Dr. Rasha Mashmoushi - ACPN

Dr. Rasha Mashmoushi

Dr. Rasha Mashmoushi is the Clinical Lead for Educational Psychology Services and an Educational Psychologist at ACPN. Dr. Mashmoushi earned her Doctorate Degree in Applied Educational Psychology from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 2010, and her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom in 2005.

With over a decade of post-doctoral experience, Dr. Mashmoushi held clinical, directorship, and academic positions at clinics, hospitals as well as educational settings in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Lebanon. Her previous work experience included a Clinical Director position in Dubai, Director of Academic Support Services at a prestigious university in Saudi Arabia, and a clinical role at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon.

Dr. Mashmoushi has been active in conducting research studies and has presented her research in different conferences including the Inclusion and Wellbeing conference in Dubai, Middle East Psychological Association conference in Kuwait, Empowered by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Take Action conference in Jordan, and Academic International Conference of Multidisciplinary Studies and Education at Oxford University.

She has been active in offering supervision for professionals and psychology students in the region. She has also offered several training and professional development courses in different countries addressing various topics including assessment and treatment of Dyslexia, the link between executive functioning skills and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, neuropsychological assessment within the school setting, and early intervention for children with developmental delays.

Dr. Mashmoushi has worked on several governmental projects including developing a specialized assessment center within the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs to provide psycho- educational assessment services for children in need. Another project was in partnership with the Lebanese Ministry of Education to develop a framework and guidelines to regulate examination accommodations for students taking the official Lebanese exams.

Dr. Mashmoushi is a board member of the Saudi chapter of the Special Education Network and Inclusion Association (SENIA). SENIA is an international association that advocates for special educational needs and provides resources and support to individuals with disabilities.

Dr. Mashmoushi’s work at ACPN involves leading the Educational Psychology Service across the different branches of ACPN. Her clinical work involves carrying out diagnostic neurodevelopmental and psycho-educational assessments, and working closely with schools, parents, and other professionals to develop treatment plans to support children’s learning, social, behavioral, and emotional needs. She is also trained in carrying out the ADOS- 2 assessment which is the gold standard assessment to diagnose Autism. She is a leading expert in dynamic assessment, and Cognitive Abilities Profile (CAP). The CAP is a structured assessment tool carried out with parents and teachers to gather information around a child’s cognitive abilities. Dynamic assessment is an evaluation method used to identify individuals’ skills as well as their learning potential.


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