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SKILD is characterized by its multidisciplinary team who provides quality professional and educational support in Arabic, English, and French by building on individual strengths and addressing unique learning needs.

Administrative Department
Dr. Sheila Graham

Dr. Sheila is the founder of the Disability Support Office at Baylor University, and an asset in the establishment of SKILD Center. Her professional work encompassed advocacy for students with special needs. Dr. Sheila holds a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology.

 

Dr. Sheila Graham

Consultant

Dr. Sheila is the founder of the Disability Support Office at Baylor University, and an asset in the establishment of SKILD Center. Her professional work encompassed advocacy for students with special needs. Dr. Sheila holds a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology.

 

Hiba Al Jamal

Hiba Al Jamal is the Director of SKILD center. Hiba holds a master’s degree in Special Education from Biola University-California. She is also trained in corrective programs, Applied Behavior Analysis, dealing with children with traumas and other topics in special education. Hiba enjoys biking, shopping and traveling.

 

Hiba Al Jamal

Director

Hiba Al Jamal is the Director of SKILD center. Hiba holds a master’s degree in Special Education from Biola University-California. She is also trained in corrective programs, Applied Behavior Analysis, dealing with children with traumas and other topics in special education. Hiba enjoys biking, shopping and traveling.

 

Samar Sahyoun

Samar Sahyoun is an Assistant Director and Special Educator who provides consultancy at schools and assessments at the center, trains educators, and counsels parents. Samar holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a Teaching Diploma in special education. Samar enjoys swimming, writing poetry and singing.

Samar Sahyoun

Assistant Director

Samar Sahyoun is an Assistant Director and Special Educator who provides consultancy at schools and assessments at the center, trains educators, and counsels parents. Samar holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a Teaching Diploma in special education. Samar enjoys swimming, writing poetry and singing.

Siham Fakhredine

Siham Fakhreddin is the head of the division for Special Education at BBS where she supervises the SMART Program. Siham holds a master’s degree in Special Education from the Lebanese American University. She is also trained in the Visualizing and Verbalizing program for reading comprehension and critical thinking. Siham enjoys reading articles to keep up with the latest in education and learning.

Siham Fakhredine

Special Education Coordinator

Siham Fakhreddin is the head of the division for Special Education at BBS where she supervises the SMART Program. Siham holds a master’s degree in Special Education from the Lebanese American University. She is also trained in the Visualizing and Verbalizing program for reading comprehension and critical thinking. Siham enjoys reading articles to keep up with the latest in education and learning.

Jenny Safi

Jenny Safi is a Special Education Coordinator, who changes the curriculum to accommodate children with learning difficulties. Jenny holds a Teaching Diploma in Special Education from St. Joseph University. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Special Education. She has attended the training of trainee’s workshop at the Center for Educational Research and Development. Jenny enjoys cooking and swimming.

Jenny Safi

Special Education Coordinator

Jenny Safi is a Special Education Coordinator, who changes the curriculum to accommodate children with learning difficulties. Jenny holds a Teaching Diploma in Special Education from St. Joseph University. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Special Education. She has attended the training of trainee’s workshop at the Center for Educational Research and Development. Jenny enjoys cooking and swimming.

Zeina Farhat Bou Nader

Zeina Farhat is an Administrative Assistant who supports SKILD’s operational activities. Zeina holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the Lebanese University. Trainings? Zeina enjoys reading and sports.

 

 

Zeina Farhat Bou Nader

Administrative Assistant

Zeina Farhat is an Administrative Assistant who supports SKILD’s operational activities. Zeina holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the Lebanese University. Trainings? Zeina enjoys reading and sports.

 

 

Betty Maamari

Betty Maamari is an Administrative Assistant who works directly on SKILD’s parent to parent support.
Betty holds a bachelor’s degree in management from State University of New York. She has a certificate in John Louis “Good enough Parenting”. Betty enjoys reading and exercising.

 

 

 

 

Betty Maamari

Administrative Assistant

Betty Maamari is an Administrative Assistant who works directly on SKILD’s parent to parent support.
Betty holds a bachelor’s degree in management from State University of New York. She has a certificate in John Louis “Good enough Parenting”. Betty enjoys reading and exercising.

