Takween’s Team

Professor Doudin studied Pediatrics in France and specialized in Pediatric Neurology so became the founder of pediatric neurology in Palestine. He held many medical leadership positions, most notably the Head of Pediatrics at Makassed Hospital-Jerusalem, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Al-Quds University and then Al-Najah University

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Dr. Askalan, is a Pediatric Neurologist and a Neuroscientist with extensive experience combining scientific/ clinical research, medical training and clinical practice with graduate level organizational management and leadership education. She devoted her career to care for children with neurological disorders such as epilepsy and stroke.

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Mohamed Rabhi is an experts in pediatric brain encephalography (EEG) in Palestine. He began his career as a trainee with Dr. Anwar Dudin, and after years of experience he became one of the most knowledgeable people in Palestine in EEG technology and its usage.

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Dr. Al-Labadi, is a doctor of optometry with extensive experience in developing academic clinical programs in optometry, and an active advocate for the professional development of optometry as a health care profession. Since her return to Palestine, she has devoted her time in developing clinical subspecialty optometric services including primary eye care, contact lenses, pediatric optometry, and vision rehabilitation

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Dr. Mikki, is a Pediatrician, Epidemiologist and Public Health Specialist with good experience combining clinical practice/ clinical and community based research and teaching.

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Areen Khaleeliah, a special education specialist and kindergarten remedial teacher. She has devoted her years of experience to supporting, training and teaching children with autism spectrum disorders, children with learning difficulties, hyperactivity and inattention.

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Sociologist and Teacher at Takween’s therapeutic preschool for providing specialized support and rehabilitation for children with cerebral and psychological diseases.

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Anwar is a psychologist with experience in the field of rehabilitation and working with people with disabilities, has demonstrated her commitment to being able to deal with different groups of people with disabilities, especially children, and to undertake many tasks and services that make them more adaptable in society.

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She is an Occupational Therapist with an experience that focuses on helping children with physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. In addition, help children with different special needs to improve their cognitive, physical, sensory and motor skills and enhance their autonomy and sense of achievement.

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Nathalie is a physical therapist with extensive experience in medical training and clinical practice. She devoted her career to care for patients with different ages and diagnosis such as orthopedic cases and neurological disorders. She has demonstrated commitment to bringing excellence in treating patients with high ethical standards.

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Khitam Edelbi holds a master's degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University in Boston/USA. Currently, she is finishing her doctoral program from the same university and on the same subject focusing on "Using Playback Theater Adolescents from Qalandiya Refugee Camp".

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Basel Oweidat, a social and psychological worker with great experience in psychological and social counseling and direct intervention on individual or group level with people who have psychological and social disorders. He also has an experience in counseling and family intervention and participated in several activities and workshops.

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Nutritionist at Takween providing nutritional assessment and support for children with dietary challenges or specific nutritional requirements

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He motivates children with special needs to interact with their surroundings and use music as a tool to express their feelings instead of using words specially for people who have delay or difficulty in speaking

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Reem Yacoub is a Child Development Specialist who focuses on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy when working with children with typical and atypical development. She has 9 years of experience in working with children and families both locally and internationally. She has worked in educational and healthcare settings (raising awareness in communities, early detection and diagnosis, family empowerment, rehabilitation, training, creating and evaluating therapeutic plans).

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Bassam Awartani, A senior researcher in sociology and assistant professor at Birzeit University, specializing in evaluating and analyzing the individual/group impact. High practical experience in social and professional mind mapping. Bassam currently works in the field of socio-psychological intervention and personal consultations focusing on social issues, professionalism and personal development. A Researcher on various issues such as education, social culture, critical thinking, and skills development.

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Alaa’ is a motivated audiologist and speech language pathologist with strong desire to gain knowledge and experience as part of team in a clinical setting with over 3 years work experience with preschoolers and school-aged children with developmental delay with particular experience with children who have intellectual and learning disabilities. She is skilled in conducting Language assessments, formulating therapy plans, and providing group and individual therapy sessions.

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Abdalla Arawi is a Clinical psychologist within the team of Takween Center, specialized in diagnosing mental and behavioral disorders through the use of internationally accredited psychological diagnostic tests as well as working with our team of specialists and therapists in designing and developing treatment plans for children with behavioral and/or psychological disorders.

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Esraa Safarini is a specialist in the field of academic rehabilitation (early intervention) & special education and have been working for years with children who suffer from developmental learning difficulties and academic difficulties to improve their achievement level and ease their integration into school and society.

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