Many children suffer mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, which can cause problems that may affect the well being of children, their families, and the community. We at Mind Institute take a positive approach to children’s mental health. Poor mental health early in life will affect adulthood, resulting in poor academic performance, increase the risk of subsequent mental health issues, and an unhappy life. It is essential to realize that Psychotherapy is a crucial component in improving mental health.
Mental Health stigma
Unfortunately, far too many children and adolescents in Qatar fail to get the help they need because of the ongoing stigma and barriers in accessing mental health. Most of the adult mental health problems start in childhood. Untreated mental disorders have dire consequences, such as dropping out of school or suicide.
Every parent must and should understand that a child’s sense of self is being shaped as they experience these precious childhood years. A mental health disorder during childhood throws off the typical biological, emotional, and social developmental trajectory and can cause lifelong damage. We urge every parent to fight the stigma and give children the care they need and deserve. The perceived stigma associated with mental health disorders is directly linked to reduced help-seeking behavior by the parents.
Why Mind Institute?
Our licensed professional psychologists listen. We follow a parent-focused approach to build trust and confidence with you and your child. We will equip you with knowledge and tools to help you identify your child’s mental health problems, manage symptoms, and create a personalized treatment plan. The key to appropriate treatment success is proper diagnosis and assessment. We will identify the root of your child’s problem and determine the biological, environmental, psychological, and academic factors that cause your child’s condition.
In our day to day work, we see real-life examples of extraordinary transformation. Our approach is:
1) Acknowledges you and your child’s emotional state in a non-judgmental way
2) Set attainable goals for you and your child
3) Assist in achieving your goals
We do not hold a child’s past against them—instead, we understand how their behavior has been shaped by the trauma they have endured.
At Mind Institute, we understand that healing can be an arduous process, so our care approach is persistent and dynamic. We never give up on our children and their families. If a treatment plan is not successful, we will collaborate with you and your child, and other necessary resources until we find what works.
Many parents think that getting a psychoeducational assessment for their child means there is something wrong with their child. That is a myth and a misconception. A psychoeducational evaluation will help identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Knowing your child’s strengths and weaknesses will empower you to help your child reach his/her full potential. A psychoeducational evaluation is excellent for every child, adolescent, and adult.
Psychoeducational Assessment to identify your child’s strengths
Psychoeducational Assessment will allow you to know your child’s natural strengths.
The Assessment will:
- Assess and evaluate your child’s cognitive abilities.
- Set achievable academic expectations that match your child’s strengths and weaknesses
- Find out what strategies will help them learn better and achieve higher
Fatima just started high school. Her parents are both dentists and wanted nothing more than for their daughter to go into medicine. The parents enrolled Fatima in math and science enrichment classes to help her excel. However, her grades were average, and she seemed to get better grades in English and history.
In this case, a psychoeducational assessment determined that Fatima has a natural talent in writing, which is a scarce skill. Fatima’s parents decided to enroll their daughter in a Creative Writing enrichment program to develop her writing skills.
Unfortunately, we find that parents and educators focus on a student’s weaknesses. While it’s essential to work on weaknesses and overcome challenges, it is just as important to understand your child’s strengths and enhance them. Psychoeducational Assessment will help you know what your child’s natural strengths are.
Psychoeducational Assessment to identify your child’s weaknesses:
If your child shows symptoms of memory impairment, hyperactivity, poor academic performance, or learning difficulties, Psychoeducational Assessment is what you need. At Mind Institute, we use a comprehensive assessment process to identify and rule out the presence of attention deficits and hyperactivity cognitive difficulties, specific learning difficulties, cognitive impairment, emotional factors, and behavioral problems. Accurate diagnosis of Specific learning difficulties is attained by administering the WIAT III and WISC-IV. Once the assessment is completed, we issue an evaluation report with specific recommendations, which might include psychotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, ABA, or special education sessions. Call us today!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
We were worried the moment we found out that the center will be closed due to our current situation. But the family was really amazed at how the center handled the uncertainties. My son is now attending teletherapy sessions for his OT and SLT. It was quite new and challenging in the first few sessions but because of the hard work and professionalism of the team, I could say they are doing a great job! Thank you Ms. Madeeha (SLT), Ms. Lili (OT) and Ms. Azza for all your hard work to make things happen for all your students. Stay safe everyone! Eid Mubarak!
Mind Institute has always been my first and only choice when it came for special needs for my son. My son has progressed tremendously in all aspects and I’m grateful for all the hard work put in by all the therapists and assistants. I’m truly grateful to Ms Gillian (special educator) for all the hard work and her indefatigable calm and courtesy when it comes to making my son feel at home and satisfying a worried and super involved parent like me. Ms Vanessa has also developed an amazing relationship with my son and she is extremely loving and patient when it comes to calming my son down.
Best Special Needs Center in Qatar. Also, deliver adult psychotherapy.
I am so glad my daughter has joined Mind Institute and that is because of the improvement we see and feel in her overall development. We were so worried and concerned before she joined. But they have amazed us with all the intervention. She has massively developed and we are so pleased
Professional, passionate and caring! Highly recommend them.
The Mind Institute helps you fulfil your needs, it helped me improve my concentration and I made good progress with them, it also tries to help you with other aspects you didn't know you needed, because it did also try to help me with my social skills. In addition, it is very flexible with scheduling appointments.
