..share ko lang po yun bout my son..hes 4 yrs and 6 months old now...3 months ago we had our first appointment sa devped nya..and he was diagnosed with communication disorder daw..so now hes having behavioral theraphy and by october pa yung slt and ot nya...medyo nalilito lang ako dun sa diagnosed ng devped nya kasi..nakalagay dun is communication disorder nga...di naman naka specify..ganun ba talaga un?di ko tuloy alam kung autistic ba sya or may adhd or kung speech nya lang may problem..tapos may pinagawa pang 2 test sa kanya..EEG (test para macheck un brainwaves activity nya yata and para malaman kung epilieptic)and yung BAER(hearing test sya pero pinatulog sya)...should i get a second opinion ba?kasi may iba rin ako nababasa na no single test can really determine kung ano un problem sa bata?need advices po...thanks...it would really help me...lito po talaga ko..
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: inkslinger on June 07, 2012, 10:42:08 am
@mommysb - brother ko has learning disability. before sya ma diagnose, adhd ang suspicion ng teachers nya. napaka likot kasi at saka nang gugulo ng klase. after several tests, the diagnosis was  that he was learning disabled. his behavior at school was similar to adhd but the tests proved it was not. in your son's case, the dev ped may have not been exactly sure yet of the whys of your son's condition. his communication problem may be from a hearing or auditory processing problem. hindi kasi lahat ng may communication disorder ay autism or adhd. parang nasa process of elimination pa lang si doc mo. pero kung di ka kumbinsido sa doc mo, hanap ka nalang ng iba sis na magpapanatag ng loob mo.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on June 08, 2012, 11:42:20 am
at sis mommysb, ang vague naman nun. basta communication disorder lang? is it receptive or  expressive or mix of both

@ sis inkslinger pero sis just to ask.... di ba adhd is considered a learning disability?
there are different kinds of learning disability right?

kaka confuse talaga minsan. kahit ako confuse sa anak ko eh   ;D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: inkslinger on June 08, 2012, 03:13:36 pm
@polka08 - sis, yung brother ko, kaya siya nanggugulo sa klase kasi hindi nya niintindihan yung lessons. His mental age is 5-6 years behind. Hindi naman sya kalikutan kapag nasa bahay, mahirap lang makaintindi and mag follow directions. Kapag tinuruan mo ng lessons, pahirapan talaga, at dun lumalabas yung kung ano-anong mga kakulitan kasi nga nafru-frustrate syang mag-aral. Pero sa emotions, minsan sumasabay naman sa edad nya. He knows that he's adopted and he takes it like a mature adult (he's 23 now). College na sya ngayon, on his 2nd year, and taking up Culinary Arts :) Ilang ulit din sya sa elementary before nag move on to highschool.

Based sa readings ko, ADHD is considered a learning disability, pero merong iba na hindi kita yung effect ng ADHD sa pagaaral kasi sadyang matalino. There are kids who are both gifted and have ADHD, yung tinatawag nilang twice exceptional. Eto yung madalas narereklamo ng kakulitan sa school pero nakakasabay sa klase, if not mas brilliant pa sa mga kaklase. Kaya yung teacher, inaakala na walang learning disability yung bata at iniisip lang na nangiinis o nagpapasaway lang.

Sis, ano ba yung sa case ng anak mo, if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on June 08, 2012, 07:20:56 pm
thanks sis inkslinger :)
yung son ko kasi diagnosed with mild adhd (control type). he has the need to explore and move.
lahat ng other skills niya advance for his age according sa assessment ng dev ped. kaya iniisip namin if he is adhd talaga or gifted. kasi on his own he can study and grasp concepts easily, kaya lang sometimes tamad sya magbasa .... should i get another opinion or could he be both?
i just want to understand him better so i can help him maximize his potentials :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on June 09, 2012, 12:24:04 am
^ sis polka08 relate ako sayo ha.

Medjo may kakulitan din ang son ko sa class eh but still he remains one of the top. Academically walang problem sa kanya teacher niya isang sabi lang alam na kaagad ayaw ng anak ko na inuulit. He was able to read in 2weeks and he learned addition and subtraction in 3 days. Super bilis mag gawa ng activities pati exam niya pero perfect pa din. Pati dance steps kahit di siya magpractice pag dating ng big event siya lang may memorize ng song and dance. :D He is 4 na pero only child kasi siya kaya when in school he loves to play alot! Over the summer he was less hyperactive and it was because of his huge interest in geography and astronomy. Ang dami naming museums na pinuntahan dahil dyan. He learned the solar sytem, the stars, asteroids, phases of the moon pati moons ng ibang planet alam nya pangalan. He even knows the newly discovered planets and dwarf planets. Pati yung mga asteroid belts my names pala yun. He knows all the countries, their flags, the continents, the nationalities and tonight he just learned the currencies. I dont know lang kung anong grade level yung mga yun pero definitely not for kinder. Sorry sa haba ng kwento ah :)

I've learned that he is indeed bored at his daily routines in school and was not mentally challenged. Kaya instead of listening he just chooses to do what entertains him. He is scheduled to meet with a gifted child specialist. Sabi din ng directress instead of bringing him to a dev ped doon daw muna. He has a super active mind and the need for exploration is just necessary. He learned all these by himself I bought him books about space and world maps and i challenge him by giving him tests written or by the internet. Super laki ng difference ng son ko before at ngayon. We make sure na everyday there's new information na papasok sa brain niya. Kaya yung topics na yan talagang palago pa ng palago. He also loves art he likes to paint and draw and to build things.

Gaano ba siya kagulo sa class niya? He might be bored also. What kind of activities ang sinuggest ng dev ped niyo? Try mo painting sis. Also you can have him checked with a gifted child specialist din.  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: inkslinger on June 10, 2012, 10:36:38 am
thanks sis inkslinger :)
yung son ko kasi diagnosed with mild adhd (control type). he has the need to explore and move.
lahat ng other skills niya advance for his age according sa assessment ng dev ped. kaya iniisip namin if he is adhd talaga or gifted. kasi on his own he can study and grasp concepts easily, kaya lang sometimes tamad sya magbasa .... should i get another opinion or could he be both?
i just want to understand him better so i can help him maximize his potentials :)

IMO, I think it will be best if you will treat him as being both. There's no harm in addressing his needs as a child with ADHD and giftedness, especially if there were no medications involved in managing the ADHD. He'll benefit from the counselling and therapy sessions meant for a child with ADHD. It will teach him how to manage his impulses and help him have more control of his behavior. Kahit medyo mahal, hindi pa rin talo. You won't lose anything from the counselling and therapy sessions even if after several months or a year maturity takes a hold and he turned out to be just a restless intelligent child.

On the other side, feeding his intellectual need will also be beneficial for him. An intelligent child, whether moderately or profoundly gifted, NEEDS challenge and new activities to stimulate his mind and feed his need to create, understand, absorb new information, and express his creativity.

Instead of changing your Dev Ped, it will be better if you will discuss these matters to her to save time, money and also give your Dev Ped a chance to understand your son's situation. Kung hindi sya open sa idea, or she won't recommend some testing to know if he has a high IQ, siguro pwede mo na syang palitan. Dapat kasi tignan lahat ng anggulo and see what's best for the child, di ba? Kasi hanggang ngayon naman wala namang definitive na matrix to pinpoint with accuracy ang mga ganitong disability at special needs. Kaya dapat flexible pareho ang parents and the pediatrician.

Hingi ka ng request for psycho educational evaluation, yung may kasamang IQ test na rin. It will tell you if your suspicions are correct. Maganda yung test na to, although may kamahalan. The psychologist will give you a detailed observation and results. Malalaman mo kung saan magaling ang anak mo at saan din yung weaknesses nya. Malaking tulong sa pag-aaral nya.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: helencons on June 10, 2012, 04:36:51 pm
He is scheduled to meet with a gifted child specialist.

Sis, can you please share the contact details of the gifted child specialist you intend to visit? Like you, I also have a 4yr. old son who is exhibiting signs of being advanced.  I want him to be clinically assessed so we can properly provide him with activities appropriate for his cognitive abilities while balancing it with activities appropriate for his age.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on June 10, 2012, 07:12:01 pm
sis helencons she is Dra Leticia Penano-Ho leading psychiatrist and psychologist, and Dean of the UP College of Educ.  You can drop by her office sa UP M,TH,F she is there from 8-12 9818500 loc 2812 and 5440352 her secretary told us we could wait for her so we could talk pero di din namin naantay. Pero ang clinic niya talaga is sa PSHYCHPROS(Annapolis Greenhills) andun lahat ng gamit niya kasi her schedule is T,W whole day siya dun number is 7242038.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: helencons on June 10, 2012, 08:07:29 pm
^^^ Thank you so much sis, really appreciate it.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: neneng_bee on June 11, 2012, 03:00:29 pm
thanks sis inkslinger :)
yung son ko kasi diagnosed with mild adhd (control type). he has the need to explore and move.
lahat ng other skills niya advance for his age according sa assessment ng dev ped. kaya iniisip namin if he is adhd talaga or gifted. kasi on his own he can study and grasp concepts easily, kaya lang sometimes tamad sya magbasa .... should i get another opinion or could he be both?
i just want to understand him better so i can help him maximize his potentials :)

hi sis polka08, son ko din na diagnosed itong feb lang na may dyslexia with midl adhd. ngayon nag start na sya mag therapy medyo ok na sya sa school nya ngayon. kahit papaano nakakabasa na sya. medyo mahal lang din ang gamot nila..
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on June 11, 2012, 08:50:54 pm
welcome sis :) update lang tayo para maka-share sa mga sis dito :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on June 18, 2012, 02:30:48 am
sis helencons she is Dra Leticia Penano-Ho leading psychiatrist and psychologist, and Dean of the UP College of Educ.  You can drop by her office sa UP M,TH,F she is there from 8-12 9818500 loc 2812 and 5440352 her secretary told us we could wait for her so we could talk pero di din namin naantay. Pero ang clinic niya talaga is sa PSHYCHPROS(Annapolis Greenhills) andun lahat ng gamit niya kasi her schedule is T,W whole day siya dun number is 7242038.

Hi sis! Would you know how much PF ni Dra Leticia? Thanks in advance :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on June 18, 2012, 02:34:34 am
hi sis polka08, son ko din na diagnosed itong feb lang na may dyslexia with midl adhd. ngayon nag start na sya mag therapy medyo ok na sya sa school nya ngayon. kahit papaano nakakabasa na sya. medyo mahal lang din ang gamot nila..
Sino dev ped mo sis? As much as possible ayaw ni Doc na may medication. And according to things I've read about ADHD drugs, there are some kids in US who died because of it.
What kind is your kid's ADHD?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: neneng_bee on June 21, 2012, 01:19:25 pm
Sino dev ped mo sis? As much as possible ayaw ni Doc na may medication. And according to things I've read about ADHD drugs, there are some kids in US who died because of it.
What kind is your kid's ADHD?

Dr. Sanchez ng St. Lukes. Yes, he has mild ADHD with Dyslexia. Sabi ni doctor need nya mag take ng medicine para maka focus sya sa studies.  Napaka pricey nga ng gamot nya, kaya pikit mata namin itong binili kasi kailangan daw nya talaga. Concerta ang named pala ng gamot ng son ko.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: juju on July 01, 2012, 01:47:18 am
ay sorry sis.... i didnt see yung previous post mo... SPED diagnostiscian pala sya.
How much ang PF ni Dr. Dizon?

thanks :)


hi sis, i have a july 16 sched with dr dizon. i asked his secretary she asked me to prepare 10-12K for the assessment. OUCH!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: helencons on July 01, 2012, 02:02:09 am
Hi sis! Would you know how much PF ni Dra Leticia? Thanks in advance :)

I already inquired at her clinic, accdg. to her secretary, single consultation costs between 2500 to 3500.  However, if Dra. Leticia sees it fit to run more tests, they have a complete package (included na yung initial consultation cost) na 12000.  This is purely on assessing if a child is potentially gifted.

I also inquired at Headway School for Giftedness, they offer complete assessment and report for around 8000.  For my son's age, they would be using WPPSI III/ERB test along with other personality and achievement tests.

Although the latter is cheaper by a few thousand from Dra. Leticia's assessment package, I'm still inclined to have my son assessed by Dra. Leticia.  From my research, she is really the expert on giftedness. 

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on July 01, 2012, 03:44:35 am
hi sis, i have a july 16 sched with dr dizon. i asked his secretary she asked me to prepare 10-12K for the assessment. OUCH!

i was thinking around 8K, more pa pala. balitaan mo kami sis :) thanks for the info :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: polka08 on July 01, 2012, 03:49:03 am
I already inquired at her clinic, accdg. to her secretary, single consultation costs between 2500 to 3500.  However, if Dra. Leticia sees it fit to run more tests, they have a complete package (included na yung initial consultation cost) na 12000.  This is purely on assessing if a child is potentially gifted.

I also inquired at Headway School for Giftedness, they offer complete assessment and report for around 8000.  For my son's age, they would be using WPPSI III/ERB test along with other personality and achievement tests.

Although the latter is cheaper by a few thousand from Dra. Leticia's assessment package, I'm still inclined to have my son assessed by Dra. Leticia.  From my research, she is really the expert on giftedness. 

Hope this helps.

Thanks so much for the info sis helecons. How old na son mo? My husband I were talking about it. We are thinking pa if we are gonna have our son tested this year na or wait pa ng a year or two.
Balitaan mo kami sis :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: helencons on July 01, 2012, 02:50:56 pm
Thanks so much for the info sis helecons. How old na son mo? My husband I were talking about it. We are thinking pa if we are gonna have our son tested this year na or wait pa ng a year or two.
Balitaan mo kami sis :)

My son is four years old. I'm planning to take him around october or december, yung may school break kasi he goes to school so we can't take him on weekdays (normally dun may slots e).

I think its ok to wait for a year or two kung bata pa naman. In the meantime, you can supplement activities for your child to meet their inquisitive nature. With my son, I provide challenging activities for him so I have books geared for gifted children. Actually yun naman ang challenging for me as a parent, to always look for new activities he could do while balancing play/activities for kids his age. That's the reason too why I want him assessed, I want to know if we're doing it right and to find out more what we can do. 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: breeainnie on July 06, 2012, 06:22:06 pm
hello to all mom's! i saw this forum coz like you all, I have problem with my 4 years old daughter. It started last summer, when I enrolled her on summer class. It was at the end of summer class that her teacher told me to consult to Dev Pedia cause she have sign of ADHD. At first i was in denial but when she explain, i realize she's correct. Kasi my child is smart, at age 2 she can identify letters,can recite ABC, she loves to draw,sing, dance ballet and can count. Actually hindi ko sya masyado tinuturuan coz i was working then. She also love classical music. Right now, magaling na sya mag drawing, she can learn easily songs kahit hindi pang kids and she's into puzzle.
This school year I enrolled her in nursery, just to try if she can behave in classroom. Again, my attention was called because she's having problem in school. Her teacher told me she hit her classmate & throw the juice also to a classmate. The teacher also reported that she always want to play after doing her activity. It was this time, that I get alerted because she dont hit kids before. I was called by the principal and told about the problem. She told me to look for a Sped school.
I was so sad and in tears talaga and naawa ako sa anak ko. Coz she was always excited to go to school.  Like what i read here, wala syang kalaro sa house more on watching TV and videos I went to Phil. Childrens to look for Dev Pedia,like other problem matagal pa yun slot. I'm still looking for the right Doc for her and this forum is really helpful talaga.
I just wish magkaron ng Institution sa Pinas for Special children, na government support talaga. Di na need mag hintay ng slot para ma diagnose agad. Kung saan mas mura yun consultation or free pa nga, para sa mga parents na they can't afford to pay the fees. Coz kawawa nman yung mga bata na hahayaan na lang ng mga parents na ganon na lang sila. Because I think these children are really special, we dont know their potential and talents, di natin alam they can be the next Graham Bell,Van Gogh,Mozart,Phelps,Gates etc.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on July 06, 2012, 08:51:11 pm
^ hi sis!
ideally, sana ganyan.
Actually meron naman tayo PWD act, but not well implemented dito
The sad sad truth, oonti sobra ng devped sa Pinas. Mabibilang mo lang talaga sila. So thats why they can command fees from 2500 and above :) 

Tips lang mga sis na gusto na ipa-eval yun kids nyo sa OT or ST or PT BUT wala lang pa makuha na slot, sa law, ang required lang naman na referral is a doctor. not necessarily a devped. ofcourse your doctor (pedia) should indicate sa referral na screening or for eval na siya  :) then tsaka na yun formal na eval from Devpeds. Devpeds naman din understand na talaga napaka tagal ng waiting time, at least, di kayo ng sasayang ng oras.

BUT only dev peds CAN formally label/diagnose your child, but then again, if very urgent ang need magpa- eval, there is that loophole. Yun nga lang, wala formal diagnosis
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: inkslinger on July 06, 2012, 08:54:09 pm
sis try mo sa pgh or even private hospitals with charity out patient department. there are doctors who allot time for consultations at the charity ward/department of the hospital where they hold their clinic at. libre sila dun, yun nga lang pipila ka. ang alam ko yung mga bata na nag aaral sa sped dept ng public schools, sa mga public hospitals or charity dept of a private hospital sila nagpapa consult.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: qmoonlight on July 08, 2012, 09:43:35 pm
Hi, my son is now 8 y.o. He is also advance in mental skills, kasi nga he was exposed sa computer since 3 yr.old. He undergone assessment sa dev.ped last 2010 at 6 y.o. and diagnosed with functional autism. Too late na nga raw. I was in denial pa kasi at first, but later on I realized iba talaga siya sa mga kids. Now he is 8 y.o., i enrolled him in one of our schools here who's using SOT system. He's fast learner, ambilis mag answer sa paces niya. Kaso nga lang he really can't sit down longer. If he feels tired answering, lalabas sa classroom then goes back again. And if PE time nila ayaw mag join, instead he will find his own way.  Am afraid he will be like this until high school. Many suggests that I should seek a gifted child pedia. Unsure if may malapit ba sa amin na ganito. He went to therapy kaso nga lang his therapist died and we travel an hour pa to see him before. I'm confused kasi nga his diagnosis is functional autism, what's the difference between ADHD? I want to bring him to another dev.ped for re assessment, pwede ba to?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on July 08, 2012, 10:53:26 pm
^Sis, yes pwede yun.
may iba they stay with just 1 dev ped all through out, may iba, ngchachange especially if they don't see eye to eye with the devped, or for other reasons, such as malayo ganyan, walang makuhang sched.

Ako i have always followed this principle : work with the strengths of the child, not his weakness. Sometimes kasi the diagnosis, nakaka- kahon/ nakaka-box siya, so i rather work with the child's strengths and help him sa weakness . OT ako by the way

may triad ang autism, according to Kaplan: atypical behavior, social interaction, and communication. Usually sa autism,  you see na atypical behaviors and other  behaviors early on, as early as 1-2 to 3.
for adhd, may types: ADHD- inattentive type, and ADHD- hyperactive-impulsive. Sa adhd naman, napapansin mo na yan mga 3 but usually school age talaga nagiging obvious :)

Now functional autism, you mean high func? May mga tao na diagnosed with  ASD na can work, can tend to themselves, and can learn.

I hope i answered some of your questions sis :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on July 09, 2012, 10:41:16 am
^^ The son of my boss (he is 11 or 12 years old) also has ASD and he's verbal and I believe, functional as you call it.  Aside from OT and ST, I heard he is also taking a class on social skills development. Baka makatulong ito sa son mo.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: qmoonlight on July 09, 2012, 05:54:04 pm
^Sis, yes pwede yun.
may iba they stay with just 1 dev ped all through out, may iba, ngchachange especially if they don't see eye to eye with the devped, or for other reasons, such as malayo ganyan, walang makuhang sched.

Ako i have always followed this principle : work with the strengths of the child, not his weakness. Sometimes kasi the diagnosis, nakaka- kahon/ nakaka-box siya, so i rather work with the child's strengths and help him sa weakness . OT ako by the way

may triad ang autism, according to Kaplan: atypical behavior, social interaction, and communication. Usually sa autism,  you see na atypical behaviors and other  behaviors early on, as early as 1-2 to 3.
for adhd, may types: ADHD- inattentive type, and ADHD- hyperactive-impulsive. Sa adhd naman, napapansin mo na yan mga 3 but usually school age talaga nagiging obvious :)

Now functional autism, you mean high func? May mga tao na diagnosed with  ASD na can work, can tend to themselves, and can learn.

I hope i answered some of your questions sis :)

Thanks so much for the input sis. I think He's high functional kasi he knows how to read (w/o us teaching), he answers so fast on his seatworks, he can talk only in english. He is so good with computers, and any other gadgets. Ang bilis talaga niyang makakuha pag may pinapagawa sa kanya. Yon nga lang he easily gets bored, can't wait for his turn, most likely the problem is his behavior. Kasi I saw some of his classmates before sa SPED na may autism din hindi naman pareho sa kanya na talkative. He's not violent also. Many suggest nga baka he's misdiagnosed so I should let him be re assessed with other doctor. Oy sis, i really want to study OT, mahirap ba? I graduated in nursing, so baka pwede ko na makuha in lesser units no? I want to personally help my son as well as others na rin. Anyway, thanks so much. Any tips you can give on how to minimize his being hyperactive?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on July 09, 2012, 07:43:48 pm
Dev Peds usually suggest na magdagdag or mag move on na to dyadic sessions yun kid if improved na work behaviors and need ng social skills development/ training :)

^sis, private message na lang tayo. Ma-off topic na tayo e :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on July 10, 2012, 10:57:41 am
Thanks so much for the input sis. I think He's high functional kasi he knows how to read (w/o us teaching), he answers so fast on his seatworks, he can talk only in english. He is so good with computers, and any other gadgets. Ang bilis talaga niyang makakuha pag may pinapagawa sa kanya. Yon nga lang he easily gets bored, can't wait for his turn, most likely the problem is his behavior. Kasi I saw some of his classmates before sa SPED na may autism din hindi naman pareho sa kanya na talkative.

hi sis, there are different types of the disorder daw kasi. your son might fall under a certain category, baka asperger's syndrome? they are highly functional, madalas matalino, ang affected is their social skills and ability to interact with their peers. no harm to have him reassessed. there are a lot of dev peds, yung waiting time lang ang grabe.  :(
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: qmoonlight on July 10, 2012, 06:37:05 pm
hi sis, there are different types of the disorder daw kasi. your son might fall under a certain category, baka asperger's syndrome? they are highly functional, madalas matalino, ang affected is their social skills and ability to interact with their peers. no harm to have him reassessed. there are a lot of dev peds, yung waiting time lang ang grabe.  :(

Yes sis, thanks for that. I think he belongs to that category, yong social skills niya talaga ang may problema. I'm confuse if i need to go back to his old dev.ped or look for a new one. Oo nga, grabe yong waiting time now. Back 2010, 1month lang now it will take 2 mos.na.. Thanks so much sis.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: breeainnie on July 10, 2012, 10:47:08 pm
Sis, thanks for the info! actualy my pedia gave me referral already to dra. de guzman kya [textspeak!] so far i didnt hear any good feedback yet. so, 2nd thought ako to consult my child to her. I went to Phil. Children's kya [textspeak!] ang tagal pa, sa Oct and Jan pa un 2 doctors na pinuntahan ko. i want to bring her to Asian Hospital kya [textspeak!] sobrang layo kc Nova pa kami.
Any suggestion for OT etc? Kc i have my pedia referral naman na. So, far nman kc my daughter listen pag kinausap. Yun lang [textspeak!], na bobored [textspeak!] agad after she finished her activity & yung social behavior with kids yun dapat i develop.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on July 11, 2012, 09:06:07 am
^baka nga asperger's syndrome ang son mo sis kung everything's ok but for social skills. ok ba his motor skills, both gross and fine? are you near medical city in pasig? kasi mas mabilis if you pass through their center first, parang nagiging first priority "daw" yung bata sa roster of dev peds nila. you can have your son undergo a screening muna then based dun they'll make a recommendation kung may problem, mas mabilis "daw" mai-sked sa dev peds.

i had 2 dev peds na, both failed to satisfy that my son was fully assessed. nung una naghintay kami ng 3 wks, yung 2nd dev ped, 6 months, wala din. parang madalian sila pareho kasi mag-assess. to think ang laki ng charge nila, i felt sana mas nagtiyaga naman. :( pf nga ng gen pedia ng anak ko php 150 lang eh, kung kausapin kami from 30minutes up to an hour. kakahinayang binayad namin. so i might try the medical city route this time. hehe.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Zech23 on July 16, 2012, 01:49:40 pm
ay sorry sis.... i didnt see yung previous post mo... SPED diagnostiscian pala sya.
How much ang PF ni Dr. Dizon?

thanks :)

Just want to share yong experience ko ke Dr. Dizon. I paid 10k na hindi ko nakita ang Doctor. Binigay lang sa amin ang assessment at ang nag discuss ng assessment ay isang teacher nila. Yong assessment process ay nasa loob ng room, di na witness ng parents. Since di makapagsalita ang anak ko, di ko talaga alam kung [textspeak!] ang ginawa nila of how they come up to such assessment or ilan ang nag assess sa anak. I was really disappointed. When I questioned them, they just ignored me at napaka defensive ng statement ng Doctor. Sana wala na syang mabiktimang iba pa.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: qmoonlight on July 17, 2012, 04:16:13 pm
^baka nga asperger's syndrome ang son mo sis kung everything's ok but for social skills. ok ba his motor skills, both gross and fine? are you near medical city in pasig? kasi mas mabilis if you pass through their center first, parang nagiging first priority "daw" yung bata sa roster of dev peds nila. you can have your son undergo a screening muna then based dun they'll make a recommendation kung may problem, mas mabilis "daw" mai-sked sa dev peds.

i had 2 dev peds na, both failed to satisfy that my son was fully assessed. nung una naghintay kami ng 3 wks, yung 2nd dev ped, 6 months, wala din. parang madalian sila pareho kasi mag-assess. to think ang laki ng charge nila, i felt sana mas nagtiyaga naman. :( pf nga ng gen pedia ng anak ko php 150 lang eh, kung kausapin kami from 30minutes up to an hour. kakahinayang binayad namin. so i might try the medical city route this time. hehe.

Hi sis,thanks for the info. Yes, he is so fine both on his gross & fine motor skills. Wala talagang problema sa physical skills niya. He can even follow what his OT wants him to do. Yon nga ang duda ko na baka AS that's why I want him to be re assessed. I live in Zamboanga sis, meron nga ditong dev ped pero andami kasing feedback na hindi rin maganda. But anyway, thanks much. I hope I can find a good doctor.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: jrc on July 18, 2012, 04:21:18 pm
Hi.

I would just like to get your inputs.
My son is 9yo, and we just transferred him to a big school.
Wala naman ako napapansin sa kanya before, except that he's really emotional (like me! hehe).

Anyway, I received feedback from his teachers, giving me their observations on my son.
1. Gets bored easily
2. Cannot wait or delay gratification; wants things now
3. Knows the rules and consequences but repeatedly makes the same error or infractions of rules
4. Gets in trouble because he cannot stop and think before acting in other words, respond first and thinks later.
5. Difficulty standing in line, keeping hands, feet, and object to self; and being in situations where he must wait patiently
6. Difficulty inhibiting what he says and making tactless comments, says whatever pops into his head and talks back to authority figures.
7. A high degree of emotionality; temper outbursts, quick to anger, gets upset, irritable, moody.
8. Poor coping skills and handling of negative emotions (frustrations and ager)
9. Over reactive ; easily provoked to fighting and inappropriate means of resolving conflicts
Based on them, my son might have ADHD. and is recommending him to be assessed.
Where can I bring him kaya?
I'm super concerned talaga and I'd do anything to help my kid.

Tia!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on July 18, 2012, 06:03:54 pm
^sis, actually, for ADHD, dapat before 7 years old ma-diagnose na. Noticeable by around age 3 but most evident when he starts school.

You said wala before, so di kaya changes sa big school?

I am not a devoted, pero OT ako and familiar ako sa mga dx criteria
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: qmoonlight on July 18, 2012, 11:40:32 pm
Hi.

I would just like to get your inputs.
My son is 9yo, and we just transferred him to a big school.
Wala naman ako napapansin sa kanya before, except that he's really emotional (like me! hehe).

Anyway, I received feedback from his teachers, giving me their observations on my son.
1. Gets bored easily
2. Cannot wait or delay gratification; wants things now
3. Knows the rules and consequences but repeatedly makes the same error or infractions of rules
4. Gets in trouble because he cannot stop and think before acting in other words, respond first and thinks later.
5. Difficulty standing in line, keeping hands, feet, and object to self; and being in situations where he must wait patiently
6. Difficulty inhibiting what he says and making tactless comments, says whatever pops into his head and talks back to authority figures.
7. A high degree of emotionality; temper outbursts, quick to anger, gets upset, irritable, moody.
8. Poor coping skills and handling of negative emotions (frustrations and ager)
9. Over reactive ; easily provoked to fighting and inappropriate means of resolving conflicts
Based on them, my son might have ADHD. and is recommending him to be assessed.
Where can I bring him kaya?
I'm super concerned talaga and I'd do anything to help my kid.

Tia!


Hi Sis, same symptoms with my 8yo boy. He is diagnosed with autism (functional) at age 6. I really can't keep him waiting on the line, he doesn't want to join flag ceremony. And most of all easily gets bored. He keep on going in & out from his classroom. Pinabayaan nalang siya ng teachers kasi they knew he is special. His social skill is also impede. He will play with his classmates but not too long. He is doing good in school naman. Your son needs to be diagnosed asap. I'm in Mindanao kasi, so my pedia is from here also.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: jrc on July 19, 2012, 11:12:51 am
^sis, actually, for ADHD, dapat before 7 years old ma-diagnose na. Noticeable by around age 3 but most evident when he starts school.

You said wala before, so di kaya changes sa big school?

