Trails Center provides individualized, dyadic and small-group sessions. The children are initially seen for an evaluation and therapy sessions will commence after providing the results of the evaluation and discussing the therapy plan with the parents.  The therapist in-charge and the parents will agree if the child is deemed ready to attend a dyadic or small-group setting.

Speech-Language Therapy

At Trails, our speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social and cognitive communication as well as swallowing problems in children. The programs are individualized. We also provide dyad sessions and small groups to target specific communication skills.

We see children who exhibit:

  • Speech delay
  • Articulation problems
  • Concerns in following instructions and understanding questions
  • Difficulties in engaging in conversations
  • Problems in swallowing

Occupational Therapy

Our OTs assess, create a program and address children’s problems in behavior, sensory processing, movement, handwriting and others that affect their play and school activities. The programs are individualized. To manage their concerns, they can be seen in one-on-one, dyad or small-group sessions.

We see children who exhibit:

  • Delays in developmental milestones
  • Hypo or hyperactivity
  • Difficulties coping in school
  • Limited play skills and inability to make friends
  • Excessive tantrums or aggressive behaviors
  • Significant inattentiveness

Reading Intervention

At Trails, reading sessions involve engaging activities to improve children’s decoding and reading comprehension skills. The reading programs range from beginning reading to reading across the curriculum. The programs may be individualized or implemented in small groups.  Reading tasks and activities are formulated and adjusted according to the learners’ needs and skills.

We see children who exhibit:

  • Difficulties in identifying letter names and sounds
  • Concerns in reading words and sentences
  • Difficulties in following written instructions
  • Difficulties in answering comprehension questions after reading a text

Special Education Intervention

At Trails, special educators assess child’s academic skills and develop intervention programs based on his academic strengths and difficulties as well as his parents’ goal. We provide individual management based on a comprehensive assessment. Specific supportive teaching and simplified learning strategies are given so that topics/lessons would be easily understood. We give the child strategies on how to answer his homework by processing him on how to answer instead of just giving the answer. Materials used are developmentally appropriate to facilitate learning. We also provide children some pre-voc activities such as food preparation.

We see children who exhibit:

  • Difficulties in decoding and reading comprehension
  • Dyscalculia or difficulties in understanding and retaining rules, formula, order of calculations, and basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts
  • Learning difficulties or difficulties in reading, writing, spelling and comprehension; limited vocabulary and communication skills; and difficulties applying skills to different situations
  • ADHD/ADD. These children are easily distracted, forgetful, disorganized and exhibit poor attention to details.
  • ASD. These children may have good memory and retention of facts but exhibit difficulties in understanding abstract concepts; they may exhibit good blending and decoding of words but exhibit difficulties in comprehension.

Small-Group Classes

Social Thinking Classes

Social Thinking Class I is a weekly 2-hour session primarily designed for pre-school to early elementary children (4-7 years old). Activities are adapted from the We Thinkers Vol. 1 (formerly Incredible Flexible You) program by Michelle Garcia Winner.  It utilizes stories, music, structured activities and dramatic play to teach social learning.  In addition, the class also addresses work behaviors in a group setting such as compliance, independence, and self-regulation as well as conversing and relating with peers.

Social Skills Classes

Social Summer Camp targets to engage children, ages 6-7, to interact and explore hands-on tasks that would facilitate self-expression and relation with peers. This class will also target various concepts and skills necessary for working together, socialization and interaction. Arts and crafts, fun-filled games, self- care activities await these amazing kids.

Toddlers Playdate

This class provides opportunities for children aged 2 to 4 years old to engage in play with their same-aged peers. Different play activities provided will facilitate appropriate play skills and interaction, such as sharing and working together.

Language Class

Children, ages 4 to 6, will surely have a learning-filled and enjoyable summer through different activities included in this program. Vocabulary learning, answering simple questions, following instructions and simple concept integration skills will be targeted through delightful activities such as play, arts and crafts, games, and book sharing.  Interaction with peers and teachers will also be worked on for this program.

Summer Programs

LANGUAGE CLASS 1

Kids, 4 to 6 years old, will surely have a language-learning filled summer. Through this program, kids will learn and use new words. Their ability to follow commands as well as to answer simple questions will be enhanced. Formulating simple phrases and sentences to express their needs and wants will also be targeted. Come join us, as we make language- learning fun through music, dancing, play, arts and crafts, games and worksheets!