شكرا من القلب. لقد استفاد ابني اوس كثيرا من المركز وقد تطورت مهاراته السلوكية والادراكية والنفسية واللفظية. بصراحة انصح الجميع بزيارة المركز بما له من طاقم اداري اكثر من رائع. وهية تدريس تدرك من اول يوم ان ابنك سيكون بايدي امينة. وفعلا ماشككت يوما بهذا. بحيث اني ارى الحب والدفئ في عيونهم
السلا عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته انا عاجزه عن الشكر والتقدير لكل نجمه سطعت في سماء المركز ونورت حياتي وحياة الاطفال اللي يتلقون العلاج المناسب لهم واخص بالذكر ابني فهد اقل مااقدر اوصله لكم هو عوده فهد لارض الواقع بفضل نجوم المركز المميزين وبفضل قمر المركز منال جزاكم الله الف خير على مجهوداتكم التي لا تعد ولا تحصي ام فهد محمد مصطفي
If you are looking for a professional and caring center to work with you closely to develop your child’s skills and abilities, then Mind Institute is the one. My ASD daughter has been going there for more than two years now and I have continuously been satisfied with all her progress. They know how to identify the child’s struggles, structure a development plan and address the issues accordingly. The improvement we have seen in her is amazing. She is more independent and confident now. She is going to a mainstream school two months from now and I cannot be more grateful. The whole team are hearty and care for the kids in the center. I drop my daughter there every day with confidence, knowing that she is in good hands. Mind Institute has been a lovely part of our family and we are full of gratitude for all their efforts.
بصراحة هذا المكان الافضل في قطر لذوي الاحتياجات الخاصه وهو يشمل كل الاعاقات وكل الاعمار ولاحظت تقدم كبير ل ابني وانا اتكلم عن تجربه انصحكم في هذا المكان سواء كان عنده تواحد او تواصل في النطق او تواصل بصري او اعاقة حركية وانصحكم بهذا المكان جداً جميل والتعامل جداً راقي لدرجة ان في استمراريه في الملاحظات والصور يرسلونها اول باول على الايميل ماندمت على اني حطيت ابني بينهم
My son has been attending the EIP at Mind Institute for the last 2 years. We are very satisfied with our son’s progress and with Minds personalized support and plan. I especially appreciate my son’s warm personal rapport with the teaching & assisting staff which makes our journey a whole lot easier. I’m grateful for Ms Sharon and Ms Vanessa patience and support provided to us at all times.
Excellent service. Strong and clear communication throughout, very flexible and supportive despite COVID changes. Very friendly and engaging staff, my son always felt at ease and welcome. Would highly recommend. In terms of results, excellent progress throughout therapy and sustainable results.
We have had a great experience with Mind Institute both through tele-therapy and in person. My son was so excited to attend each week and his therapist, Hafsa, was excellent. The team were professional and welcoming and I have no hesitations in recommending their services.
I am sending you to tell you about my experience with the virtual program that Mind Institute start with, because of recent situation of COVID-19 virus. As you know my Son just joined middle of February 2020. So he spent only almost 1 month and then center was closed. To be honest I found real care from all the staff for the benefit of my son. These online lessons were difficult for the first week but you and all the therapists worked hard with me and I learned a lot about how to deal with him and I came to know what type of toys are useful since you are sending us a weekly plan with all resources needed. When I ask for something or have a concern you and all Mind Institute family are available to help. Thanks a lot for your patience, hard work and support.
I’m writing this email to feedback on VIP program which we started with my son Ilia 2 weeks ago. This is absolutely incredible program which supports my sons learning/ communicative needs even during this hard time of school’s closure. I was a bit worried at first how he would react to distance learning and whether he will cope with tasks given online, but from the very first training session he grabbed the concept and just greeted his teacher as if she was in the room. I was very surprised to know that every week I will receive not only detailed plan, but also complete kit to support this plan, this is just beyond any praise! The kit includes all necessary supplies to support creative learning and it’s so easy to prepare for every session. More than that it’s tailored to my child’s needs and interests! The team was so attentive to ilia’s liking of firefighting topic so that they created the whole set for math (addition), fun games in firefighting theme! Thank you for that! The program is also helpful for me as a parent to better understand my kid, learn his strengths and spend more quality time together having fun and lots of laughs! My son loves everyday sessions and looks forward to seeing his teacher and assistants and therapists! I can’t thank you enough for presenting this amazing opportunity to families who have to organize in- house schooling. Thank you to all the MI team and see you soon on the next session!
I would like to extend my appreciation to the entire team, for their work with the VIP program. The program has been very insightful, for me as a parent. As I am able to better understand Leon’s challenge’s in a study setting/ environment. I do feel it is important to keep the activities as interactive and stimulating as possible. Because this keeps Leon engaged and focused through the session. The weekly kits, sent to us have been very well planned and organized. This has made it easy for me to understand as a parent.
خدمات التواصل عن بعد ممتازة وطريقة مثلى للاستفادة من الوقت وإعادة تنظيم جدول الحياة اليومي لابراهيم والاهم الاستمرار في الخطة العلاجية الخاصة به جهودكم مشكورة جميعا
خدمات التواصل عن بعد ممتازة وطريقة مثلى للاستفادة من الوقت وإعادة تنظيم جدول الحياة اليومي لابراهيم والاهم الاستمرار في الخطة العلاجية الخاصة به
كانت تجربة الزوم ناجحة بالنسبة لي حيث ان ليس ابنتي فقط من استفادت منه انا كذلك استفدت وتعلمت اشياء لم اكم اعرفها من قبل واصبحت اعرف كيف اتعامل مع ابنتي بطرق علميه. شكرا مايند انستتيوت كم انت رائع
It’s great seeing Myles being busy, especially doing a body parts activity. We’ve been trying so hard to get Myles to do things like that at home, but he would never do them! The only thing I think he really shows interest in is music and musical instruments! He has recently started to imitate us playing his drum kit and other little instruments like tambourine...