Our Staff

Management Staff

Jawhrah Ahmed Al Tuwaijri

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Educational professional with more than fifteen years of experience as a teacher, supervisor, vice principal of academic affairs and Director General. Strength in curriculum development, training and professional development, best practices in pedagogical methods. Founded ABC Diagnostic and Learning Center, a renowned academic center specializing in serving the needs of children with learning difficulties. Created the Mohammediah Life program, a unique K-12 Life skills curriculum designed and developed in collaboration with a team of international coaches therapists,  and psychologists, using evidence-based methods.  Also a  Life Coach .

Natalie Ghattas

General manager

As the General Manager of ABC Diagnostic and Learning Center in Riyadh since 10 years. Natalie’s main mission was to increase inclusion of special needs students in regular school setting while focusing on their individualized needs. She has been heading a big multidisciplinary team of specialists focusing on providing the best services for our students through appropriate assessment, intervention, training and inclusion. She has insured that ABC Center provides evidence based practices with international standards. Natalie has published her own program “Asmaa Horoufy” on November 2018. This curriculum targets the phonological awareness, reading and writing for typical students and students with learning difficulties. Natalie has conducted several training programs for schools in Riyadh to spread awareness for special education early identification and intervention. In 2021, Natalie was key member for ABC Center CARF accreditation this is the highest accreditation that ABC Center is offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Natalie got certified as a test User by the British Psychological Society on January 2013. She has graduated with a Masters in Special Education from the Lebanese American University. Natalie has a Bachelor degree in Math and science education and minor in psychology.

ABA Department Staff

Sara Nazneen

Head of Speech Department

M.S C Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Certified by the Rehabilitation Council of India, Indian Speech and Hearing Association , and the Saudi Society of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, Trained ABA therapist from the New England Center for Children, ACE

Afreen Meera

ABA Department

An educational professional for over 12 years, Afreen has been serving as an ABA & Speech therapist, Special educator and BrainRx & AccelerateRx trainer at ABC Diagnostic and Learning Center for 5 years. With a vast range of responsibilities, she has a tremendous ability to cope with the pressures and challenges that come with them including the competency to plan, organize and adapt to varying teaching/management scenarios. She has contributed to the successful CARF accreditation survey and remains an invaluable member of the team at ABC.

Saniya Hamzeh

ABA Department​

Saniya (Suna) is a positive person who has an enthusiastic outlook on life. She has a great sense of achievement towards students development and growth. She is an effective communicator, both in writing and verbally and she also has a strong ability to plan and organize effectively; something which is crucial to the role of a competent therapist. She can cope very well with pressure and can adapt to various ABA strategies to bring out the best in her students when needed, to deliver consistent results. She is someone who always implements effective behavior management processes in the classroom. Having experience with over 6 years in the field and providing clients with advanced and effective treatment programs. She has also contributed to the success of CARF accreditation survey at ABC.
Khushboo ABC staff

Khushboo Ahmed Chauhan

ABA Department​

Counseling Psychologist Masters of science in counseling psychology from California Baptist university ,U.S.A , California, accredited from American psychological Association and California board of behavioral sciences.

Special educator in English from lindamood -bell learning processes.

ABC staff

Ghada Al-Khamali

ABA Department

BA in Behavioral Disorders from Princess Noura Bint Abdul Rahman University with First Class Honors.

Speech Therapy Department Staff

Sara Nazneen

Head of Speech Department

M.S C Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Certified by the Rehabilitation Council of India, Indian Speech and Hearing Association , and the Saudi Society of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, Trained ABA therapist from the New England Center for Children, ACE

Afreen Meera

Speech Department

An educational professional for over 12 years, Afreen has been serving as an ABA & Speech therapist, Special educator and BrainRx & AccelerateRx trainer at ABC Diagnostic and Learning Center for 5 years. With a vast range of responsibilities, she has a tremendous ability to cope with the pressures and challenges that come with them including the competency to plan, organize and adapt to varying teaching/management scenarios. She has contributed to the successful CARF accreditation survey and remains an invaluable member of the team at ABC.

Yara al Chamy

Speech Department

Bachelor honors degree in speech-language pathology from Lebanese university, pursuing master’s degree at Saint Joseph university of Beirut. Member of the lebanese association of speech therapist “ALO”

Occupational Therapy Department Staff

ABC staff

Najd Albabtain

Occupational therapist certified and registered from Saudi Commission For Health Specialist , interested in working with pediatric. Received the best graduation project at the level of the collage of health and rehabilitation science in recreation therapy for women in outpatient for mental health. Member of the Saudi occupational therapy association (SOTA) has a several workshops and certification on dealing with autism children and interested in educate the staff and parents at ABC center on sensory integration modulation and home based activities. Certified in Basic life support Authorized by American Heart Association. Attending 8 hours Sensory integration course .

