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  • Azza Abdelrahman Mind Institute

    Azza Abdelrahman

    Assistant Manager

    Azza Abdelrahman is a bilingual Special Needs Educator who has been working with children for 8 years. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. She has also received extensive training in Speech and language, ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and Language Development.

    Azza Abdelrahman is a patient, hard-working. Also, she thrives on the progress and improvement of the children entrusted to her. Moreover, her points of strength are in establishing rapport with children, setting a stimulating teaching environment in order to help children integrate and manage challenging behavior. Also, she can set an effective IEP (Individual Educational Plan), group plans and monitor their progress, and train and guide parents to contribute in their children’s program.

    “If they can’t learn the way I teach, I teach the way they learn.”

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  • Charmaine Zubal

    Charmaine Zubal

    Clinical Director

      • BSC HONS first division, Speech and Language Pathology; University of Health Sciences.
      • PgDip. Sensory Integration Therapy – University of Ulster
      • PgDip. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Oxford College
    Charmaine Zubal is an enthusiastic and committed Occupational Therapist. She graduated from the University of Northampton with a BSc in first-class honors degree. Her Post Graduate research explored Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how the condition impacts the quality of life for children and their families. Also, she completed Postgraduate Diploma studies in Sensory Integration Therapy (SI) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) within the UK.

    As a licensed Occupational Therapist, Charmaine Zubal is passionate about working with children and their families, with over 7 years of experience. She began her career within an adolescent LD / Autism unit where her ability to compassionately connect and motivated. She built on her experience by working within a specialist school environment. There she was responsible for completing assessments, setting realistic goals and providing interventions for children in regards to their fine motor skills, gross motor skills, visual perceptual skills, sensory processing, self-regulation, social skills, and cognition. Her approach is to first and foremost take the time to understand each and every child’s unique situation. Drawing on her excellent assessment capabilities, she then outlines clear recommendations that she is able to translate to both parent and child in a caring, empathetic and effective manner. She then works alongside the child and their families to help them develop the skills they need in achieving their goals.

    Charmaine focuses on highlighting strengths, maximizing opportunities for growth and development while also promoting overall physical and mental well-being. Moreover, she incorporates “Child-Centered Play Therapy” as part of her program. Besides the belief that children use play as a natural language to express their emotions and learn. Play also helps to develop an effective therapeutic relationship at a pace, which the child is comfortable within a respectful and supportive environment. Charmaine is currently a member of the BAOT (British Association of Occupational Therapist) as well as the Sensory Integration Network.

    “Inspirational…I inspire children to be rational achievers”

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  • Staff Mind Institute educators

    Remo Hallberg Poulsen

    Clinical Psychologist

    • Bachelor’s degree in the science of psychology from the University of Copenhagen.
    • Master’s degree in the science of psychology from the University of Copenhagen.
    Remo Hallberg Poulsen majored in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. Thus, he has education in psychotherapeutic techniques and understands the biological mechanisms behind psychological disorders. This makes Remo capable in the assessment and treatment of psychological issues. Before arriving in Qatar, Remo was primarily working in Denmark with teenagers who dealt with behavioral and developmental disorders as well as with family therapy. He has experience in teaching behavioral and social skills, identifying psychological conditions and determining key treatment targets. He also has experience in treating personality disorders, stress, depression, and anxiety. Remo has received training in a wide variety of psychotherapeutic techniques. Also, he customizes the sessions to the individual needs of the client. Remo works with:
    • Behavioral training
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Prolonged Exposure therapy
    • Mindfulness/hypnosis
    • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
    Remo Hallberg Poulsen is passionate about helping individuals grow personally, and he has been a part of Mind Institutes’ efforts in doing so since 2019.
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  • Mohamed Beji

    Occupational Therapist

        • Mohamed Beji BSC Occupational Therapy; Health School of Tunisia
    Mohamed Beji a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Health School of Tunisia in 2014.

    He worked with children of various abilities across a number of settings for four years prior to Mind Institute. His previous experience includes working in an Autism Center and rehabilitation center where he was responsible for the assessment and therapeutic plans of a number of clients on an individual and group basis.

    Mohamed enjoys working with children of all ages and helping them to achieve their goals. Also, help them reach their fullest potential. He has experience with a variety of diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD, Autism, PDD, Down Syndrome, Neurological Impairment and Learning Disabilities.

    “Occupational Therapy helps you make it happen”

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  • Mohamed Amin

    Mohamed Amin

    Special Educator

    Mohamed Amin is a qualified Special Educator with over 8 years of experience. He graduated from the Higher Institute of Special Education of Tunisia in 2010. Hence, his passion for supporting children lead Mohamed to work for voluntary world organizations. Such as Red Cross, Dutch Association (Les Oiseaux Bleu) and other Association.

