Dr Haneen Jarrar

Counsellor MSc Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience , PhD Child Psychology

Dr Haneen is the child Psychologist, Counsellor and Director of the School Readiness Programme at Camali Clinic. Born and raised in Amman, Jordan, Haneen pursed her undergraduate in Psychology at the American University of Beirut and received a scholarship to pursue her Masters (MSc) degree at the University of London in ‘Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience’, graduating with honors Haneen was recruited at Great Ormond Street hospital for children – UCL-London, and was granted funding for her PhD project “Language acquisition in children with Autism”.

During the three years pursuing her PhD, Haneen has worked as an ABA program supervisor at stepping stones centre Dubai, as well as a regional director, where her role as director was to monitor screening tests, develop therapy plans, supervise speech therapy & occupational therapy planning, and conduct parental advisory sessions. In 2011 Haneen moved back to Amman, Jordan where she set up a clinic “Atfalona” that aims to provide high-quality services to children with special needs. Such service included ABA therapy, developmental assessments, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological counselling.

Dr Haneen also helped develop special education sections in mainstream schools, train teachers on inclusion strategies, design and plan community-based intervention plans, and spread awareness utilizing workshops for parents. Now back in Dubai Haneen is hoping to share her expertise with families and children in Camali Clinic.