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

Afnan AlMubaddel

Head of ABA Department

·        Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an “Excellent” Grade at the University of Nevada, Reno (2019-2021).

·       Bachelor of Education in the field of Special Education-Behavioral Disorders and Autism With the First-Class Honor from King Saud University.

·        License in Social Responsibility Specialist for Organizations.

·        Public Research Participation (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome associated with dysgenesis of corpus callosum).

·        Research Project: Toilet Training for Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review

·        PEAK Certification Level 1 (Mar 2021).

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
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Raghad AlHammad​

ABA Department

· Higher diploma’s degree after University in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), graduated with a 3.45 out of 4 GPA and with a Very Good Grade at University of Nevada Reno (USA) (September 2019- December 2021).

· Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Graduated with a 4.53 Out of 5 GPA with second-class honor. Excellent Grade at King Saud University (2010-2014).

· Trainee for ABA sessions, Riyadh at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre from (2020-2021).

· Working at SKY Clinic, as a child rehabilitation specialist, Autism and Down syndrome. From (2016 – 2018).

· RBT Course 40-hour Training (2019).

· PEAK certification Level 1 (May 2021).

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 16 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.
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

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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

Raneem Alsuwilmi

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.

Academic Department Staff

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Khadejeh Hennawi

Head Of Arabic Department

She holds a Higher Diploma in Learning Disabilities from Princess Tharwat College in Jordan. She holds a certificate in the application of Arabic cognitive and achievement tests. She has been working at ABC Center for 9 years, specializing in modifying and adapting school curricula to suit the needs of people with learning disabilities, in order to facilitate their integration into school classes.

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 .
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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

Head of BrainRx department with 6 years of experience as a Certified Brain trainer from Brainrxtm International. Heba obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology and Health Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She is also a trained ABA Therapist from the New England center for children, ACE. In addition to her educational background she took part in the successful CARF accreditation survey. Currently Heba has taken on the health and safety management section in CARF continuing to build on policies to ensure student and staff safety at the center.  Her goal at ABC Diagnostic and Learning center is to improve students’ cognitive and social skills. Heba believes that neural-connections can be regenerated through brain training, and by increasing students’ confidence. In turn this can speed up processing times for students and reflects greatly in all aspects of their lives

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.
ABC staff

Adeem Alredeyan

Special Educator and BrainRx Trainer

Adeem Alredeyan is a therapist in the ABC Diagnostic and Learning Center in Riyadh since 2022 .in 2020 Adeem graduated with bachelor degree in psychology with second -class honors from imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic university .she is a therapist in the brain RX department and the English department . her main goal is to help kids to gain the skills that they need to enhance their language and their cognitive skills.

Administrative Department Staff

Mariam Batisha

Mariam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting Department, from Alexandria University. She has worked at ABC Center as an accountant for more than ten years.

She communicates with the student’s guardian to coordinate registration and agree on the costs of the programs offered, payment methods and writing the contract.
Mariam now is responsible for the public relations department between the center and parents, in order to facilitate communication, confront problems and search for solutions.

She also attended many workshops for training on dealing with students of all categories and age stages.

ABC staff

Mashael Bin Saeed

Diploma in Information Technology from Horizon College.