Licensed Educational Psychologist, Professional Certified ADHD Coach, LDPA - Land of Opportunities Clinical Director, Author


Ph.D in Psychology Specialization in Learning Difficulties & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Dr. Huda Shaaban is a Licensed Educational Psychologist and a highly trained learning disabilities expert with more than 23 years of professional experience in the field of educational psychology. She has been working in the educational field in Kuwait since 1996, serving in multiple professional capacities including high school instructor, educational specialist, consultant, researcher, lecturer and school director.

Dr. Shaaban has PhD in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Learning Disabilities, in addition to extensive expertise in: Educational leadership, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, ADHD, Teaching Strategies, Classroom Practices, Differentiation Instructions, Curriculum Accommodations and Modifications, Behavior and School Management, Social Emotional Learning, Emotions and Motivations, Multiple Intelligence, Learning Styles, Brain Based Learning and Executive Functions.

 As a renowned regional expert, Dr. Shaaban has presented at many professional events in the MENA region including Kuwait, Amman, Bahrain, Dubai, Lebanon and Qatar, and internationally in the US, Germany and Australia. Her scope of expertise spread out to chairing and coordinating many national and international professional development conferences, forums, training sessions, and public awareness campaigns.

As a passionate and collaborative educational leader, Dr. Shaaban has been working with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for the past three years as a learning disabilities (LD) & attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) expert consultant to support the Kuwait Association for Learning Differences (KALD).

She is also a founding member and President of the Learning Difficulties Professional Association (LDPA); an organization established in 2002 to work with and support teachers and specialists across private schools. She also serves as the Assistant Director for the Disability Services at the American University of Kuwait (AUK).

 She is a Professional Certified ADHD Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Author of the book: “Harnessing the Power of ADHD- My Recipe for Success”.

 Dr. Shaaban completed her graduate and post-graduate education at the Lebanese University in Beirut, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology, a Master degree and Ph. D in Psychology with a specialization in Learning Disabilities.

 Dr. Shaaban is the founder of  an Integrative Therapeutic Model for Individuals with ADHD/ LD – “DECISION- DEAR 2 ME” is a research based model that won the First Paper Award on July 2019 at the ARICEL Conference – King’s College, London.  It is a strength based treatment approach that was also presented at the Applied Research International Conference in Harvard University, Boston  (May 2022) and was behind the development of Dr. Shaaban’s  ‘Self -Sustained Theory’.