Senior Speech and Language Pathologist MS-SLPs, MOH
Rahaf is a Senior Speech and Language Therapist who offers therapy in Arabic. She obtained her Master’s degree in Speech and Language from The University of Jordan. Over the last twelve years Rahaf has dealt with patients of different age groups working across various clinical settings including a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation centre, a special needs school in UAE, as well as her own private clinic in Syria.
These diverse opportunities have given Rahaf extensive experience helping children with difficulties in speech and language including articulation errors, phonological processes, stuttering, apraxia in addition to hearing loss, cochlear implant and auditory processing disorder. She has also worked with children presenting with Neurodevelopmental Disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) as well as Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay (GDD). Rahaf can provide therapy for patients with swallowing and voice disorders.
Rahaf moved to Dubai in 2012 after working in her private clinic in Damascus for eight years. She worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in a centre for learning and rehabilitation then worked as Head of Inclusion in a private school in Dubai where she was providing supervision to the Special Education Teachers, developing and facilitating implementation of training programs, accepting students with special needs, developing and monitoring the implementation of Individual Educational Programmes (IEPs) and collaborating with parents of children with Special Education Needs (SEN) to raise awareness of their children’s rights and needs.
Rahaf has recently completed her training on The Listening Program by Advanced Brain Technology from UK with the rights to be a TLP provider. She is also familiar with the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC).
Rahaf has been a speaker at many conferences and on television programmes as well as having published numerous articles in medical journals.