I am not a devoted, pero OT ako and familiar ako sa mga dx criteria


hi sis, i am also thinking of that.
he just transferred kasi to a big school this year.
plus, i just recently left to work overseas.
could be that those changes are brought about by such adjustments?

thanks for replying!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on July 21, 2012, 10:49:58 am
Yay! I got a sched with dra letcica already. Ang bilis Aug29 kami. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: DV on July 21, 2012, 12:05:19 pm
Just for everyone's information po, Dr Leticia Penano-Ho is not a developmental pedia (MD); she's a psychologist (PhD) who works with gifted children.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on July 21, 2012, 05:26:36 pm
Yes she is sis DV. Some moms were asking kasi where to bring their son to get evaluated regarding giftedness. They are somewhat related din kasi kaya it came up to this topic sorry if ot ako. .
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: qmoonlight on July 27, 2012, 03:00:01 pm
Hi,is it okay if we consult a psychologist? What's the difference between developmental pedia & psychologist? My son kasi was diagnosed with autism (functional) when he was 6yo. the SPED school here in our town invited a psychologist to assess their special students. They also invited me. Is it okay to try? Anyone had experienced here consulted both? Thank you.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on July 27, 2012, 04:07:43 pm
Sis, qmoonlight you can read this for further understanding
http://www.developmentaldoctor.com/online/about/developmental-pediatrics/
http://pediatricneuropsychology.com/

"Developmental pediatricians focus almost exclusively on delayed development and are more likely to know and refer to a pediatric neuropsychologist who can more thoroughly test a child’s cognitive function"
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: StellaSimone on July 27, 2012, 08:01:38 pm
Hi mommies! Like most of you, I've been overwhelmed upon receiving a recommendation from my son's gym teachers at Britesparks int'l school to have my son checked 8.5 years ago. We called all dev. Ped to get a schedule and whoever is available to see us, we always confirm the appointment. It has always been dr. Alexis Reyes who we hear of being the best, in fact she was the dev. Ped who's highly recommended by the school's gym teachers who happen to be PTs as well. since we couldn't get a sched right away, we saw Dr. Benitez (She's the first to be available) but Our concern Lang was she was texting in between consultations so I felt Uncomfortable, we ended the consultation for an hour which I think wasn't enough for our initial meeting. My son was diagnosed with ASD and although it was difficult to accept, we already saw that there's something wrong. At 1.8, we enrolled him at icbb for toddler class. He was so okay and at 2, he knows his colors, shapes, numbers, alphabet very well until he turned 3. We then got to see dr. Dimalanta at st. Lukes, had him assessed by teachers tisha (ot) and Mae said on (speech and Language pathologist). We were doing okay and started with ot. And speech after that,together with aqua therapy at therapy works paranaque. We had to move him to community of learners coz Britesparks was just starting with their inclusion program which I felt was a waste of time and money coz they weren't prepared For that. Alongside school, he was on one-on-one program with SHINE intervention program. I had to pull him out again after 2 years coz they can't give him more than an hour considering piña-pullout nila my son as COLF they can't give him more hours naman...anyway we had him Do ABA sessions at home but eventually we had to stop coz we keep changing therapists/practitioners (they always leave syempre better opportunities abroad) and nakakaawa na Rin our son Kasi from 9-7 school and therapy nalang mon-fri. We stopped seeing dr. Dimalanta na din coz parang walang direction yung ginagawa namin, he wants us to try this and that but I don't think it's really designed for my son. He's nice, very machika with us but yun nga, we want something modified. He can't give us his clear stand on biomeds,gfcf diet,hyperbarich etc. We went sa states to have our son checked with peptide test, complete food allergy, presence of heavy metals, etc (about 8 diff. Tests) before having him undergo on a gfcf diet and biomeds...We just realized after one year that it wasn't working for my son...he's not allergic to gluten and casein anyway but we still put him on strict gfcf...we didn't notice anything when we took him out of the diet and biomeds and gave regular food...after all the things we tried,we tried to simplify our son's routine. I believe i have the best team (teacher tisha ot and teacher Giselle slp) in therabilities so I think we're still on the right track...at age 5 he started regressing in language, the previous selective,echolalic has turned into non-verbal. I blame myself for not watching out his mmr shots given in the US but there's no use dwelling into it...we went to dr. Dizon for an iep program and sees dr. Joseph regalado (psychologist) if we have concerns for his behavior especially now that he's expected to have changes as he approaches puberty.he's also a pedia so we're just lucky to chance upon his being a psychologist as well (sometimes I need him to explain things to me so more for myself din yung consult pag overwhelmed nako).., the good news arrived when finally I got an appointment with dr. Alexis Reyes! After a year and a half ( I didn't get to follow up na after seeing dr. Benitez and dr. Dimalanta) of trying to get one again....we just realized we did so many things na pala and have gone to conventions everywhere...we are going to do a program structured for my son together with the therapies and school program...it's good to find new ways and not be complacent with what we are doing for our son...to the moms of kids who recently got their kids diagnosis, never stop finding ways.true overwhelming and sometimes nakakapagod but we just have to do what we gotta do. Pls. Don't be overwhelmed like me, when you have developmental concern, go to a dev. Ped you're most likely get to work well with...
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: qmoonlight on July 27, 2012, 08:57:02 pm
Sis, qmoonlight you can read this for further understanding
http://www.developmentaldoctor.com/online/about/developmental-pediatrics/
http://pediatricneuropsychology.com/

"Developmental pediatricians focus almost exclusively on delayed development and are more likely to know and refer to a pediatric neuropsychologist who can more thoroughly test a child’s cognitive function"

Thanks so much sis. I will read it now.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bump on August 08, 2012, 07:52:20 pm
^^hi sis. last year my 8.11yr old son was diagnosed w/ adhd. he's taking medication to help him concentrate. it was hard at firts to accept since he was exceptional in school. i am not happy w/ him takinv medication so I'll have assessed for behavior modification in RSL next month.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: slovy on August 15, 2012, 10:00:07 pm
anyone tried dra. ria de guzman? feedback pls kung natry nyo sya. thank you very much!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: helencons on August 21, 2012, 01:08:03 pm
Yay! I got a sched with dra letcica already. Ang bilis Aug29 kami. :)

Happy for you sis and please share your experience with us, it could give us valuable insights on how to handle our kids developmental needs.  By the way, we are scheduled for an assessment next month.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bump on August 23, 2012, 08:03:05 pm
Hi sisses! We'll move to another Devped. Our 1st one overlooked the recommendation of the reading specialist. He was assessed last year by Readability. The reco was my son to have a speech therapy. Hindi nya nakita sa report un which means hindi nya binasa. 1yr delayed ang anak ko. I called her secretary and texted the doc to please just make a reco letter to the therapy center. She wants to see my son to assess him if needed pa daw. I was furious. He didnt improve. The med she gave worked only for a few months and I learned that medication isnt the 1st treatment kungdi intervention. Mild lang ADHD ng anak ko. He needs SPT & OT. Grabe pa naman demands ng for a fourth grader.

We'll see another devped next week for 2nd opinion. Buti na lang associate siya ni Dr. Tippy Tanchanco. I hope mas may compassion eto kesa basta makabenta lang ng gamot sa patients.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on August 24, 2012, 10:35:52 pm
^ What's the name of Dr. Tippy's associate?  I may have seen her a few times in Dr. T's clinic.  She's nice.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on September 10, 2012, 07:40:27 pm
^^sis bump. same tayo parang gusto ko pa humanap ng ibang dev ped. been to 2 doctors already, both failed to make me feel that my son was adequately assessed. napapagalitan na ako ni husband at ng mom ko kasi baka daw ako ang may problem? haha. our first dev ped kasi sobrang sandali lang nag-assess tapos itong second may pinasagutan lang na checklist sa labas ng clinic then nagpasagot lang ng letters at pinasulat konti anak ko then may questions sya na tinanong sa akin to which i'll answer how often ko nakikita yung behavior na yun sa anak ko. tapos that's it. :( so i was hoping sige isa pa sana...

at present, wala naman actually problem sa anak ko except tamad magsulat at ang gulo mag-color, lampas-lampas. saka kapag nasa classroom, ikot sya ng ikot sa lahat ng corners. the teacher said hindi naman sya disruptive sa class, plays with other kids, hindi naman nananakit, sya pa nga ang na-bully before. my mom insisted we stop his OT kasi umiiyak na sya when i tell him he needs to go to OT, eh you know how lolas get. :( i'm torn between observing him for the meantime to getting another opinion while resuming his OT sessions.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 11, 2012, 08:45:09 am
^ What does his teachers think?  Have you asked them?

How old is your son?

My sons are 5 but last year, tamad din sila mag-write and napaka-poor ng grip nila kaya pina-OT ko sila just for this purpose.  Hindi naman "stigma" ang OT eh.  It's one way of addressing developmental delays, like in the case of my kids, sa fine motor skills sila medyo sablay last year.  And I'm so glad because they now like to write and correct na ang grip nila.

Baka naman the school of your son is not a good fit for him.  Have you tried searching for another school?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on September 12, 2012, 08:20:14 am
^hi sis, my son is also 5.  :)  his teachers say sa cognitive skills walang problem. he's already in a progressive school and i like that they pull him out to do extra writing practice for 1 hour per week. his grip has improved tremendously and gumanda na ng konti ang handwriting. pero i can see that he's bored pa din when i ask him to practice writing, minamadali talaga. yung OT sessions na iniiyakan nya were held in a separate location, in a nearby therapy center. tuwing papunta kami dun, super pilitan. mula sa pagbibihis hanggang sa pagpasok sa pinto.:( that's why my mom told us to give my son a break. tutal daw may sessions na sa school. he can finish naman all the tasks given him, so mahaba na focus and attention span nya. ang kwento ng teacher is kapag uulitin yung lessons for the week..hmm, example, yung letter sounds, kapag naaral na yung P, H sounds ng monday, then wed uulit-ulitin, that's when my son would roam around the class na, but when asked, he knows it naman. actually, this is also the reason why we transferred him to this school, kasi traditional set-up yung unang school. iniisip ko lang kasi kung papa-assess ko pa sya ulit sa dev ped? for everyone kasi, he's a normal makulit na 5 yr old. for me, since yung unang 2 dev ped found something, parang i want another assessment kung may problem ba talaga or what.  :-\
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 12, 2012, 09:06:55 am
^ For your peace of mind, you can get a third opinion.

But you know, my other little boy mabilis din magsawa.  So I have to find new ways to teach the same concept to him.  We play games with letter sounds, for example.  I try to vary the writing and reading exercises we do at home and so on.  May mga bata talagang ayaw nang paulit-ulit.  Sa other boy ko naman, walang kaso kasi he does not get bored sa paulit-ulit na task. 

For me lang ha, isn't freedom of movement one of the hallmarks of a progressive school?  Hindi ba contrast nga ito sa traditional school na dapat nakapirmi ang bata sa iisang position at nakikinig lang sa teacher?  I would be worried if my boy is disruptive in class.  But from what you have written, your boy's roaming around seems to be a sign of boredom and thus, it is up to the teachers to provide more stimulating activities for him.  Hindi ba individualized instruction usually sa progressive school?  Maybe you can suggest to the teachers to vary the routine of your boy in order to minimize the roaming around the classroom, if that really bothers them.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on September 12, 2012, 01:16:27 pm
^siguro sis same tayo ng iniisip, being moms kasi parang gusto makasiguro. my husband medyo din kasi huwag na, he's ok naman eh. mom ko naman, ipahinga nga daw muna from all the assessments and the like. ako naman parang gusto ko ma-address kung anong problem para ma-actionan agad. hay...thanks sis for the input.

yup hindi naman daw disruptive sa class. ang sabi nga nung sped teacher (who observes in the class minsan) nya he goes back to the circle naman kapag he hears something na bago pero kapag alam na nya, aalis na ulit. i honestly don't know what happens inside the class kasi we're not allowed inside the rooms. i know that there's a specific routine they follow pero kung ano nangyayari dun, ewan ko na. nakakwentuhan ko nga isang parent ang sabi parang same lang daw sa montessori type yung method, hindi naman progressive. eh sa totoo lang, medyo confusing sa akin kung how they differ. :(

you think ok na if i have him assessed at the developmental pedia dept of the medical city? dba dun may screening muna? if they find something wrong, then i'd look for another dev ped. (if my mom or husband doesn't kill me first, hahahaha)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 12, 2012, 01:48:15 pm
^ Sis, may center for developmental pediatrics nga sa Medical City.  Hindi kami dumaan doon eh, diretso kami kay Dr. Tippy who was referred by the pedia of my sons when they were 11 months old and not hitting their milestones.

Alam mo, may point ang husband and mom mo re mga assessments.  Nakaka-stress kasi iyan para sa bata eh.  Ano ba ang gut feel mo?  Do you really think that there is something about your son that needs to be addressed? 

Re yung OT, bakit ayaw ng son mo sa kanya?  Yung sons ko kasi gustong-gusto nila yung mga OT nila before kaya ganado silang mag-OT every Saturday afternoon last year, instead na mag-mall kami or pasyal.

Re Montessori ganito ang routine (kaya masasabi kong children are encouraged to go around the classroom but not for extended periods kasi may mga tasks silang dapat gawin):

1.  Go to classroom.  Find a table (walang assigned seats). 
2.  Go to the shelves and find a material to work with.  If the child gets a material that he is not yet ready for (i.e., hindi pa na-present ng teacher, hindi pa age-appropriate, etc.), the teacher will guide him and help him choose another material to work with.
3.  Work on the material until the task is finished.  Put back the material on the shelf where he got it.
4.  Now, the child can either walk around the classroom and get another material to work with, observe his classmates working on other materials (Dr. Maria Montessori is a believer in the relationship between observing and learning) or ask the teacher for a new material.  Teacher will present the material to the child and let him work on it with minimum supervision.
5.  The uninterrupted work period usually lasts for 1 1/2 hours in my sons' preschool.  After which, may snack time then circle time for storytelling, group lessons and music and movement.

While the teacher will let a child explore freely the environment (kasi nga observing = learning for Montessori), soon enough, the teacher will steer the child towards the material and encourage the child to work (the kids call what they do in school "work").

* Kanya-kanyang tasks per child sa Montessori. There are instances when bigger kids may work in twos or threes on a material (e.g., the Math materials).

Now, hindi ako sure how it is in a progressive school, but I think you will find a post in Teacher Tina's blog, what is a progressive school, about what a typical day in a progressive school is like. :)  Nauuna yata ang circle time nila.

Re circle time, when my sons were new in school (this was two years ago or when they were 3 years old), one of them would also pull out and not participate during circle time.  I was worried but the teachers said it was perfectly fine because when they invite him back to join the group, he did so willingly.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bump on September 13, 2012, 09:27:51 am
marose: baka yun nakikita mo un SPED teacher. guy un associate ni Dr. Tippy. masaya ako sa assessment & yun ways nla on how to diagnose & assess un bata. worth it ang bayad coz un SPED teacher assisted Dr. Planta. the difference sa 1st devped sa 2nd devped may exercises na binigay for locomotor. now I know why hirap pa rin in some areas of movt un anak ko. everything was explained right and medication will be given after 6mos of OT & SPT. hindi kase kaya ni kuya i express un nasa isip nya.

cocoysmom: observe mo muna siya sis. but if ever you decided for 3rd opinion you can try Dr. Tippy or her associate Dr. Planta. sa clinic sa tiendesitas kme nagpupunta, Medmom un name. nasa 2nd floor un clinic. wkdays lang un sked for now but hopefully magkaroon din ng wkends sila.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 13, 2012, 09:55:35 am
^ Joy, hindi SPED teacher yung nakikita ko sa TMC clinic ni Dr. Tanchanco.  Doctor din siya, most likely a resident or consultant who is specializing in developmental pediatrics.  She is chinita with long hair.  Her name escapes me at the moment.  Usually yung mga assessment exercises, siya ang gumagawa habang nagdi-discuss kami ni Dr. Tippy about my child who is under assessment on that day, after which Dr. T will take over.

Mabuti na lang you had K re-assessed at satisfied ka sa evaluation.  Ang hirap talaga kasi kung sa tingin mo kulang ang ginawang assessment or hindi ka satisfied sa explanation ng doctor.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bump on September 13, 2012, 10:29:40 am
^Sinabi mo pa. Buti nga may slot agad kme nakuha. Mas mura pa sila considering may SPED teacher ha. sa 1st devped 3,500-4k un assessment. Saan nag therapy ang boys?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 13, 2012, 10:42:20 am
^ Sa Healing Touch in Sikatuna Village.  Last year ito.  They stopped na sa OT by January of this year.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bump on September 13, 2012, 11:05:32 am
^dyan din si Kuya. nag start siya last Sat. musta experience nyo?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 13, 2012, 12:25:02 pm
^ Maganda naman ang experience namin.  Love ng kids ko sina Teacher Peaches and Teacher Christine.  Mabait rin si Kuya Ven. ;)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bump on September 13, 2012, 01:13:15 pm
Ay nice naman un. Si T. Peaches and T. Den naman kay K. Mas tahimik at maayos dun as our observation. Nag occular kme ng lahat na malapit sa area naten.  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on September 13, 2012, 04:11:16 pm
^ sis, close friend ko yan si Peaches :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bump on September 14, 2012, 02:07:30 pm
wow small world sis.:) 2nd session nila tom ng anak ko.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: inkslinger on September 17, 2012, 11:50:08 am
@lilsaintsmom - sis kumusta yung evaluation nyo with Dr. Penano-Ho? Ano mga recommendations nya?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rantiojo on September 19, 2012, 04:16:49 pm
Hi! Pajoin po. My daughter's situation is somehow same s iba mag 3 1/2 yrs old sya dis month. Almost 1 1/2 years old sya bago naglakad. Before 3 yrs old nagstop n sya ng milk dhil tinatabig nya yung bote kpag sinusubo mo s knya. Ginawa nmin yung chocolate flavor n pedia sure ang binibili para kunwari chuckie. D rin sya kumakain ng rice kung kakain man e lugaw dapat. d sya nsanay kumain ng solid.
Delayed din ang pagsasalita nya pero ngyn may mga nasasabi n rin syang sentences. para rin syang recorder n paulit ulit ang sinasabi. super likot sya n parang lalaki. ang problem p s knya d mo [textspeak!] maawat s pag iyak kpag di naibigay ang gusto. may instance p n s madaling araw bglang nagigising at grabe pagwawala. nagliliyad sya at halos mapaos n kakaiyak at kulay red n ang mukha d pa rin ngstop. ayaw nman magsalita kpag ask mo kung ano gusto.
D sya nkakatulog s gabi kpag [textspeak!] s tabi nya yung favorite stuffed toy nya pati yung mga 3 [textspeak!]-tauhan nya kpag nawala ang isa don iiyak sya.
only child sya at wlang kalarong bata. d sya nkikimingle s mga bata kpag dinadala sya s playroom s mall. ang gusto lang nya slide ng slide.
nagdidiaper p rin sya hanggang ngyn kc kpag d sya nagdiaper d sya umiihi. pinipigil nya kahit ihing ihi n sya. tinuturuan nman nmin sya n magsabi n samahan s cr pero uulitin lang nya pero d sya pupunta don. 
fast learner naman sya she knows how to count 1-10 even spanish counting thanks to dora hehe khit nwawala ang siete bigla n lang otso, alphabet song, color and some animals. nagshu-shutdown n rin ng computer. yung nga lang ayaw nya ng paulit ulit kpag ask mo sya. mdali rin syang magsawa s gnagawa at mainitin ang ulo.
ang sabi ng husband ko parang may mild autism ang baby nmin (wag naman sana) parang tom cruise daw. gusto ko nga syang patingnan s dev ped nung nbasa ko. d ko p sya ineenroll s school kc masyado pangbata.
minsan nga naiisip ko ano b akong klaseng nanay bat ngkganun anak ko. nagwowork kc ko kya s gabi ko n lang sya naaalagaan. lolo lang nya nag aalaga s knya. help nyo nman ako kung anong remedy s baby ko. TIA.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bump on September 21, 2012, 11:33:41 pm
spoiled ba siya sa lolo?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Pretty_ava on September 25, 2012, 09:59:23 am
sisses ang dev pedia consult/service ba eh covered ng insurance?

medyo OA na kasi ako ngayon so bothered ako sa pag stutter ni ava eh, bigla bigla kasi, I plan to consult her pedia first pero sabi nila dev pedia daw dapat para ma refer sa speech path.  almost 1 week na ng nagsimulang mag stutter si ava, sobrang biglaan..paranoid na ako eh.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 25, 2012, 11:44:39 am
^ Not usually.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Pretty_ava on September 25, 2012, 11:56:19 am
^sis, mga magkano kaya consult sa dev pedia?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: whinx on September 25, 2012, 03:58:38 pm
bothered na din ako sa behavior ng daughter kaya I'm considering na patingnan sya sa dev pedia. I inquired kay Dr. Tippy Tanchangco kaya lang April pa ma accommodate daughter ko. He's charging Php3K as PF.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 25, 2012, 04:09:32 pm
^^ Initial evaluation would range from P3,000 to as much as P5,000.

^ Sis, Dr. Tippy Tanchanco is a woman. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: whinx on September 25, 2012, 05:01:40 pm
^ Oh no... Di ko pa kasi sya nakikita and nakakausap. Babae pala sya which is a plus for me :) Thanks sis for clarifying :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on September 26, 2012, 12:53:03 pm
mga sis, regarding dra tippy...

how does she go about with the initial consult? may questionnaire din ba papasagutan tapos from there dun nya i-evaluate yung bata?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 26, 2012, 04:14:48 pm
^ I forgot na if there was a questionnaire. Most likely, meron.  What I remember though is that she discussed with me and my husband for around 10-15 minutes everything she needed to know about the child she will assess.  In the meantime, the child is inside the room playing with toys para makapag-warm up siya sa environment.  After the discussion with the parents, she will ask the child to perform specific activities.  While the child is going through the activities, she writes on a sort of score sheet the result.  After everything, she will explain what each score means.  Her assessment report is a one-page report summarizing what she has discussed with the parents, namely, the score sheet and the assessment, plus her recommendation.  The process shall take around an hour to 1 1/2 hours.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: whinx on September 26, 2012, 04:29:50 pm
^ Sulit naman pala babayad kay Dr. Tippy. Effective naman ba sis yung mga recommendations niya? It's Tanchanco pala :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on September 26, 2012, 04:37:13 pm
^ Yes.  She recommended physical therapy for one of my children and within a few months, he was walking already and thus, no longer needed PT.   Last year, she recommended occupAtional therapy to address the fine motor skills (tripod grip, mainly) of my children as a "pro-active" (her words) measure.  Again, within months, that concern/issue was addressed.

My children love her.I sometimes e-mail her about school stuff and she replies and provides clarity.  I also get a lot of insights on raising happy and self-reliant children from her.  Honestly, I feel that she is a partner in making sure that my children develop to their fullest potential.   :)

We have been going to her since my children were 11 months old (my kids are now 5 years old) and thus, we have a certain rapport na with her.  I don't know lang if what I have experienced is true for other parents and kids.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: whinx on September 26, 2012, 05:18:57 pm
^ Wow! Inspiring Sis! I want happy and self-reliant kids as well. I hope masingit ako sa mas maagang schedule so that my daughter can be assessed na.  Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Dr. Tippy.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on September 27, 2012, 04:09:35 pm
@lilsaintsmom - sis kumusta yung evaluation nyo with Dr. Penano-Ho? Ano mga recommendations nya?

Hi sis. Sorry I forgot to update. The assessment went greatl. We had the initial assessment done. Meron pang 6 to go. We are scheduled to come back on december. She asks us to have our son check for the Pedia Opta and EENT. Nahiwagaan kasi siya sa iq test na ginawa niya sa son ko. She just wanted to make sure na physically walang problem para matuloy ang tests. Dami niyang tinuro samin what we should teach him.
She also handles patients with ADHD and ASD. So yung main concern na kalikutan niya sa school na explain niya ng maayos sa amin.  She was so fond of my son parang kulang yung oras nila nung nag assess sila hehe. Dra is super compassionate with her work. Akalain mo una masungit na nakakatakot. Pero hindi, andun yung puso niya sa ginagawa niya. We are so happy talaga with her. We can't wait to see her again this december.  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: inkslinger on September 28, 2012, 01:59:55 pm
Hi sis. Sorry I forgot to update. The assessment went greatl. We had the initial assessment done. Meron pang 6 to go. We are scheduled to come back on december. She asks us to have our son check for the Pedia Opta and EENT. Nahiwagaan kasi siya sa iq test na ginawa niya sa son ko. She just wanted to make sure na physically walang problem para matuloy ang tests. Dami niyang tinuro samin what we should teach him.
She also handles patients with ADHD and ASD. So yung main concern na kalikutan niya sa school na explain niya ng maayos sa amin.  She was so fond of my son parang kulang yung oras nila nung nag assess sila hehe. Dra is super compassionate with her work. Akalain mo una masungit na nakakatakot. Pero hindi, andun yung puso niya sa ginagawa niya. We are so happy talaga with her. We can't wait to see her again this december.  :)

It's great to know that you're happy with her :) Sis, eto ba yung assessment na worth 12K? Bakit sya nahiwagaan sa iq test ng anak mo? Ano ba yung test nya? WPPSI and WIAT? Sorry, daming tanong :) Naghahanap rin kasi ako ng psychologist who has extensive training on or knowledge about highly able children. Parang partner ba. I felt kasi na hindi sapat yung one time testing lang na nagawa namin, and that my daughter has to see a specialist once a year. Although I now understand in a way why my daughter is the way she is because of the tests, I didn't expect na matrabaho pala ito. I always have this feeling of having to keep up with her. Every 6 months or so, there are huge leaps in learning. Yung napag-aralan ko a few months back, paso na agad. Yung mga ipapagawa ko sa kanya na na-research ko, hindi na magagamit. Nakakapagod din, especially now na may maliit ako. Minsan nga naiisip ko, hayaan ko nalang kaya, pero di rin pwede kasi nagiging makulit.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on September 28, 2012, 05:23:38 pm
i totally agree sis dun sa nagiging makulit! HAHA. Sabi nga nila magastos daw talaga at mahirap magpalaki ng ganyang mga bata. Regarding dun sa test na ginawa niya meron siyang sinabi na iq test non-verbal eh. Yun yung ginawa niya may mga apparato siya na mabibigat parang magicians case. I think yung sinasabi mo yan yung written type of iq test ata yan. Di ko natackle kay dra what kind of tests pa ang gagawin. Pero inital was 3,500 kasi ginawa na niya yung iq test. So nagplus ako i think it will cost din around 12k.
Yung test ng son ko kasi yung pinaka complicated test sobrang easy sa kanya tapos yung least na pinakamahirap nahirapan siya. These are all on the colors and hearing. That's why she referred us for the optha and eent. The result if he has proven to have disabilities she would add another 20+ points on his total score if not naman a -20.
Since my son has been experiencing recurrent nasal congestion this may affect his hearing. Eto yung tinitignan angle ni dra kung bakit hirap nga maka-dinig.
Patignan daw namin so we could proceed with further tests.
Parang ganito yung apparatus niya pero mas malalaki https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT45_ASuIfDq5NhZ6CnSlW9PNpL2Nfa1ZlZtv3HRm5VVxlqBiJd.
Did you get a schedule with her already sis? :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: inkslinger on October 02, 2012, 06:49:16 pm
^Hindi pa ako nakapagpa-sked sa kanya e. I have been awaiting feedbacks from mommies here. Since positive ang experience nyo, punta kami sa kanya :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Blue Topaz on October 02, 2012, 10:24:39 pm
Hi mga sis. my son is 28 months old already but hindi pa rin sya nagsasalita. everytime sinasabi ko sa hubby ko, palagi nyang sinasabi magsasalita din yan kasi daw marunong naman. kaso lately bothered na ako kasi nakikita ko anak ko nilaline nya yung mga toys nya, ang ayos talaga ng pagkapatas. tapos napansin ko din na napakamainipin nya, one time dinala namin sa loob ng sinehan, nagiiyak sya kasi gusto lumabas sobrang nakakahiya sa mga tao kaya umalis na lang kami. at ang ingay din nya palaging sumisigaw. kaya sabi ko papa assess ko na talaga, can I have dr. tippy's contact details mga sis? sensya na po hindi ako makapagbackread ha? thanks.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bump on October 04, 2012, 01:24:39 am
^I'll answer about dun sa movie house ha. my son who is 3 yrs old cant remain still sa sinehan but pagsa house he can watch w/o complain. di pa siguro ready siya dun lalo na madilim.

The available slot for Dr.Tippy is next year summer pa. My son is under her associate Dr. Pabs Planta. We go to their clinic in Fun Ranch. I forgot the number but I can pm it to you tomorrow if you want. Basically same procedure nila since one & same yun SPED teacher & Dr. Tippy encouraged Dr. Planta to practice here instead in Singapore.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: whinx on October 04, 2012, 08:38:00 am
^ sis, sya din yung nrefer sa akin kasi yung sched namin with Dr. Tippy sa April pa next year. Same PF lang din ba sila?

My daughter's pedia told us na ipassess ko muna daughter ko sa Center for Developmental Pediatrics ng Medical City tapos dun daw irerefer sa dev pedia. May idea ba kayo how much screening dun? Sabi naman pedia mgagaling naman daw lahat ng dev pedia sa Medical City pero I want to try Dr Tippy first.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bump on October 04, 2012, 06:30:19 pm
Alam ko same lang sis sila ng rate. 3k assessment 2,500 na un next fee.

In my experience hindi lahat ok. Our 1st devped is from Med City too. Her aim for my son is total medication. She overlooked the reco of the reading specialist for speech therapy & ot. One year delayed un son ko. Imagine our disappoinment lalo na he was diagnosed when he was nearly 9yrs old.

Read and ask for feedbacks. Choose 3 specialists para if hindi pwede yun 1st may 2nd & 3rd option ka pa. Good luck sis!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: whinx on October 04, 2012, 07:32:51 pm
^thanks sis... Sa mga natanungan ko si dr tippy talaga recommend mostly... Naisip ko na hindi magrisk sa iba. Tawag nalang ako sa clinic ni dr tippy lagi to request na masingit daughter ko :) thanks again sis...
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: dulcette on October 06, 2012, 01:06:26 am
i recommend dr. Mark Reysio-Cruz of Capitol med. super maasikaso kasi siya sa clients nya, actually tumatawag pa siya personally sa intervention team madalas (therapists, teachers, etc) for updates, plans, status, etc. super bait pa.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: xianmoms on October 06, 2012, 02:54:48 pm
Hello po mga mommies, ask ko lang po sana kung meron po kayo marerefer sa akin na magaling na occupational theraphy.. Almost 8months na po nagpapatheraphy ang baby ko.. Hirap po kase sya sa swallowing and sucking.. 1month palang sya nubg maoperahan after operation nawala ang sucking and swallowing nya.. Through NGT ang pag feed sa kanya ngayon.. Sobrang depress na po talaga ako kase sobrang tagal na until now hindi parin sya nagsa suck.. Medyo ok na swallow nya.. Please help naman po..
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: dulcette on October 07, 2012, 11:15:14 am
^ medyo OT din sis kasi dev ped thread ito, hehe. how much are you willing to spend on your baby's intervention ba? are you sure you want an OT or rather an SP?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: DV on October 07, 2012, 12:41:47 pm
^^xianmoms, baka may makita ka ritong therapy center na malapit sa inyo:

http://www.femalenetwork.com/girltalk/index.php/topic,201490.0.html
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: whinx on October 08, 2012, 01:24:21 pm
scheduled my daughter for screening sa Center for Developmental Pediatrics ng Medical City... sabi ng pedia nya I can request daw for Dr tippy para mapaaga yung schedule ko... and sa screening stage palang daw if wala naman prob sa daughter ko hindi na kailangan na dalhin kay dr. tippy... praying na normal naman lahat sa daughter ko :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on October 14, 2012, 06:05:07 am
^any idea how much the screening would cost sis? thanks.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: yezzi on October 14, 2012, 08:19:19 pm
^^how do you go about screening sis? is it recommended by your baby's pedia? I wanna have my baby check kasi sana re: behaviour. TIA
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sweetcake on October 15, 2012, 01:30:40 pm
i recommend dr. Mark Reysio-Cruz of Capitol med. super maasikaso kasi siya sa clients nya, actually tumatawag pa siya personally sa intervention team madalas (therapists, teachers, etc) for updates, plans, status, etc. super bait pa.
sis how much sa kanya?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: whinx on October 16, 2012, 08:57:49 am
^any idea how much the screening would cost sis? thanks.

It's Php1,145 sis
^^how do you go about screening sis? is it recommended by your baby's pedia? I wanna have my baby check kasi sana re: behaviour. TIA

At first, It was my personal choice to bring my daughter to a dev pedia (Dr. Tippy) but the schedule given to us is April 2013 pa. My daughter's pedia suggested na dalhin muna daughter namin sa Center for Developmental Pediatrics ng Medical City for screening para we can have an initial evaluation.

