At Novomed we work in an outpatient setting for assessing children and provide rehabilitation depending on the findings of the individualized assessments. This is an outpatient pediatric diagnostic and treatment department that offers a comprehensive service for all children and their needs. The assessments are carried out by our clinical psychologists and the rehabilitation interventions follow the exact plan and recommendations provided by the individualized assessments. The rehabilitation department includes Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, ABA therapy (Applied Behavioural Analysis), Physiotherapy, and Special Educators.  Additionally, we offer psychotherapy and psychiatric interventions for children. Our team works closely together on each case in order to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach adapted to the needs of each child.

Meet our team

Alina Vasilache

Alina Vasilache

Clinical Psychologist

Alina Vasilache is Head of Department, leading a multi-disciplinary team collaborating closely to offer the best support for all children’s emotional, cognitive, and academic development. She conducts psychometric assessments and creates intervention plans; coordinates the activities of the multidisciplinary team; offers guidance and support to parents and families; and provides psychotherapy for children within the multi-disciplinary team. Together with other members of this department, she provides group therapy for different psychological or behavioral difficulties.

Dr Hanan

Dr Hanan Hussein

Psychiatrist

Dr Hanan Hussein has more than 20 years experience in treating children and adolescents. She has a long history in diagnosing and managing neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and ADHD. In addition, she treats anxiety, depression, OCD, and eating disorders in this age group. In doing so, she abides by evidence-based international guidelines.

Paula Soriano Lluch

Paula Soriano Lluch

Clinical Psychologist

Paula Soriano is specialized in educational guidance, and the ways in which we learn and teach. She conducts comprehensive assessments and takes into consideration the different characteristics and capabilities of each patient, providing treatments plans that will optimize an individual’s daily functioning. She provides psychotherapy sessions for children with various conditions and supports their families throughout the process.

Dr Bariah Dardari - Integrative Pediatrics Consultant

Dr Bariah Dardari

Pediatrician

Dr Bariah Dardari is an American Board integrative pediatrician with a special interest in developmental delays, autism and ADHD. She works as part of our multidisciplinary team and refers patients to the appropriate specialists.

Eva Petkoff

Eva Petkoff

Physiotherapist

Eva Petkoff is a physiotherapist with a deep interest in human movement and rehabilitation. She aims to improve her patients’ mobility, function and quality of life. Eva stresses the importance of engaging patients and their families in treatments, and on working with a multidisciplinary team to offer a 360-degree approach to rehabilitation.

Banah Okasha

Banah Okasha

Occupational Therapist

Bana Okasha is an occupational therapist and plays an integral role in assessing and identifying early signs of mental illnesses and developmental delays in children. She also promotes age-appropriate development; identifies the main factors that impede child’s development; and provides interventions to promote social-emotional learning skills and regulate hyperactivity or underactivity.

Rasha

Rasha Shehadi

Case Manager Mental Health Nurse

Rasha Shehadi is our case manager and mental health nurse who will answer your queries on psychometric assessments, and guide you through the process before you book an appointment with any of the team members. She assists in administration and scoring of Arabic psychometric evaluations.

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