The Neurodevelopmental Therapy Team is a dynamic team of licensed and registered professionals in Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis. They carry out our clinical neurodevelopmental health services for children, and training programs for centers, social workers, and caregivers.
They are part of a multidisciplinary team of practitioners at MAGIS that include mental health clinicians, artists, and administrators to bring forward an advocacy for the healing impact of the expressive arts.
The Occupational Therapy Team at MAGIS are experienced in interventions for children and adolescents – particularly those with Autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning and intellectual disabilities, behavioral issues, and other developmental delays. Part of the team also handles adult cases, including but not limited to rehabilitation from or well-being maintenance in: stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, spinal cord injury (SCI), and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The Speech Therapy Team at MAGIS are experienced in interventions for children with Autism, Down Syndrome, speech and language delay, global developmental delay, feeding disorders, speech disorders due to physical impairment. Part of the team also handles adult cases, including but not limited to rehabilitation for speech and language disorders, and other cognitive, language, and feeding disorders.
Lorenzo “Enzo” Bueza, CSP-PASP
Interdisciplinary Clinical Coordinator – Speech Therapy
Teacher Enzo 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 sub specialization 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. Enzo is one of the interdisciplinary clinical coordinators at MAGIS, and part of a team designing client-centered programs that promote inclusivity and community empowerment in neurodevelopmental interventions for children.
Maria Angelica “Gelai” Castillo, OTRP, CPMT
Interdisciplinary Clinical Coordinator – Occupational Therapy
Teacher Gelai is a licensed occupational therapist and Clinical Coordinator for Occupational Therapy at MAGIS. She obtained her degree in the University of Santo Tomas, and is currently completing her Masters in Occupational Therapy in the same university. Her practice is focused on the pediatric early intervention setting, seeing clients in one-on-one and group therapy sessions. Gelai offers various learning workshops on topics such as occupational therapy in the home, sensory processing and integration, and developmental delays. She is also a certified pediatric massage therapy practitioner (CPMT) 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.
Ross Almocera, OTRP
Teacher Ross finished her degree in Occupational Therapy at the Emilio Aguinaldo College – Manila in 2016. Upon passing the licensure examination, she pursued practice in the pediatric setting but retained a fervent heart for a career providing interventions to adults with psychosocial disability. She plans to be a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provider in the future. Teacher Ross also has a passion for arts and music.
Teacher Trixie is a trained Speech and Language Pathologist who completed her degree in the University of the Philippines – Manila, where she is a part-time lecturer to Speech Pathology students. Additionally, she is currently practicing in the pediatric setting, focusing on children with speech and language disorders.
Berna Lee, OTRP
Teacher Berna is a licensed occupational therapist who finished B.S. Occupational Therapy at University of Santo Tomas in 2015. She has been practicing in the pediatric psychosocial setting for 5 years. She is compassionate and committed to working with early intervention cases. She advocates for active participation of families and clients and believes that dynamic involvement between therapist, family and client is key to realizing a child’s full potential. In her free time, Teacher Berna likes reading about human behavior and child development. She is also interested with arts and crafts, music, and dance.
Fenina “Nina” Macalos, OTRP
Teacher Nina graduated from B.S. Occupational Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas in 2014 and has been working as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2015, with a specialization in handling early intervention cases (ages 1-3 years old). Teacher Nina loves music and dance. She plans to become a certified Play Therapist and Feeding therapist in the future.
Jeric Noceda, OTRP
Teacher Jeric is a licensed occupational therapist who currently practices in Metro Manila, specializing in the pediatric occupational therapy and physical dysfunction. He graduated at Emilio Aguinaldo College – Manila last 2017 and passed the board exams in the same year. Jeric’s practice with MAGIS includes one-on-one sessions and group sessions in the clinical setting, as well as intervention programs that integrate both a neurodevelopmental health and an expressive arts-based psychosocial approach. Teacher Jeric is working towards pursuing a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. He also has a passion for creating music, and plays the guitar, drums, ukulele, and bass.
Beatriz Querol-Cintrón, M.S., BCBA, LABA
Teacher Bea is a licensed and board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Masters of Science in Autism Studies from the University of Massachusetts, USA. Aside from work in Applied Behavior Analysis, she has worked in varied clinical and educational settings for more than 5 years, with a demonstrated history in the individual and family services industry, including individualized educational instruction, administering psychological assessments, facilitating play therapy and audiotherapy, program development and administration, and training and supervision.
Adrian Reyes, CSP-PASP
Teacher Adrian is a PROMPT-Trained Speech-Language Pathologist. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in the University of Santo Tomas. He works in a variety of settings including private clinics and home service. He works with pediatric individuals who have speech and language disorders as well as geriatric clients with cognitive, language, swallowing, or motor speech disorders due to neurological onset.