The screening was about an hour and 30 mins. The parent will fill-out a questionnaire first, then the kid with parents pupunta sa isang room to start the one on one evaluation. The doctor will ask questions (I guess this will depend on the age of the Kid) sa kid about shapes, colors, numbers, objects, parts of the body etc., then will give 2, 3 and 4-step instructions, then meron na ipapakitang different pictures tapos the Dr will tell something about each picture tapos ipapagaya sa kid, meron din spot the difference, test of yung attentiveness and pagiging focused ng kid, then there will be several questions na ask sa kid like age, name, anong gusto nilang gawin etc. After talking to the kid, the Dr will interview the parents and ask about the history of the kid (panu ngbuntis, CS/normal delivery, environment sa house, allergies etc.), family background and childhood experiences of the parents, about yaya and playmates, school experience ng kid, social activities, weekend bonding etc.

The result will be released a week after the screening. You will be informed if you need a regular session with a dev pedia and other therapists.

For me, sulit ang bayad kasi we learned a lot from the session plus the dr will request to talk to the yaya para she can give instructions as well. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on October 17, 2012, 02:00:07 pm
sweetcake si dr. mark reysio-cruz i'm not sure lang kung nakabalik na siya. Nag out of the country ata yun kaya ngstop ang pg pa-paappointment sa kanya. Fee is 3,500.. Try calling capitol med and ask for his number.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on October 20, 2012, 06:43:44 am
I took my son kay Dr. Treichler-Borgaily last Thursday and she said that my son is in the autism spectrum pero since sobrang na-baby yung son ko and addicted sa TV, she is giving us the benefit of the doubt. We have 6 weeks to change his environment and at the same time start therapy. My son nga pala is 18 months old.

We have another appointment with a dev pedia from Malolos, Bulacan this coming Monday. His name is Dr. Jack Herrin then sana (fingers crossed!) masingit kami kay Dr. Eusebio on November 6. If that won't work, it's either Dr. Falcotelo or Dr. Mark Reysio-Cruz.

Who would you recommend na mas okay? Dr. Mark or Dr. Falcotelo?


Thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: dulcette on October 20, 2012, 07:03:32 am
^ doc mark all the way! hehe. havent worked with dr. falcotelo.
i've had referrals from dr. Herrin and dr. Eusebio before.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on October 20, 2012, 07:03:13 pm

^ doc mark all the way! hehe. havent worked with dr. falcotelo.
i've had referrals from dr. Herrin and dr. Eusebio before.

really sis? sige nga, at ma try.




Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: joyfulmommy on October 31, 2012, 10:07:31 am
Sis bump, ok ba si doc pablo. I was trying to set an appointment din kasi with dr tippy but the secretary suggested him since mas available sya. Tried to google his name i got almost no feedback.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplezun on November 02, 2012, 05:40:22 pm
Since it takes many months before you can get a schedule to see a dev pedia what we did is to call CDC at the Medical City and scheduled for developmental screening it is a pre-evaluation before going to a dev pedia and I learned that if you had the screening at CDC you will be prioritized to get a schedule with the dev pedia with max turn around time of 2months.

There are only 4 dev pedias in TMC luckily we got a sched with Dra. Tippy Tanchangco in less than 2mos then we had the comprehensive evaluation done and we are now undergoing OT sessions.   :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: neneng_bee on November 03, 2012, 03:04:46 pm
Hi! Pajoin po. My daughter's situation is somehow same s iba mag 3 1/2 yrs old sya dis month. Almost 1 1/2 years old sya bago naglakad. Before 3 yrs old nagstop n sya ng milk dhil tinatabig nya yung bote kpag sinusubo mo s knya. Ginawa nmin yung chocolate flavor n pedia sure ang binibili para kunwari chuckie. D rin sya kumakain ng rice kung kakain man e lugaw dapat. d sya nsanay kumain ng solid.
Delayed din ang pagsasalita nya pero ngyn may mga nasasabi n rin syang sentences. para rin syang recorder n paulit ulit ang sinasabi. super likot sya n parang lalaki. ang problem p s knya d mo [textspeak!] maawat s pag iyak kpag di naibigay ang gusto. may instance p n s madaling araw bglang nagigising at grabe pagwawala. nagliliyad sya at halos mapaos n kakaiyak at kulay red n ang mukha d pa rin ngstop. ayaw nman magsalita kpag ask mo kung ano gusto.
D sya nkakatulog s gabi kpag [textspeak!] s tabi nya yung favorite stuffed toy nya pati yung mga 3 [textspeak!]-tauhan nya kpag nawala ang isa don iiyak sya.
only child sya at wlang kalarong bata. d sya nkikimingle s mga bata kpag dinadala sya s playroom s mall. ang gusto lang nya slide ng slide.
nagdidiaper p rin sya hanggang ngyn kc kpag d sya nagdiaper d sya umiihi. pinipigil nya kahit ihing ihi n sya. tinuturuan nman nmin sya n magsabi n samahan s cr pero uulitin lang nya pero d sya pupunta don. 
fast learner naman sya she knows how to count 1-10 even spanish counting thanks to dora hehe khit nwawala ang siete bigla n lang otso, alphabet song, color and some animals. nagshu-shutdown n rin ng computer. yung nga lang ayaw nya ng paulit ulit kpag ask mo sya. mdali rin syang magsawa s gnagawa at mainitin ang ulo.
ang sabi ng husband ko parang may mild autism ang baby nmin (wag naman sana) parang tom cruise daw. gusto ko nga syang patingnan s dev ped nung nbasa ko. d ko p sya ineenroll s school kc masyado pangbata.
minsan nga naiisip ko ano b akong klaseng nanay bat ngkganun anak ko. nagwowork kc ko kya s gabi ko n lang sya naaalagaan. lolo lang nya nag aalaga s knya. help nyo nman ako kung anong remedy s baby ko. TIA.

Sis, much better kung mapapatignan mo na sya sa dev ped para malaman mo ang condition nya habang maaga pa. Ang pagkakaalam ko si Tom Cruise may ADHD at Dyslexia.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommylyn on November 06, 2012, 12:01:59 pm
joining.
My eldest daughter meron ADHD and LD (pero mild lang daw). She was born with cleft lip/palate and according to the dev-pedia, baka isa rin ito sa effect ng congenital deformity niya. Her Dev-Pedia is Dra. Jocelyn Eusebio. meron syang clinic in cubao and UERM and she charges 2,500 per visit. She's seen may daughter since she was 4yo pa. Now ata ang charge nya is 3k na per visit.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: neneng_bee on November 06, 2012, 11:44:03 pm
joining.
My eldest daughter meron ADHD and LD (pero mild lang daw). She was born with cleft lip/palate and according to the dev-pedia, baka isa rin ito sa effect ng congenital deformity niya. Her Dev-Pedia is Dra. Jocelyn Eusebio. meron syang clinic in cubao and UERM and she charges 2,500 per visit. She's seen may daughter since she was 4yo pa. Now ata ang charge nya is 3k na per visit.

Sis. Mommylyn,  Dati si Dr. Eusebio ang dev ped ng anak ko. Noong Feb 2012 ko lang sya pinatingin kay Dr. Eusebio 2,500 assessment fee nya sa house nila ito sa Murphy Quezon City. Ngayon nag change na ko nang  dev ped. May ni-recommend kasi ang sped teacher ng anak ko. Dr. Jocelyn Sanchez ng St. Lukes ngayon ang dev ped nang son ko.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: missoni on November 08, 2012, 12:02:53 am
How much ang consult kay dra Sanchez? I have a student who was assesed by her and I was impressed with the report she gave to the parents.Comprehensive, and the recommendations are okay din.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: neneng_bee on November 08, 2012, 01:56:17 am
How much ang consult kay dra Sanchez? I have a student who was assesed by her and I was impressed with the report she gave to the parents.Comprehensive, and the recommendations are okay din.

3,000 ang assessment fee nya, pero pag follow up check up lang nasa 500.  Impressed din kami hubby kasi napaka detalyado ang report nya. Hindi katulad  nung una naming dev ped hindi nakita na may mild adhd ang son ko.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: joyce09 on November 08, 2012, 04:26:45 pm
3,000 ang assessment fee nya, pero pag follow up check up lang nasa 500.  Impressed din kami hubby kasi napaka detalyado ang report nya. Hindi katulad  nung una naming dev ped hindi nakita na may mild adhd ang son ko.

@ neneng_bee

sis, what are those characteristics ng son ninyo kung bakit na diagnose siya na may mild adhd? ans how ols is your son? kasi ang 3 yrs old son ko din super likot pag sa bahay tipong di mapakali sa upuan lahat ng kalikutan sa kanya ata hindi mo makita na nakaupo lang unless kung meron siyang ginagawa o umiinom ng milk niya sa glass. very short span lang talaga ang attention niya but he is very snart kid. at 3 years old he can read and spell some words... thank you.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: neneng_bee on November 08, 2012, 07:59:22 pm
Hello sis,

Ito pala ang mga characteristic ng son ko. difficulty staying seated, fidgeting and bouncing while seated, talking excessively, seeming to be in constant motion, climbing on things and jumping off things inappropriately, running inappropriately.  My son is 7 he was diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia at the age of 6.

Sa tingin ko masyado pang maaga para mag-conclude ka na may adhd ang son mo. Natural nalang sa mga bata ages 3 below ang super likot lalo na at lalake ang anak mo.  Ideal ipatingin ang bata sa dev ped kung sa tingin mo na may adhd sya ages 5 above. Base ito sa dev ped ng anak ko. Thanks!

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on November 08, 2012, 10:53:16 pm
Based from Kaplan, diagnostic criteria of ADHD :ADHD is diagnosed before 7 years old


Actually, parents usually notice it when it is school-age time. Symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and or inattentiveness ang napapansin.Usually kids nowadays start school around 3+ -4 years old right? Noticeable by school age, kasi yun mga difficulty staying seated, roaming around, does not seem to listen,  difficulty staying in line, etc doon talaga nahahahalata.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: joyce09 on November 08, 2012, 11:35:00 pm
@ neneng_bee and rhumbafrapp

mga sis thank you for shariing those info and ideas regarding adhd in kids. Yes, agree, that adhd be best evaluated during school age. With some insights from you kelangan ko magiging cautious from those symptoms and charateristics kasi may mga red flags of adhd akong napapansin sa son ko. But hope na its just a part of their phase... Thanks.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: neneng_bee on November 09, 2012, 01:19:48 am
Based from Kaplan, diagnostic criteria of ADHD :ADHD is diagnosed before 7 years old


Actually, parents usually notice it when it is school-age time. Symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and or inattentiveness ang napapansin.Usually kids nowadays start school around 3+ -4 years old right? Noticeable by school age, kasi yun mga difficulty staying seated, roaming around, does not seem to listen,  difficulty staying in line, etc doon talaga nahahahalata.

Tama ka sis 3+ pwede mo na makita kung may adhd ang bata. Kaya lang siguro nasabi ng dev ped ko na atleast 5+ ang ideal age na ipatingin ang bata, kasi siguro ang 3+ talagang kakulitan age ito ng  mga kids.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on November 09, 2012, 07:28:17 am
^ yes sis, pwede din naman muna sabihin ng dr na AT RISK. madami at start na AT RISK muna, since, well, madaming factors din to consider. :) for example, yun behavior ng kids pag may other kids, especially pagka only child lang or konti yun exposure with other kids. Example lang ha, not to be taken in the general sense :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: beapat on November 09, 2012, 08:51:07 am
Tanong mga sisses, not sure kung may nakapag tanong na ito, pwede din bang mag pa-assess sa devped kahit wala namang nakikitang concern (s) sa baby ko? Gusto ko lang syang ipa-assess just to make sure na wala akong namiss na development delay sa kanya.

Thanks
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on November 09, 2012, 08:55:51 am
^ Yeah, puwedeng-puwede.  Actually, developmental screening is recommended at 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months of age even if there is no concern or issue
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: m_lim on November 09, 2012, 09:46:13 am
saan nagpapa assess? sa pedia ba?

sinong recommended pedia sa St Lukes QC? breastfeeding advocate sana
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on November 09, 2012, 12:11:33 pm
^ The pedia should initially conduct the screening during well baby check-ups.  If there's a concern, like, if the baby is not hitting her milestones on time, the pedia may refer the case to a developmental pedia.

Our pedia at St. Luke's QC is Dr. Mianne Silvestre.  She went on indefinite leave but I heard she's back.  Please check na lang.  She is a consultant of WHO and DOH on breastfeeding and newborn protocol.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: beapat on November 09, 2012, 03:21:55 pm
^thanks sis marose :-) may sched ako kay Dr. Tippy and i'm starting to make some notes regarding my baby's developments.  Bigla ko lang naisip if [textspeak!] ba kahiya na magpa assess sa kanya kahit wala naman akong napapansin na kakaiba and its a good assurance na ok lang talaga na mag pa assess sa kanya.

God bless
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: qmoonlight on November 10, 2012, 07:31:23 am
Hi sisses,anyone knows a dev ped in Cebu? I live in mindanao and have tried dev peds here but not so satisfied. I want my son to be re assessed.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on November 10, 2012, 07:56:41 am
^^ Dr. Tippy calls it being pro-active.  :) When is your appointment?  Sa Medical City ba or at her new clinic at Fun Ranch?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: pretinnes on November 11, 2012, 02:07:12 pm
Hi sisses,anyone knows a dev ped in Cebu? I live in mindanao and have tried dev peds here but not so satisfied. I want my son to be re assessed.

i'm not sure if cebu based but dr. gellada is from the visayas. magaling siya.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: imeego on November 11, 2012, 02:29:01 pm
^^^there's one in chong hua hospital (cebu), her name is dr jacqueline espina...try to contact chh for info na lang sis :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: qmoonlight on November 11, 2012, 11:24:13 pm
^^^there's one in chong hua hospital (cebu), her name is dr jacqueline espina...try to contact chh for info na lang sis :)

Thanks sis.  I googled and found her name. Sa CHH nga siya. I hope I can book in before Sinulog.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: adudu on November 12, 2012, 04:36:24 pm
hi mga sis,
 
any feedback about  Maria Carolina(maricar) Alejano since she's the only dev ped here in bacolod.


thanks in advance!:)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Alec_Feline on December 27, 2012, 11:44:45 am
info from childfind's fb page
address:   Units 210-212 The Tower at Emerald Square, P.Tuazon and J.P Rizal streets, Project. 4, 1109 Quezon City, Philippines
Assessment Department: (02) 439-2338, (02) 0907-2496917 ; Therapy Center: (02) 911-2015 , (02) 0907-6563890
ang alam ko ang fee nila 8-12k.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ChildFind-Learning-and-Play-Center/120551514673466?sk=info


I have been trying to call ChildFind but no one's picking up. Tried to send them an email just now, hopefully I'll hear from them the soonest.
Just to clarify, Development Pedia ba yung kakausapin ko sa ChildFind?  Iba ba  yung neurodev pedia?

I tried to search for the website of Bewhavioral and Developmental Society of the Phil, wala ako makita.
Hope someone can help. Thank you.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: missoni on December 28, 2012, 10:22:18 am
no, Dr. Dizon and his associates are not medical doctors, They do "sped assessment". The reports that I got from them (for my students who need sped placement and mainstreaming), they use IQ tests and then may recommendations sa school placement and parang IEP na for the whole year. may mga age equivalents din. Yung isang report from CF may grade level na equivalent din. More on IEP yung program that they will give you,. For diagnosis, sa Dev Ped talaga, those in Childfind cannot diagnose the medical condition. Try calling them in January, closed kasi most of the therapy centers for christmas vacation.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on December 28, 2012, 10:53:35 pm
dr dizon is a SPED diagnosticisian
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: petunia716 on January 08, 2013, 04:53:41 pm
hi sisses! just finished backreading and i must say very helpful talaga ang mga insights and first hand accounts ng mga gt!  i'm looking for feedbacks kasi on the dev peds.  we have an appointment na with dr. francis dimalanta, at first i read really good feedbacks on him but on the latter part medyo di na ok kaya hesitant tuloy ako ngayon.  the only dev ped who's consistently raved about is dr. tippy tanchanco. i want to try our luck with her sana makasingit ng earlier appointment! do you know her contact number in fun ranch? thank you!!!!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherrhys on February 18, 2013, 06:34:49 am
For those looking for a Dev.Ped. with no long waiting list, try Dr. Jack Alexander Herrin of Cardinal Santos Medical Center (Greenhills, San Juan).  My youngest twins went to him, so far I'm satisfied naman with his diagnosis and he's very nice and very playful with my boys.  His PF is P2,500 only for about 2 hours of assessment/consultation. He was referred to me by our regular Pedia, Dr. Joseph Regalado.

My older kids went to Dra. Tippy before kaya lang very discouraging lang yung haba ng pila.  Syempre she's one of the best pa rin, although for me comparable naman si Dr. Herrin.   :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: chinita_san2007 on February 24, 2013, 08:33:14 pm
galing din kami kay dr. herrin etong 1st wk ng feb. he is not intimidating..ang bait pa noh? refer din sya ng pedia namin. highly recommended.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: kitty07 on March 20, 2013, 04:58:53 pm
Mga sis, medyo OT ata to pero ask ko na rin.  Baka may marefer naman kaso child psychologist.  May son who has ADHD needs to be tested using WPPSI.  Usually ata battery of tests kaso I only need the WPPSI e, kaya I am looking for one who can have this one test done.  Kung di pwede ipost dito pa-PM na lang mga sis.  TIA. 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lent0t on April 02, 2013, 04:03:09 pm
Hi,

I would like to know if may naka experience na ng consultation with Dr Pablito Planta? My son has a schedule with him on April 4.

TIA
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: wonder_wave on April 04, 2013, 02:52:22 pm
Is Dra. Michiko Baloca on leave? I tried calling the cellphone number- naka-off & clinic landline numbers pero walang nasagot and number temporarily not in use daw.

Mag-papaschedule sana ako for Initial Assessment, sya kasi nirecommend ng OT ng son ko, supposedly kasi kay Dr. Lazaro nung December pero nagkasakit ang son ko and hindi kami nakapunta tapos tagal na ng next available slot so I cancelled. My son is having OT & ABA since December, I waited for 3 months before mag-paschedule for Initial Assessment para atleast may improvement. Wala naman sa isip ko na dapat nga pala nag-paschedule na agad ako kasi mahaba nga pala waiting time  :(
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lent0t on April 05, 2013, 07:15:49 am
Hello, mga sis share ko lang yung experience namin with Dr Planta at world citi. He's super nice and playful to my son. Dami activities tulad ng wooden blocks, picture naming, and may mga small toy figurines. He test my son in different fields... sa locomotor, social, speech and reasoning. He even ask my son to jump a lot, tip toe, and jump over a jumping rope. . He's observant, pagpasok pa lang namin nag start na sya mag observe and kahit naguusap kami observing pa rin sya while my son is playing alone.

The assessment took 2hrs. My son was diagnosed with developmental language disorder and as per result for a 4yrs old boy his speech level is 2yrs old. Other fields naman like locomotor, reasoning, and performance at par naman sa age nya. yun performance nga pang 5yrs old ang level. he encourage us sa OT though. kahit once a week lang daw pero our priority daw is speech therapy.

by the way, he has clinic din in medmom sa fun ranch tiendesitas.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: wonder_wave on April 05, 2013, 04:43:04 pm
^sis saan pa may clinic si Dr. Planta aside from medmom?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lent0t on April 05, 2013, 08:02:48 pm
^sis saan pa may clinic si Dr. Planta aside from medmom?

hello sis, sa World Citi Hosp. Anonas area yun hosp and walking distance lang sya from LRT 2 Anonas station. His PF pala is 2.5k dunno yun follow up nakalimutan ko kasi itanong. ang sched nya is tues and thurs. maluwag sched nya, nung tumawag kami ng tuesday... supposedly tues din yun assessment kaso di ako naka pag return call kagad kaya naging thursday. parang per day 2 clients lang sya since 1.5-2hrs yun assesment. sorry haba ng sagot ko hehe, okay kasi talaga sya.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherrhys on April 05, 2013, 08:17:17 pm
galing din kami kay dr. herrin etong 1st wk ng feb. he is not intimidating..ang bait pa noh? refer din sya ng pedia namin. highly recommended.

Just saw your post.  Yes, he's very nice nga and very playful with my twins.  :)

kitty07 Maybe you can try Dr. Joseph Regalado of Cardinal Santos Hospital (near Greenhills).  He is pedia but also a child psychologist.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Project60 on April 08, 2013, 10:59:08 am
wow, i was just about to recommend Dr. Alexander Herrin pero i read that we have a lot of mommies here who brought their child to him. He was also referred by my son's pedia dr. regalado. I initially wanted to try dr. dimalanta but waiting time was too long, dr. regalado was able to squeeze my son to dr. herrin's schedule in as little as 2 days :) try nyo sila :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherrhys on April 08, 2013, 06:08:33 pm
^Same pedia din pala tayo and Dr. Regalado was also the one who referred me to Dr. Herrin.  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: WandaWits on April 09, 2013, 08:18:21 am
Mommies, may I know how much ang fee ni Dr.Regalado, clinic schedule & contact number?
How does he handle or paano ang process kapag nag consult regarding behavior issues sa bata?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Project60 on April 09, 2013, 10:04:00 am
sis cherryhs: why did you consult dr herrin? :) he didn't come up with a diagnosis yet kasi sabi nya it's too early to label a child so he suggested that we do ot first for 6 mos then to go back to him afterwards.. okay naman sya he was very nice and madali kausap not intimidating.

sis wandawits - if it's for vaccine he waives the consultation fee but for consultation fee it's 500 :) go there on a weekday kasi blockbuster yung line pag saturday... pero if you really want to there on a saturday, i suggest to be there as early as 6:30am para mga number 1-5 ka pa in line.. pag mga 8 ka kasi dumating minsan number 20 up ka na :) HTH! :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherrhys on April 10, 2013, 06:54:36 am
WandaWits  If it's about behavioural, by appointment siya.  You can ask her secretaries regarding the fee for that because I'm not too familiar.  But if for regular pedia consult it is as Project60 said, P500.  Agree also about the blockbuster line on Saturday, and don't worry about the early time kasi maaga din magclinic si Doc., 7am-12nn MWFSat and 1-6pm naman TTh.  Matagal pila niya kasi kinakausap niya talaga ng matagal per patient, kumbaga di lang sakit or vax pati din behaviour, etc.  You may call Cardinal Santos at 727-0001 then local 2117 for his clinic.  HTH! :)

Project60  My twins kasi have language delays, but same with you Dr. Herrin also doesn't want to label my boys and advices us to undergo OT first and see if there's any improvements.  The older one talagang lacks eye contact and have other minor signs while the younger one naman more on speech lang talaga.  He kind of have his own language but can respond and express himself.   :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: wonder_wave on April 10, 2013, 09:38:15 pm
paki pm naman po ng numbers ni Dr. Planta & Dr. Herrin  :) tia!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: WandaWits on April 13, 2013, 01:38:47 pm
Thanks cherrys & Project60. Anyone who has an experience with Dr.Francis Dimalanta? He was recommended to me by a doctor friend but still, I want to get some feedback first before I choose a doctor for my child. We brought her to a child psychologist already regarding her behavior, but nasayang lang binayad namin cause I feel na hindi naman na-address exactly kung ano yung concern namin. Hindi ko alam talaga kung sa child developmental pedia or psychologist namin siya dadalhin.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: wonder_wave on April 13, 2013, 03:42:07 pm
wow, i was just about to recommend Dr. Alexander Herrin pero i read that we have a lot of mommies here who brought their child to him. He was also referred by my son's pedia dr. regalado. I initially wanted to try dr. dimalanta but waiting time was too long, dr. regalado was able to squeeze my son to dr. herrin's schedule in as little as 2 days :) try nyo sila :)

^Same pedia din pala tayo and Dr. Regalado was also the one who referred me to Dr. Herrin.  :)

Hi, may I know how much ang PF ni Dr. Herrin?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherrhys on April 13, 2013, 06:02:05 pm
^It's P2,500.  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: darna88 on April 14, 2013, 09:55:31 am
^It's P2,500.  :)

sis its 3,000 di ba pag 1st visit? 2,500 is for follow up...
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherrhys on April 14, 2013, 12:58:27 pm
^I'm not sure, coz we paid P2,500 both times we're there.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: darna88 on April 14, 2013, 08:21:33 pm
^I'm not sure, coz we paid P2,500 both times we're there.

sakin kas sis 3thou pag 2nd vist daw yun 2,500php maybe its bec.twins yun pinacheck mo kaya discounted
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: iceebaby on April 15, 2013, 10:22:48 am
Hi mga sis, has anyone tried Dr. Moral of Asian Hospital? I have an appointment (3 months blocked away) next week. How much kaya fee niya? Thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherrhys on April 15, 2013, 06:00:46 pm
sakin kas sis 3thou pag 2nd vist daw yun 2,500php maybe its bec.twins yun pinacheck mo kaya discounted

Possible.  Pero baka nagtaas na kasi biglang dumami patients niya because of this forum.  ;D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: gummy bear on April 15, 2013, 09:28:35 pm
Hi mga sis, has anyone tried Dr. Moral of Asian Hospital? I have an appointment (3 months blocked away) next week. How much kaya fee niya? Thanks!

Devped siya Sis ng anak ko. Magaling siya and unlike other devped na na-try ko, hindi siya nagmamadali. Yung iba kasi 20min lang tapos na. Yung kay Dr. Moral, marami siya pinagawa sa anak ko to really check his condition. Almost 2hrs kami sa kanya. Forgot ko 'yung fee niya pero around 3k-3500. May appointment nga kami ulit sa kanya this coming May. 6months after 'yun ng first check-up ng anak ko sa kanya.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: phaul0926 on April 30, 2013, 09:42:10 am
Hi po! I'm new here.

Just want to ask if has anyone tried Dr. Pablito Planta as DEVPED? Nagtry ako magpasched kay Dra. Tippy Tanchanco pero booked kasi siya until August pa and they referred me to Dr. Planta kasi same clinic daw naman sila ni Dra. Tippy.

Appreciate your feedback  po.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lent0t on May 01, 2013, 08:44:35 am
hi @phaul0926, my son had his appointment with Dr Planta last April 4. I can say he's good. He is patient and playful with my son too. The assessment will take 1.5-2hrs. He test my son in diff fields such as locomotor, personal-social, speech & hearing, performance and practical reasoning. he made my son do some wooden blocks activity, lacing beads, picture naming, shape sorting.. etc. also he ask my son to jump, walk on the straight line, tip toe, hop over a jumping rope, and etc

I can say his assessment is very objective since he based my son's diagnosis on the result of above mentioned activities. he took notes while my son was doing all those wooden blocks thing. i think for every activity there is a corresponding score then at the end of the assessment he tallied it.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: valerie28 on May 02, 2013, 08:35:03 am
^hi sis! can i get dr planta's contact number? My 22 mos old son was diagnosed having global developmental delay. Just want to get second opinion kase un dev ped na pinuntahan namin parang ang bilis ng assessment nya sa baby ko wala pa kaming 30mins sa consultation namin.

TIA
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lent0t on May 02, 2013, 04:36:38 pm
^hi sis! can i get dr planta's contact number? My 22 mos old son was diagnosed having global developmental delay. Just want to get second opinion kase un dev ped na pinuntahan namin parang ang bilis ng assessment nya sa baby ko wala pa kaming 30mins sa consultation namin.

TIA

hi sis here are his contact details:

world citi medical center near LRT 2 anonas station
TTH 1-6pm
438-4772 loc 221
0919 4763558

medmom child development clinic @ funranch tiendesitas
MWFS 9am-5pm
234-2554
0919 3672002
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: iristacey on May 16, 2013, 01:07:54 pm
may I know the rates of other DP like dr. Planta? medyo nagmahal na din pala si dra. tanchanco. 4600 na initial assessment nya and 3600 thereafter.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: adudu on May 28, 2013, 12:13:16 pm
hi mga sisses,

 does anyone knows any devped who caters picky eater na may speech delay??? preferably sana sa makati med.


thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lent0t on June 01, 2013, 11:35:25 am
may I know the rates of other DP like dr. Planta? medyo nagmahal na din pala si dra. tanchanco. 4600 na initial assessment nya and 3600 thereafter.

Hi sis,
sorry for delayed reply. DR Planta's rate is 2.5k... i don't know his follow up rate. nakalimutan kong itanong
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hayne22 on June 06, 2013, 06:38:56 am
naka schedule kami ng initial assessment kay dr.planta sana maging maganda ang kakalabasan ng assessment ng baby ko..
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: XyAnRy on June 06, 2013, 11:21:56 am
anyone tried dra. ria de guzman? feedback pls kung natry nyo sya. thank you very much!

Hi sis! nakasched kami sa kanya on June 20. Natry mo na ba sya? Thanks.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: XyAnRy on June 10, 2013, 10:06:36 am
anyone tried dra. ria de guzman? feedback pls kung natry nyo sya. thank you very much!


Sis natry mo na si Dra. De Guzman? We have schedule to her on June 20. Thanks.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ross24 on June 18, 2013, 01:44:06 pm
Naginquire ako sa Med mon sa tiendesitas 3,500 yung checkup
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: petunia716 on June 18, 2013, 04:16:08 pm
^sino doctor sis? kay dra. tippy kasi 4,500 sa medmom.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: wonder_wave on June 18, 2013, 04:25:54 pm
^^Dr. Planta yan sis? Nagpa-schedule ako eh for July 4 P3,500 initial assessment.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ross24 on June 18, 2013, 08:43:34 pm
Naku hindi ko natanong kung sinong doctor hehe. Pero either naman yata sa kanila ok naman based sa reviews dito. July 5 naman schedule ko, 9am. Ang aga.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on June 21, 2013, 02:57:27 pm

Sis natry mo na si Dra. De Guzman? We have schedule to her on June 20. Thanks.

hi sis, how was it with dra de guzman? how much pf? thanks.
sana naman the dev peds won't charge too much. hindi na pang-masa ang consult fees nila. :( parang ang price increase nila php 1000 above noh? hay...
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bea_wang on July 15, 2013, 04:24:50 am
Hi! My son is scheduled for an assessment with Dr. Dimalanta next week at St. Luke's The Fort. Tanong ko lang how much na po PF niya ngayon? Also, is it true na walang comprehensive report na binibigay weeks after the assessment? Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: fibia on July 15, 2013, 07:56:35 pm
hi im not sure where to post my dilemna and i dunno if i need a devped or a childpsych. i just received a letter from my daughter's teacher regarding her alarming behavior in school

my daughter is 6 yo, and in Grade 1 in an all-girls school. the class adviser rarely communicates with the parents, its the Teacher in Charge (TIA) who does it, but this time maybe due do the seriousness of the problem, the class adviser wrote me instead

my daughter reportedly intimidates her classmates, saying things like:
"i like your pencil. give me your pencil, anyway we're BFF"
"i like your pencil case. i like to bring it home. just tell your mom you lost it."
as quoted by her teacher, this is her actual dialogue...
   
im worried about her. it breaks my heart to hear this, worse, my daughter does not report these things to me. i have a way of making her kwento the activities in school, and i feel she deliberately lies to me about these things. she actually told me she wanted to take home her classmates pencil case but not saying it in this manner.

would appreciate if you can direct me to a child counselor. im a first time mom and she is an only child.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on July 15, 2013, 09:38:25 pm
^ You may contact Dr. Jabby Herrera, a child psychologist, at Medmoms in Fun Ranch. I'm not sure if she handles cases similar to your daughter's but it's worth a try.
 I believe your daughter's case is not a developmental issue.