 

 

 

 

Psychiatry & Psychology Department
Hana Azar, MD

Dr. Hana Azar was the first children’s psychiatrist in Lebanon. Dr. Hana earned a Psychiatry degree from France in 1994. Ever since, she has occupied remarkable positions in reputable hospitals in the country. Dr. Azar has been on the SKILD team on a part-time basis since 2011.

 

Hana Azar, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Hana Azar was the first children’s psychiatrist in Lebanon. Dr. Hana earned a Psychiatry degree from France in 1994. Ever since, she has occupied remarkable positions in reputable hospitals in the country. Dr. Azar has been on the SKILD team on a part-time basis since 2011.

 

Samar Khoury

Samar Khoury is an Educational Psychologist who performs psychoeducational assessments and psychotherapy for children and adolescents. Samar holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology.
Samar enjoys dancing and playing the piano.

Samar Khoury

Educational Psychologist

Samar Khoury is an Educational Psychologist who performs psychoeducational assessments and psychotherapy for children and adolescents. Samar holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology.
Samar enjoys dancing and playing the piano.

Hana Schoucair

 

Hana Schoucair is an Educational Psychologist who works as part of the team in charge of the French global assessment process. Hana holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from St. Joseph University. She is experienced in school counseling. Hana enjoys traveling and painting.

Hana Schoucair

Educational Psychologist

 

Hana Schoucair is an Educational Psychologist who works as part of the team in charge of the French global assessment process. Hana holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from St. Joseph University. She is experienced in school counseling. Hana enjoys traveling and painting.

Yara Nassar

Yara Nassar is an Educational Psychologist who performs psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents. Yara holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Notre Dame University Louaize. She is experienced in school counseling and in Special Education. Yara enjoys hiking and traveling.

 

Yara Nassar

Educational Psychologist

Yara Nassar is an Educational Psychologist who performs psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents. Yara holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Notre Dame University Louaize. She is experienced in school counseling and in Special Education. Yara enjoys hiking and traveling.

 

Rachelle Alam

Rashell Alam is an Educational Psychologist who provides psychosocial programs in classrooms. Rashell holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Notre Dame University Louaize. She provides individual support for children with special needs and behavioral difficulties. Rashell enjoys acting, dancing and performing on stage.

 

 

Rachelle Alam

Psychologist

Rashell Alam is an Educational Psychologist who provides psychosocial programs in classrooms. Rashell holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Notre Dame University Louaize. She provides individual support for children with special needs and behavioral difficulties. Rashell enjoys acting, dancing and performing on stage.

 

 

Anne Marie Younes

Anne-Marie is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who performs psychoeducational assessment for children and adolescents as well as individual psychotherapy. Anne-Marie holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Anne-Marie is pursuing her therapeutic approach in psychodynamic. She has gained experience in addiction and dependency related mental health disorders. She is experienced in group support, parental guidance, and individual psychotherapy. She enjoys traveling and hiking.

 

 

Anne Marie Younes

Clinical Psychologist

Anne-Marie is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who performs psychoeducational assessment for children and adolescents as well as individual psychotherapy. Anne-Marie holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Anne-Marie is pursuing her therapeutic approach in psychodynamic. She has gained experience in addiction and dependency related mental health disorders. She is experienced in group support, parental guidance, and individual psychotherapy. She enjoys traveling and hiking.

 

 

Ray Lynn Kaidbay

Ray Lynn Kaidbay is a Clinical Psychologist who performs psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents. Ray holds a master’s degree of Science in Clinical Applications of Psychology from Kingston University London. She is experienced in school counseling, active listening and is a dance movement therapist. She enjoys swimming, reading and traveling.

 

 

 

Ray Lynn Kaidbay

Clinical Psychologist

Ray Lynn Kaidbay is a Clinical Psychologist who performs psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents. Ray holds a master’s degree of Science in Clinical Applications of Psychology from Kingston University London. She is experienced in school counseling, active listening and is a dance movement therapist. She enjoys swimming, reading and traveling.

 

 

 

Karim Haddad

Karim Haddad is a Psychologist assisting in assessments and treatments to children. He has a BA in psychology from the American University of Beirut and is currently pursuing a masters in neuroscience. Karim enjoys sports, reading and writing.

 

 

 

Karim Haddad

Psychologist

Karim Haddad is a Psychologist assisting in assessments and treatments to children. He has a BA in psychology from the American University of Beirut and is currently pursuing a masters in neuroscience. Karim enjoys sports, reading and writing.

