A Child’s DREAM (Developmental Rehabilitative Early Assessment & Management)Foundation, Inc. the first pediatric therapy center for special children in Baguio City presented the “All Kinds of Minds for Schools” Lecture Series, this July 2009 with lectures in Manila, Philippines. The first lecture at ALRES-Phils, was attended by representatives from Immaculate Concepcion Academy, Miriam College, ALRES-Phils and their neighboring schools and therapy centers. On July 22 at the U-View theater of Fully Booked at Bonifacio High Street, Dr. Francis Xavier Dimalanta talked on Challenges Confronting Early Learners, then Anne Marie Dimalanta spoke on All Kinds of Minds to Integrow pre-school teachers, teachers from Assumption, Summit School, Kumon Learning centers. The third lecture was at Greenmeadows Learning Center, with pre school teachers from Greenmeadows Learning Center, Hills Learning Zone, Kinderfield Learning Center, and PLICA Learning Center as participants.?All Kinds of Minds is an organization that translates the latest
research from neuroscience and other disciplines on how children learn – and vary in their learning – into a powerful framework that educators can use in the classroom. Professional development courses offer not only breakthrough ideas but practical solutions for educators to unlock the potential of all children who learn differently.
Speaker Ms. Anne Marie Dimalanta is a Master of Science School Building Leadership graduate of St. John’s University, New York in May 2007. She attended the “Schools Attuned to all Kinds of Minds” Professional Development Program in 2008.
Prior to that she was Principal of St. Cecilia School in New York, the first lay person in 100 years who headed said school. She established a school-wide campaign for it to be a 100% RESPECT school. She collaborated with the Department of Education regarding children with special needs. Approximately 30% of the school population had learning needs that required services like Clinical Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Math Mediation, Reading Mediation, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy.
Ms. Dimalanta taught at the Immaculate Concepcion School in New York, from pre-Kinder to eighth grade in the last 15 years. She was a Master of Science in Family Life and Child Development graduate of the University of the Philippines, Quezon City, in 1990, and was a faculty member there.
In the United States, Ms. Anne Marie Dimalanta was a Member of the Middle States Commission of Elementary Schools Evaluation Team, and the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. She was an Instructor at the Diocese of Brooklyn Staff Development Workshops, and Adviser of Student Governments.