Have you spoken with the class adviser?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: fibia on July 15, 2013, 11:43:54 pm
^thank you for the reco, i will try to set an appointment with her. do u have her contact details? is she related to dr. jack herrera the pedia from cardinal who was mentioned before in GT? i tried googling her but cant seem to find her contact details

i havent talked to the class adviser, she only wrote in my daughter's diary, and i think i need to respond to it. but  what do i say to that, "noted, will talk to my daughter about it"? 
i feel its a bigger problem because the mom (of the girl she always talks to) was the one who told teacher about it, because my daughter said there wasnt any teacher around when she told these things to her classmate.

do u think the psychologist can help me address behavioral problems with my child? the problem at home is my dad and mom are not supportive of me disciplining my daughter, whether spanking or grounding or any other form.


Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on July 16, 2013, 08:50:53 am
^ Sent you a PM, sis.

I suggest you set a meeting with the class adviser so you can be apprised of the details of the incident.  You can also investigate further by asking questions.  At this point, it is not advisable to jump to conclusions.

Dr. Herrera is a child and family psychologist.  I guess she will ask you about the family dynamics in your home when you consult her.  She's an Ateneo grad who trained in the US and just came back recently to practice here in the Philippines. 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purple_girl on October 08, 2013, 02:29:02 am
hi sisses! any feedback kay dr veronica reloza and dr marizel dacumos? i was able to secure slots with them on november 12 and october 12, respectively. thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: darna88 on October 09, 2013, 04:34:28 pm
Any feedback with dr cynthia castrillo? Balak ko pang 2nd opinion ko sya devped ba sya? May nabasa kasi ako here parang hndi eh ? Sama lang kaya sya sa devped? Nalike ko mahpacheck sa knya kasi pumupunta daw talaga sa haus and skul sya para mag observe
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: msals2007 on October 18, 2013, 10:26:31 am
i just talked with my son's techer and she recommended us to see a child pshychologist from MedMom. Ang case naman ng anak ko is over shyness. He needs to be assessed if kailangan ng special intervention pa / classes or late maturity lang daw. My son is behave naman sa school kaya lang the problem is sobrang shy siya hindi siya nagpaparticipate in any activity. He just stays in his place and nagoobserve lang. Pero sa academics okay naman daw nakakasunod naman. Sa nakikita kong pf ng mga dev pedia parang masyado atang mahal. Ganun na ba talaga average rate ng pf ng dev pedia? nasa p3k to P4k per session? Can you recommend anybody sa Pasig area hopefully not that pricey but good.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on October 19, 2013, 08:42:57 am
mahal talaga PF ng devpeds.. kasi konti lang sila e. law of supply and demand. :P

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: msals2007 on October 21, 2013, 09:08:12 am
I talked with my son's pedia from Medical City and she recommended to avail the developmental screening muna from Medical City. After the results, they can recommend na what interventions are needed. Screening costs about P1100 and around 40 minutes ata yung process. Mga developmental pedia of Medical City naman will do the screening. Naka sched kami sa Thursday.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: msals2007 on October 25, 2013, 07:59:57 am
Any feedback about Dr. Stella Manalo of Medical City. I've been backreading pero wala akong makitang reviews on her. Thanks
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on October 25, 2013, 09:01:10 am
^ Dr. Manalo is the head of the Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Medical City.  I have a friend (also from GT) who switched from Dr. Manalo to another dev pedia for a very important reason.  I am not at liberty to disclose.  This may be an isolated case.  Dr. Manalo must be a very good developmental pedia, as she is the head in TMC.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: msals2007 on October 25, 2013, 01:00:22 pm
Thanks sis marose. Kaya siguro siya ang nirecommend ng CDP because she is the head. Pero siyempre I want to search for reviews pa from parents para mas makampante ako. Kasi mahal ang mga PF ng dev. pedia di ba pero for the development of our kids okay lang kahit pricey. Sige i wont ask for that experience of your friend. Browse browse lang baka may makita pa kong reviews.

I tried calling the clinic of Dr. Tanchanco kasi siya madaming good reviews dito. Pero she's out of the country right now. Tawagan daw ako kung kailan maisisingit kasi pag galing daw from developmental screening sa CDP nila tinatry daw nilang maisingit sa sched. P4500 pala PF niya, no,
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on October 25, 2013, 01:27:17 pm
^ Dr. Tanchanco is the dev pedia of my sons.  We have been going to her since my kids were 11 months old.  Actually, kahit wala na kong masyadong concerns about my kids' development, we still go to her twice a year for follow-ups.  Mas panatag kasi ako that way and she has really helped me in making sure my children develop their full potential.  I don't mind the cost of her fee because what I'm getting in terms of advice and peace of mind is priceless.

Parang doble gastos if you go for the screening AND the dev ped consultation. 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: msals2007 on October 25, 2013, 01:49:46 pm
Yes nadoble nga kami. Had I known sana dumirecho na lang ako sa developmental pedia. My son's pedia kasi recommended na magpa Developmental screening muna kami
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purple_girl on November 05, 2013, 03:09:06 am
hi sisses, question lang po, not sure if natanong na before but may cases ba na mali ang diagnosis ng dev ped? my daughter kasi was diagnosed with mixed receptive and expressive language delay and was recommended na mag OT, recommended din na mag non traditional school siya. when she had her trial class sa school that i'm considering, i've raised my concerns (and dev ped's diagnosis) to the teacher (she's also a psychologist). teacher's assessment is that my daughter lacks focus but it is not language delay, same assessment by therapist sa therapy center where i'm planning to enroll her.

i'm planning to get a second opinion din but not sure if i should mention/provide the assessment done by the other dev ped.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: billy on November 05, 2013, 08:05:39 am
^Sa experience ko sa first dev ped ng son ko, very careful siyang magbigay ng diagnosis, actually, hindi nga siya
nagbibigay ng diagnosis na parang nakakabitin tuloy hehe she cited possible conditions na baka ito, or baka ito.
so in the meantime, mag-OT or speech therapy. tapos pababalikin ka nang pababalikin.

Matagal din bago nasabi for sure that my son had mixed receptive-expressive language disorder (2nd dev ped), and before that nag-OT, ABA, speech therapy kami. Pero sa regular school siya
pinaretain ng doctors nya kasi he excels naman in academics.

Actually, mas nakikilala ng therapists and teachers ang bata kasi sila ang mas madalas kasama than the dev ped na every 3 or 6 months lang nila
nakikita ang development. Sis, if you will see a new dev ped, hindi niya babasahin or he will not refer to the old assessment, he/she will rely on his own
test results/observations para hindi sya ma-bias. Hope this helps. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purple_girl on November 05, 2013, 08:56:39 pm
^thanks sis! feeling ko kasi mali yung diagnosis ni dev ped. ma-affirm lang ni teacher and therapist.

haaay... sana naman yung next dev ped na pagdadalhan ko sa kanya okay.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: darna88 on November 06, 2013, 08:27:32 am
sis can u pm me sino yun dev ped na nagdianose sa anak mo ng receptive and expressive disorder?...
so sa 3nd opinon mo sasabihin mo ba na nagpatingin kana sa ibang doctor?.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purple_girl on November 06, 2013, 09:51:16 am
^pmed you sis
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purple_girl on November 14, 2013, 01:09:31 am
we had our appointment with dra reloza yesterday and mas agree ako with her assessment than sa first dev ped na pinagdalhan ko sa daughter ko. as per her assessment, development is on track naman but my daughter really lacks focus. she thinks that the scores could have been higher had my daughter been more cooperative and focused on the tasks on hand. she said that my daughter is showing signs of adhd (inattentive type) but that my daughter is too young to be given that diagnosis. she recommends 2x weekly OT and we'll have another assessment. she's hoping that my daughter will improve by then.

we have an appointment with dra moral on march but i'm not sure if we'll push through with it since satisfied naman ako sa assessment ni dra reloza.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: myjoy on April 23, 2014, 09:36:44 am
Hi mga sisses! I had my son checked yesterday from a dev ped/clinic that I saw here on this thread. Ok naman daw yung dev ped sabi sa comments here pero hindi ako satisfied sa diagnosis.

First off, pinaglaro yung son ko for about a minute or so ng toys, then binawi tapos binigyan ng iba tapos binawi ulet. Then may nagusutuhan na toys yung anak ko, kaya nung binawi sa kanya, umiyak sya at hinihingi nya ulet yung toy na yun. Ang assessment ng docotr, mahina daw ang transition ng baby to move from one activity to another. Hindi ba normal sa bata yung iiyak and hihingin yung toy na gusto nila?

Secondly, nung maliit pa yung baby ko, mahilig sya magpa-ikot ng gulong ng cars. He was about 9 months old nun when he got his first toy car as a gift. Pero nawala naman na ngayon, he plays with his cars the normal way na.

Thirdly, nagla line up ng cars yung baby pero hindi sya obessive compulsive na kailangan maayos lahat at hindi din sya nagagalit pag nagugulo yung toy cars nya na naka line up. Sya pa nga nag naggugulo nung toys nya after nya i line up eh.

The verdict: Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Kaya namin sya pina check sa dev ped kasi ang concern namin is speech delay. Pero yun ang sinabi ng doctor sa amin na assessment nya sa son namin. He is 2 y/o by the way.

He recommended OT, ST and Hearing Test.  Pero hindi nya sinabi kung gano kadalas ang OT. Kaya ipapaassess ulet namin si baby sa therapist para malaman yung needed nmber of sessions na kailangan.

Sinabi din pala ng doctor na delayed ang intellectual skills ng anak ko. Which I disagree kasi he learns easily just by observing. And maparaan sya kapag meron syang gusto. Hindi violent ang anak ko at hindi marunong mang away.

Ano po masasabi nyo mga sis? Tia!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: iwannabeasupermodel on April 23, 2014, 11:32:26 am
ako umabot ng 6months bago na diagnose yung anak ko.  Haba talaga ng pila  ;D

Sa St. Luke's Dr. Jocelyn Eusebio

I love love this doctor!!!

Pabasa ng mga posts sis, I want to become a dev pedia someday :D <3
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: tiramisu_girl on April 23, 2014, 01:42:36 pm

 hi mommies, just wanna ask my son is turning 2 this May and he hardly talk pa should i bring him to a dev. pedia na? thanks
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on April 23, 2014, 01:50:31 pm
^^^ You can seek a second opinion from another dev pedia.

^ Yes.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on April 24, 2014, 05:55:16 am
Hi mga sisses! I had my son checked yesterday from a dev ped/clinic that I saw here on this thread. Ok naman daw yung dev ped sabi sa comments here pero hindi ako satisfied sa diagnosis.

First off, pinaglaro yung son ko for about a minute or so ng toys, then binawi tapos binigyan ng iba tapos binawi ulet. Then may nagusutuhan na toys yung anak ko, kaya nung binawi sa kanya, umiyak sya at hinihingi nya ulet yung toy na yun. Ang assessment ng docotr, mahina daw ang transition ng baby to move from one activity to another. Hindi ba normal sa bata yung iiyak and hihingin yung toy na gusto nila?

Secondly, nung maliit pa yung baby ko, mahilig sya magpa-ikot ng gulong ng cars. He was about 9 months old nun when he got his first toy car as a gift. Pero nawala naman na ngayon, he plays with his cars the normal way na.

Thirdly, nagla line up ng cars yung baby pero hindi sya obessive compulsive na kailangan maayos lahat at hindi din sya nagagalit pag nagugulo yung toy cars nya na naka line up. Sya pa nga nag naggugulo nung toys nya after nya i line up eh.

The verdict: Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Kaya namin sya pina check sa dev ped kasi ang concern namin is speech delay. Pero yun ang sinabi ng doctor sa amin na assessment nya sa son namin. He is 2 y/o by the way.

He recommended OT, ST and Hearing Test.  Pero hindi nya sinabi kung gano kadalas ang OT. Kaya ipapaassess ulet namin si baby sa therapist para malaman yung needed nmber of sessions na kailangan.

Sinabi din pala ng doctor na delayed ang intellectual skills ng anak ko. Which I disagree kasi he learns easily just by observing. And maparaan sya kapag meron syang gusto. Hindi violent ang anak ko at hindi marunong mang away.

Ano po masasabi nyo mga sis? Tia!

Red flags kasi yun sis. The moment you took your kid to a devpedia, alam mong something is wrong with him. My son has speech delay din dati. He was 1.8months. We took him to his devpedia now. Yes, he was diagnosed to be under the spectrum. He was recommended ABA therapy. Speech lang yun pero ABA diba? Why? Kasi if hindi ma express ng anak mo yung gusto nya, andyan ang tantrums, andyan ang frustration sa part nila. After just 6 months of therapy, he can now talk. 1.8 years old yung anak ko when he started therapy and now 3 years old na sya and mag nursery na this year. He can talk already pero hyper. He is still considered to be in the spectrum.

Ako kasi, if he was tagged that way...I don't care as long as I do something about it. Yes, nag second opinion din kami and speech din ang issue sa kanya, ABA therapy din. Kasi based on what I read, you disagreed sa devpedia ng son mo. If mag disagree ka and you don't believe the diagnosis then why did you take him there in the first place? Ganyan din ako dati eh. sabi ko maparaan anak ko, he would grab my hands to help him get what he wants. Little did I know, red flags pala yun. They have their own way of knowing kung ano ba talaga ang appropriate sa age ng bata. For me, red flag na ang speech issue ng son mo. He lined up his toys kahit di nagagalit? Still red flag yan. How would you know na hindi nga delayed ang intellectual skills ng son mo? Eh you went to a doctor nga diba?

So, nasa iyo na yan. If you want to gamble or not. Kasi ako sinabihan din ako. Ako bahala sa anak ko. If I don't believe what the devpedia said, okay lang. Parang nagsayang lang ako ng pera then di ko din naman paniniwalaan. Or I can do something about it and help my son. That's what I did. Binugbog ko sya ng therapy, 5x a week sya for 2 hours a day. I was happy that I did that and I listened to my devpedia.

And yes sis, hindi ang DevPedia ang magsasabi kung ilang beses sa isang linggo ang session ng therapy. Your kid will be assessed once again by the therapist and dun nila ma determine kung ilang beses. Early intervention is the key. 

I hope this helps.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: anethski on April 24, 2014, 02:27:38 pm
Question about therapies. Nagte-take ba ng medications ang anak nyo when you say that they are undergoing therapy? My son is super hyper pero I think okay naman sya, it's just that kids his age is like that. I am skeptical that he has a problem and I do not approve of drugging him at a young age.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on April 25, 2014, 07:24:57 am
Question about therapies. Nagte-take ba ng medications ang anak nyo when you say that they are undergoing therapy? My son is super hyper pero I think okay naman sya, it's just that kids his age is like that. I am skeptical that he has a problem and I do not approve of drugging him at a young age.

Nope. I don't give my son any kind of drug that will help him focus. Kasi alam ko may side effects yun. Like pag lumipas na yung drug, parang lutang yung anak mo. I just don't give him sweets. Nakakapag hyper talaga yun eh.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on April 25, 2014, 07:52:36 am
as an OT, i think, if kaya na no drugs, better. yun isang meds na frequently prescribed one of its side effect is headache sa kid. kawawa naman

if you have an OT related question please don't hesitate to ask :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: anethski on April 28, 2014, 10:23:52 am
Thank you @TowBerryBlue and @rhumbafrapp!  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: trishsilverio on May 10, 2014, 05:10:18 pm
hello mga mommies, advance happy mom's day to everyone!

my son is 4 y/o. he's turning 5 this october.
super limited lang ang words na alam nya. for his age, you can consider na he's speech delayed.
i tried pasok sya sa daycare sa place namin, pero dahil may playhouse sa loob ng classroom.
lagi sya iyak pag pinipilit ko sya sit sa chair nya and participate sa class. dahil iyak ng iyak for several days, i decided na tigil muna aral nya.

fault din namin mag asawa, all day he's watching youtube video's... playing sa iphone. wala sya ibang ka-interact na bata aside from his older sister. wala sya playmate outside the house. more on english speaking sya than tagalog. he's smart naman, speech lang talaga ang problem namin.

my hubby finally decided that we bring him to a developmental pedia. we finally got a slot with dra jocelyn sanchez on may 22nd. if you have any thoughts, advices... please share. i really need some light regarding this matter. any help will be appreciated. thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: gil12 on May 11, 2014, 02:30:57 pm
my baby will be 18 months end of May. He rarely talks pero few months ago he can say mama, dada, baba, yaya and hala. Parang nagregress siya eh since lumipat kaming bahay two months ago and sumobra unti quality time namin sa kanya and he doesn't respond to his name. Nagpa sked na kami sa mga dev ped, earliest sked we got is with Dr. Jack Herrin sa Cardinal, next month na. My baby has red flags kasi of ASD and we're worried. Sabi nila it's best to have him checked after he turns two pero I want him to startnwith therapy na. Sa mga may toddlers with ASD, what age kayo nagpacheck sa dev pedia and any feedback kay dr. Herrin?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: caprice on May 12, 2014, 04:30:35 pm
scheduled an appointment with Dr Tanchanco at MedMom. earliest date we got is September 24. fee is 4,500 for 1 hour. our son looks very normal to us naman pero panigurado na rin because he has a first cousin diagnosed with autism. kung meron man syang behavior na hindi namin maintidihan e yung pag-iyak nya pag tumatahol yung dogs sa bahay. pero dalhin mo sya sa bonifacio high street, kahit tumahol mga aso, wala lang sa kanya.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Dacian on May 12, 2014, 06:46:40 pm
hi, how much pf nila?

DR. CARMENCITA PADILLA
DR. ALEXIS L. REYES
DR. VILMA BAGAY-SALCEDO
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on May 14, 2014, 10:15:27 am
Got this link from Med Mom, which might help those moms who are torn between waiting and seeing or being pro-active:

http://www.playingwithwords365.com/typical-speech-and-language-development/red-flags/
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: tiggerlily on May 21, 2014, 03:26:26 pm
Anyone here who has gone to a developmental pedia for feeding and nutrition? Can you recommend a good one for this? Thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on May 21, 2014, 05:19:55 pm
^ The Medical City has a seminar for feeding issues in kids.  Perhaps, you can start from there. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: tiggerlily on May 21, 2014, 10:09:14 pm
^thanks sis! dyan nga kami pupunta. sila ba ang first? I was just wondering if anyone has tried that na. or who is good at it if meron pang iba. my pedia gave me a recommendation na doctor. but she didn't say it was a seminar.

(OT: I haven't thanked you yet for recommending your derma. Yiiiii! She made me flawless on my sis' wedding in just 2 months! Thank you! Thank you! :))
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on May 22, 2014, 01:37:58 pm
^ Oh, you went to Dr. Nellie?  She's super flawless at 70+, and not retokada.  :) (OT)

Sa TMC ko kasi nakikita iyang seminar regarding feeding children who are super picky eaters.  I heard years ago that Therabilities has a therapist specializing on feeding disorders. 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: momai on May 22, 2014, 02:08:52 pm
hello mga mommies, advance happy mom's day to everyone!

my son is 4 y/o. he's turning 5 this october.
super limited lang ang words na alam nya. for his age, you can consider na he's speech delayed.
i tried pasok sya sa daycare sa place namin, pero dahil may playhouse sa loob ng classroom.
lagi sya iyak pag pinipilit ko sya sit sa chair nya and participate sa class. dahil iyak ng iyak for several days, i decided na tigil muna aral nya.

fault din namin mag asawa, all day he's watching youtube video's... playing sa iphone. wala sya ibang ka-interact na bata aside from his older sister. wala sya playmate outside the house. more on english speaking sya than tagalog. he's smart naman, speech lang talaga ang problem namin.

my hubby finally decided that we bring him to a developmental pedia. we finally got a slot with dra jocelyn sanchez on may 22nd. if you have any thoughts, advices... please share. i really need some light regarding this matter. any help will be appreciated. thanks in advance!

hi sis! kamusta yung pagvisit niyo kay dra. sanchez? may schedule kasi kami sa kanya sa May 31.
Thanks
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Pretty_ava on May 23, 2014, 04:48:05 am
sisses please give me some feedback kay dra. Salazar of UST and VRP. 

my nephew's pedia advised my sister na dalhin sa dev pedia si leoboy, he is turning 3 this august.  super hyper and nanakit sya pag di nabigay yun gusto nya.  takbo ng takno, tumitigl lang sya pag tulog na sya.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: JhaeynL on May 30, 2014, 01:31:39 pm
Hi mga sis, pa join... my son is turning 2y/o two months from now.. And he rarely speaks.. There are times when I call him, he doesn't look back at me specially when he's watching tv/playing. whenever someone smiles at him, he smiles back too even if it's a stranger.  He has a brother who is now 4months, 18 months yung gap nila.  Before, he says amen after we pray,and walks /runs until his brother came out , ngayon lagi na nagpapakarga... Should I bring him to a devpedia na?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: firewoman24 on May 31, 2014, 07:14:54 pm
^^my daughter's pedia is dr salazar and we love him! Even if we live in cainta dumadayo pa kami sa uerm just to see him
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sleepy_grfld on June 02, 2014, 02:13:54 pm
after months of contemplation, i had the courage to set an appointment na with a dev pedia a few minutes ago. sa mga lists na nabasa ko, pinakamalapit sa amin si dra. noemi salazar (FEU-NRMF) kaya sa kanya ko na lang dadalhin ang anak ko. the earliest date i got, October 7, 2014.

sis firewoman si dra. noemi salazar ba yung tinutukoy mo? or, ibang salazar dahil "him" tawag mo sa kanya?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Pretty_ava on June 03, 2014, 02:49:30 am
^sis, did you just called her clinic to set the appointment? meron din kase syang clinic sa VRPMC aka Polymedic.   
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommyheart on June 04, 2014, 03:03:40 am
Hi Mommies,

I hope you're all good. Struggling ako mag-hanap ng Developmental Pedia para sa Baby Yvan ko. Tried calling Dra Reyes and Pacifico, fully booked na til March 2015. Kung may magcancel lang daw eh pwede ako fast track. Hindi ko kasi knew na ganito katagal appointment sa kanila and Yvan still have Pneumonia, treatment and all. Baka meron sa inyo dyan may magcancel ng slot within Manila area or Cavite, please let me know. Searching parin ako online baka meron pa.

Many thanks!

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purple_girl on June 04, 2014, 03:36:23 am
^hi sis! you can try this site for a list of dev peds and contact numbers:

http://www.autismpinoy.com/

maybe you can try calling yung mga malapit sa inyo baka may avail sila na mas maaga than 2015.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: JhaeynL on June 05, 2014, 04:07:01 pm
Update on my son, I enrolled him at gymboree.. I guess yun yung kelangan nya Kasi delayed mag salita need ng interaction, but I still scheduled him with a dev pedia... His sched is on sept Kay dr. Moral sa Asian hosp...


mommy heart, Kung within cavite ka Lang try mo rin Asian Kay dr moral , I'm from cavite too.. Pero sa sept pa sched namin..

Hi Mommies,

I hope you're all good. Struggling ako mag-hanap ng Developmental Pedia para sa Baby Yvan ko. Tried calling Dra Reyes and Pacifico, fully booked na til March 2015. Kung may magcancel lang daw eh pwede ako fast track. Hindi ko kasi knew na ganito katagal appointment sa kanila and Yvan still have Pneumonia, treatment and all. Baka meron sa inyo dyan may magcancel ng slot within Manila area or Cavite, please let me know. Searching parin ako online baka meron pa.

Many thanks!


Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: msals2007 on June 06, 2014, 07:36:01 am
I can't find a thread on child psychologist. I read somewhere here di ko na lang makita, I'm not sure if child psychologist nga yun pero yung bibisita pa talaga sa bahay at school nung bata to observe. Does anybody knows a psychologist na ganun? Mas maganda sana kaysa based lang sa interaction nila sa clinic para mas maobserve yung behavior ng bata while being exposed to other people in various settings.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: renchie22 on June 08, 2014, 12:39:33 am
hello po.share ko [textspeak!] po yung s son ko.medyo po kc malaki yung ulo nya.nung 4 months nya po dinala ko po sya s nuero pedia.ni refer nya po kme s PCMC pr ipa ultrasound yung ulo nya.kc para daw pong my hydro.nung lumabas po result.wala [textspeak!] po.then sb po ng dra.nya ipa MRI ko nga daw po.the result is my macrocephaly daw po yung anak ko.s brain daw po ntin may mga white matters, yung s knya kokonti tpos yung iba napipi pa.tpos pina EEG ko din po sya s ST.lukes ang result po is normal,pinag walang bahala ko n po lhat yun kc nakakalakad n [textspeak!] sya,nakakapag [textspeak!] n din po ng mga words.Ngaun po 4 years old n po sya.dito ko nagkaroon ng problema.dapat pl derederestso konsulta ko s nuero nya.although nakakapagsalita marunong gumamit ng ibat ibang gadgets ,malikot .ang di ko [textspeak!] napansin is yung pag di nya gusto at [textspeak!] sya di mo sya makakausap.ipapasok ko n sana sya s school ky lang natatakot [textspeak!] ako ma reject sya , nagkita po kme ng therapist nya last sat.and he told me .ikonsulta ko daw po ang anak ko s dev.pedia .sb ko bkit normal [textspeak!] sya.sb nya kc yung behavioral daw po iba.
san po kaya may mas mbilis n dev.pedia at magkano po kaya yung consultation.thanks po
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purple_girl on June 08, 2014, 11:27:41 pm
we had our follow up with dr reloza yesterday and there were both good news and bad news.

good news: sobrang laki ng in-inimprove ng daughter ko after 7 months of therapy. at par na ang performance niya sa age group niya and okay na ang focus niya. she can now focus and finish the tasks on hand. ang issue naman before was her super short attention span and looks like na-overcome niya na yun.

bad news: there are signs that she has a learning disability (dyslexia). although, sabi naman ni dra, she's too young para ma-diagnose as dyslexic. she's hoping na ma-overcome din ng daughter ko yun like yung sa short attention span niya. she recommended that we drop our OT sessions from 2x to 1x a week.  she would have totally removed the OT na had it not been for the signs for dyslexia.  her OT will now focus on improving planning, visio-spatial, and memory skills, but will still incorporate focus and hand skills for enrichment.  she's hoping that my daughter can improve in 6 months kaya she's scheduling her follow up after 6 months instead of 1 year.  may ibang cases daw kasi na after 1 year pa ang follow up if from the responses/tests results mukhang kakailanganin pa ng longer period for OT.  sa case naman ni daughter mukhang mabilis naman daw niyang nao-overcome yung issues that's why she's giving her 6 months.  i'm really hoping na mag-improve siya and ma-overcome niya yung signs ng dyslexia.

on another note, my daughter and i super love dr reloza. she's really nice and answers all your questions, hindi siya yung tipong nagmamadali.  during the session, my niece and i were asked to go out and naiwan si daughter dun sa clinic, kami naman nasa labas lang but naka-open naman yung door so nakikita namin kung ano yung ginagawa nila.  while doing their activities, chinichika ni daughter ko si dra and it was really obvious na comfortable siya. typically, it takes my daughter a long while to warm up to people, she's usually reserved pag di pa niya close and laging nakikita. with dra, sobrang at ease siya kahit 2nd time pa lang nilang magkita, nagkukwento talaga siya and minsan siya pa ang nag-iinitiate ng conversation. dra was a bit late, pero ok lang naman, minsan may  mga nangyayari talaga na out of control natin which leads to tardiness, so hindi naman naging issue sa akin at hindi naman siya sobrang late. nagulantang ako sa daughter ko nung tinanong niya si dra bakit daw ang tagal dumating, very innocent naman yung pagkakatanong niya. after sumagot ni dra, sabi niya akala daw niya pumunta pa si dra sa bank kasi matagal daw pag nagpupunta dun. hehe... all in all, very satisfied talaga kami kay doc. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on June 10, 2014, 12:09:44 am
^^my daughter's pedia is dr salazar and we love him! Even if we live in cainta dumadayo pa kami sa uerm just to see him

Sis! Parehas tayo ng Doctor!! I love Dr. Salazar! My cousin told me about him (dun kasi intern ang cousin ko taking meds sa UERM) and sabi nya, the best daw talaga. I love him! Sobrang ine-explain nya sa amin lahat. Tapos since andun cousin ko, libre kami lagi. hehe
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on June 10, 2014, 12:15:03 am
my baby will be 18 months end of May. He rarely talks pero few months ago he can say mama, dada, baba, yaya and hala. Parang nagregress siya eh since lumipat kaming bahay two months ago and sumobra unti quality time namin sa kanya and he doesn't respond to his name. Nagpa sked na kami sa mga dev ped, earliest sked we got is with Dr. Jack Herrin sa Cardinal, next month na. My baby has red flags kasi of ASD and we're worried. Sabi nila it's best to have him checked after he turns two pero I want him to startnwith therapy na. Sa mga may toddlers with ASD, what age kayo nagpacheck sa dev pedia and any feedback kay dr. Herrin?

Thanks!

Nag second opinion kami kay Dr. Herrin pero we went mismo sa Bulacan, sa Malolos. He was nice and he really informed us what we need to do. Sabi nya since my son can't communicate well yun ang nagiging problem. Ipa therapy daw kaagad and that's what we did naman.

Sis, you can try Dr. Ana Maria Treichler-Borgaily. She's in Makati and medyo pricey sya pero she prioritizes kasi yung mga new patients. Nakakuha kami kaagad ng schedule sa kanya. She's good and she will really give you options on what to do.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sleepy_grfld on June 11, 2014, 08:59:31 am
^sis, did you just called her clinic to set the appointment? meron din kase syang clinic sa VRPMC aka Polymedic.   

sorry for the late reply. ngayon lang uli nakapagbukas ng gt. anyway, yes, we just called her clinic for appointment.

UPDATE: we were lucky someone cancelled his/her appointment yesterday and we were given the slot. as i've mentioned, our original schedule was on october 7 pa. so, we visited dra salazar yesterday. she was nice. while we were talking, she was already observing my child and after a few minutes, she said, my child is an indulged/spoiled child. there were activities she made my daughter to do to show proof of her assessment. she then taught us on better "parenting." she "prescribed" my daughter to undergo OT for 6 months for behavior modification. i still have to inquire how much the OT costs. i hope, we can pay for it.

we paid pala 3500 for our visit to dra salazar.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Project60 on June 11, 2014, 12:21:07 pm
our developmental pedia is doctor herrin. Our first session with him was when my son was only 1.8 years old. Siyempre he didn't rule out anything pa kasi too young pa naman daw and he would like our son to undergo OT first just to make sure na tama yung diagnosis. And so we've been doing 2x a week OT since then. My Son is now 3.2 years old and it was only yesterday na bumalik kami kay dr herrin kasi like most mommies here natatakot din ako sa pwedeng evaluation. Ok naman yung session kahapon malaki na daw improvment ni baby he has now given us a go signal to start speech therapy and to continue ot 2x a week babalik kami for follow up kay dr herrin on november.

My advice is - if you're contemplating on whether to bring your child to a dev ped- DO IT. ang mawawala lang sa pag papaassess is yung pera- kayang kitain yun pero yung time kasi to do the intervention very critical- sabi nga nila the earlier simulan yung intervention the higher the chances na matulungan si baby. At the end of the day, wag matakot- after all whatever diagnosis ang sabihin our love for our children will never change, diba mga sis?