 

 

 

Speech and Language Department
Nathalie Biban

Nathalie Biban is the team leader of the Speech and Language Department who provides therapy sessions, parental guidance, and assessments. Nathalie holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from St. Joseph University.  Nathalie enjoys swimming and snowboarding.

Nathalie Biban

Speech Therapist

Nathalie Biban is the team leader of the Speech and Language Department who provides therapy sessions, parental guidance, and assessments. Nathalie holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from St. Joseph University.  Nathalie enjoys swimming and snowboarding.

Christelle Maksoud

Christelle Maksoud is a Speech Therapist who supports children with speech delays. Christelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from the Lebanese University. She also holds a certificate in Music Therapy. Christelle enjoys listening to music and playing the piano.

 

Christelle Maksoud

Speech Therapist

Christelle Maksoud is a Speech Therapist who supports children with speech delays. Christelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from the Lebanese University. She also holds a certificate in Music Therapy. Christelle enjoys listening to music and playing the piano.

 

Ruba Kiwan

Ruba Kiwan is a Speech and Language Pathologist who supports children with speech and language delays. Ruba holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from the Lebanese University. Ruba enjoys reading, playing tennis and swimming.

Ruba Kiwan

Speech Therapist

Ruba Kiwan is a Speech and Language Pathologist who supports children with speech and language delays. Ruba holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from the Lebanese University. Ruba enjoys reading, playing tennis and swimming.

Sandy Nouneh

Sandy Nouneh is a Speech Therapist who supports children with speech delays. Sandy holds a master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from St. Joseph University. She will soon be a certified Development and Exchange therapist. Sandy enjoys playing the piano and reading.

Sandy Nouneh

Speech Therapist

Sandy Nouneh is a Speech Therapist who supports children with speech delays. Sandy holds a master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from St. Joseph University. She will soon be a certified Development and Exchange therapist. Sandy enjoys playing the piano and reading.

Serine Damaj

Serine Damaj is a Speech Therapist who supports children with speech delays. Serine holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from St. Joseph University. Serine enjoys reading and traveling.

Serine Damaj

Speech Therapist

Serine Damaj is a Speech Therapist who supports children with speech delays. Serine holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from St. Joseph University. Serine enjoys reading and traveling.

Stephanie Dawra

Stephanie Dawra is a Speech Therapist who supports children with speech delays. Stephanie holds a Master 1 degree in Speech Therapy from the Lebanese University. Stephanie enjoys dancing and listening to music.

Stephanie Dawra

Speech Therapist

Stephanie Dawra is a Speech Therapist who supports children with speech delays. Stephanie holds a Master 1 degree in Speech Therapy from the Lebanese University. Stephanie enjoys dancing and listening to music.

Melissa Khoury

Melissa El Khoury is a Speech-Language Pathologist who provides assessment, advise and treatments to children with speech, language and communication difficulties and literacy deficits. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from St. Joseph University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree. Melissa enjoys painting and listening to music

Melissa Khoury

Speech Therapist

Melissa El Khoury is a Speech-Language Pathologist who provides assessment, advise and treatments to children with speech, language and communication difficulties and literacy deficits. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy from St. Joseph University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree. Melissa enjoys painting and listening to music

Rana Ajami

Rana Ajami is a Speech and Language Therapist who provides assessments and treatments to children and teenagers with speech, communication, oral and written language delays. Rana holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph University, and she is currently pursuing her master’s degree. Rana enjoys cooking and traveling.

Rana Ajami

Speech Therapist

Rana Ajami is a Speech and Language Therapist who provides assessments and treatments to children and teenagers with speech, communication, oral and written language delays. Rana holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph University, and she is currently pursuing her master’s degree. Rana enjoys cooking and traveling.

Psychomotor Department
Lama Badawi

Lama Badawi is a Psychomotor specialist and workshop coordinator who provides assessments and therapy sessions. Lama holds a master’s degree in Psychomotor Therapy from St. Joseph University. Lama attended the movement and breathing training at Centre Lafaurie Monbadon in France. Lama enjoys traveling, swimming, and reading.

 

Lama Badawi

Psychomotor Therapist

Lama Badawi is a Psychomotor specialist and workshop coordinator who provides assessments and therapy sessions. Lama holds a master’s degree in Psychomotor Therapy from St. Joseph University. Lama attended the movement and breathing training at Centre Lafaurie Monbadon in France. Lama enjoys traveling, swimming, and reading.