ABC staff

Mashael Alabdali

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy with Second Honor Degree, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Registered as a Specialist-Occupational Therapist from Saudi Commission for Health Specialities.

Academic Department Staff

ABC staff

Khadejeh Hennawi

Head Of Arabic Department

BA in Arabic Language, Higher Diploma specialized in Learning Difficulties

Alhanouf AlShehri

Head of shadow Department & English special educator

Holds a bachelor degree in Languages and Translation with first-class honors, currently perusing Child Mental Health postgraduate diploma from Massachusetts General Hospital- Psychiatry Academy in collaboration with Alfaisal University. Her ultimate aim and mission is to spread mental health awareness while training and coaching children&their families/adults on how to lead an outstanding and happy lifestyle by learning strategies and techniques that could help them maintain their mental health. Her second and equally important goal is increasing inclusions in schools by constantly working on improving the Shadow Department services to ensure meeting the different needs of our precious students. 

ABC staff

Esraa Issa

Academic Department

BA in Special Education from ALBLQA Applied University .
ABC staff

Bayan Al Humaidi

Academic Department

BA in Education (Curriculum and teaching methods), Princess Nourah University.
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Wafa Al Afghany

Academic Department

                               BA in Social Services, International Montessori                                       Teaching Diploma. 

Haifa Al Shehri

Academic Department

Holds a bachelor degree in Social Work and currently works as an English Special Educator from Lindamood-Bell learning processes/ BrainRx-AccelerateRx Certified Trainer, her passion revolves around working with children, and helping them gain the skills that they need to enhance their language and cognitive skills. She did her college training in ABC Diagnostic and Learning center and found her passion working with children. She is patient, loving, and aims at empowering her students to gain the confidence that they need to speak English confidently, because she believes that all students are capable of learning and hopes to make a difference in her students lives. BrainRX Certified trainer.

BrainRx Department

Heba Ibrahim

Head Of BrainRx Department

BA in Psychology and Health Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada , Trained ABA Therapist from the New England center for children, ACE. Also, BrainRX Certified trainer .

Haifa Al Shehri

BrainRX Department

Holds a bachelor degree in Social Work and currently works as an English Special Educator from Lindamood-Bell learning processes/ BrainRx-AccelerateRx Certified Trainer, her passion revolves around working with children, and helping them gain the skills that they need to enhance their language and cognitive skills. She did her college training in ABC Diagnostic and Learning center and found her passion working with children. She is patient, loving, and aims at empowering her students to gain the confidence that they need to speak English confidently, because she believes that all students are capable of learning and hopes to make a difference in her students lives.BrainRX Trainer .

 

Afreen Meera

BrainRX Department

An educational professional for over 12 years, Afreen has been serving as an ABA & Speech therapist, Special educator and BrainRx & AccelerateRx trainer at ABC Diagnostic and Learning Center for 5 years. With a vast range of responsibilities, she has a tremendous ability to cope with the pressures and challenges that come with them including the competency to plan, organize and adapt to varying teaching/management scenarios. She has contributed to the successful CARF accreditation survey and remains an invaluable member of the team at ABC.

Ghazal Radwan

Special Educator and BrainRx Trainer

Ghazal Radwan is a Saudi national who is inspired and passionate about teaching children of all kinds. She graduated from John Cabot University in Rome, Italy with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Humanistic Studies. Her main goal is to focus on the growth of child development in the education field. Her role in ABC Diagnostic and Learning Center is a certified BrainRx/AccelerateRx trainer for children with weak cognitive skills; and a certified Lindamood-Bell English teacher for children with English difficulty (dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, or general learning challenges). Furthermore, she is a specialized examiner for the Woodcock Johnson IV assessment exam. One of her main initiatives in the special needs field is to advocate for all children to have an equal chance to learn and grow. Studies have shown that much of what children learn, they learn when they are very young, thus, Ghazal’s greatest inspiration is to plant a seed of knowledge for all children.

Administrative Department Staff

Mariam Batisha

BA in English Commerce- Accounting section.
ABC staff

Mashael Bin Saeed

Diploma in Information Technology from Horizon College.