Mahfoodah Mohamed, Learning Support Specialist. Mahfooda applies techniques of literary and linguistic analysis and implements proper use of the language. Through an individualized needs assessment, she develops a personalized teaching plan to help her students develop a better connection with their learning environment while using targeted and effective teaching strategies.
Amina Sabah Alshajjar, Learning Support Specialist. Amina works with students with a diverse range of learning difficulties. Assisted by a supportive team and adhering to a set procedure, Amina’s role focuses on teaching, while managing and curtailing behavioral issues. Amina holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Translation from the University of Bahrain. When she is not teaching, Amina enjoys volunteering in her community. She fund raises for underprivileged families and those in need of medical treatment, while spearheading awareness about cancer and personal fulfillment.
Eman Jassim Tammam, Occupational Therapist, Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret University College – Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Eman is the first Bahraini Occupational Therapist in Bahrain. With eighteen years of experience working at Salmaniya Medical Complex. Eman attends to in and out patient groups which includes upper extremity functions, injuries and deformities, burns, hand congenital deformities, rheumatology, lymphedema and neurological conditions. All cases cover both adult and pediatric populations. Eman was the first to obtain the certification to establish the pressure garment service and compression therapy in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She serves all Burn cases and Lymphedema; by fabricating custom made scar management garments and measurement coordinating for well-known companies such as Bio-Concepts, USA, JOBST, Mediven, Germany and Cizeta, Italy. In addition customized hand splints are a strong skill that continually proves her competency which she established in the occupational therapy unit at SMC. Eman was one of the first Bahraini professionals to acquire a world recognized certification at Földi Lymphedema Clinic in Germany as a certified Lymphedema Therapist.
She is a member of Bahrain Association for Parents and Friends of the Disabled assisting with seating and assisted devices consultation and any OT related help. Also she is a member of the Cerebral Palsy Friendship Society.
Zeina Mikati, Recreational Therapist. Zeina has been with Gain Contact Bahrain since it was established in 2016. She helps and supports special needs kids in their physical activities and lives by the credo that each student is a champ when put on the right path. Zeina has a certificate as a Sports Coach and took extensive training courses including Biomechanics of the body and how to train a champ. Zeina holds a Political Science degree from Lebanese American University. Her sports journey began at age 13 when she joined Shotokan Karate and persisted until age 26, during which she proved herself as a Karate champion in both Kata ( imaginary fight ) and Kumite (fighting). For many years, Zeina was a Lebanese champion in both forms of the fight and won 3 bronze medals in Arab championship including two for individual Kata and Kumite and one in team Kata. Zeina’s accolades include participation in one World Championship where she finished in 3rd place. Currently, she has 3 Dan black belt and is a Kata and Kumite Judge with the Bahraini National Team. Zeina is one of the pioneers of the Saudi Female Fencing National Team and recently earned her certificate as Fencing Coach. Zeina won 2 bronze medals in Team Fencing in the women’s competition.