MEET THE PRESIDENT
DR. HUDA N. SHAABAN
LD / ADHD Expert in United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
ICF Certified ADHD Coach
Ph.D in Psychology Specializtion in Learning Difficulties & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Dr. Huda Shaaban is a Licensed Educational Psychologist and a highly trained learning disabilities expert with more than 23 years of professional experience in the field of educational psychology. She has been working in the educational field in Kuwait since 1996, serving in multiple professional capacities including high school instructor, educational specialist, consultant, researcher, lecturer and school director.
Dr. Shaaban has PhD in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Learning Disabilities, in addition to extensive expertise in: Educational leadership, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, ADHD, Teaching Strategies, Classroom Practices, Differentiation Instructions, Curriculum Accommodations and Modifications, Behavior and School Management, Social Emotional Learning, Emotions and Motivations, Multiple Intelligence, Learning Styles, Brain Based Learning and Executive Functions.
As a renowned regional expert, Dr. Shaaban has presented at many professional events in the MENA region including Kuwait, Amman, Bahrain, Dubai, Lebanon and Qatar, and internationally in the US, Germany and Australia. Her scope of expertise spread out to chairing and coordinating many national and international professional development conferences, forums, training sessions, and public awareness campaigns.
As a passionate and collaborative educational leader, Dr. Shaaban has been working with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for the past three years as a learning disabilities (LD) & attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) expert consultant to support the Kuwait Association for Learning Differences (KALD).
She is also a founding member and President of the Learning Difficulties Professional Association (LDPA); an organization established in 2002 to work with and support teachers and specialists across private schools. She also serves as the Assistant Director for the Disability Services at the American University of Kuwait (AUK).
She is a Certified ADHD Coach (ACC) withthe International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Author of the book: “Harnessing the Power of ADHD- My Recipe for Success”.
Dr. Shaaban completed her graduate and post-graduate education at the Lebanese University in Beirut, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology, a Master degree and Ph. D in Psychology with a specialization in Learning Disabilities.
Dr. Shaaban is the founder of “DECISION” - A Comprehensive Therapeutic Model of ADHD – the Recipe for Success. “DECISION” is a strength based treatment approach that helps students with ADHD, learning difficulties, anxiety and depression gain control on their emotional, social and academic life.