I have over 22 years of experience in the field of educational psychology, with a special focus on learning disabilities. Since 1996, I have been working in the educational sector in Kuwait, as a high school instructor, educational specialist and consultant, researcher, lecturer, school director, and currently as the Assistant Director of Disability Services at the American University of Kuwait.
This extensive experience has led me to chair, coordinate, and participate in many key education-related events in Kuwait and the MENA region (from national/international conferences to training sessions and awareness campaigns). I also worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), while working for the Kuwait Association for Learning Differences (KALD) as a consultant in learning disabilities (LD) & attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
I am a founding member and President of the Learning Difficulties Professional Association in Kuwait (LDPA) - a social welfare organization established in 2002 to help teachers and specialists deal more effectively with students with learning disabilities across Kuwait. My career journey started by receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology, a Master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in learning disabilities, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, all from the Lebanese University, Beirut.