Head On: Let’s talk about neurodevelopmental health for kids


The Head On: Let’s talk Series promotes a culture of understanding, acceptance, and responsibility for mental health. For the first of the series this 2019, we’re putting focus on neurodevelopmental health for kids.

In the first 5 years of life, a child’s brain triples in size, and this kind of growth thrives in social interaction, active play, and real-life experiences in the world they are in. The digital age has rapidly changed the way our children grow up and experience the world in early childhood, and these first 5 years for our toddlers today can look very different from the first 5 years of those from a decade ago.

Over the last five years, MAGIS Creative Spaces has seen needs and concerns in childhood development evolve too. We have had a rising number of inquiries regarding developmental delays and a growing concern over the prevalent, excessive use of electronic gadgets by children.

Join us on this morning, with voices from the fields of occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, neurotherapy, psychology and expressive arts in an important discussion about the effect the digital age has on our children, and the fun, alternative ways to keep your children occupied, creative and healthy!

Event details

Saturday, March 30 2019

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

111 Cordillera Street, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City

Registration Fee

Php 500



About the speakers

Gelai Castillo, OTRP, is a licensed occupational therapist. She obtained her degree in the University of Santo Tomas. Her practice is focused on the pediatric early intervention setting, seeing clients in one-on-one and group therapy sessions. She is a certified pediatric massage therapy practitioner as trained by Tina Allen, the founder of The Liddle Kidz Foundation and obtained her certification on Developmental Play from CreateCatt as trained by its founder, Caroline Essame.

Enzo Bueza, CSP-PASP is a board-certified Speech and Language Pathologist who completed his degree in the University of the Philippines – Manila. He is currently practicing in the pediatric setting. Enzo is a PROMPT-trained (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) therapist, a subspecialization that uses tactile-kinsethetic approach to speech therapy. He is also affiliated with the REACH Foundation where he trains paraprofessionals in handling children with special needs.

Fabrienne Calipara MA, RPSY is a licensed psychologist with a diverse range of experience  with individuals, groups, and communities across all ages. She completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Santo Tomas in 2009, and has been in practice since then. Her work with children and adolescents revolves around dealing with trauma, abuse, emotional and behavioral issues, and working closely with schools to offer and co-develop educational programs and professional development to enhance psychosocial support for the community.

Joining the panel discussion

Dr. Cheryl Ramirez is a certified neurofeedback practitioner, and the Clinical Director at Mindworks Center for Mind Health. She completed her degree in Medicine at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, and obtained her certification in Neurofeedback and Hemoencephalogram practice from Dr. Joseph Guan, founder and clinical director of the Brain Enhancement Center in Singapore. Dr. Ramirez has worked with Mindworks’ clients through a wide range of conditions: ADHD/ADD, Autism, mood disorders, traumatic brain injury; as well as helping clients maintain peak performance, all through the non-invasive, computer-aided therapy that encourages new neuronal connections and neuroplasticity.

Joey Atayde, M.S., R-DMT is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist with the American Dance Therapy Association. After practicing as a ballerina for 15 years, she pursued graduate studies at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York where she finished her Master of Science in dance/movement therapy. As a dance/movement therapist, Joey has worked with numerous individuals ranging from children to seniors. Her clinical practice includes children with autism and developmental delays, adults with various mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, dementia, among others. She is currently the Expressive Arts Program Director of MAGIS where she is a practicing clinician doing therapy with children and adults, runs various support groups and an expressive arts summer camp, and designs and facilitates training programs for various organizations including the East Asian Pastoral Institute, and the Social Work Department of the University of Southern Philippines.

Adi Santos trained as an artist and designer at Wimbledon College of Art – University of the Arts London, and at the University of Brighton in United Kingdom, where her design research revolved around tactile experience and how technology has an impact on the way we use our hands. As part of the MAGIS team, she has been trained as an Expressive Arts Practitioner with experience in Expressive Trauma Integration, and Expressive Arts Integration for schools; and has been involved in programs for a diverse range of participants. Currently the Communications Manager, her work involves connecting with people and capturing the stories of the organization, and creating opportunities to share and grow knowledge about the expressive arts. Her creative practice also includes fine art, photography, writing, and pottery – for which she runs classes at MAGIS.

The Head On series of events is about creating community around mental health and psychoeducation. Aside from events like this, we also have the Head On Groups, which offer support and the accountability of a small community, for self-care.

Start your journey with Head On Groups


  1. Submit your registration through the means most convenient for you:
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    1. Cash or Cheque at the MAGIS office (address at the bottom left of this page). If paid in person, final confirmation of secured slots is immediate upon payment.
    2. Bank deposit may be made to:

BPI Current Account
Account Name: MAGIS Creative Spaces, Inc.
Account Number: 8291-0114-12

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