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  • Azza Abdelrahman

    Assistant Manager



    Azza 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 is a patient, hard-working and dedicated Educator who thrives on the progress and improvement of the children entrusted to her. Her points of strength are in establishing rapport with children, setting a stimulating teaching environment to help children integrate and manage challenging behavior, set 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

    Clinical Director

    Clinical Director

    • MSc. Occupational Therapy – University of Northampton
    • PgDip. Sensory Integration Therapy – University of Ulster
    • PgDip. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Oxford College

    Charmaine is an enthusiastic and committed Occupational Therapist who graduated from the University of Northampton with BSc 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. She also completed Postgraduate Diploma studies in Sensory Integration Therapy (SI) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) within the UK.

    As a licensed Occupational Therapist, Charmaine 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 motivate was noted.  She built on her experience by working within a specialist school environment, where 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.  She incorporates “Child-Centered Play Therapy” as part of her program, with 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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  • 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 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, and 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 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



    • BSC Occupational Therapy; Health School of Tunisia



    Mohamed Ali is 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 and 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

    Special Educator

    Mohamed is a qualified Special Educator with over eight years’ experience after graduating from the Higher Institute of Special Education of Tunisia in 2010. His passion for supporting children lead Mohamed to work for voluntary world organizations such as Red Cross, Dutch Association (Les Oiseaux Bleu) and Athers Association.

    Mohamed has worked across a variety of settings that support children with intellectual and learning disabilities. 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

    Special Educator

    Jelisavka 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 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. She also coordinated a program which offered training to educate parents in supporting their child’s needs. She is a well-rounded educator who is able to see the child as a whole focusing on each area of development. Jelisavka 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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  • Gillian

    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. She has also 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 homes as a Behavioral Interventionist.  

    Gillian has her Masters in Science with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis, from Capella University, USA. She earned her Bachelors in Arts (major in Psychology) from Simon Fraser University (SFU), in Canada. She also has First Aid Training and a Professional Crisis Management certification, allowing her to deal with injuries and challenging behaviours. “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn” – Ignacio Estrada.
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  • Amal Ahmed

    Special Educator

    Amal is a bilingual enthusiastic special educator, she gained her Bachelor’s’ degree in Psychology and pre-school education from Al Ahfad University. As well as a higher Diploma in social work, from Khartoum University.

    She worked in Skina Center for children and adolescents with special needs, as well as the Sudan Center for those diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

    Amal believes in continued professional development and has attended many workshops including teaching methods of special education, workshops in teaching technique and Support Learning Program (SLP), Developmental Milestones (Age appropriate 0-6 years) communication skills, Gross and fine motor skills, Characteristics of different disorders and Managing Classroom –  behavioral Strategies.

    Her goal is to support children with special needs, to help them reach their full potential and merge successfully into society.

    ‘Every student can learn, just not in the same day, or in the same way’

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  • Ghadah Khaldoun

    Special Educator

    Ghadah is an understanding and enthusiastic Special Educator. She gained her bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Jordan and has trained previously in Amman and Qatar before taking a role at Mind Institute.

    Ghadah is a firm believer in continued professional development and has attended many workshops, including an introduction to ABA, supporting children with speech disorders and special education teaching techniques. Whilst completing training in Rumailah Hospital and Oxygen Center for Children with Special Needs she found a passion for working in an early years setting.

    Ghadah feels her specialty lies in supporting children with ASD and intellectual disabilities and is eager to be part of a multidisciplinary team at Mind Institute.

    “Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way”
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  • Hana Tahri

    Occupational Therapist

    • BSC Occupational Therapy; Higher School of Science and Health Technics, Tunisia
      Hana earned a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the Higher School of Science and Health Technics of Tunis. She has 10 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist in Tunisia, Oman and now Qatar.

    Hana’s experience stems over working with children of a variety of ages and believes she is specialized in supporting clients with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities and Motor Disabilities.

    Hana is a compassionate, caring and dedicated professional who enjoys working with children in an individual as well as a group setting. She provides efficient and effective Occupational Therapy support using accurate assessment techniques and appropriate clinical intervention. She is skilled in organizing therapy sessions to instruct and encourage family participation.

    Hana prides herself on looking at each child as a whole supporting their individual needs in order to unlock their potential in therapy.

    ‘Developing Skills, Building Lives’
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