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Ricardo Cruz Carrasco

Ricardo Cruz Carrasco, Philippine occupational therapist, educator, researcher. License occupational therapist; certified to adminster and interpret Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests; certified in neurodevelopmental treatment in pediatrics. Named Rehabilitation Worker of Year, Mabini Annual Awards, Manila, 1983, Volunteer of Year, United Nations, Manila, 1981.

Background

  • Carrasco, Ricardo Cruz was born on January 4, 1943 in Manila. Came to the United States, 1970. Son of German Bernal and Feliza (Cruz) Carrasco.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Commerce, San Beda College, Manila, 1964. Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, University Philippines, Manila, 1978. Master of Science in Education, University Philippines, Quezon City, 1982.

      Doctor of Philosophy Neurology/Occupational Dysfunction, Union Institute, Cincinnati, 1990.

    Career

    • School teacher Pasig Catholic College, Manila, 1963-1968. Senior account manager Grant Advertising, Inc., 1968-1972. Language instructor Chen Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 1972-1974.

      Art dealer, instructor Clark Air Base, Pampanga, Philippines, 1974-1978. Occupational therapist Elks Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation, Makati, Philippines, 1979. Lecturer University Philippines, Manila, 1979-1982.

      Program director Cupertino Center for Special Children, Quezon City, 1979-1982. Occupational therapist Spokane Guild School and Neuromuscular Center, 1982-1983. Assistant professor, fieldwork coordinator Medical College Georgia, Augusta, since 1983.

      Consultant Project Head Start, Augusta, since 1986, Georgia State Department Education, Atlanta, since 1987. Member national faculty Sensory Integration International, Torrance, California, since 1989, Foundation for Knowledge in Development, Denver, since 1991.

    Membership

    Member of advisory board Adaptive Learning Center, Atlanta, since 1985. Board directors BerryChildren's Center, Augusta, 1984-1989. Consultant PL 99-457 Implementation, Atlanta, 1990-1991, Medicaid Policies, Atlanta, 1991.

    Member American Occupational Therapy Association (standing committee since 1989), Georgia Occupational Therapy Association (chair public relations since 1989).

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: jogging, cooking, dancing, gardening, papermaking, writing.

    Connections

    • Married Jennifer McCabe, May 3, 1970 (divorced June 1991). 1 child, Carlos Miguel.
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    Born January 4, 1943
    (age 74)