Meet the Specialists
Ms. De Jesus graduated from Cebu Doctors’ University, Philippines, with a degree in Bachelor of Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology in April 2017. She completed this 5-year program and acquired 1,460 clinical hours of internship where she evaluated and treated adult and pediatric patients with a variety of conditions.
Ms. De Jesus is a bona fide member of the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (PASP), and is in good standing with the association. She uses her PASP Certification number 17-0484 for professional practice.
Other than understanding developmental disorders, Ms. De Jesus also worked as a junior speech-language pathologist (SLP) consultant at Buildabilities, Inc., a multi-disciplinary therapy center in Cebu City, Philippines. As an SLP consultant at that center, she conducted speech-language evaluation, developed treatment programs, and implemented appropriate intervention strategies for children with developmental disabilities.
Aside from working in a therapy center, Ms. De Jesus also worked as a school based SLP consultant in Bridging Homes Learning Center, Inc. (BHLC), an inclusive preschool in Cebu City, Philippines, that follows the International Preschool Curriculum. She conducted speech and language evaluations, developed appropriate treatment programs, attended interprofessional strategic meetings, and conducted push-in therapy to the students in BHLC with developmental disabilities. She also provided specialized PROMPT evaluation treatment and services for children with apraxia.
Ms. De Jesus is a PROMPT Level I Trained Therapist. She received her specialization training and certification last November 2017 in Manila, Philippines. PROMPT therapy is a specialized technique where tactile-kinesthetic cues are provided to the child’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) in order to help the child produce a target sound word, phrase or sentence.
As part of her advocacy for the SLP profession, Ms. De Jesus worked as an Advocacy Supervisor in Cebu Doctors’ University, Department of Speech-Language Pathology. She supervised student-interns in formulating advocacy programs that would suit the needs of the university’s recipients such as Asilo de la Milagrosa, an orphanage in Cebu City, Philippines and Center for Change, a therapy center that provides pro-bono speech and occupational therapy services in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, Philippines.
Lastly, Ms. De Jesus has worked as a college instructor in Cebu Doctors’ University, Department of Speech-Language Pathology. She was a course facilitator to various subjects such as: Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology, Professional Communication and Professional Development, Developmental Practicum 1&2: Pediatric and Geriatric Development, Neuroanatomy & Physiology for Speech-Language Pathology, Voice Disorders, Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology, and Language Conditions in Children.