My son is attending OT at therabilities and I plan to continue his OT there kasi okay naman- I think Thera is one of the best centers in the philippines (accdg sa mga nababasa and reviews). My son's OT is teacher jill- she's frank and shows genuine care for my son. Pero yung speech therapy im thinking of having it done somewhere in pque- hindi na kasi kaya ng schedule namin since taga pque kami - any speech therapist recommendations from pque?

I'm praying my baby would continue improving. kailangan lang talaga kumayod ng kumayod dahil ang mahal talaga. 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: nylanig on June 17, 2014, 04:32:37 pm
hi mga sis! been calling Dr. Salazar's clinic sa VRP pero walang sumasagot.
Kindly pm naman mga sis mobile number niya or ng secretary niya?

thank you :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: justin_24 on June 30, 2014, 03:06:09 pm
sis xyanry hows your visit to dra ria de guzman? magaling po ba syang developmental pedia?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: smm_0411 on July 10, 2014, 11:39:39 pm
Hello sisses, my daughter is 3 year old and sobrang hyper nya at our pedia recommended na magpa check up si baby sa developmental pedia. were trying to get an appointment from dra. Moral of asian hospital and dra. De castro ng perpetual hospital binan but unfortunately pinakmalapit na schedule is by nov. Na. Our pedia recommended na I should be in the Philippines during the assessment kaya sana yung first week of October ang pwede sa vacation ko. Any recommended dr. In south area? Kahit sa makati medical ok lang basta meron schedule ng October.  Thanks sisses.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: smm_0411 on July 14, 2014, 08:28:52 pm
Finally we got an appointment from developmental pediatrician dra. Veronica Reloza of Makati Medical. Any feedback sisses? Thanks.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rootsrockreggae on July 19, 2014, 03:44:15 am
Hi mommies,

May nagpa-assess na ba sa inyo kay Dr. Francis Dimalanta lately? Nagback read ako, I've heard he is good but then I read a couple of negative reviews about him. We have an appointment on Thursday and I'm thinking if it is still worth the 5K I will be paying.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: princess_in_bloom on July 30, 2014, 12:50:43 pm
hi sisses, help naman po. any feedback po kay dra isabel quilendrino? we have a sched with her on aug 2nd week, baka meron na nakapagpa assess na sa kanya. TIA! :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommy gwen on August 02, 2014, 02:10:55 pm
hi. my child is scheduled on feb 13 2015 pa with dr. jacqueline navarro of the medical city (podium). any feedback po? she was referred by our pedia.

from malolos pa kasi ako. and ang tagal pa. i want to try sana dr. jack alexander herrin if i can get an earlier appointment. and kung sakali rin, that my child needs therapy, merong My Child’s  Place Behavioral Therapy Center dito rin sa Malolos. feedback na rin po mga sisses.

salamat  :)

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherrhys on August 02, 2014, 02:55:27 pm
^Dr. Jack Herrin is our developmental pedia and he is good naman and I like how he handles my twins.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommy gwen on August 02, 2014, 03:21:49 pm
hi sis cherrhys. may i know how much ang developmental screening sa kanya? matagal din ba magpa-sked?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherrhys on August 02, 2014, 04:05:18 pm
^Sa Cardinal Santos clinic niya kami nagpupunta. No waiting time just set an appointment lang. Around P3,500 initial assessment, di ko lang alam if nagtaas na siya kasi last year pa yung last visit namin.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommy gwen on August 02, 2014, 04:07:49 pm
salamat sis cherrhys.  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherrhys on August 02, 2014, 05:05:23 pm
^You're welcome!  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Tekkisand on August 09, 2014, 12:27:38 pm
Hi my on is scheduled for Assessment with Dra Reloza on Sept  18 for possible speech delay.What are the important things that I should ask during the assessment ?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: smm_0411 on August 13, 2014, 11:27:46 pm
Sis, please share your feedback after your appointment with Dra. Reloza.  Our schedule is on October 6. Thanks
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Tekkisand on August 16, 2014, 11:50:16 am
smm_0411
Yes...I will be happy to share  the experience .
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Tekkisand on August 19, 2014, 08:20:59 am
Sis, please share your feedback after your appointment with Dra. Reloza.  Our schedule is on October 6. Thanks

Hi,

Just wanted to share our experience with assessmenet with Dra Reloza.
Our appoinment  was  scheduled 215 PM we were already there at around  1: 30 PM  and as soon as  easrly as 2:00 PM they  let us in the office.The office is clean and organized.Before  2:15 PM the assessment started I filled out a form while my husband  and my child started with the assessment.Dra Reloza is very accomodating and I would say engaging...She started showing wooden blocks  to my child  and instructed him to do something about it  at first  my child would'nt follow then she asked my husband to instruct him maybe he would follow him ...that worked  and the interaction  was great my child was cooperating to my surprise.According to her  my Boy  just need prompting to do   the work.
She asked him to identify colors, sort shapes  and my child was truly cooperative  .
The experience was great it made me worry less about my child , he is normal child  who needs opportunity for socialization, less exposure to tv ,needs more imaginative play.
She  advise him to continue with regular school and have occupational therapy twice a week to improve his work behavior.Once behavior  improve it will  be 1 OT and 1 Speech Therapy a week.
Dra Reloza  is very accomodating and she address all our questions and  explained everything  that we  need to know.
She referred us to HELP Therapy Center  for the OT /ST.
I am glad I have my child assessed, it made me worry free and educated me on what needs to be done to  help my child improve/modify his behavior  so he could achieve his potentials.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: smm_0411 on August 21, 2014, 03:03:21 am
Thanks for sharing sis. Would you mind to share what are the questions we need to prepare to maximize her assessment to my daughter.   
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Tekkisand on August 21, 2014, 11:30:34 am
WE only asked the questions that pooped on our mind.
1.We verified   how to choose the right therapist  and facility for  our child and she gladly sighted pointers and things to consider.
2. The methods and guidelines that we need to consider at home to help our child.
3.The correlation of TV/screen time with a child's behavior.
4.How can   we  better  handle certain situation/s like tantrums and the like.
5.Based on her observation what are the contributing factors to my child's behavior and condition and how they should be addressed.
6.The program and recommendation to improve my child's behavior which she later on indicated naman on the Copy of the result she provided.

Hope this will help.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: smm_0411 on August 23, 2014, 03:46:22 am
Thanks a lot sis. Really appreciate it. Hope everything will be fine for my daughter.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lyca28 on September 18, 2014, 04:12:02 pm
Hello mga sis, recommendation naman sa Devped, we live at Binan, Laguna and I think I would like another devped for my son. His previous devped was dra. sumagi de castro. She is ok naman pero di ko nakukuha yung tamang explanation na hinahanap ko sa kanya. My son is 3 years old when I noticed na parang kakaiba sya compare sa ibang bata. Help pls mga sis.. How about Dr. Lazaro any feedback?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: smm_0411 on September 22, 2014, 11:07:28 pm
Sis, pareho tayo taga binan. Actually may schedule na kami kay dra. Reloza sa Makati med on oct. 6 but unfortunately it was declared holiday. Eh 3 weeks lang vacation ko at ang hirap makakuha ng schedule. 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purple_girl on September 22, 2014, 11:15:30 pm
^have you tried calling them sis? baka naman pwedeng masingit pa or mahanapan ng sched na pasok sa sched niyo. mahirap kasi talaga kumuha ng sched sa dev ped.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: smm_0411 on September 23, 2014, 01:03:46 am
Naku sis ang binibigay sa amin eh oct. 20. Eh hangang oct. 21 lang ako. Nung july pa kami nagpasked sa kanya. Saan kaya may devped na madali makakuha ng schedule?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: prettygurl00001 on September 24, 2014, 08:55:19 pm
Hi sisses. My daughter is scheduled for screening sa Center for pediatric Devt at The Medical City on Oct 7. Based on the result of the screening, saka pa lang sya i-refer sa dev ped if ever she needs it. I just want to ask sisses if you know a good dev ped at TMC and how much ang rate?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: smm_0411 on September 25, 2014, 12:54:32 am
Luckily we got an appointment on October 1 with dra. Moral of asian hospital.  Any feedback sisses?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: smm_0411 on November 04, 2014, 01:20:00 am
Sorry for late update.  We had an assessment from Dra. Moral sa may Asian Hospital.  Her diagnosis was global developmental delay and she recommended na mag therapy ang daughter ko. She needs OT, ST and SPED (optional). We will have follow check up after 6 months. Right now nag OT sya and then pag okay na behavior nya mag ST din sya. Hopefully everything will be fine.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: joy_francine29 on November 08, 2014, 03:54:26 pm
Sis, ask ko lang how much kay Dr. Realoza sa Makati Med? Thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: D4thAngel on November 08, 2014, 04:48:05 pm
Sis, 3.5k si Dr. Realoza sa Makati Med. We also have sked with her.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommy gwen on November 10, 2014, 09:54:28 am
my child's doctor is dr. jack alexander co-herrin. magaling naman siya.  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: darna88 on November 13, 2014, 01:25:57 am
straight forward ba sya sayo? i mean did he gave a diagnosis?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommy gwen on November 13, 2014, 09:45:32 am
his diagnosis is social anxiety vs. speech delay. my daughter doesn't talk much around other people. i also told him that minsan she lacks eye contact, and she likes to play by herself or with her sister lang. she used to tiptoe and used to carry her beach shovel all the time.  now, she doesn't anymore. and also she chews her pillows and nipples. given these,  i asked him if my child has autism, his answer is he doesn't think so. he thinks she has social anxiety kaya she doesn't speak around other people. tapos need to work on her behavior din kasi towards us and sa mga activities. he noticed madaling mawalan ng interest and her tantrums pa. he recommended OT 2x  a week, and if she improves, an evaluation for Speech therapy. anyway, sa nabasa ko, di naman yata agad Nada-diagnose kung may autism agad agad di ba. parang after the therapy di ba may follow-up.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: darna88 on November 13, 2014, 09:55:33 am
meron kc diagnose na kagad sis even 1st visit palang maybe because masyado prominent na sa bata ang behavior...meron naman after 2nd or 3rd visit pa if mild lang kasi minsan hirap din sila to diagnose kagad lalo nga if mild lang un bata .ilan taon na ba kid mo?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommy gwen on November 17, 2014, 09:24:57 am
sis darna88, my child will turn 3 this december.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: confuse on November 29, 2014, 04:23:52 pm
my son was recommended by my pedia to consult a devped mainly for findings about his speech. she suggested dra damucos. any feedback about her?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: kitana on January 13, 2015, 04:21:52 am
sorry for the late reply. ngayon lang uli nakapagbukas ng gt. anyway, yes, we just called her clinic for appointment.

UPDATE: we were lucky someone cancelled his/her appointment yesterday and we were given the slot. as i've mentioned, our original schedule was on october 7 pa. so, we visited dra salazar yesterday. she was nice. while we were talking, she was already observing my child and after a few minutes, she said, my child is an indulged/spoiled child. there were activities she made my daughter to do to show proof of her assessment. she then taught us on better "parenting." she "prescribed" my daughter to undergo OT for 6 months for behavior modification. i still have to inquire how much the OT costs. i hope, we can pay for it.

we paid pala 3500 for our visit to dra salazar.


Hi,

I also had my kiddo checked by Dra. Salazar last June 2014. Same routine and rate. The same findings "an indulged/spoiled child" and recommended to undergo OT for 6 months for behavior modification which we're undertaking until now. No diagnosis but stated "Impression: 'At Risk for ADHD'."

I had my kiddo checked by Dra. Jocelyn Sanchez of St. Lukes as well last week. For second opinion na rin. She said my kiddo can do more or has more potentials but cant just express them. She needs more encouragement or be given a push. There's this paperwork she needs from my kiddo's adviser so she can complete her assessment. Also stated "Impression: 'At Risk for ADHD'."

They're both not yet sure if my kiddo has ADHD because it seems doesn't have it. But observed the inattention which is one of the symptoms. I don't feel like my kiddo has ADHD, if it were not for the school guidance, who advised us to have it check during the entrance exams for kindergarten. We're hoping and praying for good results from all the findings/assessments/therapies.

God Bless us all and give us the guidance and blessings to conquer, defeat, and beat this challenges.


P.S. Before we were told by the school guidance of the school my kiddo had an entrance exam with. My kiddo finished nursery and kinder 1 from a another small regular school. There were no   comments from all her teachers from previous school.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: irismarie on February 05, 2015, 09:42:23 am
Hi mga sis!

My son had his first assessment yesterday and was advised to start OT next week.  Do you think it's okay to change dev peds after 6 months or so of therapy? Nothing against the first dev ped. We just prefer someone na mas malapit ang location. The first one was just booked because sya yung may pinakamaagang schedule that we could find due to a patient backing out.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mrs.real on February 06, 2015, 06:06:10 am
Hi mga sis!

My son had his first assessment yesterday and was advised to start OT next week.  Do you think it's okay to change dev peds after 6 months or so of therapy? Nothing against the first dev ped. We just prefer someone na mas malapit ang location. The first one was just booked because sya yung may pinakamaagang schedule that we could find due to a patient backing out.


pwede naman. dahilhin mo lahat ng progress report and assessment (from OT and Dev. pedia) para ma review din. 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: foxygirl_0215 on February 08, 2015, 01:03:09 pm
sis darna88, my child will turn 3 this december.


Hi Mommy gwen, cooperative ba yung child mo during assessment? di ba siya nagtantrums?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommy gwen on February 09, 2015, 08:55:53 am
hi Mommy foxygirl_0215. iyakan during her first few sessions. as in whole therapy. siguro after mga 3 weeks (2x a week) na OT naging ok na rin. ganun yata talaga sabi sa akin nung mga nauna, ganun din yung mga nakita kong starting pa lang.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: foxygirl_0215 on February 10, 2015, 12:32:03 pm
Hi Mommy Gwen Thanks sa reply. mamaya assessment ng son ko for OT. waah. I'm sure he will cry alot na naman like nung DevPed day.Sana maka-cope agad son.  :'(
Super po kasi siya magtantrums.Grabe ang anxiety niya pag nasa new place and may new people. :'(
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommy gwen on February 10, 2015, 06:19:03 pm
welcome mommy foxygirl_0215  and good luck with your son's assessment.  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: irismarie on February 10, 2015, 07:13:18 pm
Thanks for replying sis mrs.real!  :D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: foxygirl_0215 on February 11, 2015, 10:02:01 am
welcome mommy foxygirl_0215  and good luck with your son's assessment.  :)

Thanks mommy gwen. Di natuloy assessment niya kasi fully booked sa Trails... we will look for another therapy center kasi I want him to start intervention ASAP.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: gentai_chan on February 12, 2015, 08:26:42 am
hi sisses! Anyone can recommend a devped here sa QC around fariview/commonwealth area? Sa Marian  (near FEU) medyo matagal kami kase madami talagang nakapila. Just wondering if may iba pa? Thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Kat927 on February 12, 2015, 04:58:21 pm
Hi mga mommies. Anyone here na may toddler na sobra ang hitting stage. How were you able to resolve it? Kasi napansin ko sa toddler ko super hitting stage niYa. I want to have him assessd na nga kasi para i know kung ano ang paghandle. Any suggestion mga mommies.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sachism on February 14, 2015, 07:28:30 am
^^ how old baby mo sis? My daughter was like that. Grabe ang anxiety. Now at 4yo, meron pa din pero d na katulad dati. I would say mahiyain na lang sa umpisa. Thanks to OT sessions. She started when she was 2.5.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Kat927 on February 14, 2015, 10:32:36 am
2.5 years old. And super siya sa climbing. gusto ko kasi malaman ano ba ito. Para i also know how to handle it.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: m_lim on February 15, 2015, 03:26:22 am
normal ba sa 2year old na may anger management problem??

grabe ang daughter ko. kinakagat ang sarili, sinasampal ang sarili, basta binabalibag niya mga toys niya pag pinag sinaway.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: nikki on February 15, 2015, 10:16:26 pm
^sis, how long is she behaving like that?  I can't answer your question though, I'm no expert.  But base on my experience with my first son, he went through some "abnormal" stages as far as I'm concerned.  He is 2 yr and almost 3 months na.

He would hit himself, head specifically at some point when he turned one. He will do this for no reason at all. Then he would hit the part of his body that was touched by someone he doesn't like esp pag sinaway siya. But every time I think of having him assessed by a devped, bigla na Lang nawawala yun behavior na yun all of a sudden. So Baka stage Lang din yan na pinag dadaanan ng daughter mo..
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: m_lim on February 16, 2015, 08:26:43 am
^sana nga sis. ganito siya for several months now. tsaka ang agressive ng personality. 2 bata na ang natatakot sa kanya sa 2 separate parties na pinuntahan namin.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: foxygirl_0215 on February 17, 2015, 05:54:48 am
normal ba sa 2year old na may anger management problem??

grabe ang daughter ko. kinakagat ang sarili, sinasampal ang sarili, basta binabalibag niya mga toys niya pag pinag sinaway.

daughter ko would do it intentionally dati but it is just to get my attention pag alam niyang galit ako. and it is NOT consistent. pinapalo niya head niya in a fist position.pero kumbaga pag trip niya lang and I spoke with her and explained her not to do such thing.. she listened.. but my daughter is already 6 yrs old that time. and yours is a toddler pa.

Perhaps you can speak with your Pedia? baka she cannot express herself kaya sinasaktan niya sarili niya...ito lang ba medyo kakaiba sa ginagawa nya? or may napapansin ka pang iba?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Nhetskii on February 18, 2015, 11:54:40 am
Hi mga sis!

First time mom here! Ask ko naman kasi my son is turning 2 next month. Premature baby sya (34 weeks and 5 days to be exact) kaya simula pa lang, pinipilit kong wag ma stress kapag medyo delay sya compared to other babies na ka age nya (may pinsan kasi syang matanda sa kanya ng 1 month and meron ding matanda sya ng 1 month but both of them is kumpleto sa buwan). There was one time na tinubuan na ng teeth yung mga cousins nya pero sya wala pang lumalabas... pati mag walk 15 mos. na yata sya nung nag walk sya.

Anyway, lahat naman tinatanong ko sa pedia nya.. At lahat naman normal. Just last month, nung pina check up ni hubby si baby, sabi ko tanungin nya si doc kung normal ba na di pa sya masyadong nakakapagsalita puro 2 syllables lang like mama, dada, dog, cat, etc.  But the doctor referred us to Dev Ped ctr. for assessment... i aasses lang naman daw if he has a problem at the same time, may problem man o wala, mabibigyan kami ng advice on how to handle/teach our son...

So we decided na mag pa sched... kaya lang due to hectic schedule naming mag asawa, di kami nakapunta... the next sched is matagal na... After reading this thread sobrang nanghinayang ako sa binigay na sched... at the same time natakot din...

Do you think mga sis na i really need to go to DevPed ASAP?!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hunny_ally on February 18, 2015, 12:52:30 pm
^my daughter is 2yrs 4 mos and until now hindi pa din siya clear mag salita. she converses but 80% of the time it's hard to decipher what she says. a friend commented minion talk daw. my pedia referred us to a devped. we are scheduled July. we were asked to consult as well with an ent to asses her hearing and if there any physical impediments that prevents her from talking. so far clear naman on that part.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Nhetskii on February 18, 2015, 01:37:52 pm
^ thanks sis Hunny... i guessed kailangan talagang mag pa re sched na kami.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sachism on February 18, 2015, 01:38:38 pm
^i would reco you see a dev ped. Pwede mo ipa assess sa TMC para you can get dev ped consutation slot sooner.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: princessrio on February 18, 2015, 04:02:04 pm
^^i agree. see the dev ped for your peace of mind as well.

ako kaya ko pinush yung dev ped consultation is for my peace of mind e. i can see delay in some parts of my son's milestones. para rin malaman ko kung ano ba talaga ang dapat kong gawin. so para sa ikatatahimik ng kalooban ko, i need to talk to someone who can understand what i think and that someone is a dev ped specialist.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mikaela325 on March 03, 2015, 02:23:08 pm
Ako din isa yan sa reasons na sinulat ko sa form i wrote for my peace of mind. Hehe.

Yesterday was the day i've been dreading at the same time waiting for. He was assessed by Dra. Tippy Tanchanco of Med Mon in Pasig. And thank God thank Jesus because he is developmentally at par with his age. Dra Tippy is very nice. I saw how she dealt with her patients. Very calm and beyond nice talaga.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on March 03, 2015, 03:03:04 pm
sis m_lim: try mo pa assess sa devped. Baka sa play/work behaviors and socialization siya nahihirapan
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sugarcup on March 13, 2015, 11:44:19 am
i have a question. small kids lang ba pwede ipa-assess ng dev pedia? pwede pa ba yung 13 yrs old? i had my son assessed when he was young pero i want him to be assessed again. thank you to those who will reply.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on March 13, 2015, 04:54:55 pm
Ang pagkakaalam ko, pwede :) I have handled older children na special needs and yes they still go to devpeds
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on March 31, 2015, 04:32:55 am
Mommies! Worried mom here too. My 1.8 year-old boy also shows signs of autism. Sa tuwing naiisip ko na baka yun nga, grabe parang pinupunit puso ko.  :'( Tomorrow I'll start calling na other dev peds. August pa kasi available slot ki Dra. Noemi Salazar sa VRP. Gusto ko sana mas maaga siya mascreen, I've been reading a lot of forums lately, and i know early intervention is a crucial part. But still I pray to God na wag naman sana. Halos araw araw akong umiiyak at nagmamakaawa Sakanya. Hug mommies!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: foxygirl_0215 on March 31, 2015, 05:47:14 am
Hi Purplemommy17, I'm like you when I was waiting for the official ASD diagnosis. I know kasi in my heart na may ASD anak ko pero hopeful pa rin na wala. I prayed ALOT and cried every night too... 3 months pa waiting time ko nun sa DevPed then 2 weeks after ko magpasched.. I got a call from the secretary.. Yes, ASD nga diagnosis ng DevPed. I cried infront of the DevPed when she blurted and wrote the word. But now, 2 months after the diagnosis, I can say I am not that person who use to cry at night, I am happy seeing my son doing well sa Therapy.. I am happy hearing him speak... He made me appreciate SIMPLE things in life.. Autism can sound scary talaga but God will not give this is di kaya! So sis, in case Autism nga ang diagnosis, mourn, weep for weeks but do something for your child...marami din mag support sayo lalo na dito sa FT.

Another tip,  try magpasched sa different devpeds para kung sino mauna, dun kayo punta.

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Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on March 31, 2015, 07:44:04 am
Sis foxygirl_0215 naiyak ako sa mga sinabi mo.  :'( I know laging may purpose si God sa lahat ng bagay na nangyayari sa buhay natin, matibay ang faith and trust ko Sakanya. Kaso yun nga siyempre nakakapanghina lang talaga minsan. Lalo na pag naiisip ko mararamdaman ng lola nia (my mom). Sobrang mahal na mahal niya anak ko. Yun ang sobrang masakit para sakin, magisa pa naman mama ko sa province. Nag woworry din ako sa mga expenses, now kasi ako lang nagwowork, si hubby ang asa bahay with the kids, wala kame yaya/helper nor immediate family member na kasama. So yun, i guess it'll be a 360 turn sa buhay naming mag anak. Araw araw dasal na lang talaga ang nakakatulong sakin to get through the day. Hirap bumangon sa umaga, parang araw araw naiisip ko na sana panaginip na lang lahat ito.

I still hope for the best. Thank you sis. Oo sana makakuha ako agad ng slot. Godbless us mommies!

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Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: foxygirl_0215 on March 31, 2015, 05:09:19 pm
Hi sis, yes kakaiyak talaga isipin pero mabait naman si Lord. :) I am hoping na hindi autism yung sa anak mo pero like what I said if autism yan or whatever the diagnosis is, dont lose hope. :) God Bless!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on March 31, 2015, 08:20:36 pm
@PurpleMommy17 - Sana wag ako masaway ng mods dito...if you want you can try my devpedia. They prioritize kasi mga new patients. Let me know if you want her contact number.

Sis, don't worry. Everything will turn out to be okay. Alam mo, in a way, maganda na walang yaya ang anak mo. Pag may yaya kasi syempre kasama yan sa team mo. Ganun kasi ginawa ko nung na diagnosed ang son ko. I call them my Team. I have yung Team sa therapy center then team sa bahay. Pag nate-therapy na kasi kailangan may follow-up sa bahay. Minsan yung mga yaya di sila nakakasunod. Sis, walang yaya anak ko. Mas preferred ko yun kasi nababantayan talaga namin sya ng Lola ko at ni Mommy.

We'll pray for you. Kaya yan!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on April 01, 2015, 10:12:38 am
Thank you sis foxygirl_0215! I know God is good. Godbless you and your family.

Sis TowBerryBlue, thank you sa mga words of encouragement ninyo ni sis foxygirl_0215. Sobrang kelangan na kelangan ko yan. Yes, can i have your dev peds contact number? How much initial fee niya sis?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on April 03, 2015, 03:44:54 am
No problem sis! Call mo na lang si Doctora. God bless!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Maria on April 06, 2015, 04:10:07 pm
Hello!  I have a question and I'm sorry if it will sound clueless but are developmental pediatricians only consulted for very young children who don't seem to reach certain milestones at an expected time? 

Basically, what I really want to know is when should a parent consider consulting a developmental pediatrician?  Could devped be consulted for an older kid, say 10 years old?

Hope some one can enlighten me.  Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on April 08, 2015, 07:56:59 am
Hi mga sis! I was able to get a slot ki Dra. Veronica Reloza ng Makati Medical on May 14. Di ko maexplain yung feeling. Pinapasa Diyos ko na lang ang lahat. Please pray for us mga sis! Godbless us all.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on April 08, 2015, 01:43:53 pm
hi mga mommies.

i have been a lurker for quite some time now.
my baby is 1 year and 9 months. late na po siya nagwalk. ngayon po, hindi pa kase siya nagsasalita. pag may gusto, sinasabi lang si AAAAAA. pag may ayaw, pipikit yung eyes niya. pag naiinis or nagagalit eh biglang ipukpok ang head sa akin pag carry ko siya or sa bed. parang to show na ayaw or galit siya.

the word "ma" nasasabi naman niya pero pag tinanong mo lang. natatakot po ako sa situation niya. sana po wala naman yun. i called speech therapy centers pero i am waitlisted, pati devped waitlisted ako. by June and August pa yung earliest.

i really hope nothing is wrong with my baby.

huhuhu
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: g-gurl on April 08, 2015, 02:36:42 pm
My son is 18 months, ha can't say any words yet. He has eye contact and turns whenever his name is being called. He can also follow simple instructions like: bring me your ball; points to objects. pero no words yet. I'm feeling praning, worried and anxious, lahat lahat na for the reason that his cousin ( my sister's son) was diagnosed with autism.

I made an appointment with a devped and schedule namin next week. To those moms whose kids were diagnosed with autism, how early did you consult a devped?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on April 08, 2015, 09:37:07 pm
Hello!  I have a question and I'm sorry if it will sound clueless but are developmental pediatricians only consulted for very young children who don't seem to reach certain milestones at an expected time? 

Basically, what I really want to know is when should a parent consider consulting a developmental pediatrician?  Could devped be consulted for an older kid, say 10 years old?

Hope some one can enlighten me.  Thank you in advance.


When you think something is wrong and you see red flags. As a mum, I have my kutob na the moment my son opened his first gift. He played with the wrapper instead of the toy. That is one sign, he gets attached to unusual things. Secondly, he is a delayed talker. Usually naman boys are delayed talaga than girls but iba kasi yung feeling ko that time. Me kasi nag sisigurado lang ako. So, we consulted a devpedia right away. This takes courage, I might say.

Early intervention is the key kasi when it comes to kids with developmental issues or kids who are in the spectrum. The earlier ma detect and earlier ma-therapy, the bigger yung chances na maging okay sila pag tanda nila.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on April 08, 2015, 09:39:34 pm
hi mga mommies.

i have been a lurker for quite some time now.
my baby is 1 year and 9 months. late na po siya nagwalk. ngayon po, hindi pa kase siya nagsasalita. pag may gusto, sinasabi lang si AAAAAA. pag may ayaw, pipikit yung eyes niya. pag naiinis or nagagalit eh biglang ipukpok ang head sa akin pag carry ko siya or sa bed. parang to show na ayaw or galit siya.

the word "ma" nasasabi naman niya pero pag tinanong mo lang. natatakot po ako sa situation niya. sana po wala naman yun. i called speech therapy centers pero i am waitlisted, pati devped waitlisted ako. by June and August pa yung earliest.

i really hope nothing is wrong with my baby.

huhuhu

Sis, you should consult a Developmental Pedia first para ma-assess ang baby mo. For all we know, baka nothing is wrong with him naman. Sila kasi magsasabi if mag Speech, OT, ABA or kung ano pang therapy yung anak mo. The therapy center will just go by kung ano yung sinabi ng devpedia and sila din magsabi kung ano yung plan of attack nyo to solve the issue. Ayun, that's just my opinion. Ganun kasi ginawa namin sa son ko eh.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on April 08, 2015, 09:41:06 pm
My son is 18 months, ha can't say any words yet. He has eye contact and turns whenever his name is being called. He can also follow simple instructions like: bring me your ball; points to objects. pero no words yet. I'm feeling praning, worried and anxious, lahat lahat na for the reason that his cousin ( my sister's son) was diagnosed with autism.

I made an appointment with a devped and schedule namin next week. To those moms whose kids were diagnosed with autism, how early did you consult a devped?


Sis, same tayo. I think my son was 1.7 months when we consulted a devpedia.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on April 09, 2015, 05:55:39 am
Hi @worriedmommy, do you want to try and call Dra. Veronica Reloza? Makati Med siya. Naka schedule kame this May 14. Tumawag lang ako last monday. Para mas maaga ka makapagpa sched sa dev ped. Ako kasi I tried Dra. Salazar first, August pa daw available slot, super tagal. Sobrang worried na din ako. Kahit nakakatakot malaman ang diagnosis, we have to know it the earliest possible time para makagawa na ng paraan. Godbless our kids.  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ieiky on April 09, 2015, 08:43:33 am
^ mahirap pala magpa sched sa mga DevPed. Matagal din ang development ng son ko. Akala ko nga matatagalan pa din bago siya makapag lakad. I gave it some time kase sabi nila mabagal daw talaga ang development ng boys. Mommies like us are worried talaga. I understand na 'yung mga small signs talaga pinag tutuunan na natin ng pansin and like other sis here, we take action right away and it takes courage to face it.

Ngayon ang problem ko with my son is, ayaw niya makipag laro sa iba. As in parang may sarili lang siyang mundo. Ayaw nakikipag usap/interact. Tapos pag may nag kkwentuhan or mga batang nag sasaya, naiingayan siya. Nag school na siya and yet hindi lang talaga ma develop ang social skills niya. Ako nung bata, hindi naman daw ganito. Sinabi ko sa pedia niya and she said, baka ganito lang daw ang personality ng anak ko. Still, I'm worried. :(


Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on April 09, 2015, 08:59:28 am
@worriedmommy - Sis, try mo devpedia ni purplemommy17. Do also want to try and call Dra. Treichler? Sya yung doctor ng son ko. I guess more option ka the better and mag choose ka na lang kung sino makakapag bigay sayo ng soonest na sched.