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Sampaloc Manila, Dasmariñas Cavite

CHATTER CAMP (LANGUAGE CLASS 1.5)

This program aims to develop students’ ability to interact with their peers using verbal language. This class will also promote and facilitate longer verbal utterances and sentences to respond, initiate and regulate to their teachers and peers through listening tasks in a group setting and participating in simple verbal exchanges .This will also focus on improving their ability to apply and integrate concepts and vocabulary to auditory processing tasks (answering basic and varied WH questions, following multistep commands) and integrative thinking (categorization problem solving, cause and effect) relative to functional and daily activities. This program is intended for children 5-7 years of age.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna

LANGUAGE CLASS 2

This program aims to enhance the abilities of children 6-8 years old in language integration, as applied to real-life situations and visual stories.  Skills in making inferences, understanding cause-effect, problem solving and sequencing will be developed in varied activities such as food preparation, storytelling and group games.  This class will also provide opportunities for students to further develop their processing of complex commands and basic narrative skills, while engaging in verbal interactive activities with their classmates.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna

LANGUAGE CLASS 3

This program aims to develop children’s story-telling and critical thinking skills in oral and written form while also developing their social skills. The classes aim to make the children use their language skills to understand our natural environment and advocate for the protection of Mother Earth. Varied activities such as story book reading, show and tell, outdoor activities, recycling, and planting will be done to improve the children’s language skills while learning new and meaningful things. This program is intended for children 7 to 9 years of age.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna

SCHOOL READINESS

This program is aimed at preparing children, 3 to 4 years old, for formal schooling. Class activities will warm them up with songs in the circle time, lessons on basic concepts, hands-on tasks and fun games with peers. Basic school routines will also be followed including simple self-care tasks. It’s an exciting way to get them ready for school!

Program Duration: 10 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Sampaloc Manila, Dasmariñas Cavite

TODDLERS CLASS

Toddlers Playdate Class providesfacilitated play opportunities for toddlers (children 2 to 4 years old) to explore various facets of learning. Here, they are encouraged to explore their physical environment, express preferences and feelings, and play with peers. Playdates will surely be awesome and fun!

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Sampaloc Manila, Dasmariñas Cavite

LITTLE EXPLORERS

This program is intended for children 4 to 5 years of age to facilitate the child’s individuality, develop self-regulation and socialization.  Varied activities will allow them to demonstrate preferences, broaden interests, explore materials and environment, develop independence, as well as, mingle with peers.  Learning is facilitated with the use of multi-sensory and dynamic approach. The program mainly focuses on child’s self-discovery while targeting other skills such as work behaviors, gross and fine motor skills, cognitive skills and social skills. Children will be exposed to structured and free play, arts and crafts, multi-media discussions to make learning fun.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Sampaloc Manila, Dasmariñas Cavite

SOCIAL BEGINNERS

Kids, 5-6 years old will surely have a delightful summer through different activities, such as, games, storytelling, arts and crafts, music, dance and play. These activities will surely promote and enhance their interaction, socialization, direction-following, and work behaviors.  So come join us, and let’s all make summer fun!

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna

SOCIAL THINKING 1

Social Thinking I Class is a weekly 2-hour session primarily designed for pre-school to early elementary children (4-7 years old). Activities are adapted from the We Thinkers 1 (formerly Incredible Flexible You) program by Michelle Winner.  It utilizes stories, music, structured activities and dramatic play to teach social learning.  In addition, the class also addresses work behaviors in a group setting such as compliance, independence, and self-regulation as well as conversing and relating with peers.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Dasmariñas Cavite

SOCIAL THINKING 2

The Social Thinking 2 Class is aimed at teaching five key concepts, in addition to what students have learned in Social Thinking 1, that serve as building blocks to being a social thinker.  It follows the We Thinkers 2!curriculum by Michelle Garcia Winner and uses a variety of activities to establish students’ skills in more complex social thinking skills such as hidden rules, expected/unexpected behaviors, problem and reaction size, smart guesses, flexible/stuck thinking and having a shared imagination.  This program is intended for children 4 to 8 years old.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Dasmariñas Cavite

SOCIAL THINKING 3

The Social Thinking 3 Class aims to develop school-age (6 to 10) children’s abilities in “figuring out” social situations by walking them through the social detective processusing Michelle Garcia Winner’s You Are a Social Detective!  Detective tools will be taught, which will help students make smart guesses about people’s thoughts, feelings and actions and act on them appropriately.  Class activities are also aimed at fostering team belongingness, shared imagination and social language skills.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Dasmariñas Cavite

SOCIAL THINKING 4

Social Thinking Class 4 is program on Social Thinking for children, 8 to 10 years old.  Activities are based on Michelle Winner’s program and are matched with the children’s social level so that children could learn to use their social thinking abilitiesand develop bettersocial skills. The aim of Social Thinking 4 is to help school-age children develop the skills they need to be flexible social thinkers, social problem solvers and to develop stronger social executive functioning. Children will apply the concepts learned from the previous semester to foster deeper learning about the social mind and social expectations. They will also learn about themselves, about others and the dynamics of working or sharing space together.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna

SOCIAL THINKING 5

Adapted from Winner and Madrigal’s Superflex series, Social Thinking 5 is a superhero Social Thinking curriculum targeting to teach children, 8 years old and above, with skills on how to manage behavior in social interactions. Use of visually appealing and amusing characters will develop self-awareness and tap into one’s emotions and self- regulation which consequently improves ability to interact appropriately with peers in a variety of social contexts. The aim of Social Thinking 5 is to aid children identify their social weaknesses and develop strategies how to adapt when faced with social dilemmas. The program will utilize storybooks, games, social immersion, and role playing to name a few in facilitating learning.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna

SOCIAL SKILLS 1

The Social Summer Camp program targets to engage children, ages 6 to 7, to interact and explore hands-on tasks that would facilitate self-expression and interaction with peers. This class also targets various concepts and skills necessary for working together, playing with one another and helping each other. Arts and crafts, fun-filled games, and self-care activities, among others, await these amazing kids.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Sampaloc Manila, Dasmariñas Cavite

SOCIAL SKILLS 2

Social Skills 2 Class is designed for children who need to learn how to interact and behave in a socially acceptable manner when part of a group. During the class, children will be exposed to different social situations that will facilitate them to make comments on what others are saying, expound and stay on one topic, respect personal space, understand how they behave and how it affects other people, and even determine how to approach a problematic situation.  Discussions, role-playing, videos, games, social stories, table top activities are just some of the tasks that will be utilized to supplement this program. At the end of the program, children are expected to, not only learn how to be part of the group, but more importantly, how it is to be “in” the group.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Sampaloc Manila

SOCIAL SKILLS 3

Social Skills 3 Class, this summer, aims to help children get to know their true selves and their abilities, especially with regard to relating to others.  Given the opportunity to interact and share with peers, they will also learn how to interact and behave in a socially acceptable manner when part of a group. Discussions, role-playing, videos, games, and tabletop tasks will be utilized to supplement the program. The children are further given the opportunity to experience being “in” of the group, rather than just being part of it.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION 1

This is a class for elementary students, ages 7 and up, that aims to strengthen skills needed in school using fun activities like outdoor and indoor games, arts and crafts, and group tasks. Specific skills to be targeted include self-monitoring, planning and organization, working memory, cognitive flexibility, emotional regulation and time management. These kids will be able to reflect upon their own work, know of strategies that will help them remember, think of ways to solve a problem and get things done in time!

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION 2

Executive Functions 2 Summer Class is prepared for children from age 8 to 12 years old. The class aims strengthen executive function skills needed in school using fun activities like outdoor and indoor games, arts and crafts, and group tasks. Specific skills to be targeted include self-monitoring, planning and organization, working memory, cognitive flexibility, emotional regulation, time management and inhibition. These kids will be able to practice monitoring themselves and have fun with interacting with their peers.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna

LIFE SKILLS

The Life Skills Program is intended to improve the teenagers’ full participation in physical and occupational performance. This program will help the teenagers prepare themselves not only to survive on their own, but also to thrive in the community. This summer, the emphasis is placed on organization, creativity, spontaneity, and independence in the household and in various settings. They are expected to become more competent in performing different sets of skills for them to perform pre-vocational activities in diverse work environment. Let us advocate for Teen-Employment by training for Pre-Employment.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna

FUN IN READING

This program aims to introduce to the student the love for reading. It also aims to develop vocabulary and reading comprehension. The children will be taught to imagine what they are reading through movements, play, songs and arts. The program aims to develop the students’ ability to recall elements of the story, sequence events using pictures, and understand other language components such verbs, nouns and prepositions. Storybooks, art activities as well as toys will be used as springboard for learning. This program is for 4 to 6 year-old children.

Program Duration: 10 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Dasmariñas Cavite

EXPLORING THROUGH READING

This program aims to develop oral reading fluency, vocabulary and improving comprehension. Students will be taught to sequence events, infer, recall elements of the story, retell story, and compare and contrast based on the story read/heard. In grammar, the following will be tackled: nouns, adjectives, articles, conjunctions, prepositions and verbs. Storybooks and varied types of texts are used as springboard for learning. Engaging activities and materials will be used to hone the learner’s understanding of the presented text. This program is intended for children 7 to 10 years old. 

Program Duration: 10 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Dasmariñas Cavite

READING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

This program aims to improve reading and listening comprehension, ability to identify the main idea and supporting details, cause and effect, as well as fact and opinion. Drawing conclusions, comparing and contrasting characters or ideas, and making predictions will also be targeted. This program also aims to improve the student’s vocabulary, spelling, and writing skills. The following subjects will be the springboard for learning: Science, Math, Language, and Social Studies. This program is intended for children ages 10 to 13 years old.

Program Duration: 8 sessions, 2 hours per session

Offered in: San Pedro Laguna, Dasmariñas Cavite