Dr. Lourdes Kalaw Ledesma, M.Ed. Counselor Education, Ph.D.
Counseling Psychology Head, Ledesma Center for Neuropsychological Services
For her distinguished contribution in the field of Psychology as demonstrated by her pioneering work as the first Clinical Neuropsychologist in the country; for her development of the Early Childhood Care and Development Checklist chosen by The Early Childhood Care and Development Act (Republic Act No. 8980) as the tool to be used nationwide for early identification, screening and surveillance of early childhood disabilities, developmental problems and giftedness and her UNICEF commissioned age-validation study that identifies Standards Indicators for Filipino children aged 0 to 5 years and 11 months. All these displays her commitment and professionalism in her field;
For her competence, excellence and commendable track record that earned for her various awards, recognitions and being acknowledged as one of the “Key Influencers” of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center during its 35th anniversary in April, 2015; and for being the only non-medical Honorary Fellow of the Philippine Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society, Philippines and her relentless dedication to the organization as a member of the Psychological Association of the Philippines.