Maaga kami nakakuha ng sched kay Dra. Treichler kasi sabi ng assistant nya, binibigyan nila ng priority yung mga new patients para daw mabigyan na ng diagnosis and if ever masimulan agad ang therapy. May directory ng mga devpedia sa autism pinoy (http://www.autismpinoy.com/) may list sila dyan ng DevPeds here in Manila.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on April 09, 2015, 09:18:00 am
@ieiky ilang taon na son mo sis? Son ko din late naglakad going 18mos siya. Now he is 20 months, ok na siya mag walk though need pa din ng madaming practice. Sabi ko nga noong una, yung walking lang yung winoworry ko. Ngayon, natatakot ako coz he might be under the spectrum.

Same thing na advice ng mommy sis, if you feel na something is not right. Consult a dev pedia. Tama si sis @towberryblue, it really takes courage to do it.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ieiky on April 09, 2015, 12:41:04 pm
^ sis.. ngayon mag 4 na siya. Ok na siya maglakad sis pero matagal talaga. pero 'yung interaction niya sa tao hindi gaya ng ibang bata. I might consider bringing him sa dev pedia. Kase may pinsan akong may autism din ang anak, so sabi niya, ipacheck ko nga din.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on April 09, 2015, 03:18:58 pm
^ sis.. ngayon mag 4 na siya. Ok na siya maglakad sis pero matagal talaga. pero 'yung interaction niya sa tao hindi gaya ng ibang bata. I might consider bringing him sa dev pedia. Kase may pinsan akong may autism din ang anak, so sabi niya, ipacheck ko nga din.

Do it sis. Don't consider sis...do it. Ikaw lang at ang son mo mahihirapan pag laki nya. Kasi the older they get, mas mahirap na i-therapy kasi nag re-resist na sila. Mas mahirap kasi yun eh
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ieiky on April 10, 2015, 08:16:07 am
I will, sis. 'Pag uwi ko sa May. Mahirap kase single mom ako. tapos 'yung work ko, na assign ako sa asia at ang nagaalaga sa anak ko ngayon, auntie ko lang. haaaay... :'(

Thanks sa inyo mga sis. Malaking help na may ganitong forums talaga..
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on April 10, 2015, 09:37:23 am
Hi @worriedmommy, do you want to try and call Dra. Veronica Reloza? Makati Med siya. Naka schedule kame this May 14....

Thank you for your reply sis. Yes, I would like to try and call Dra. Veronica Reloza. Pwede po hingin number niya?

@worriedmommy - Sis, try mo devpedia ni purplemommy17. Do also want to try and call Dra. Treichler?

I will also call Dra. Treichler sis. Thank you.

I will try and look for the earliest schedule I can get.

I called the office of Dra. Arranza Lim and I got a schedule for June 8. I also want to try calling Dra. Tippy if I can get a earlier schedule. Also, yung mga binigay niyo tatawagan ko rin po. I am so thankful na may thread na ganito.

Yesterday, sabi ni baby 'mamamamama',  'bababababa" and "ayayayay". Natutuwa naman ako na may sinasabi siya. Simple instructions nasusunod naman. Lalabas kami ng room, I said get the milk, kinuha naman tapos sabi ko give it to mommy, binigay naman sa akin.

Then lalabas kami ng room, I said "choose one of your toys to bring". Pinili niya yung isa then sabi ko balik niya sa lalagyan yung naiwan, binalik naman niya. My baby obeys me naman and maparaan siya, like hinahanap niya yung cooler na tinatapakan pag sumisilip sa window, nung wala, hinanap at hinila pabalik sa lugar sa may window.

ask ko nga, where is baby sabay turo niya sa self niya.

sana po delayed talker lang talaga si baby.  :'(
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on April 10, 2015, 03:26:36 pm
I will, sis. 'Pag uwi ko sa May. Mahirap kase single mom ako. tapos 'yung work ko, na assign ako sa asia at ang nagaalaga sa anak ko ngayon, auntie ko lang. haaaay... :'(

Thanks sa inyo mga sis. Malaking help na may ganitong forums talaga..

Girltalk lang din naka tulong sa akin when my son was diagnosed and when me and the father of my son broke up. I know how you feel sis, single mom din ako. Kaya yan sis! Prayers lang We are here for you. Research ka lang sis until di ka pa nakakauwi. Ganyan ginawa ko dati eh.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on April 10, 2015, 05:41:05 pm
hi there mga sis!

i already set an appointment with the following devped:

Dr. Ana Maria Treichler-Borgaily @ makati med (ang mahal pala ng PF niya, 7k)
Dr. Ma. Theresa Arranza-Lim @ TMC (PF is 4K)
Dr. Francis Dimalanta @ QC (5K PF)

earliest si Dra. Treichler eh. gusto ko rin magpa-aappointment kay Dra. Veronica Reloza and kay Dra. Tanchanco.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: smm_0411 on April 10, 2015, 06:02:56 pm
Sis, try to call Dra. Moral of Asian Hospital.  Sya ang devPed ng daughter ko. We had her first check up last October, diagnosis was GDD, Her PF was 3.5k. HTH.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on April 10, 2015, 06:20:51 pm
hi there mga sis!

i already set an appointment with the following devped:

Dr. Ana Maria Treichler-Borgaily @ makati med (ang mahal pala ng PF niya, 7k)
Dr. Ma. Theresa Arranza-Lim @ TMC (PF is 4K)
Dr. Francis Dimalanta @ QC (5K PF)

earliest si Dra. Treichler eh. gusto ko rin magpa-aappointment kay Dra. Veronica Reloza and kay Dra. Tanchanco.


Sumasakit bulsa ko kay Dra. Anna. Dati 6k lang sya. Last March 21, 4k kami. hehe I'm happy naman with her.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: foxygirl_0215 on April 10, 2015, 11:03:51 pm
Sis, try to call Dra. Moral of Asian Hospital.  Sya ang devPed ng daughter ko. We had her first check up last October, diagnosis was GDD, Her PF was 3.5k. HTH.

3500 na pala si Dra. Moral? Last time i checked, 3k lang PF niya....

Our DevPed nga pala is Dra. Theresa De Castro (from Laguna0, 2500 pf
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on April 11, 2015, 09:25:58 am
@smm_0411, thank you for your recommendation sis.

accessible ako sa mga hospitals like:
the medical city
st lukes global (mas madaling byahe dun kesa sa qc)
makati med

ang daming pedia, nakakalula sa dami at pati mga PF nila. medyo province po ako, usually pedia check up ranges from 150-300 lang. yung devped dito na sa area namin once a month lang dumarating & 6 lang patient na naccomodate. waiting din ako, number 8.

ang daddy niya kase, late talker din, 4 years old na daw nung nagsalita, pero hello! syempre i want my baby to talk na.  :)

kahit po expensive mga devpedia, for me investment parin na puntahan sila, para sa peace of mind rin po.
 
Share ko lang po.
 
My baby is 20 months. Sumusunod naman sa instructions and honestly, smart siya. Alam niyang paraanan how to get things. Like nung tinago namin yung cooler na inaapakan niya to get to the window, hinanap niya yun and kinuha niya ulit. Kumakain naman siya ng maayos. Nakikipaglaro din sa cousins pag andun sila. Pag sinabi ko na smile, kiss, hug, nag-oobey naman. Pag nakikita nakakalat ang phone, damit or eye glasses ko or ng mom & sis ko, kukunin niya ang inaabot sa amin. Nagssmile naman and pinapakita pag gusto ang bagay. Pag ayaw na mag-eat, he will close his eyes and look away + may smirk. Pag may gusto sa kitchen, like spoon or plate, tatayo sa high chair and pipilitin abutin, pag di abot talaga, papakita na may inaabot + say “aaaaa” while pointing to something. I mean, alam niya gusto niya, pag mali ang inabot ko, ituturo yung gusto talaga.
 
 
Pag pala gusto ng milk, pupunta sa milk station niya & kukunin/aabutin yung milk niya. Pag gustong lumabas ng house, pupunta sa door and try abot yung lock. Pag gusto lumabas ng room, bababa ng bed and aabot yung door at mag-aaya na lumabas by holdling my hand.
 
Instruction wise, I can say really na okay siya. Marunong pa nga mang-inis like pag ayaw niya yung nakaplay sa TV, tapos ayaw namin ilipat, its either papatayin niya ang cable box or may ppress siya sa TV, then titignan ako. i-turn on naman niya ulit eh.
 
Pero delayed talker. Nasasabi palang is “Ma”. Like, “oh if you want to this you say Ma”, then sasabihin niya “Ma”. Pansin ko pag tinuturuan eh medyo irritable. Pero may times naman these past few days na while walking sinasabi niya " mamamamama" or "babababababa"

I really pray that nothing is wrong with my baby. Elder sibling kase niya nag-walk w/out support ng 1year old exacto and talked very early. While siya, hindi agad nag-walk (1 year & 2 mos) and ngayon di pa nagttalk talaga.

Sorry if long post po.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: princessrio on April 11, 2015, 11:23:32 pm
^sis, don't worry too much (kahit mahirap na wag magworry). what you can do is try to improve and encourage him. exert all effort na magkapagsalita sya ng words.

my son first started walking at 10 months. 2 years old nung nagsimula magkaroon ng words (pano panay tv lang kami which affected his speech too much). nakakaintindi naman at nauutusan. pero feeling ko kasi may mali. aside from delayed speech, nag-uuntog din sya ng ulo. his regular pedia advised us to seek dev ped consultation kasi nakita ni pedia na nagtantrum sa clinic nya (vacation lang kasi kami sa pinas nun) then ang bilis ng shift ng emotion.

tinulungan kami ng regular pedia na makapagpaschedule ng maaga sa dev ped kasi pabalik na kami sa middle east. hindi rin ako mapakali noon. prayed hard talaga. mukhang normal naman ang anak ko para sa ibang tao pero hindi ako matigil at mapakali hangga't hindi dev ped ang nagsasabi na ok lang ang anak ko. it is for my peace of mind.

salamat sa dyos wala namang autism anak ko. hindi lang kasi speech titignan nila. dev ped will observe talaga kaya matagal ang consultation (kami tumagal ng 1.5-2 hours).
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: darna88 on April 12, 2015, 02:03:27 am
try dr. jack alexander herrin from cardinal santos hospital  just 3,500 for 1st consulation already 2 hr na .on 2nd followup just 2k na lang:D with report already before you leave his clinic :D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on April 13, 2015, 07:51:54 am
@worriedmommy, magka age pala babies naten. Pray lang tayo sis. Di tayo papabayaan ni God.

@princessrio, sis sana nga tulad din kame sa case mo. I'm still hoping and praying for the best. Godbless our kids.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on April 13, 2015, 09:37:19 am
yesterday, while playing talagang mega-tutok ako sa mga kilos niya. sabi niya kahapon: mamamama, bababababa, papapapa. inuulit ulit naman niya eh.

nakikipag laro siya sa elder sibling niya + sa mga cousins niya. nagpplay din siya mag-isa pag minsan. meron naman siya warm expressions and smiles, pag umiiyak tatakbo sa akin or sa lola niya. nagrerespond naman siya sa name niya and starting to baby talk na talaga, mostly babble kase siya eh. nagrreach naman siya ng di niya abot like door knobs pag gusto lumabas and milk.

while we were at the hospital visiting someone, yung iniikot para umangat yung bed iniikot niya, get siya ng grapes then give sa lola niya and sa akin.

yun nga lang pag may hindi nagustuhan, dati talagang magddive patakikod, edi ulo ang tatamaan, napansin ata niya na ayaw namin yung ginagawa niya pero uulitin talaga like pag i carry him inside the room pero ayaw pa pumasok, yung hihiga patalikod or ba-bang niya head niya sa akin (masakit pamandin pag tinamaan) para maexpress na ayaw niya. ngayon  naman, pag di napag bigyan naman, tatakbo sa sofa at iiyak doon facing the sofa. nabawasan na yung pag bang niya ng head eh. pwera nalang pag nakikita niya yung pamangkin ko na ayaw niya. yung particular pamangkin ko na iyon, there are times na ayaw and gusto niya, more on 80% ayaw and 20% gusto niya. kase pag minsan naman hug and kiss niya yung niece ko na yun eh.

napansin ko na pag type lang niya magtalk dun lang talaga.

let us claim that our kids are okay, delayed lang sila magtalk. god bless us and our kids.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on April 13, 2015, 09:53:55 am
Naku sis @worriedmommy may pag bang din ng head ang anak ko pag di nakukuha gusto. Though kanya naman, minsan pinupukpok niya sarili niya tapos titingin samin kasi alam niya na papagalitan ko siya. Kaya minsan sabi ko sa asawa ko, wag niya pansinin. Para kasi siyang nagseseek ng attention. Nakakastress pa naman.

Oo sis, let's claim it. God is good.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on April 13, 2015, 10:30:08 am
@sis purplemommy17, dati medyo madalas yung pag head bang niya, pero ngayon hindi na as per my kapatid, kagabi lang niya ginawa uli kase nagalit siya sa elder sibling niya na ayaw siya papagwatch ng TV. tumakbo sa sofa, then yung ulo nasa sofa while umiiyak siya then nagbang siya ng head, tapos tumingin sa amin then nilagay ulit face sa sofa, nilapitan ko na, then tinuro niya kapatid niya. alam naman niya ang gusto & ayaw niya eh.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on April 13, 2015, 10:39:30 am
Baka nga sis yun din yung way of communicating nila kasi di pa nila maexpress sarili nila through words.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on April 13, 2015, 11:38:07 am
^yes sis, maybe for now na hindi PA sila nakakapagtalk ng clear, ganun pansamantala ang way nila to express themselves.

gusto ko talaga makapag paset ng appointment kay dra tippy. di ako makaconnect sa landline niya, pati kay dra jocelyn sanchez of slmc.

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mga sis, sino po may alam if how much na PF nina dra tippy and dra jocelyn santos-sanchez?
thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on April 13, 2015, 02:59:27 pm
^yes sis, maybe for now na hindi PA sila nakakapagtalk ng clear, ganun pansamantala ang way nila to express themselves.

gusto ko talaga makapag paset ng appointment kay dra tippy. di ako makaconnect sa landline niya, pati kay dra jocelyn sanchez of slmc.

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mga sis, sino po may alam if how much na PF nina dra tippy and dra jocelyn santos-sanchez?
thanks in advance.

Sis, I think behavioral yung sa mga kids nyo. Paano nyo sinasabi sa kanila na mali yung ginagawa nila? Do you say no? Kasi yan ang unang pinaayos sa amin dito sa bahay when my son started doing his therapy. Try to say no in a different way. Kasi like for my son, parang sounds negative ang NO eh. So, we try to say it differently. Like pag gusto nya ng iPad, if you say "No, anak, hindi muna pwede. later na." Maiinis na yun. Kahit pa napaka angelic ng voice mo. But if I say, "Mommy has a request for my big baby boy. will it be okay if you play with the iPad later?" Minsan naman pag pinapatong nya yung feet nya sa table...sasabihin ko..."Oh! Luc, your left foot is on the table, can you put it on the floor together with the your right foot so that they'll be together?" Sumusunod sya ng ganun. Mas okay nga kasi nasisingit ko yung mga stuff na kailangan nya pag aralan like verbs, pronouns, adjective and all.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on April 13, 2015, 04:04:49 pm
^i say no outright lang. eexplain ko & baby listens naman. sasabihin ko na "do not spank her" or "you should not do that". titigil rin naman si baby pag ganun. yung particular pamangkin ko lang talaga ang ayaw niya.

yung pag bang ng head, dati ginagawa ni baby madalas pero parang na-outgrown na niya, kahapon lang niya ginawa ulit yun eh.

pag-iiyak siya, sasabihin ko "we will go out later (pag gusto niya lumabas), mommy will just finish this okay" sabay hug sa kanya. pero sis TowBerryBlue, thank you sa advise on how to making NO a positive thing. i will practice that sa mga kids ko.

share ko lang, i always tell baby na love ko siya, maka-lola kase siya dahil i work eh, pero pag nasa house na ako, hands own naman talaga ako sa kanya. kung mayaman lang ako, i will not work para kasama ko lagi mga anak ko. i would really love to spend lots fo time with them... ang bilis nilang lumaki eh. and yung feeling na pag uwi ko na, pag nakita na niya ako lalapit sa akin at ihu-hug ako... then maya maya ayain ako to go upstairs for me to change to pambahay clothes...  ;D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: nikki on April 13, 2015, 07:00:01 pm
Sisses, when my eldest son was about 1yr 6mos or 8mos, he barely talks too. I remember he can only say less than 20 words. He would always say "ehhh" pag may gusto siya. But he is very receptive naman as he understands simple instructions like "come to mommy" "pack away your toys" etc. During one of our visits to his pedia, I asked about his speech and sabi nga Medyo delay so na-paranoid naman ako. I was advised to have him undergo screening, they offer it at TMC for 500 if I remember correctly. Hindi siya devped consult.. It's more of observation ng pediatrician with emphasis on language/communication development. So we went, and my son passed the screening test. The pedia did not recommend a devped follow up but gave me a list if I still wanted to. I opted not to pursue.

My son is now 2yr and 4mos, he can say countless words, a lot of 2-word phrases, Medyo frequent na rin ang 3-4 word phrases lately and very conversational. Just sharing my experience because like most moms, super paranoid din ako. I'm on a watchout din sa youngest boy ko who just turned 1 last month.

Repetition is also key din.. I remember every night we will sing, play animal sounds, etc. Then one day, bigla ko na Lang naririnig sa eldest ko lahat yun mga pinag Uusapan namin before.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on April 15, 2015, 06:17:03 am
Hi sis @nikki, good to hear na ok son mo. Again, hoping and praying din ako at pati siguro si sis @worriedmommy na pareho tayo ng case. Di talaga maiwasan maging paranoid ang mga nanay.  :(
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: foxygirl_0215 on April 15, 2015, 07:29:29 am
Any feedback po kay Dra Moral of Asian Hospital? Thanks
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on April 27, 2015, 05:30:27 pm
I would just want to share. Though my little angel is not yet talking with words, puro babble siya pero ang daldal talaga. Kinakausap niya kami as if we understand yung sinasabi niya. Tapos siyempre we will answer naman and magba-babble siya again.

Kahit pano po, konti konti naman dumadaldal siya, lalong lumalakas ang feeling ko sa delayed talker lang po siya... in a few months time mag-two years old na siya and i am really hoping may mga words na talaga siya aside from "mama"...
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: halliewood on April 28, 2015, 02:18:29 pm
Sis @worriedmommy, parang son ko po yung dinedescribe nyo. At 18 months, he only babbles a lot but he understands when I give him instructions like get me your diaper, get your slippers, shoes etc. I consulted a Dev ped at that time and true enough his speech was equivalent to that of a13.5 month old. But the rest of the areas assessed, he was advanced. So expressive language delay was the diagnosis. His devped said as long as he understands, there's nothing to worry. Ideally, speech therapy would really be the first line of intervention. But since we don't have a speech therapist in the province, we opted to enroll him instead in play school. He's now 22 months, he can say a few words like carry, okay, give me. He feeds himself, has stopped using a bottle since 18 months and is very sociable. And he can definitely communicate his needs. He's also thriving in school. Participates in school activities and never once cried even during his first day. Talo pa nya yung older classmates nya. I strongly feel that our sons have the same case. Hope this gives you some sort of comfort. Good luck on your assessment. Hope all works well for you and your son.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on April 29, 2015, 10:09:15 am
@sis halliewood, thank you! we will be visiting our pedia in two weeks time and we will be talking about my little angel. honestly, i am scared but when i get to see my baby babble & obey my instructions, pag nagwawala kase hindi nakuha yung gusto, pag tinuturo yung mga gusto, talagang delayed lang siya sa speech.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: halliewood on April 29, 2015, 06:37:22 pm
Lapit na pala assessment ng baby mo @worriedmommy. Just keep on talking to your baby. Don't also forget to develop his other areas. Language is only one area. Meron pang self-help, socialization, gross motor, fine motor and problem solving. Kung delayed man sya sa language, at least sa ibang areas at par or even advanced sya sa peers nya. Lahat to iaassess ng Dev ped kaya recommended talaga magpaassess. You'll get to know which areas your baby is advanced and san sya delayed. Until then, try to relax and keep doing what you're doing.

Also listen closely to your baby's babbles. Ako kasi I video our conversations sometimes then when I play back, don ko narerealize na may words pala syang sinasabi like give me and over there. I thought before unintelligible babble lang mga sinasabi ng son ko pero may mga salita na pala. Of course hindi pa din madami yung words nya if based sa mga milestones na nababasa. Still delayed parin sya but may  improvement. So I'm happy naman with his progress even without speech therapy. Anyway mahaba na to. But I'll pray for you and all the mommies here who have the same problem.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on April 30, 2015, 01:25:45 pm
@sis halliewood,

Hello again! Pinababalik kase kami ng pedia niya since pina-air ko yung concern ko na baby is not yet talking talaga. Alam mo sis, I always talk to my baby, pati mga tao sa house, they do that. At they do not talk to baby using baby talk para maka-learn na rin ng words. In other areas naman, I could see na hindi siya delay, speech talaga eh, Though madaming nagsasabi na magsasalita rin siya but as a mommy, as much as possible gusto ko yung okay talaga lahat di ba?

Baby babbles a lot, as in alot. Ang sarap nga marinig na in a way sumasagot siya sa mga sinasabi namin sa house. Last night, parang “mommy” yung sinabi niya, my mom said na narinig rin niya na sabihin ni baby yun.  ;D

I really pray that wala lang ito, I mean na delay lang talaga siya compared kay elder sibling.

Hope to hear more updates from you sis!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on May 01, 2015, 07:25:39 am
Sis @worriedmommy, kaninong dev ped ka naka sched?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on May 02, 2015, 09:26:12 am
@sis purplemommy17, nakasked po ako kina Dra. Treichler-Borgaily, Dra. Arranz-Lim  & kay Dr. Francis Dimalanta.

ive read feedbacks about kay Dr. Francis Dimalanta na natetext daw while may patient other nega things kaya baka di na ako magpunta sa kanya. ang mahal ng PF ni Dra. Treichler-Borgaily. I would really like to get an appointment with Dr. Lourdes “Tippy” Sumpaico-Tanchanco rin.

my baby keeps on babbling, tinuturo talaga niya mga gusto niya, and sometimes, siya mismo try mag-turn on ng Wii, pero papa-assist siya kay elder sibling kase may sineset-up pa rin. hehe
 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on May 16, 2015, 05:11:47 pm
haven't met dra treichler pa.

so far, sabi ng pedia ko, pa-assess daw si baby pag 2 y/o na, nagtatalk siya konti konti. sabi niya ya and go ng ulit ulit, mama and ate pag minsan.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: izabelle on May 30, 2015, 05:42:38 am
Delay talker ang daughter ko.

Actually madaldal sya super pero ang problema hindi maintindihan most of her words. When she was 18 months nagpa assess kami sa dev ped, kay Dra. Arranz Lim of medical city. That time ang sabi sa amin may potential na delay sa speech. Hindi daw nya masabi na 100% rule out ang autism kasi 18 months daw is very young pa. Pero sa tingin daw nya walang autism daughter ko. We were advised na bawasan ang TV time and ienroll sa Kindermusik and Gymboree.

Ginawa namin lahat yon pero hindi ako nakuntento sa developments nya because alam ko kulang na kulang for her age.. at 2yrs and 5 months, bumalik kami ng Dev Ped kay Dra. Tanchanco naman for another assessment and it was confirmed na delay talker sya pero Rule out ang autism.  that is more than enough for us.

Pinag speech therapy and occupational therapy kami. 4 months din nag therapy daughter ko, we stopped last November.


Ngayon, my daughter is 3yrs and 4 months na, sobrang daldal. bulol pa din pero she can express herself better kumpara dati. She was able to passed yung Assessment for Nursery ng school nya and incoming Nursery na sya this June!

she can communicate with us na ang problema ko lang ngayon, hindi sya masyadong nakakaintindi ng tagalog, so kapag kinausap mo ng tagalog most of the time, hindi nya kami papansinin, or sasabihin nya, what?

So napipilitan kami mag english :D

We will be back kay Dra. tanchanco this October for follow up check up :) gagawin namin itong routine ni hubby kahit once or twice a year para masigurado everything is fine with our  daughter.

Basta mommies, iwasan ang TV talaga, salarin yan. 4 months palang daughter ko puro TV na pinapanood kaya din nadelay sya sa speech.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on May 30, 2015, 10:49:03 am
^ hi there sis.

i canceled my appointments with 2 DevPed already. why? kase my baby is starting to talk na. well, madaldal na siya pero sometimes nahihirapan express ang words but makikita naman na okay si baby. i still want to set up an appointment with Dra. Tanchanco kase madaming good words for her talaga and pag 2 y/o na si baby dun ko siya dadalhin, sabi kase ni Pedia niya, my baby is okay since nagdadaldal na ng konti konti.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: darna88 on May 31, 2015, 02:41:39 am
any feedback with dra. rita villadolid?..
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: izabelle on June 04, 2015, 12:46:39 am
^^ sis try mo tumawag agad for appointment kay Dra. Tanchanco  kasi it takes 4 to 6 months bago makakuha ng slot e. Dati akala ko OA lang yung iba kapag sinabi na ganon pero ganon talaga sya katagal. So the earlier tumawag for appointment the better. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on June 04, 2015, 01:39:21 pm
^thank you sis. by any chance po, would you have the number of Dra. Tanchanco?
thanks!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: zhienzhien on June 04, 2015, 06:06:02 pm
Tomorrow is our schedule with the DevPed in Medical City. Any feedbacks kay Dr. Arranz-Lim?
First time check up and assessment ng son.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Project60 on June 23, 2015, 03:18:49 pm
I know this may seem off topic pero I just want to know if may support group ba dito?
May parents ba dito na may diagnosis na talaga?

Natatakot ako na mag papa assess nanaman kami this july... wala pa kasing diagnosis samin... pero ang tagal na naming nag thetherapy bago pa mag 2 years old yung anak ko and although may improvement sa anak ko i can't help but see yung diifference niya from other kids na matatas mag salita, etc.

Naka enroll siya sa pre-school pero rinequire kami mag shadow teacher kasi minsan di niya ma control yung pag galaw niya. madalas din siya mag bite or pinch...

Nung sabi nung therapist ko na medyo grumagrabe yung sensory issues ng anak ko parang gumuho yung mundo ko - although wala pang diagnosis I can't help but think na my son is different. Also nung pinatawag kami sa pre-school niya 1 week after classes started to discuss his biting and pinching na di nila ma pinpoint yung reason I felt my heart break.

I feel defeated but I know I have to be strong. naaawa ako sa anak ko... nafrufrustrate ako na this is also very financially draining kasi di naman kami mayaman - i want to be able to give him the best therapies, lahat ng pwede gawin. I want to fight... sana someone can share their experiences or kung may support group man.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hunny_ally on June 23, 2015, 05:23:49 pm
Izabelle, my almost 3yo daughter has the same issue...delayed speech. Reading your post feels like you're describing my daughter (except on the ruling out autism). She madaldal but most of the time you can't understand her. Minion talk according to a friend. Her devped and Pedia said it's better to stick to 1 language for now so there's no confusion.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: darna88 on June 24, 2015, 01:35:33 am
I know this may seem off topic pero I just want to know if may support group ba dito?
May parents ba dito na may diagnosis na talaga?

Natatakot ako na mag papa assess nanaman kami this july... wala pa kasing diagnosis samin... pero ang tagal na naming nag thetherapy bago pa mag 2 years old yung anak ko and although may improvement sa anak ko i can't help but see yung diifference niya from other kids na matatas mag salita, etc.

Naka enroll siya sa pre-school pero rinequire kami mag shadow teacher kasi minsan di niya ma control yung pag galaw niya. madalas din siya mag bite or pinch...

Nung sabi nung therapist ko na medyo grumagrabe yung sensory issues ng anak ko parang gumuho yung mundo ko - although wala pang diagnosis I can't help but think na my son is different. Also nung pinatawag kami sa pre-school niya 1 week after classes started to discuss his biting and pinching na di nila ma pinpoint yung reason I felt my heart break.

I feel defeated but I know I have to be strong. naaawa ako sa anak ko... nafrufrustrate ako na this is also very financially draining kasi di naman kami mayaman - i want to be able to give him the best therapies, lahat ng pwede gawin. I want to fight... sana someone can share their experiences or kung may support group man.

hi sis tama ka you need to be strong...same with me i still dont have final dianosis even nagpa 2nd opinion nako. maybe nasa boarderline son ko kaya medyo hirap sila magdiagnose knowing na almost 5 yr old na son ko. ano bang sensory issues nakikita ng theraphist?..hirap din situation pag wala pa diagnosis and yet we are seeing some sign..but think na lang na even wala pa final diagnosis ginagawa mo naman part mo as a mom and that is napapagtheraphy mo sya.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: izabelle on June 24, 2015, 02:20:27 am
^^ hunny_ally  - yun din sabi sa amin sis, 1 language lang daw para hindi malito yung bata.


Just an update: We were lucky na napaaga yung follow up checkup ng daughter ko imbes na October, she was re assessed last week and super happy kami na yung developments nya ay at par na sa normal para sa age nya.

Not only sa speech but pati yung ibang aspects ng developments. I really think nakatulong ang pagiging hands on ng husband ko na araw araw sya natuturuan. Mahirap pero tyagaan lang talaga.

One of our concerns though is parang medyo madali pa sya mawala sa focus, sabi ng dev ped nya, normal yun for her age pero to improve pwede kami magpa OT ulit.

so ayun, balik OT kami this July.  :)

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on June 24, 2015, 10:08:20 am
^ Happy for your daughter's progress, sis.  :) I really recommend OT if there's a concern regarding focus.  Mas mainam na maagapan ang focus and concentration issues ngayon habang bata pa ang daughter mo kesa mag-manifest iyan na mas severe pagdating ng grade school.  As a mother who is very aware and observant about these matters, nakikita kong mas challenging ang focus and other developmental issues pag hindi naagapan.  I know of students who were asked to transfer to another school kasi hindi maka-focus sa classroom (heartbreaking ito for the parents whose dream was to send their child to a particular school).  Mahirap talaga lalo na if you plan to send your child to a traditional school.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: izabelle on June 25, 2015, 04:39:51 am
^ Hi sis marose! :) thank you. Oo nga e, kaya ibabalik namin sya ng OT this July. Medyo hirap ako maghanap ng slot na Sabado. :(
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Project60 on June 25, 2015, 09:32:43 am
Sis Darna88 - thanks for the comforting words. It's nice to feel that there are people who understand and are going through the same things.

Yung sensory issues niya, minsan too active sya... minsan din madiin na hindi niya pa nararamdaman... medyo nakaka hawak na siya ng maayos sa crayon pero madalas nag rerevert siya dun sa maling hawak and super diin. minsan he covers his ears with both of his hands - madalas wala namang dahilan....
tapos pag gigil siya or excited nakaka pinch siya... mabigat kamay niya so madalas pag excited or happy siya medyo mabigat siya mag hug. He just turned 4 this april but we started therapy (OT twice a week + speech once a week) since he was 1.8 years old.

Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on June 25, 2015, 11:14:12 am
my son will be turning 2 na niya. natuturuan ko ng mag-talk, sinasabi niya ang mii mii pag gusto niya ng milk and already said wii kase gusto niya mga play ng wii.

yes, delayed siya. though wala pang check up ng devped. sana nalang makapagtalk na talaga siya...
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Project60 on June 25, 2015, 03:08:45 pm
sis worriedmommy - pa check mo sa dev ped wala namang masama, para kampante ka din...
I can say the therapies naman really helped my son... yung kakilala kong ayaw mag pa dev ped nun 4 na yung son niya halos di pa din nagsasalita...

yung son ko kahit papano nakakasalita na.. not as well as the average kid pero nakaka sentence na sya paminsan minsan.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: oreo08 on July 03, 2015, 06:37:07 pm
I'm worried about our almost 23 month old daughter kasi up to now, she only says dada and mama. Puro nga dada (elmo), dada (tubig), dada ("no deal" sa deal or no deal). Feeling ko confused sya kasi tagalog namin sya kinakausap (as much as possible) pero pag kami ni hubby naguusap and she's within earshot, english kami. Kinakausap rin si baby ng english ng mga tita and tito nya (my husband's side. Di kasi marunong magtagalog). Pero kami ng Mum ko and kuya/SIL ko, tagalog talaga sya kausapin.

Anyway, wala syang kalaro and lagi lang sila ng Mum ko sa bahay, watching TV ::) di ko mapigilan kasi nakakahiya naman magdemand sa nanay ko na wag manood ng tv. She has no problems following instructions, she makes eye contact, she responds when we call her name, and talagang nakakaintindi naman (ng Tagalog... haven't tried English kasi sa "Strictly no talking to her in English" policy ko :P )

We decided to push her ELC (Early Learning Centre) enrolment a bit earlier than planned para maexpose sya sa mga kids her age (2 to 3 yrs old) and lessen TV/gadgets time. 2x a week muna sya pero 7:30am to 4pm ito na laro laro lang.

Sana magwork... pero how many months ba dapat hintayin ko to see if she's improved? Kasi after that time and walang improvement, I'll set an appointment na with a devpedia na talaga. I'm super worried kasi
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purple_girl on July 03, 2015, 07:28:59 pm
^better make an appointment na sis, then cancel na lang if you think ok na ang baby mo. usually, matagal ang waiting time para makakuha ng schedule, average ata is 3-6 months.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hunny_ally on July 03, 2015, 07:50:51 pm
^^if there's language delay, it's better to stick to one language first to avoid confusion.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: oreo08 on July 03, 2015, 08:23:59 pm
^^yeah, I think I'll do that! Matagal nga waiting time rin dito... I think 3 months pedia-allergist palang.

^I'm not sure if I want to stick in just one language kasi if she learns English, baka hindi na maturuan ng Filipino at tanong tanungin na lang din kami ng what  :-\ worry ko rin kasi baka hindi sya matuto magtagalog. Anyway, let's see what the developmental pedia says kasi I'm sure marami na silang naencounter na case na ganito since maraming parents naman really want to raise bilingual kids here. Especially Chinese. Pansin ko, sila talaga ang tyaga taga magturo sa mga anak nila.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: izabelle on July 03, 2015, 09:39:14 pm
^ i agree na better make an appointment agad then you can cancel naman. I had my daughter checked as early as 18 months kasi nabasa ko din na the earlier madetect ang problem, the better. I don't want to take risk that time e, paranoid mom kasi ako. Wala din naman mawawala if papacheck ko sya. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hushush on July 04, 2015, 08:23:40 pm
Hello mga moms!sobrang tagal ko na gusto magpost dito.kaya lang tinatamad ako lagi.minsan nasstuck ako then nadedelete ko yun draft ko.kaya habang nadedelay yun pagpost ko lalo akong natatambakan ng mga gusto ko ishare dito.pero ok na din kasi lagi may update sa anak ko kapag naiisipan kong magtype ulit.kaya ngayon sabi ko iiklian ko na lang.kung may gusto pa ako idagdag o may nagtanong saka ako gagawa ulit ng nobela hehe.

My story is about my son who just turned 4 recently. Then last year bago sya nag-3 ipinasok namin sya sa summer classes sa mga mamahalin at kilalang international schools sa ortigas para malaman namin kung ready na sya for nursery. dun nag-umpisa ang problema namin kasi marami syang ayaw sa mga routine ng school.una, ayaw nya na nakamedyas lang sila sa room.hinuhubad nya.ayaw din ng circle time.inde sya interested minsan sa lectures.madalas paikot-ikot lang sya sa loob ng room.pinull out ko sya sa summer class at inilipat sa katabing school.ganun din sya very inattentive.then nirequire sya na mag-shadow teacher.problema kasi late talker sya.pero nakakabasa na sya that time ng CVC words.medyo obssessed sya sa letters at numbers.blocks.like lego or wooden blocks.tabletop puzzles.pero not to the extent na nagme-meltdown kapag mawala sa paningin nya.some sort of a hobby nya.mahaba ang sitting span nya kapag letters at blocks ang nilalaro nya.then pinatignan namin sya sa dev ped kasi nga napaparanoid na ako baka autistic ang anak ko.or may something sa behavior nya. Then lumabas sa assessment na developmentally at par naman sya.at advance pa ng 4mos ang cognitive nya.ang problema nya ay mayron syang temperament na unknown.like selective compliance.inde sya sasagot sa tanong kung inde nya feel.mga ganun.kahit alam nya ang sagot.

Then, nirekomenda na ipa-ot sya.then un SP ay optional daw kasi nakasagot naman while inaassess.partida pa nga naglalaro sya ng toy sa loob ng clinic ni doc while tinetest sya.kaya nya magmulti tasking.lol.since that time pasukan na punuan na yun nearest ot center namin.wala na slot para sa ot kaya naisipan ko na lang ipasok sya sa nursery.then ayun ok naman sya may mga kaklase sya.ang problema since english speaking sya nahirapan sya makisocialize sa mga kaklase nya.kagandahan lang dun sa school na yun inde sya nirequire na mag-shadow teacher unlike sa IS na pinanggalingan nya na pagkamamahal ng rate per hour.at kapag indi ka mag-enroll sa kanila ay bigla na lang aasim ang pakikitungo sayo ng directress nila kahit andun ka para magsummer class lang.

Balik kami sa pedia nya na 1year namin hindi nakita dahil busy sa schooling ang DS ko.pagkakita nya nagfreak out.kung anong reaction nya sa moving up e ganun din sya.medyo disappointed yun pedia nya kasi ineexpect nya na nag-improve yun bata.sabi nya parang inde daw nagbago.then kinontest nya na dapat sinunod ko yun payo ng dev ped.kasi iba yun nursery sa therapy eh.kaya para matapos na ang argument dumeretso kami sa ot center kasi lately nagka-slot sila kaya sinunggaban ko na.

Sa ngyon, 2mos na syang ino-ot.at napakalaki ng improvement sa behavior nya.yun main concern sa kanya ay impulsive sya at mababa ang frustration tolerance.dun din sa ot center sya natutong magsulat mag-isa.kaya napakalaki ng pasalamat ko at di ako ngpatumpik-tumpik.binugbog ko talaga ng ot.dahil delayed ang opening ng klase nila, pina-ot ko ng 7hrs per week. Then 1hr SP. Though napakalaking gastos talaga ng therapy, worth it naman.may mga time na nagmemeltdown sya pero manageable naman.minsan itinatakbo ko sa therapist for possible regression para mareverse kagad.sayang naman yun pinaghirapan namin kung isang araw lang na incident e babalik agad sya sa dati nya behavior.

Within his nursery period, yun isa mga nakita kong problema sa kanya e nahirapan kami pasulatin sya.hirap sya hawakan ang pencil.mahina pa ang wrist kasi 3 pa lang sya eh.pero kung cognitive e pang-kinder na sya kasi nakakabilang na sya up to 100.then ayun nga nakakabasa na.minsan bigla na lang kami nagulat na binasa nya yun boardbooks nya.ewan ko lang if he can fully comprehend yun full content.pero kung word for word naiintindihan nya pwera yun mahihirap na words.nung nagmoving up na sila, nagka-reading award sya.yun isa pang nakita ko problema e inde nya kaya makipagsabayan sa maraming students.pag nakakakita sya ng sumasayaw o pag pinatayo sa harapan e nagtatantrums sya.pag tinatanong ko sya e sabi nya shy daw sya..lagi sya nanonood ng educ vids na karamihan about phonics.kaya kadalasan kahit mahirap na salita nababasa nya.like "devant". Minsan nagbabasa ng signage "don't litter". Minsan kinuhaan ko sya ng passport sa dfa.tuwang tuwa yun encoder kasi binabasa nya yun mga reminders like "no heavy makeup ", etc.forgot na yun mga nakasulat dun.kasi inip na inip na sya sa pila.sabi nya "3 pa lang sya nakakabasa na.pano nangyari yun?" Sabi ko "e kasi po lagi sya nanonood ng word world."totoo yun palanood sya dati nun at dun din sya natuto makabasa.natuklasan lang namin nun nagspell kami ng magnetic letters sa ref at nabasa nya.then sinubukan namin ibang words at nabasa din nya.most of it mga sight words.natandaan lang naman nya.pero laking bagay din.pag may ininstruct ako pinapabasa ko lang sa kanya.mabilis nya natatandaan.ang disadvantage lang pag nasa mall kami at nakabasa sya ng "toy box" or "toy kingdom" e nagkukumahog na.wala kami choice kundi magpunta dun.nakabasa ako ng article about it.ang term ng mga expert dun ay HYPERLEXIA.at inde gifted tulad ng inaakala ng ibang mommies na may same case.never ko inisip na gifted ang anak ko.bakit?una delayed talker sya.pangalawa, may socialization at behavioral issues.but at least inde sya autistic.and hopefully inde at risk for ADHD.

Kinder na sya ngayong SY.medyo advance sya on some subjects.dapat dito ko sya pag-aralin sa school medyo malapit samin pero malayo pa rin.kaya lang nun summer class nagtatantrums sya humihiga sa sahig at ayaw magparticipate sa circle time.mas gusto nya mag-isa at magsagot ng worksheets.sabi nga nun teacher nun inevaluate sya panggrade1 daw yun sinagutan nun anak ko at nasagutan daw.then potential good reader daw.nagdalawang-isip ako ienroll ang anak ko kasi parang di nila alam maghandle ng ganun case.angsusungit tignan ng teaching aid.mukhang kagagraduate lang.then sa ot center nagkita kami ng dati ko officemate at inaya nya ako mag-enroll sa isang school  sa Diliman.sa HSG.sinamahan nya ako pumunta sa school at inassess ang anak ko.then inenroll ko na sya kahit malayo yun school.importante sakin magkaron ng improvement yun nakakainis na behavior ng anak ko.sabi ng ot nya, yun daw ata yun sinasabing temperament ng dev ped nya.kasi kapag nabaguhan sya sa sitwasyon o mga tao ganun ang behavior nya.nagtatantrums at naglulupasay.pero pag nasanay na sya ok na sya.napatunayan ko yun nun bumalik kami sa pedia nya.ok na sya at very sweet kaya tuwang tuwa ang pedja nya.nagpasikat pa sya at nagbasa ng kung anong mabasa nya sa clinic.kaya aliw na aliw ang pedia.inupdate ko sya kung san ko sya inenroll.sabi nya at least hindi daw kami naliligaw.kung may potential man daw yun bata e at least nasa tamang lugar sya.ako naman ayaw ko mag-speculate ng kahit ano tungkol sa anak ko.alam ko kasi hyperlexic lang sya.saka home taught din sya.kaya advance sya.pero that as her mom alam ko na hindi pa sya emotionally stable.inde pa nga sya fully conversational.pag tinatanong sya ng "why" nangangamote pa sya.saka hindi din sya nagtatanong ng why at how.kaya pina-SP ko sya para makahabol sa deadline.ang importante sakin masolve yun behavioral problems nya at iba pang needs nya.lately napansin ko sa kanya very sociable sya sa mga bata dito samin.

To all mommies out there na in denial pa rin.ang advice ko lang wala naman masama mag-effort na ipatingin yun bata.follow your instinct.then sundin ang payo ng dev ped.kasi kung ipagpaliban nyo tulad sakin, baka lumala.mabuti na lang sa anak ko naagapan pa.1year din yung nawala sa kanya.iniisip ko kung napa-ot ko agad baka nasa regular school na sya ngayon.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Project60 on July 07, 2015, 03:47:49 pm
Ang mahal mahal ng therapy at dev ped siguro yan din ang reason why madaming nag aalangan - an average earning parent (like me!) would definitely have a hard time....

Syempre OT, ST, SHADOW TEACHER, TUITION... sama mo pa ang gas at food.

Take note din na all OTs or STs are created equal. kahit malayo pinagtiyatiyagaan ko talaga yung therabilities - kasi sila yung pinaka complete yung facilities na useful sa issue ng son ko...
Sensory issues kasi so need ng madaming physical activities. comparing dun sa center where my son attends his speech (wala kasing speech slot sa therabilities) ang layo talaga ng facilities. Maliit lang yung help therapy center makati so malamang madali madistract anak ko dun compared sa therabilities. Sa skills naman ng  therapists, i think at par naman yung mga taga help therapy center....
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hushush on July 08, 2015, 08:56:33 am
Iyun lang ang problema.mahal talaga magpatherapy.pero kung para sa bata naman magdasal ka lang may darating talaga na blessings.tulad sa case namin.nakapag-abroad ang asawa ko.then may dumating pa na extra income kaya naienroll ko sya sa HSG.mahal ang tuition dun.hindi biro.kaya ako todo-suporta na lang sa anak ko.kung anong magagawa ko para sa kanya.kahit umuulan ng malakas punta talaga kami sa ot.kami din naman makikinabang dun.

Pinaka-importante kasi yun role ng nanay para mag-improve yun bata.tulungan kasi iyan.hindi dapat iasa lahat sa therapist kaya sa bahay hino-homeschool ko din sya pag walang pasok.nun summer tinuruan ko sya magsulat.idinikit ko sa mga daliri nya using rubberband yun pencil para matulungan sya mafeel kung pano lagyan ng pressure yun pencil.the rest, yun therapist na ang nagreinforce.di ko naman tinetake ang credit kasi sa ot din talaga sya natuto ng husto magsulat independently.kaya ngayon nakakapagdrowing na din sya.tulad ngayon lagi bagyo.pag wala pasok isisingit ko sya ipa-ot kahit 1hr lang.kapag wala sya sa mood sa lessons hinahayaan ko lang magsulat at magdrowing o manuod.pero kapag nanonood sya ng shows dun ko sya sinusundutan.let say sa peppa pig, tatanungin ko sya, "what is daddy pig doing?" Sasagot sya "daddy pig is climbing on the tree". Ask ko ulit 'why". Iisip sya.pag di makaisip tutulungan ko na."does he want to get something?"sasagot sya "the kite!".then nahulog si daddy pig.ask ko ulit."what happened to daddy pig?" Sasagot "he fell down" ask ko ulit "where?" Sagot sya "from the tree". Where to? Sagot sya "on the mud".ask ko ulet "why did he fall from the tree on to the mud?".sasagot "because he want to get the kite". Pwede na din.pero ikokorek ko yun."he fell down because the branch of the tree was broken".and "because he is heavy".ganun ako magtanong sa kanya.kukulitin ko sya para mapiga sya.para mag-isip sya.although alam ko hirap sya magexpress.minsan pag ask ko iba sinasagot.

Kahapon naglalakad kami sa palengke galing kami sa therapy.dami distractions diba.ask ko sya random question "what is the name of your school?" Ang sagot nya "singing, writing,drawing puzzles, I played with the numbers.." sabi ko "I'm not asking what  you did in school, I'm asking you the name of your school"inulit-ulit ko tanong while walking.then saka lang nya nasagot ng maayos.minsan kasi sa pagiging impulsive nya hindi na nya iniintindi ng maige ang tanong.minsan nga ang sinasagot nya "my classmates are.." e ask ko name ng school nya.hindi name ng classmates nya.kaya inuulit ulit ko random questions  para makita ko kung naiintindihan nya yun tanong at para matest ang focus at concentration nya.need ko sya tulungan kasi 1hr lang nakuha ko SP kahit pa 3hrs ang gusto ko.
Kanina nanonood kami sa happykids.tv ng nursery rhymes.yun "piece of paper". Ask ko sya "what is the girl doing?" Sagot sya "sweeping the floor".ask ko "why?" Sagot sya "because the floor is dirty".then nagsalang ako ng Brainy Baby dvd.sabi nya "i want to watch shapes and colors." Ask ko "why?" Sabi "because i want to learn".I gave him kisses and hugs.kapag maganda ang sagot sya with matching "anggaling-galing naman ng batang yan".at least kahit papano may nakikita ako improvement simula nun ma-SP.though wala pa sya 1month sa SP.mantalang dati kapag tinanong sya ng why e indi talaga sumasagot.minsan nagtatago o umaalis para makaiwas sa tanong.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: izabelle on July 11, 2015, 03:54:00 am
I agree mahal talaga ang therapies, Hindi biro. Right now, 1,200 per session ang OT and Speech Therapy ng daughter ko. (home service)

More than the therapy , i think ang pinaka importante ang role natin as parents. Yan ang natutunan namin ng husband ko when our daughter was diagnosed with Developmental delays a year ago. Kahit ilan therapy pagawa mo sa bata, kung sa bahay e hindi naman naprapractice yun or wala din tayong time for them, baliwala ang therapies.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ghye on July 30, 2015, 04:24:52 pm
I tried calling the offices of some developmental pedias for an appointment and the earliest schedule I was able to get was that of Dra. Ma. Veronica Reloza of Makati Med on August 4, 2015.  Any feed backs on her please.  I was just wondering why she's got an open slot on that date yet isn't it that developmental pedias are so hard to book.  I also asked the help of a pedia friend to help me look for a dev't. pedia and she also told me that it's so hard to get a schedule with them which made me more wonder why I was able to get a booking that early.  Any feed backs on her please.  Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purple_girl on July 30, 2015, 04:35:47 pm
^hi sis, dra reloza if my daughter's dev ped. okay naman siya. i believe i posted a feedback about her in this thread. please try to backread. before, medyo matagal din bago ako nakakuha ng appointment, months din yung waiting time ko. baka nagkaroon siya ng cancellation kaya may available slot or may nagkaroon ng change sa sched niya kaya naging available yung august 4 niya.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ghye on July 31, 2015, 09:16:43 am
^Thanks sis.  I hope my son will be okay with Dra. Reloza.  The next available developmental pedia that I was able to book will be on September 17, Dr. Pabs.  I'm a bit nervous though but to give a peace of mind, I must bring my son to one. Thank you again.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on July 31, 2015, 10:18:15 am
My baby turned 2 already. Nasasabi na niya ang “mommy” and onti onting words. Delayed lang talaga siya pero kita naman na gusto na niya magtalk talaga.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: gumdrops26 on July 31, 2015, 10:40:24 am
I read na by 2 years old, our babies should be saying 70-100 words na ::) honestly, it's upsetting for us mothers to read things like these. But what if our babies are so much advanced naman in other things? Doesn't that matter too?

My 23 month old daughter is starting "school" (more like play school) in 2 weeks (2 whole days every week) and my husband and I are hoping this will encourage her to talk more especially because she will interact with kids her age.

I'll give her 3 months before I contemplate about seeing a speech therapist and developmental paedia.

She might be a delayed talker but my gosh, her gross and fine motor skills are so advanced! She held her head up as soon as she was born. She rolled over, crawled and walked early. Her paedia kept saying she's so developed for her age and she'll be smarter than all of us in that room ;D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ghye on July 31, 2015, 04:20:38 pm
How about Dr. Marizel Dacumos of SLMC.  Any feedbacks on her please.  I texted the secretary and the next available schedule is August 10, 2015 naman.  Dr. Dimalanta is December pa.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on August 01, 2015, 10:32:17 am
^hi ghye, i have 2 skeds with dr dimalanta for august 20  (quezon city) and august 26 (global) both afterlunch. PF niya is 5,000.

do you want it? i will not be going and i am planning to cancel na kase and sayang naman ang 2 slots na meron ako.



Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ghye on August 01, 2015, 05:02:19 pm
^Hi sis worriedmommy.  Thank you so much for the offer.  Kindly have the slot at SLMC Global reserved for me please.  If we will not proceed with Dra. Rellosa on August 4, we'll go to Dr. Dimalanta.  Again thank you so much.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on August 01, 2015, 05:08:52 pm
@gumdrops26, one of the most important things I've learned from consulting a developmental pedia over the years is that the development of a child in different domains may not be simultaneous.  I get that you are happy that your daughter, in your opinion, is advanced in terms of motor skills.  But wouldn't you want her speech to also be developmentally at par with her age?  Since you are attuned to your daughter's development, why not take it a step further and consult a specialist who will assess and explain to you how your child is faring in terms of the different domains of development and is also professionally trained to recommend a course of action to make sure that your child will continue to develop and thrive. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: gumdrops26 on August 01, 2015, 05:43:20 pm
^it's not only MY opinion that her fine and gross motor skills are advanced for her age. We hear this repeatedly everytime we see her paedia and child youth health nurse for her assessment. Here, you are given a set of questionnaire every 3rd, 6th, 12th ... month of your baby's life. You go see them and they will assess her further. These were the times when we're told she's advanced in those areas and delayed in the language department. So it's not just "my opinion".

And of course I want her speech to develop at the same time. Who wouldn't want that? The point of my post is to remind mums to not worry so much. Babies develop at different times. We can't go by the book and panic when your 2 yr old toddler still can't speak 70 words (and I did panic). I am not against seeing a dev paedia at all. As I've said, we might see one but only after I give our daughter enough time to socialise with other kids. You see, she is the only baby in our family and my in laws'. She doesn't have any playmates and she doesn't go to any playgroup (kindermusik, gymboree and the likes). Her paedia said that could be a factor. So we were advised to try and expose her to a more social environment then go from there.

I am giving her more time. Trust me, I've been stressing since she was 18 months old. We know she's not autistic but as a Mum, I can't help but be stressed. I just need to breathe, step back, and see how she goes. If her speech doesn't improve within 3 months? Then off to the dev paedia we go.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: izabelle on August 04, 2015, 05:10:45 am
^ perhaps, pwede ka na mag tawag tawag ng dev ped and schedule mo na your daughter. Usually mahirap makakuha ng slot sa Dev Ped. Most of them 4 months to 6 months bago makakuha ng schedule. :)

At least nakaready na if ever kailanganin mo talaga pa check sya sa dev ped. :) Kung sakali man hindi na, pwede mo naman cancel nalang yung appointment. :)

Time is of the essence sa mga ganitong situation. :) The earlier macheck up ang bata, the better.  Pero syempre choice pa din yun ng parents. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ghye on August 05, 2015, 01:21:42 pm
^hi ghye, i have 2 skeds with dr dimalanta for august 20  (quezon city) and august 26 (global) both afterlunch. PF niya is 5,000.

do you want it? i will not be going and i am planning to cancel na kase and sayang naman ang 2 slots na meron ako.

Hi Sis.  Thank you once again for the kind offer but I have to forgo.  We went to Dra. Relosa yesterday and it was a big help.  My husband and I learned a lot from her.  Maybe some of our sisters here might want to take the slot.

Thank you once again and God bless you and your child. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: worriedmommy on August 06, 2015, 03:35:49 pm
^no worries sis.

well, if any of our sissies here wants to get my slot please PM me. medyo pahirapan makakuha ng slots sa mga devped kaya i am giving mine to those who wants it. 2 slots po for dr dimalanta.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on August 10, 2015, 07:12:00 am
Hi Sis.  Thank you once again for the kind offer but I have to forgo.  We went to Dra. Relosa yesterday and it was a big help.  My husband and I learned a lot from her.  Maybe some of our sisters here might want to take the slot.

Thank you once again and God bless you and your child. :)



Hi sis! Pahingi naman feedback ki Dra Relosa. Thank you.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ghye on August 10, 2015, 12:29:33 pm
^As on how she dealt with our son, the PF of 3,500 is maybe worth it compared to other PF's of 4k and above.  She did some tests, "plays" with my son but my son was not cooperative after when he saw a ball.  He loves balls and insists to play with it. She asked us to go outside for a walk until he'll forget about it then return after.  Things were doing well again, when she opened again her suitcase and my son saw the ball once more and again wanted so much to get it. He was so mad and wanted to play with it but Dra. Relosa won't give in to  him.  At the end, she told us that she really didn't give the ball even after the assessment because a No must be a No.  Then she talked to me and my husband.  She really called my husband who was looking after our son, so that we can talk things together.  I think it's better to take a morning slot than the afternoon slot.  Our kids are already tired come afternoon that's why they might not cooperate at times.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on August 11, 2015, 06:53:44 am
^As on how she dealt with our son, the PF of 3,500 is maybe worth it compared to other PF's of 4k and above.  She did some tests, "plays" with my son but my son was not cooperative after when he saw a ball.  He loves balls and insists to play with it. She asked us to go outside for a walk until he'll forget about it then return after.  Things were doing well again, when she opened again her suitcase and my son saw the ball once more and again wanted so much to get it. He was so mad and wanted to play with it but Dra. Relosa won't give in to  him.  At the end, she told us that she really didn't give the ball even after the assessment because a No must be a No.  Then she talked to me and my husband.  She really called my husband who was looking after our son, so that we can talk things together.  I think it's better to take a morning slot than the afternoon slot.  Our kids are already tired come afternoon that's why they might not cooperate at times.


I see. That's good to hear sis. This coming september sched namin sakanya. Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: ghye on August 11, 2015, 09:44:30 am
^Mommy, write everything you want to ask her and the things you want her to know about your child.  She'll be asking them for as she says, "I don't know your son so what else do I have to know?" Also if you can remember your baby's milestones for you will be writing them on the form they'll first ask you to answer. e.g. when did he walk, when did he talk, is he potty trained, when did he say a single work, two words etc etc
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplemommy17 on August 18, 2015, 10:23:08 am
hi, I'm a new member of this forum.. i just want to know how much ang PF ng dev ped nowadays..Di kasi [textspeak!] covered ng HMO..My son is turning 2 this October, and a pedia recommended na ma asses [textspeak!] ng   dev ped.. Di kasi [textspeak!] namamansin pag tinatawag mo, and delayed din ang speech nia.Thanks!

Karamihan sis 3k up, pinakamahal na nabasa ko is 7k ata.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: epang on August 18, 2015, 06:11:27 pm
thanks sis..I'm kinda nervous and mejo nasa denial stage pa na there's something wrong with my son... All of these are new to me..to us..   :'(
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purple_girl on August 18, 2015, 08:32:41 pm
^better start setting an appointment with a dev ped soon sis. medyo matagal kasi ang waiting time para makakuha ng sched. it usually takes months. you can always cancel naman if you change your mind about having your son checked.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Arca on August 19, 2015, 12:03:53 am
^hi ghye, i have 2 skeds with dr dimalanta for august 20  (quezon city) and august 26 (global) both afterlunch. PF niya is 5,000.

do you want it? i will not be going and i am planning to cancel na kase and sayang naman ang 2 slots na meron ako.

Hi sis worriedmommy, available pa ba yung slot mo for BGC? Baka pwede mapareserve for my son sana. Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: BAISANAN on August 19, 2015, 04:40:44 pm
hi sisses ask  ko lang kung need ko paba ipa consult ang son ko sa dev. pedia he's 11 yrs old na,meron kasi syang behavior na sadyang kakaiba compare sa kapatid nya na boy din. as i remember before palang sya mag 1 yr old nakakapag salita na sya, since first child walang kalaro, habang lumalaki may napapansin kasi ako sa kanya like mabagal kumilos, laging may nakakalimutan project sa school minsan lunch box nya, lakad ng lakad kahit kumkain kami tatayo kahit hindi pa tapos kumain then lalakad na naman, parang ang daming kinatatakutan like pag nasa star city kami ayaw sumakay ng pang kids na rides, although mahilig sya sa cars,  then  ang tagal sa cr pag naliligo para lang matapos agad need ko tulungan or paliguan, ang kilos mabagal, mahinhin kumilos per  hindi naman bakla, yung bro nya kasi masculine ang kilos but , in fairness naman  mahilig mag read ng books ok naman ang grades nya sa school. nakaka gawa naman ng assign nya without my help, consistent na nasa top sa kanyang previous school but now nag transfer na. ,  mahilig sa pet like dove, koi. in short hindi pa sya ganong ka independent unlike sa brother nya na mas younger sa kanya. 

Is there any recommended na dev. pedia here in fairview? TIA
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: epang on August 20, 2015, 07:48:39 am
Hi sis Baisanan, hope this helps. God bless

De Guzman, Rita Paz Rowena
FEU-NRMF Hospital
Room 403, Marian Medical Arts Building
Dahlia St. Fairview, Quezon City
Tue & Fri 9AM-5PM
Contact# 9362671

DR. NOEMI SALAZAR
UST Hospital - Room 5006, MAB
749 9791

FEU Hospital - Room 513 Marian
Arts Building, Fairview, Quezon City
935 4336
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: BAISANAN on August 21, 2015, 10:56:49 am
hi sis @epang, thank you very much.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: nebpia on August 25, 2015, 11:06:44 am
Ask ko naman po if may marecommend na SPED school in Cavite (Bacoor or Imus).  Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: BAISANAN on August 28, 2015, 09:22:23 pm
@nebpia  eto try mo Shaping Milestone Learning Center maraming silang branch, nalaman ko yan kasi kakahire lang dyan ng pamangkin ko na psych grad.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on September 06, 2015, 02:35:57 am
maybe it's just me but i feel the dev peds' consult fees are too high?  :-[

years ago, i thought reasonable and quite justifiable since per day they see maximum ng 4-5 kids sa isang araw/maghapon. assessments usually last more than one hour, you get a sense that the dev ped is really interested in getting to know the child. pf then was at the 2000-3000 range.

recently, when i had my nephew assessed, i was shocked every hour na ang scheduling ng dev peds and a relatively new dev ped charged 4000...the whole consult barely lasted one hour and by then, the dev ped kept looking at his watch na.  :-[ so parang hindi na welcome kung magtanong ka pa.  :-\

i'm very aware that times have changed (lahat na tumaas, ako na lang hindi) and that in demand ngayon ang dev ped, i mean judging from the long waiting list. i also respect the fact that they had extra training and thus, can charge according to how much they see fit, pero they're making a dev ped consult almost exclusive for the upper class na lang.  :-[ 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on September 06, 2015, 09:58:36 am
Hi. May mga devpeds ako nakawork with or received referral from na "charity" din naman. Example say pcmc, pgh but then the waiting time is extremely long

I agree nakakashock ang PF nila. May student ako na ang initial assessment sabi ng mom she paid 5500 tapos every checkup 4k. Whoah!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: izabelle on September 07, 2015, 11:39:59 pm
^^ not only dev peds but also some speech and occupational therapists.

Sometimes, napag uusapan namin ng husband ko, papaano nalang kung lifetime treatment ang kailangan ng isang bata? at papaano nalang kung more than 1x a week ang need? tapos hindi naman kalakihan ang income ng family?

Sobrang mahal talaga ngayon.

If you will compute everything lalo na kung SPED class pa ang need ng bata, grabe gastos.