    Mohamed Amin has worked across a variety of settings that support children with intellectual and learning disabilities. Also, he considers himself to be a dedicated teacher who motivates each child to reach their full potential.

    “Trust your child and set them in the right environment, you will get a happy child”

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  • Jelisavka Milosevic

    Jelisavka Milosevic

    Special Educator

    Jelisavka Milosevic is a highly qualified Special Education Teacher. Graduating from The Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation University of Belgrade in 2010, Jelisavka has vast experience working with children and young people across a number of settings. She specializes in supporting children with behavioral problems, learning difficulties, neurological disorders and more.

    Jelisavka has also completed numerous projects supporting children. She supports Especially in areas such as strategies to manage challenging behavior, developing social skills, creative art and craft to further develop emerging skills and settling into school settings. Also, she coordinated a program that offered training to educate parents in supporting their child’s needs. She is a well-rounded educator. Because she is able to see the child as a whole focusing on each area of development. Jelisavka Milosevic is excited to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous roles to Mind Institute.

    “I wouldn’t change you for the world but I would change the world for you”

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  • Hadeir Nabawy

    Office Manager

    Hadeir is the office manager and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the center. She has been managing businesses across Qatar for the past 4 years and is dedicated to offering the highest standards of services to clients and is passionate about building teams with the same dedication.

    Hadeir has spent the last 14 years in Qatar. She is working towards completing her studies in the field of Computer Engineering and holds a fully-fledged TTT Train The Trainer license. During this time she has been exploring different fields of work until she found her passion in the childcare sector.

    Hadeir is a dedicated and fast-growing professional. She has extensive experience in supporting child development programs across management roles, successfully meeting Australian and British curriculum standards. She enjoys working closely with the team to make sure standards are met and both clients and staff are satisfied. She posses a keen eye for detail and continuously aims to maintain the highest educational, operational and health standards for both clients and staff members.
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  • Ahmad Alkhateeb

    Speech and Language Therapist

    • BSc Audiology and Speech Pathology, Jordan University of Science and Technology
    Ahmad is a licensed Speech Pathologist who gained his Bachelor’s Degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology from Jordan University of Science and Technology. Ahmad is a bilingual therapist who demonstrates great determination when working through obstacles in order to reach significant progress with his clients.

    Ahmad is a caring professional who has a great passion for working with children. He has experience working with a variety of different age groups and cases including verbal and non-verbal clients. Ahmad analyses the speech and language disorders and creates a playful way to provide therapy sessions.

    Ahmad is experienced in assessing and developing receptive and expressive language. He is able to use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), PECS program and American sign language. Ahmad also received extensive training in session management and (ABLLS) program.

    Ahmad is excited to have joined the Mind Institute team and looks forward to developing his client base here in Qatar.

    “Every child Is gifted, they just unwrap their packages at different times”

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  • Leo Anstey

    Special Education Shadow Teacher

    Leo is an experienced shadow teacher from the UK. He has been working with children with special educational needs since 2008. His first experience was at a summer camp in the USA specializing in SEN working as a ‘camp counselor’. Leo has a wide range of experience supporting children in mainstream schools and private centers on a 1:1 and group basis. He is a strong believer in continued professional development and has attended training courses such as PECS. Leo is also a qualified Personal Physical Trainer and Nutritionist, which he feels adds another dimension to the support he is able to offer. Leo finds working with children and young people rewarding and believes all children should be treated equally. His goal is to provide each child with the chance to reach their full potential.

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  • Gillian Mind Institute Staff Board Certified Behavior Analyst


    Board Certified Behavior Analyst

    Gillian has been working with children for over 9 years, supporting them with daily living skills, social skills, functional communication, and academics. Also, she has worked with parents and staff, guiding them as they help children reach their potential. She works on making learning fun using the principles of reinforcement and motivation.

    Gillian has helped set up a Centre and Academy in Canada that supports students between the ages of 3 to 17 years. She has worked on home teams as a consultant, attending school meetings and advocating for children. She had also worked with students in school settings as an educational assistant and at home as a Behavioral Interventionist.

    Gillian has her Masters in Science with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis, from Capella University, USA. She earned her Bachelor’s in Arts (major in Psychology) from Simon Fraser University (SFU), in Canada. She also has First Aid Training and a Professional Crisis Management certification.  Hence, this is allowing her to deal with injuries and challenging behaviors.

    “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn” – Ignacio Estrada.

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