P.O.Box: 201062, Doha – Qatar (+974) 70550099

Child Development Center


We aim in Child Development Center to Create a leading comprehensive multi-disciplinary therapy and support center in Qatar for children with mild to moderate special needs In Child Development Center we Provide a network of internationally qualified and licensed professionals which offer child-centered and evidence-based early detection and intervention. We offer in Child Development Center  therapy and educational services in Arabic and English when available. Our program in Child Development Center  is offered at cost or subsidized for qualifying families. Advocate and nurture support groups for parents and families in Qatar of children with special needs. In Child Development Center we Serve as a model professional development and outreach center for Qatar and the region designed to serve parents, teachers, school administrators and specialists working with children with learning challenges.


Who We Are

Management Team

  • Hasna Nada (Founder)
  • Sabrina Mancuso Edo
  • Adrienne Robek
  • Najwan Nayef
  • Jennelle Olalo

Administration

  • Aliya Qutub
  • Rachel Yousef
  • Mohamed Zaki Mohamed

Early Intervention Program

  • Jennelle Olalo
  • Cezz Cruzado
  • Julie McKernon

Targeted Learning Enrichment

  • Nura Esmail
  • Bronwyne Van Zyl

 Outreach

  • Aliya Qutub

Therapy

  • ABA
    • Adrienne Robek
    • Jennelle Olalo
    • Cezz Cruzado
    • Julie McKernon
    • Celine Chahine
    • Nicki Voysey
    • Sayyeda Fatima
    • Nella Nofita

Speech and Language

  • Nourah Ashrour
  • Rebecca Jenkins

Occupational Therapy

Physiotherapy

  • Zeina Nacouzi

Counseling and Psychological Services

  • Carol Campbell
  • Reinilda van Heuven-Dernison

What We Do

Management Team

At the Child Development Center our aim is to create a leading comprehensive multi-discipline therapy and support center for children with mild to moderate special needs in Qatar. We provide a network of internationally qualified and licensed professionals that offer child-centered and evidence-based early detection and intervention. We work with the schools and parents of our students requiring learning enrichment to provide a fluid and comprehensive learning plan. We nurture relationships with all educational institutions ranging from nurseries to universities.

We are proud in Child Development Center advocates of support groups of parents and families in Qatar of children with special needs. The management team in Child Development Center focuses on raising public awareness and acceptance of children with special needs and increasing the focus on early detection and early intervention. In addition, the management team is continuously recruiting for talented and experienced individuals to join our team.

Psycho-Educational Testing Services

We are able in Child Development Center  to provide a range of services that can help with the learning needs of your child. We have extensive experience in the assessment of reading, writing, spelling, and numeracy diagnostic screening for specific and general learning difficulties as well as producing learning plans to help your child achieve their potential. The Child Development Center administers the WIAT-II (UK), and Standford Binet-5 in creating a comprehensive assessment for your child.

Early Intervention Program

Our program aims to assist children with autism and related disorders between the ages of 3-6 years. We aim to improve the quality of life for children with supported needs and their families by providing education, therapy and training in a structured and positive environment. Our program employs a small group model, which means a maximum enrolment of 6 children per class. Each classroom is equipped with a lead teacher and three support teachers.

Our teaching methodology in Child Development Center  encompasses the principles of ABA in addition to speech and language approaches recommended by our in-house Speech Pathologists. Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy support will also be provided for children enrolled in our program based on each child’s individual needs. Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and visual schedules will be widely utilized tools as these provide children with the needed visual cues for behavior regulation and successful transitions.


Child Development Center Services

Our aim of the program is to promote:

  • Functional communication and socialization
  • An increase in attention, comprehension, self-regulation and problem solving
  • Independent responding in self-care (toileting, eating, hygiene and community living)
  • Speech and Language Therapy

The Speech and Language Department is committed to helping children find their unique voices as they use language to think, learn, and develop social relationships. We provide consultations, comprehensive evaluations, and treatment for a variety of communication difficulties including but not limited to:

  • Receptive language
  • Expressive language
  • Phonological delays and disorders
  • Fluency and voice disorders
  • Pragmatics / Social Skills
  • Play skills

We provide up to date, research-driven therapy by highly trained Speech-Language Therapists. We work collaboratively with and provide resources to parents, teachers, and other team members to develop goals and treatment plans, and facilitate communication strategies. Our goal is to provide solutions that allow children to reach their full potential in all areas of communication.


Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy  in Child Development Center department consists of a dynamic team of professionals whose focus is on the child and assisting them to achieve their maximal potential in all areas of life. Occupational Therapy in Child Development Center is activity based to address a child’s weaknesses through incorporating their strengths. Focus is placed on all areas of functioning including, gross and fine motor development, visual perceptual development, sensory integration and the ability to perform activities of daily living. A referral can be made to our department if a teacher, parent or caregiver notices any delayed developmental milestones, difficulties in age appropriate play or has any concerns about function in any area of the child’s life (school performance, personal management difficulties and play). Once the referral has been received the OT department will schedule and interview with the parents and a brief assessment/ screening with the child. A decision will then be made as to what the best course of treatment will be.


Physiotherapy

The physiotherapy department in Child Development Center  provides assessment, advice and physiotherapy management of most childhood conditions to promote the health and physical development of each individual. Treatment is planned around the child and families’ individual needs. The length of the treatment will vary for each child and condition. Children and young people are regularly re-assessed to evaluate progress and parents/carers are actively involved in the child’s physiotherapy program.


