Our goal is to empower all stakeholders working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other related developmental disorders.
Bringing the community together
Sharifa Yateem Consulting is a consulting and training agency established in 2018. Consultants are master degree holders and Board Certified Behavior Analysts with many years of experience in supporting our unique community.
We serve all members of the community
- Families & individuals
- Centers & agencies
The center provides treatment based on the well-established principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and has a specific focus on early, intensive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior, social skills, life skills, school readiness programs, transitioning to workplace support, and many more. All programs are individualized to meet the needs of a wide age range between 3- 21 years old individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each client works one-on-one with a trained therapist under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst(BCBA) on individualized goals.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will:
- Design and oversee the program that involves the child’s skills, needs, deficits, interests, as well as cultural preferences.
- Determine treatment goals for the individual in different skill areas.
- Adjust those goals as the individual shows signs of progress.
- Meet regularly with the family to help apply center-based successes to the home environment.
Sharifa Naser Yateem, MSc/ BCBA
Ms. Yateem is the first Emirati that is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and autism expert. She has extensive experience in working with individuals of different age groups that are diagnosed with autism. Ms. Yateem also has immense experience in training special educators, therapists, nannies, parents, siblings, and other personnel in all aspects of teaching children with autism.
Ms. Yateem conducts educational and behavioral assessments, develops clinical and educational programming, and works with mainstream schools, nurseries and centers in the implementation of programs.