Rana joins Perfect Balance Rehabilitation Centre as a Senior Speech-Language Pathologist with over 12 years of experience in early intervention and paediatric rehabilitation in UAE and Lebanon. Her expertise covers assessing, evaluating and providing speech and language pathology diagnosis and intervening with children who have difficulties, delays or disorders related to the following areas and aspects: communication, receptive and expressive language, speech fluency and intelligibility, feeding, swallowing and oral motor domains, executive functions, prerequisites to literacy and numeracy, logical reasoning, literacy and numeracy skills, auditory-verbal skills.
Rana graduated from the Lebanese University, Public Health Faculty in Beirut, Lebanon in 2006 as a bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology. She started her practice in the field of learning difficulties and hearing loss in Lebanon. Shortly after, she got certified by GEPALM (Groupe d'Étude sur la Psychologie des Activités Logico-Mathématiques) to run intervention for children with cognitive delays and dyscalculia (2008-2009).
In 2008, she moved to the UAE where she started working with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorders at Abu Dhabi Autism Center for Zayed Higher Organization. She obtained broader experience in early intervention working with children between 0 and 6 years old with different developmental delays and disabilities (Down Syndrome, dyspraxia, dyslexia, cerebral palsy, macrocephaly, epilepsy, articulation disorders, language delays, autism spectrum disorder, stuttering, rare neurological disorders, etc.) at Dubai Early Childhood Development Center for Community Development Authority.
She worked in both a clinical setting and in the natural environment of the child (home, nursery, school, community, etc.).
She led a team of early interventionists and was part of a transdisciplinary team focused on a family-centered approach. She ran individual, joint and group intervention sessions. At DECDC, Mrs. Mabsout got trained to apply Orton-Gillingham approach (level 3-2013) with children with learning difficulties and Applied Behavior Analysis (2011, 2013) with children on the spectrum .
Rana’s passion for early intervention has expanded to the extent that she ran:
Knowledge transfers for therapists
Developmental screenings for nurseries and schools
Trainings for nannies, teachers as well parents.
She became a Hanen Certified Parent Program Leader for children with language delays “It Takes Two To Talk Program” (2014) and children on the spectrum “More than Words Program” (2017) as well as a Teacher Program Leader “Learning Language & Loving it Program” (2017). She also has hosted 4 Hanen trainings at her former job.
Rana is also interested in the field of childhood apraxia of speech and has been recently trained as a PROMPT speech-language pathologist (2017). She has also extensive clinical experience in treating stuttering (Lidcombe Program trained SLP, 2008).
Rana is licensed by HAAD and is a member of Emirates SLP Society and the Lebanese Association of Speech-Language Pathologists.
Languages: Arabic (Native Speaker), English (Fluent), French (Proficient)
We have been receiving Speech Therapy services at Perfect Balance for more than 6 months and we are extremely happy with our experience there so far. The therapist, Ms Mabsout, is very competent and qualified, and the setting is perfect. All the rest of the staff are very friendly and respectful and they always welcome us with a big smile. Furthermore, my son has been improving significantly since he started therapy there.