ABA Therapy

The Child Development Center offers intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children with developmental delays. ABA is a science of human behavior whereby the therapists work towards measurable goals, collect data on children’s responses, implement research-based interventions, and target socially significant behaviors. The skills the child needs to learn are broken down into very small steps and taught to the child using repetition and reinforcement. The goal of our ABA program is to help each child reach his or her highest potential. Curriculum goals focus on the areas of communication, intellectual development, social skills, and self-help skills. We also focus on managing behavior difficulties your child may have.


Targeted Learning Enrichment

The Targeted Learning Enrichment department at CDC provides a highly personalized program for children to receive support in achieving academic success. This includes literacy, numeracy, handwriting, or enhancing study skills. We offer both small-group as well as individual sessions.


Community Outreach

At the Child Development Center we work with the schools and parents of our students requiring learning enrichment to provide a fluid and comprehensive learning plan. We nurture relationships with all educational institutions ranging from nurseries to universities. We are proud advocates of support groups of parents and families in Qatar of children with special needs. We are also a comprehensive service provider of counseling and cognitive behavior therapy for both adults and children, pending the approval of our license from the Supreme Council of Health.

The Outreach department focuses on raising public awareness and acceptance of children with special needs and increasing the focus on early detection and early intervention. In addition, the Outreach department provides professional development training for professionals in healthcare, nurseries, schools, as well as parents. We have experienced staff that can conduct tailored workshops on a variety of subjects including: early detection, mindful parenting, and managing behavior problems.


Programs

Psychological Assessments and Services

Based on the reason for referral and needs of the client, our Clinical Director will develop an individually tailored battery of tests that provide a high quality and comprehensive assessment. A full psychological evaluation typically includes an in-depth clinical interview in addition to tests of ability/intelligence, academic achievement tests, personality tests, behavior rating scales, and various scales assessing psychopathology. Information from this evaluation provides a broad view of psychological functioning, which consists of intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses, personality patterns, and various psychological diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder.

Psychological Report

Upon completion of testing, a complete psychological report is written where results of the evaluation are reported and explained. This in-depth report contains background information, test scores and interpretations, personality/behavioral functioning, and a summary with recommendations.

Psychoeducational Testing

The Child Development Center administers the WIAT-II (UK), and Stanford Binet-5 in creating a comprehensive assessment for your child.


Who We Are: Psychological Assessment and Services

Early Intervention Program

Our program aims to assist children with autism and related disorders between the ages of 3-6 years. We aim to improve the quality of life for children with supported needs and their families by providing education, therapy and training in a structured and positive environment. Our program employs a small group model, which means a maximum enrolment of 6 children per class. Each classroom is equipped with a lead teacher and three support teachers.

Our teaching methodology encompasses the principles of ABA in addition to speech and language approaches recommended by our in-house Speech Pathologists. Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy support will also be provided for children enrolled in our program based on each child’s individual needs. Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and visual schedules will be widely utilized tools as these provide children with the needed visual cues for behavior regulation and successful transitions.

Our aim of the program is to promote:

  • Functional communication and socialization
  • An increase in attention, comprehension, self-regulation and problem solving
  • Independent responding in self-care (toileting, eating, hygiene and community living)

What We Do: Structured Play Group

We offer structured play sessions, which encompass both children with supported needs and “master players”. Meaningful play experiences and peer socialization are vital for early child development. Given that some of the core challenges associated with supported needs are related to difficulties in socialization, imagination, communication and play, these sessions are paramount in teaching children with supported needs the essential play and socialization skills required to foster and establish relationships with peers. By establishing guided opportunities for play, nurturing play initiations and providing scaffolding as needed, we maximize each child’s play experience and intrinsic motivation to play. It is through positive encouragement, guidance and practice, that children with supported needs learn how to initiate and sustain play with their peers.

Integrated Play Sessions will consist of:

  • Highly motivating group games which focus on integration of all children
  • Tailoring the sessions based on individual social goals for each child
  • Multiple opportunities for language and comprehension development
  • The Integration of music and movement activities to regulate Vestibular and Proprioceptive systems
  • Providing a safe and positive space where children of varying abilities can have fun!

Who We Are: Early Intervention Team

Targeted Learning Enrichment

The Targeted Learning Enrichment department at Child Development Center  provides a highly personalized program for children to receive support in achieving academic success. This includes literacy, numeracy, handwriting, or enhancing study skills. We offer both small-group as well as individual sessions.

  • Who We Are: Targeted Learning Enrichment
    • Nura Esmail
    • Bronwyne Van Zyl

Outreach

Comprehensive. Collaborative. Compassionate.

At the Child Development Center we work with the schools and parents of our students requiring learning enrichment to provide a fluid and comprehensive learning plan. We nurture relationships with all educational institutions ranging from nurseries to universities. We are proud in Child Development Center  advocates of support groups of parents and families in Qatar of children with special needs. We are also a comprehensive service provider of counseling and cognitive behavior therapy for both adults and children, pending the approval of our license from the Supreme Council of Health.

The Outreach department in Child Development Center  focuses on raising public awareness and acceptance of children with special needs and increasing the focus on early detection and early intervention. In addition, the Outreach department provides professional development training for professionals in healthcare, nurseries, schools, as well as parents.We have experienced staff that can conduct tailored workshops on a variety of subjects including: early detection, mindful parenting, and managing behavior problems.


Who We Are: Outreach

Aliya Qutub


 

Contact

  • Bu Jenaib St. Al Dafna - 16
  • 4414 7283, 66920199
  • info@cdcenterqatar.com
  • www.cdcenterqatar.com

Opening hours

  • Monday:
    8.30AM to 5.30PM
  • Tuesday:
    8.30AM to 5.30PM
  • Wednesday:
    8.30AM to 5.30PM
  • Thurstday:
    8.30AM to 5.30PM
  • Friday:
    Closed
  • Saturday:
    Closed
  • Sunday:
    8.30AM to 5.30PM
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