FOR LEARNING AND REHABILITATION                                 REHABILITATION                                             


Awladouna Center for Learning & Rehabilitation is an institution aimed at improving the wellbeing of children in need of special care. It provides specialized diagnostic and remedial services in both Arabic and English.

The mission of the Center is to provide educational opportunities for children with special needs. Students “ learn how to learn” and become more self-sufficient and independent learners.

Contact Us


P.O.Box: 2751, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Tel: 06 5387538

Fax: 06 5388952



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The Center was established in July 2002


The Center contributes to the support of children and young adults who have different kinds of learning difficulties.


The Center uses up-to-date programs and educational tools.

Principles of the Center


We believe in the future of our children.

We believe in the importance of teamwork and appropriate

networking in furthering our set  goals.

We pursue continued progress and continuous self-evaluation.


Center's Staff


The staff members of Awladouna Center are highly specialized in their respective fields. They make up a multi-disciplinary team consisting of:


Clinical psychologists
Speech and language therapists
Occupational therapists
Doctor & nurse
Special Educational Teachers-( for Arabic- Islamic studies- English –computer – math-Science- Arts-and Physical Education)
Social worker
Educational consultant


The main OCCUPATION of a child is to play and learn.

It is a child’s “occupation” to play to develop physical coordination, emotional maturity, social skills to interact with other children, and self-confidence to try new experiences and explore new environments.

What do Occupational therapists do? 

Occupational Therapists work with children who have difficulties with developing these practical and social skills necessary for their everyday life as a child and later as an adult. A child with delayed development may not show behaviours and abilities that are typical of the child’s age.



The child may show difficulty in areas of activities of daily living (ADL), play and leisure and school like chewing, swallowing, sucking; achieve independence in feeding, dressing, using the bathroom; understanding relationships between people, objects, time, and space; and developing problem-solving and coping strategies.

An occupational therapist assesses and evaluates your child’s skills for play activities, school performance, and activities of daily living and compares them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.

Occupational therapists work with whom?

Occupational Therapist (OT's) at Awladouna Center offer assessment and treatment services for a wide range of conditions and diagnoses, including: 

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (including tactile, auditory and taste)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders/Pervasive Developmental disorders
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Developmental delays
  • Gross, fine and visual-motor concerns
  • Motor-planning & coordination issues
  • Handwriting difficulties
  • Self-regulation Issues
  • Vestibular Sensitivity & Gravitational Insecurity
  • Feeding concerns

  • Sleep concerns
  • Pre-term birth

Treatment focuses on the use of functional activities that are required to successfully participate in school, sports, play, work and routine tasks of daily living like dressing, organizing a back pack and transitioning between activities. The major form of therapy used at Awladouna Center is SENSORY INTEGRATION therapy.

The process of Occupational therapy: 

Evaluate the child’s level of performance in critical developmental areas.

Observe the child’s home and school environment and determine how it may be modified to promote better development.

Develop a plan of treatment in coordination with other health care professionals who are treating the child.

Develop age-appropriate self-care routines and habits, play skills, and social skills through a structured program designed according to your child’s needs.

Recommend adaptive equipment to facilitate the development of age-appropriate abilities.

If you feel your child is lacking in skills necessary for him or her to participate in the typical daily living functions for his age, then please contact Awladouna Center for an appointment today:

Phone number:                 06 5387538




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