 

Bathoul Zaiter

Bathoul Zaiter is a Psychomotor Therapist who supports children with enhancing their motor skills. Bathoul holds a Master 1 degree in Psychomotor therapy from the Lebanese University. Bathoul enjoys traveling and swimming.

Bathoul Zaiter

Psychomotor Therapist

Bathoul Zaiter is a Psychomotor Therapist who supports children with enhancing their motor skills. Bathoul holds a Master 1 degree in Psychomotor therapy from the Lebanese University. Bathoul enjoys traveling and swimming.

Reem Baydoun

Reem Baydoun is a Psychomotor Therapist who supports children with enhancing their motor skills. Reem holds a master’s degree in Psychomotor Therapy from St. Joseph. Reem enjoys sports such as swimming.

Reem Baydoun

Psychomotor Therapist

Reem Baydoun is a Psychomotor Therapist who supports children with enhancing their motor skills. Reem holds a master’s degree in Psychomotor Therapy from St. Joseph. Reem enjoys sports such as swimming.

Yara Abi Antoun

Yara Abi Antoun is a Psychomotor Therapist who supports children with enhancing their motor skills. Yara holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychomotor Therapy from St. Joseph University. Yara enjoys outdoor activities.

 

Yara Abi Antoun

Psychomotor Therapist

Yara Abi Antoun is a Psychomotor Therapist who supports children with enhancing their motor skills. Yara holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychomotor Therapy from St. Joseph University. Yara enjoys outdoor activities.

 

Dana Kadi

Dana Kadi is a Psychomotor Therapist who supports children with enhancing their motor skills. Dana holds a master’s degree in psychomotor therapy from St. Joseph University. Dana enjoys traveling, cooking and Latin dancing.

 

Dana Kadi

Psychomotor Therapist

Dana Kadi is a Psychomotor Therapist who supports children with enhancing their motor skills. Dana holds a master’s degree in psychomotor therapy from St. Joseph University. Dana enjoys traveling, cooking and Latin dancing.

 

Special Education Department
Silina Kamal

Silina Kamal is a Special Educator who teaches Math and French. Silina holds a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Al-Kafaàt University and a Teaching Diploma from Holy Spirit University of Kaslik. Silina enjoys reading, dancing, and singing.

 

Silina Kamal

Special Educator

Silina Kamal is a Special Educator who teaches Math and French. Silina holds a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Al-Kafaàt University and a Teaching Diploma from Holy Spirit University of Kaslik. Silina enjoys reading, dancing, and singing.

 

Aya Bahsoun

Aya Bahsoun is a Special Educator who teaches Math and provides ABA sessions. Aya holds a master’s degree in Special Education from the Lebanese University. She enjoys running and hiking.

Aya Bahsoun

Registered behavior technichian (RBT)

Aya Bahsoun is a Special Educator who teaches Math and provides ABA sessions. Aya holds a master’s degree in Special Education from the Lebanese University. She enjoys running and hiking.

Maria Manuelian

Maria Manuelian is a Special Educator who teaches English at one of our partner schools. Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Lebanese American University. She enjoys playing the piano and listening to music.

Maria Manuelian

Special Educator

Maria Manuelian is a Special Educator who teaches English at one of our partner schools. Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Lebanese American University. She enjoys playing the piano and listening to music.

Daisy Azar

Daisy Azar is a certified Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). Daisy supports students in the ABA Day Program at SKILD and is currently pursuing her BA in psychology. Daisy enjoys learning new languages and travelling.

Daisy Azar

Registered behavior technichian (RBT)

Daisy Azar is a certified Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). Daisy supports students in the ABA Day Program at SKILD and is currently pursuing her BA in psychology. Daisy enjoys learning new languages and travelling.

Rana Rizkallah

Rana Riskallah is a Special Educator who teaches English at one of SKILD partner schools. Rana holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Teaching Diploma from the Lebanese University. She also holds a Diploma in Special Education from Haigazian University. Rana is pursuing her master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. Rana enjoys reading, music, and traveling.

 

Rana Rizkallah

Special Educator

Rana Riskallah is a Special Educator who teaches English at one of SKILD partner schools. Rana holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Teaching Diploma from the Lebanese University. She also holds a Diploma in Special Education from Haigazian University. Rana is pursuing her master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. Rana enjoys reading, music, and traveling.

 

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