1x a week lang OT and Speech therapy ng daughter ko and only to continuously improve her speech (few months nalang ang gap ng speech nya compared to her real age) and behavior pero ramdam namin magastos. How much more yung iba na need ng more than 1x a week.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: smm_0411 on September 10, 2015, 03:15:54 am
I agree. My daughter has 1x OT and 1x ST per week so a month 5k for PF pa lang yan wala pa ibang gastos like gasoline,  toll gate, food, etc. In addition,  3k PF for devped every 6 months.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cocoysmom on September 14, 2015, 04:36:25 am
Hi. May mga devpeds ako nakawork with or received referral from na "charity" din naman. Example say pcmc, pgh but then the waiting time is extremely long

I agree nakakashock ang PF nila. May student ako na ang initial assessment sabi ng mom she paid 5500 tapos every checkup 4k. Whoah!

hi sis...
my nephew tried the pcmc route, totoo ka, mega blockbuster ang pila. kaya we ended up "ambag-ambag" na lang for my nephew's consult kasi although sa government sya mag-sped, need yung dev ped assessment para ma-enrol sya. ;) before when i had my son seen, the dev peds accept 3-4 patients lang per day. i remember thinking kaya pala mahal kasi bukod sa additional training, ang tagal ng consult. justifiable.

now, after learning that most dev peds schedule consults per hour na parang over naman na, of course affected na yung assessment in some way, kasi alam na may kasunod na after an hour.  :-[
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Dacian on October 13, 2015, 03:20:03 am
hi sisses, help naman po. any feedback po kay dra isabel quilendrino? we have a sched with her on aug 2nd week, baka meron na nakapagpa assess na sa kanya. TIA! :)

@princess_in_bloom
ano feedback mo sa kanya?  how much pf niya?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: TowBerryBlue on November 14, 2015, 02:11:46 am
Sobrang laki talaga ng gastos. DevPed visits lang costs around 4k sa akin tapos yung therapy ng son ko is around 12k per two weeks. Haay! I'm thankful talaga kay Lord na maganda work ko and nakakayanan ko kahit single mom ako.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: babycraiggy1205 on November 26, 2015, 06:33:01 am
may developmental pedia ba accredited ng mga hmo's?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: epang on November 26, 2015, 12:25:02 pm
As far as I know, walang HMO na nagco cover ng Developmental Pediatrician.. Yan ang sabi ng pedia sa St. Luke's Quezon City..
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on November 27, 2015, 09:14:27 am
Alam ko din wala. Nasa general exclusion list yan ng mga HMO.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on December 05, 2015, 09:39:29 pm
Naku sis babycraiggy1205, kung ang HMO mo eh dito sa Pinas. Wala siguro, naghanap kasi ako dati. Pero kung international naman health card mo cover siya.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Purple_Power on December 09, 2015, 05:00:18 pm
Ask ko lang, kapag ba nagpaconsult rito kailangan ba yung may nadiscover ka agad na something suspicious about your kid? What if all I want lang is yung consultation or advise like on how to handle my kid especially when it comes to tantrums?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on December 09, 2015, 06:46:28 pm
^ You do not need to suspect that your child may be developmentally delayed in order to consult a  developmental pedia.  You can do it as a pro-active measure of making sure your child is developmentally at par for his age or to address behavior that you want to modify.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Purple_Power on December 09, 2015, 06:54:15 pm
Thanks for the info, at least masasabi ko I just have concerns about behavior and how to deal with it.

Sana may affordable. Parang dati ata may nakita akong clinic somewhere in Cubao. I hope may nagpost pa dito nun. Though ang plan ko is sa Philippine Childrens na lang.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hunny_ally on December 09, 2015, 07:10:45 pm
^i think the one in cubao (17th avenue) is the clinic of Dra Jocelyn Eusebio. She's my daughter's devped and was recommended by our Pedia.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Purple_Power on December 09, 2015, 07:43:56 pm
^How's the price naman? just give me idea so that we can also save. Thanks a lot I hope I can make it next year.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hunny_ally on December 09, 2015, 08:05:26 pm
I pm'ed you.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Mia_Kleen on December 15, 2015, 09:36:12 am
Hi mommies. My son's Dev Pedia is Dr. Mark Reysio Cruz (Capitol) I think open ang schedule nya for January. Kasi i called a wk ago, ang January 5 ang binigay na availability. Luckily, nagopen sched nya yesterday and we took it. 1hr inobserved ang anak ko, he's 3 yrs old. He suggested speech and occupational therapy.

Breakdown:
Dev Pedia consultation : 4500
Speech therapy consultation : 2500
Occupational therapy consultation : 2500
ST per session :750
OT per session :750

Magastos talaga mga mommies. Pero siyempre we'll do anything for our kids. :D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on December 17, 2015, 05:59:39 am
^sis yun rates mo for speech and ot consultation and therapy rates medyo mataas. Did Dr mark recommended a certain center?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hunny_ally on December 17, 2015, 06:43:25 am
^just curious...what's the usual rate for speech therapy? We're paying Php 700
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Project60 on December 17, 2015, 07:58:39 am
Forgot how much we paid for initial consultation/assessment with our dev ped, speech therapist and occupational therapist pero most likely around 2500-2800 yun each.

Dev ped follow up consultation 2500
Occupational therapy per hour at Therabilities - 800
Speech therapy per hour at Help therapy center - 600
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Mia_Kleen on December 17, 2015, 08:51:30 am
@sis rhumbafrapp, for the consultation ni-refer ako ni Doc sa  Outpatient dept ng Capitol, maybe that's why mataas ang rate. 2500 each just for consultation.

For the speech therapy session, 2x a wk (750+ 550)  because wlang avail slot pa for my son. Isang day lang ang naibgay na slot sa center. Kaya the other one sa Capitol siya ithe-therapy, same therapist parin but diff loc kaya mas mahal pag sa Capitol. Hopefully by next yr, we will get a slot sa center, para mas mura  :D
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on December 17, 2015, 10:59:18 pm
Offtopic
Manila and San Juan rates (I have clinic days in these locations) for OT 550-600, speech 550-650. Evals more or less 1300 to 2000 per discipline. Kaya nagulat ako angmahal naman ng posted rates
Pero therabilities talaga Mas mahal - ortigas area and equipment they have. Tip: Pero eto ha, if your OT is creative, and skillful enough, you don't need all the fancy equipment, kasi your OT can find ways to make sure your child gets whatever input he needs even using everyday materials. Tandaan, you should follow up at home. E pano if you don't have fancy equipment and materials or big spaces? Hindi naman natatapos sa 1hr x 2 to 3 sessions a week yun therapy ng bata

Para di naman off topic talaga: devpeds rate AFAIK usually 3000-5000 first meeting, then check ups 2500-3500 :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: princessrio on January 13, 2016, 08:48:31 pm
@princess_in_bloom
ano feedback mo sa kanya?  how much pf niya?

sis, ako na sasagot ha? sya kasi ang dev ped ng anak ko. she's pretty! haha.. mabait sya. malumanay magsalita. hindi nagmamadali. magaling mag-explain.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: kirsten10 on February 16, 2016, 08:57:34 am
hi mommies. i have an urgent need to get my son assessed by a neuro developmental pedia, para sa visa application kase namen. due ng report from pedia is feb 29. anyone here with a reserved booking this week or maybe nextweek na di po gagamitin?
i can also swap my schedule with dra tippy 4th week of march, kapalit ng schedule this week/next week.
thanks mommies
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: blackrainbow on February 25, 2016, 06:53:42 am
Hi mommies,

Need po recommendation or feedback ng developmental pedia in taguig or makati po saka kung magkano. My daughter is two years and 8 months pero di pa nagsasalita(pero she babbles a lot) and she is not making eye contact specially sa mga di niya kilala. May red flags ng autism kaya we need to see a doctor ASAP. Di rin covered ng HMO niya. Pero hoping ang praying to God na wag na man sana. Im also a working single parent at first time mom kaya i need to canvas muna kng san yung afford ko. Thank you sa sasagot.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Aya_isabelle on March 19, 2016, 11:12:45 am
Hi any feedback po kay dra Junio of TMC ortigas? Naka schedule po kasi kami this april 8 sakanya for feeding screening, ayaw kasi kumain ni baby most of the time. She is 17 months already.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: princess jaz on March 21, 2016, 09:49:48 am
Nagpunta kami sa development pedia last Friday kase my son cannot focus at school.
He's not doing the required worksheets and school works, pero kapag pinilit na pasagutan sa kanya nagagawa niya perfect.
Lagi siyang bored sa school at sinasabi sa akin na alam na nya yung itinuturo ng teacher.
Masyadong maraming tanong, at kapat sinagot yung tanong nya, he tried to twist yung sagot mo.

According to the doctor, potentially gifted ang anak ko.
His mind age is advance for his current age.
Nag-advice sya to take further tests once he reached 6 years old.
But also he required my son to have OT since he acquired ADHD symptoms due to misplaced grade level at school.  Para daw ma-correct at ma-"unlearn".
Nag-advise din sya na kausapin ang school for proper grade level ng bata this coming school year.

^ sis polka08 relate ako sayo ha.
I've learned that he is indeed bored at his daily routines in school and was not mentally challenged. Kaya instead of listening he just chooses to do what entertains him. He is scheduled to meet with a gifted child specialist. Sabi din ng directress instead of bringing him to a dev ped doon daw muna. He has a super active mind and the need for exploration is just necessary. He learned all these by himself I bought him books about space and world maps and i challenge him by giving him tests written or by the internet. Super laki ng difference ng son ko before at ngayon. We make sure na everyday there's new information na papasok sa brain niya. Kaya yung topics na yan talagang palago pa ng palago. He also loves art he likes to paint and draw and to build things.

Gaano ba siya kagulo sa class niya? He might be bored also. What kind of activities ang sinuggest ng dev ped niyo? Try mo painting sis. Also you can have him checked with a gifted child specialist din.  :)

Hello Sis lilsaintsm0m, how was your kid now?
If diagnosed by developmental pedia with "potentially gifted", what's the next step?
Saang school na sya nag-aaral ngayon?
Meron bang support group ang mga ganitong klaseng bata?
Salamat.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lilsaintsm0m on March 23, 2016, 06:24:22 pm
Princess Jaz. Pm sent :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: purplequeen on April 13, 2016, 12:06:26 pm
Any feedback po kay Dra. Mimi Bautista of GESU Child Development Center?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cutiegurl on April 27, 2016, 06:02:30 pm
hi,
anyone can recommend po ng devt pedia near in manila,
and can post the price for first visit.
TIA
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: mommy gwen on July 10, 2016, 10:24:31 pm
hi mga sis.

pa recommend naman ng magaling na neuro dev pedia for my friend's 10 year old son. diagnosed with motor tic and seizure that can lead to full blown epilepsy if not treated. gusto lang niya ng second opinion before sila mag start ng treatment. ang neuro pedia na tumingin sa bata is dr, marilyn tan ng pgh ad manila doc hosp.

TIA.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lopira on July 25, 2016, 11:18:58 am
Hello Mommies!

Anyone here who has feedback on Dra. Aguila of Bacoor Doctors Medical Center?

Also, any recommendations for South-based dev ped? Particularly in Bacoor, Cavite and Alabang area? Thanks so much in advance, mommies.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: assiran on August 03, 2016, 06:19:29 pm
Hello mommies. I got a schedule on Nov 23 at MedMom for Dra. Tippy as I backread po kasi ay maraming magandang feedbacks sa kanya.

My son is 2 yrs old and 5 months. Medyo bothered ako kasi pag tinatawag naming siya, hindi siya agad natingin. Tapos mahilig din siya magline up ng cars niya. Then umiikot din sya tapos yong eyeball niya sa gilid. Hindi pa rin siya masyadong clear magsalita. One word lang mga nasasabi niya. Ang two words palang ata ay Thank you na pronounced as 'T Q' and ice cream 'Ice Kee'. Alam na niya yong ABC, 1-20 and shapes. Mahilig siyang makisalamuha sa naglalarong bata kahit siya iyong pinakabata.

Pag inuutusan naman namin siya, nakikinig siya. Alam niya kapag aalis kami , iiyak siya. Nagagalit na din siya pag hindi pinagbibigyan gusto niya. Magsusumbong siya sa Papa niya or sa Auntie ko pag pinagagalitan siya or vice versa sa akin. Ginagaya niya si Pocoyo and mga actions sa Super Simple Songs sa youtube.  Tapos kinukuha niya din ang books niya na parang binabasa niya yong mga nakasulat don.

What do you think mommies? Sorry ang haba po. Salamat and God bless.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on August 05, 2016, 05:20:58 pm
^There are red flags for autism based on what you have mentioned, but of course, only a trained professional can diagnose autism.  I suggest you speak to the secretary of Dr. Tippy to put you in an earlier slot because of the urgency and age of your son (at 2.5 years medyo critical na matingnan na siya ng developmental pedia).  In case may cancellation, makiusap ka na ilagay kayo sa slot.  Ang tagal pa kasi ng November.

You might want to read the following:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/learn-signs

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/signs.html

 
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: assiran on August 11, 2016, 02:22:15 am
Actually sis, overseas kasi kami tapos ang schedule talaga na available ni Dra. ay March 2017. Then, her secretary sent a mail informing us that we are booked on November as someone backed out. I will also have my son check here and also want to be check in Manila. I hope and pray everything will be fine. :( I am so grateful, I found this topic. Thanks mga mommies.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: D4thAngel on August 11, 2016, 06:51:45 am
hi mga sis.

pa recommend naman ng magaling na neuro dev pedia for my friend's 10 year old son. diagnosed with motor tic and seizure that can lead to full blown epilepsy if not treated. gusto lang niya ng second opinion before sila mag start ng treatment. ang neuro pedia na tumingin sa bata is dr, marilyn tan ng pgh ad manila doc hosp.

TIA.
Hi sis, I was referred to a neuro-pedia muna before a dev-ped. My son's neuro pedia is Dra. Carolyn Butler, her office is at Medical Plaza (just behind Makati Med), ner contact no. is 02 867 2026.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: vain_kixie on August 15, 2016, 01:36:21 pm
Jocelyn Santos or Sanchez? Yung Dr Jocelyn Sanchez kasi na kilala ko after 2 weeks din yung written diagnosis though sinasabi naman daw verbally on the day pero yung detailed report after 2 weeks pa.


Pero sinabi naman sayo yung diagnosis verbally right after?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: rhumbafrapp on August 15, 2016, 06:02:33 pm
Usually right after they give a piece of paper, minsan front page minsan back to back
Ang content :

Info /complaints from parents
Observation ng doctor- clinical, test response
Grade/ age result
Diagnosis
Recommendation- can be as general as for OT, speech to being specific as to among program like example fine motor, behaviors 
When to follow up - usually 6 months after
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: samtorini on August 18, 2016, 08:15:16 am
^vain_kixie, yes sinabi verbally sis. but all the schools/therapy centers we've been to asked for the assessment report before they can formally accommodate and assess my kid.


medyo vague din kasi kung after 2 weeks, meaning it can go beyond that, thus, long waiting time and nauubusan na kami ng slot sa OT na malapit sa amin. I would appreciate it if the doctor can give the report within two weeks. not after 2 weeks pa bibigay.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: blackrainbow on August 22, 2016, 11:07:08 pm
@samtorini: sis kay Dra. Reloza yung daughter ko and right after ng assessment is my binigay agad na written result.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: puzzlemom on September 28, 2016, 02:28:05 pm
Sis samtorini how was Dr Jocelyn's written eval naman? I read somewhere very detailed daw siya?

I already got a diagnosis for my son last month with a different dev ped, next check up is on Feb pa. Nagpa sched na ako kay Dr Jocelyn of St Lukes. Siya kasi yung recommended ng pedia ng son ko we went lang initially to a diff dev ped kasi siya yung may earliest sched and yung kay Dra Sanchez september pa.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: googoo on September 29, 2016, 01:23:07 am
marose17 I have an urgent need to visit a development pedia narin.  More than 2 years na rin my lo and still not speaking. Not even mama or papa.  Then next year pa daw available slot for dra jan harold sia.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: marose17 on October 04, 2016, 12:25:09 pm
^ Try to inquire with other dev peds, sis.  Matagal talaga ang waiting time.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: RoadrunnerXCX on October 04, 2016, 01:42:10 pm
Ang baby ko 4 turning 5 na this coming December..akala ko din hindi na magsasalita mabuti naman bago sya mag 4 nagsalita na iyon nga lang may ibang words na
bulol pa sya pero nakahinga na ako ng maluwag kasi alam ko ok  ang baby ko kaya hindi na ako nagpunta sa Dev ped.
minsan it takes time lang talaga bago sila makapagsalita lalo na kami daw nasa genes namin ang late talker  kaya
nawala na din ang mga worries ko. sana maging okay na din mga babies nyo.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: samtorini on October 20, 2016, 08:37:28 pm
@puzzlemom
I can't say na detailed siya or not kasi wala naman akong nakitang report from other dev ped so I can compare.  But if I compare it to my child's ST, OT, mas very detailed pa ng yung kanila. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: googoo on November 04, 2016, 11:28:25 pm
May nagpunta na ba here with dr. francis dimalanta?   I might be able to get an earlier schedule, I already sent my filled out form.  Just waiting for the actual schedule for my lo.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: 1tattsss1 on November 19, 2016, 04:56:24 am
Hello. My daughter's dev ped is Dra Jocelyn Sanchez, she does email her report after a couple of weeks, and pretty much detailed. My daughter had 2 previous evaluations from her already. For the 2nd evaluation , she had a questionnaire sent to the school which they will be answering (based on their observation) and to be sent back to her by year end. Sadly, we haven't followed up na. But I intend to have another re-evaluation done, although booked na sya until December, naka waitlist lang kami.

My daughter underwent OT at Therabilities when she was in K2, upon reco of Dra Sanchez. It stopped when my daughter started G1 because of longer school hours. However, her new school was concerned due to hyperactivity and inattentiveness. It was affecting her grades. I had her assessed by an ABA clinic (reco by the school) and even observed by Dra Castrillo (at home and school) (Btw, her rate is 6k). Currently, she is undergoing ABA and will start shadow teaching. But we will be getting another evaluation/opinion by Dra Sanchez.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: puzzlemom on January 08, 2017, 01:44:57 pm
How is dra Castrillo? Is she a dev ped ba? The aba center my son goes to recommended her as well. But i dont want to shell out that much as i already have a diagnosis and just wants a regular check for my son's development.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: izabelle on February 10, 2017, 05:04:30 am
Ang baby ko 4 turning 5 na this coming December..akala ko din hindi na magsasalita mabuti naman bago sya mag 4 nagsalita na iyon nga lang may ibang words na
bulol pa sya pero nakahinga na ako ng maluwag kasi alam ko ok  ang baby ko kaya hindi na ako nagpunta sa Dev ped.
minsan it takes time lang talaga bago sila makapagsalita lalo na kami daw nasa genes namin ang late talker  kaya
nawala na din ang mga worries ko. sana maging okay na din mga babies nyo.

Good for you sis but it will not hurt if you will have your daughter check pa din. There are standards per age sa speech ng bata. Sometimes, hindi natin napapansin kasi nagsasalita na we thought they are ok na then magkakaproblema kapag nag grade school na. I'm not saying naman ganon mangyayari sa daughter mo but it will not hurt kung papacheck pa din just to be sure (considering kasi based on your kwento na late na sya nagsalita.)

Pero if you think she's fine 100%, then that's good. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hushush on February 10, 2017, 06:25:11 pm
Late talker din ang anak ko at pina-devped ko din bago sya nag-4 .Wala naman diagnosis pero pina-speech therapy ko pa rin dahil hindi pa nagtatanong ng why ,when at how question but the rest (what, where, who) ay lagi sya nagtatanong.. Saglit lang sya nagtherapy. Then nun mag5 sya ngayon natuto na sya makipag-usap. Panay tanong na ng why questions but i seldomly hear him ask when and how questions. Hindi naman ako masyado bothered dahil kapag nagtatanong o kung nakikipag-usap sya ay alam naman nya gamitin ang mga time modifiers na "kanina", "mamaya", "kahapon", "ngayon", "bukas" at alam nya ang days of the week at months of the year.

Yun bunso ko naman ay late talker din (nasa lahi at may kamag-anak kami na middle-aged na pero nabubulol pa rin sa pagsasalita). Pinsan din nila bulol eh hehe..4 na sya at medyo nakapagsasalita na pero bulol din. Hindi masyado maintindihan ang iba nya sinasabi kahit masalita sya.minsan, ilang ulit ko pinapaulit yun sinasabi nya then saka ko lang naiintindihan.Pero hindi ko sya pinadevped dahil dahil matanong sya at nakakasunod sa nursery class nya. Bulol lang talaga.So sa speech lang talaga may problema.. Lately umaayos na ang pagkakabigkas nya ng mga salita unlike before na ang tawag nya sa "basketball court" ay "hasport" tapos sa "pancit canton" ay "pancit con" (either shortcut or bulol)..lately nababanggit na nya ng maayos-ayos ang "garbage collector" as "garbage coyector"  kaya i just want to give her more time na madevelop ang speech nya thru exposure sa ibang bata na tuwid magsalita at pagtu-tutor ng tamang pagbigkas ng mga salita. :)
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: glyzza026 on March 14, 2017, 03:03:11 pm
I am looking for a Devped here in Rizal sana. Nakakasad lang dahil ang 4 year old ko eh may signs of mild autism daw sabi ng Directress ng school where we inquired. Napansin namin sa kanya na bihira sya magsalita ngayon unlike before nong mga 3 y/o pa sya. Kung tatawagin mo sya kailangan ilang beses uulitin bago lumingon.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hushush on March 14, 2017, 04:06:00 pm
^hello sis! May i know kung san ka sa rizal? About your child, pwedeng selective mutism yan or baka bored sya sa school..marami factors eh.nagkaganun ang anak ko selective mutism.then yun pala ayaw nya sa school kasi nabubully sya.inilipat ko sya sa traditional school.big school. Then ayun masaya sya lagi kapag pumapasok.laging excited.malaki pagbabago.. :)
Try mo sis iexpose din sa kapwa bata.then observe mo for 1- 2mos kung may pagbabago..baka kulang lang sa laro..

Atsaka sis, doktor ba yun directress ng school nyo?pedia at least? Bakit nakapagbigay agad sya ng diagnosis?may basis ba sya?nagconduct ba sya ng IQ test? Or standard developmental exam para masabi nya may mild autism ang anak mo?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: roxytheproxy on June 16, 2017, 12:25:54 pm
Hi mga sis,

Anyone here who has the number of Dra. Tippy Tanchanco's secretary?
I've been trying directly thru Medical City, but no luck.

Kindly PM me. Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: avrilmramos on June 19, 2017, 05:11:21 pm
Dra. Tippy Tanchanco The Medical City
SChedule: By Appointment
Monday 11 to 4 pm
Wed/Thursday 9 to 1 pm
Tel Number: 706-32-03
or Trunkline 635-67-89
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: newbeymum on June 27, 2017, 10:26:20 pm
Had my twin's first assesment just today with dr jocelyn sanchez. My twins are 2.3 years old. Both my twins has GDD as per the dev pedia and most likely the other twin has autism and the other naman daw mas may chance na wala. I feel so bad sad and para akong pinag baksakan ng langit. Yun unang therapy center na na visit ko na recommend ni dev ped along qc is THINKIDS along tomas morato. 750 per session btw OTW need ng twins ko and 3x a week. Sobrang madugo! May ma recommend ba kayo na ok?  May suggestion din pala sa may bandang teachers village. San ba ok and not that pricey? Thank you
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: budtz_25 on June 30, 2017, 01:14:10 pm
@newbeymum, my son goes to THINKIDS. okay ang facilities nila pahirapan lang sa pagkuha ng schedule. Try mo sis sa Theraserve sa Kamuning. i think 650 sa kanila.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Lorraine03 on December 06, 2017, 08:17:09 pm
hi bago [textspeak!] ako dto pa help nman [textspeak!] ba pedia na mura [textspeak!] ang singil anak ko kasi na 3 yrs old need din ipasok sa developmental pedia napagaw ko na yung screening FAIL ang result nka high risk sya hirap din kasi anak ko magsalita nababanggit nya [textspeak!] mommy daddy then count 1 to 10 at alam nman nya ang mga shapes at color hirap [textspeak!] magsalita. hnd din sya nakikipag laro may sarili syang mundo.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: kirsten10 on December 20, 2017, 03:22:22 pm
si dra tippy, napakagaling na dev pedia. pinakamahal din ang singil. At least twice a year kame napupunta sa kanya, pag iipunan talaga.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: xtinearmenio on February 14, 2018, 01:01:31 pm
Hi, I'm new here. When I searched for Developmental pedia online, i run into this thread and I have read good comments from Dra. Relosa. Is her full name Ma. Veronica N. Relosa? If not, can anybody tell me her full name??

Thanks a lot po...
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on February 15, 2018, 12:51:30 am
Sis kirsten10, how much na rate ni Dra. Tippy ngayon?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: nicoletta on March 15, 2018, 05:37:56 pm
Any feedback with dr alexis reyes? i'm looking for a second opinion, i'm not happy with dr dimalanta.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: saralumberio on March 16, 2018, 01:54:21 pm
Dev ped ni baby ko is Dr Elizabeth Go Tan in Chinese General Hospital, sa MAB 9th floor sya room 917. T-Th-Sat sya pero everyday pwede tumawag for appointment (7114141 local 1917) mabilis lang magpa appoint sa kanya siguro 3 months waiting time lang. initial assessment is 4k,3.5 na succeeding. Yung report ibibigay din sayo agad after so okay.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: sedmanalo on August 01, 2018, 11:13:26 am
hi!

i am a new member here. my son is 2.7 y.o. and still not talking yet. has anyone here consulted Dra. Melinda Francisco in Pasig? any reviews? We are scheduled this friday for initial assessment. thank you moms!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: highness127 on August 10, 2018, 02:47:12 pm
^mommy, kumusta initial assessment ni lo mu?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: frannces on August 28, 2018, 11:10:08 am
hi, any recommended dev pedia near cavite or pasay? thinking of having my child checked.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: coffeejelly on September 14, 2018, 06:03:29 pm
Hi mga sis we went to dr relosa yesterday, she ia very nice and supportive nman, sinabihan ako na magrelax, we started the assessment 12 natapos kami 1:30. She gave us the result agad with a checklist. May son has language impairment, mag Ot kmi and speech therapy then balik kmi sa kanya after 6 months
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: bratty on September 14, 2018, 11:40:29 pm
hi, any recommended dev pedia near cavite or pasay? thinking of having my child checked.

Dra. Aguila sa Bacoor Doctors
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: Ching_Ching on January 06, 2019, 04:36:28 am
For Mommies here in Davao City, do you know of any developmental pedia over here? I want my 3- year old daughter to be assessed. She can only utter 1 to 2 words at a time and she doesn't mimic. Super worried na kami. She understands our instructions pero if she wants something, what she does is kalabitin kami and lead us to it. For example if she wants to drink water, ituturo niya lang yung baso and pitcher. Sometimes she mumbles pero incoherent talaga. Yung sister niya at 3 nag- aaral na sa preschool. I am worried she will get bullied sa school because of this.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: nicoletta on January 23, 2019, 06:24:00 pm
For those who are looking for one in manila, I would like to recommend jack herrin.  Compared to francis dimalanta, he is more thorough. 

Whenever we go to dimalanta, i don't know what we are talking about, or what level/ spectrum my son is in because he doesn't do anything but write, and is always in a hurry.  Sorry, i am not a celebrity but i do have the capacity to pay his fees but he is not as accommodating for non celebrities so i hope he improves.  He gets too much exposure you would think magaling siya but  no.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: hsinnerac on January 24, 2019, 09:40:27 am
+1 for Dr. Jack Herrin
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: cherrhys on January 28, 2019, 11:58:01 am
Agree about Dr. Jack Herrin.  He is also my son's dev. ped., he is really accommodating and you will his sincerity about your child\s welfare.  He also conducts PTCs,  conference or team meetings with parents, the school/teachers and therapies.

We've also been to Dr. Dimalanta since he was recommended to us by a friend.  But we were not satisfied, aside from what\s mentioned above, he will also recommended Omega-3 (fish oil) supplements, pero sya pala yung  nagbebenta!  So disappointing!  Ang mahal pa naman nya!
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: swtgrl_bee on January 28, 2019, 04:00:03 pm
Nakaka-sad naman yung mga ganyang kwento.  :'( Kaya nahihirapan din ako kapag endorsed by celebrities baka kapag non celebrities na eh hindi naman ganun treatment.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: zboysmom on May 22, 2019, 03:48:33 pm
any feedback po ke dra melinda francisco? sa kanya po kasi kami nakakuha ng appointment date,, thank you
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: iamsimplyprettyJM on May 25, 2019, 06:56:21 am
Dev ped ni baby ko is Dr Elizabeth Go Tan in Chinese General Hospital, sa MAB 9th floor sya room 917. T-Th-Sat sya pero everyday pwede tumawag for appointment (7114141 local 1917) mabilis lang magpa appoint sa kanya siguro 3 months waiting time lang. initial assessment is 4k,3.5 na succeeding. Yung report ibibigay din sayo agad after so okay.

Hi sis kamusta po experienced nyo kay dra Elizabeth Go-Tan? Ilang oras po ginawa yung assessment?
May schedule po kc kami sa kanya sa Aug 15. Need ko po ng feedback. Thanks
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: barloloyliit on June 11, 2019, 06:48:28 pm
Hi mommies. Im a newbie here. I would like to know if anybody here went to dr.dacumos of st.lukes or dr.tan of chinese hospital? What are your experiences?do you recommend them? How much is their PF? My son has appointment on September but we are undecided which doctor we will choose. TIA
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: MarthaCecilia on December 04, 2019, 09:19:49 pm
Hello worried mommy. Its now 2019. I read your post kasi medyo same [textspeak!] ng pinagdaanan. Now my baby is 18mos pero hindinpa dn nakakapag talk. I just want to know kamusta na ang baby mo? At kamusta ang assessment nya dun sa dev ped?
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: J.warner on December 05, 2019, 08:49:27 am
Hi mummies, issue din ng son (only child) ko yang speech delay, di sya nagsasalita (mumble lang) up until hes 3 or 4, pero di namin sya dinala sa dev pedia, sabi pa nga may slight autism dahil di nagsasalita, as a mom syempre masakit pero alam mo sa sarili mo hes okay or normal naman, di lang talaga sya masalita so pinag speech therapy namin sya. Pinush din namin na normal schooling sya (kasi diba may special schooling for special needs). What I notice is masaya sya very active when hes with other kids. We always make sure he goes to playground often. Now he is 7 and grade 1 in Don Bosco and matataas grades nya in fact 100 sya sa computer. Lol. Madaldal na din sya. Ang issue lang namin is hirap sya tagalog laging english.  Tyagain nyo lang, kausapin nyo lang lagi. As a mom you know whats best for your child, dont let others tell you na dapat ganito ganyan.
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lei_sabino on June 23, 2020, 02:31:49 am
Hi mga mommies! newbie here, i would just like to ask, any recommendation po sa really good Occupational Therapy center po. Im really clueless where to go, been searching po sa mga centers with good feed back. Thank you so so much
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: lei_sabino on June 23, 2020, 02:26:36 am
Hi mga mommies! newbie here, i would just like to ask, any recommendation po sa really good Occupational Therapy center po. Im really clueless where to go, been searching po sa mga centers with good feed back. Thank you so so much
Title: Re: Developmental Pedia (Thread 2)
Post by: simplykristine08 on August 04, 2020, 02:39:16 pm
Hello po, bago lang ako dito sa thread. Anyone po nakatry na sa BrightMinds? Nagstutter kasi anak ko, eto yung nakita ko na nag cacater ng online sessions, kasi based kame outside Pinas. Thank you po.