Behavioural Management in Young Children: Strategies that Work!

Educational Psychologist, Rama Kanj will take you on this insightful webinar this March! Book your seat now! Rama is the Head of Psychology Services Department of TDCC.

Friday | 24th March 2023 | 2pm Dubai Time

Open to all parents, therapist, educators, caregivers, practitioners and advocates of helping children of learning challenges and developmental delays.

In this webinar, you will lean how to:

– Identify reasons for challenging behaviours in children

– Acquire practical strategies to create a positive home environment

– Carefully consider how parents’ emotional and verbal reactions can impact children’s behaviours.  


This webinar on “Behavioural Management in Young Children: Strategies that work” will focus on three key areas. Firstly, the webinar will cover identifying reasons for challenging behaviours in children, helping parents and caregivers to better understand the underlying causes of difficult behaviour in order to respond more effectively. Secondly, attendees will acquire practical strategies for creating a positive home environment, including positive reinforcement, clear expectations, and consistent consequences. Lastly, the webinar will explore the impact of parents’ emotional and verbal reactions on children’s behaviour and provide guidance on how to respond to challenging behaviours in a calm and constructive way. 

This webinar promises to be a valuable resource for parents, caregivers, and educators who work with young children and are looking for effective strategies to manage challenging behaviours.

There will be a Question and Answer (Q&A) part. This will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to ask any additional questions they may have after the presentation. This will give attendees the chance to clarify any points they are unsure of, seek further guidance on specific issues, and gain a deeper understanding of the strategies presented. The Q&A session will also allow attendees to benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of both the presenter and other attendees, providing an enriching learning experience. 

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Caregiver Training for Children of Determination

Caregiver Training for Children of Determination soon to open to serve you!


The caregiver training for children of determination will be held over four sessions on May 2, 4, 9, and 11 at the TDCC. The training will be face to face  conducted by Grace Talbot and Amina Shazib, and will focus on a range of topics related to caring for children with special needs. The sessions will introduce and explore a range of special needs focusing on developing effective communication strategies, understanding behavior and sensory needs, social and play skills, and fostering independence and home routines. This training aims to equip caregivers with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide the best possible care for children of determination.

Objectives of the Training

Basic Care Needs of the Child:

1. Learn about the characteristics associated with a range of additional needs.

2. Understand the unique physical, emotional, and developmental needs of children of determination.

Communication Strategies:

3. Develop effective communication skills to interact with children of determination.

4. Understand the importance of alternative communication methods such as sign language, picture exchange communication systems (PECS), or  Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.

5. Learn to use appropriate language and tone to support communication with the child.

Understanding Behavior and Sensory Needs:

6. Learn how to recognize and manage challenging behaviors and sensory needs of children of determination.

7. Develop positive behavior management strategies to support the child’s needs.

8. Understand the impact of environmental factors on the child’s behavior and sensory needs.

Social and Play Skills:

9. Understand the importance of social interaction and play in the child’s development.

10. Develop strategies to support the child’s social skills, including initiating and maintaining social interactions and communication with peers.

11. Learn to adapt play activities to meet the child’s unique needs and interests.

Fostering Independence and Home Routines:

12. Learn to support the child’s independence and participation in daily routines.

13. Develop strategies to promote the child’s participation in household tasks such as meal preparation, cleaning, and laundry.

14. Understand how to modify home routines to meet the child’s unique needs and abilities.

In addition to these objectives, caregivers should also learn about the importance of advocacy, individualized care plans, and ongoing professional development to ensure they are equipped to provide the best possible care for children of determination.

About the Trainers

Caregiver Training for Children of Determination 1Grace Talbot is a highly experienced Head of Inclusive Education Services with a deep understanding of child development. She holds a Master of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Political Science, and Sociology. She also holds a  PgCertificate in Speech Language and Communication Needs of Children and is certified in the Intensive Early Intervention and School Readiness Programme by Dr. Donia Fahim. She has training in ADOS2, SCERTS Model, FETAC Level 5 Childcare Studies, Level 1 Makaton, Early Start Denver Model, Attention Autism, and DIR Floortime 101 With over 9 years of experience in the UAE, she has expertise in child development, IEPs, early intervention, inclusion, accommodation and modification. She is particularly known for her great handling of behavior management among children in the inclusive education setting, and has a proven track record of creating positive and effective learning environments for all children. Her dedication and commitment to inclusive education has made her a respected leader in the field.


Caregiver Training for Children of Determination 2Amina Shazib holds a Master in Applied Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Speech, Language, and Communication in Children. Amina is the Inclusive Education Services Deputy Supervisor at TDCC. She is certified in the Intensive Early Intervention and School Readiness Programme by Dr. Donia Fahim and trained in ADOS2, SCERTS Model, DIR Floortime 101, Colourful Semantics, and TEACH. With over 6 years of experience in inclusive education, Amina has expertise in classroom supervision, IEP development, early intervention, and evidence-based learning approaches. She is dedicated to supporting students with unique needs and their families.


In this training, caregivers and parents will gain the knowledge and skills to provide the best care and support for children of determination. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn effective communication strategies, behavior management techniques, and foster independence and social skills in your child. Our training will give you the tools you need to create a safe and supportive environment and advocate for your child’s unique needs. Book your spot now and take the first step towards unlocking your child’s full potential!

WhatsApp us for more details:  050 1466319


Ski Dubai Welcomes TDCC’s Therapeutic Penguin Program

Ski Dubai welcomes TDCC kids from the Inclusive Education Services for a 6-week adventure with our feathered friends, bringing wonder and education to life through the Therapeutic Penguin Program!


The TDCC Kids will embark on a 6-week adventure to visit the penguins at Ski Dubai as part of the Early Intervention Program. All the 5 classrooms are set for an adventure! Each group will have a 6-week encounter with the penguins. This program aims to provide the kids with an opportunity to interact and learn about the penguins in a unique and educational environment.

The “Therapeutic Penguin Program” is a six-week program for children in an Early Intervention Program. It involves a unique encounter with penguins at Ski Dubai and is designed to be a therapeutic and educational experience for the children. 

The program will provide the children with incredible adventure and an experience to ride on the yellow bus with their peers! The adventure is said to be a transformative experience for the TDCC Kids, promoting growth, friendship, and hope. The TDCC Kids’ Penguin Adventure at Ski Dubai is truly a day to remember and will have a lasting impact on the children and their families.

The benefits of the “Therapeutic Penguin Program” are:

Therapeutic: Interaction with penguins has been shown to have a calming and therapeutic effect on children, which can help improve their overall well-being.

Educational: The program offers a unique opportunity for children to learn about penguins, their habitat, and behavior, which can broaden their knowledge and foster a love for nature.

Fun and Engaging: The experience of being in a snow-filled environment and interacting with penguins is sure to be a fun and memorable experience for children.

Socialization: The program provides children with an opportunity to interact with their peers and participate in group activities, which can improve social skills and relationships.

Sensory Stimulation: The sensory experience of being in a cold environment, surrounded by snow, and interacting with penguins can stimulate the children’s senses and help improve sensory processing.

Objectives of the program:

1. To develop social interaction skills.

2. To promote self-confidence and self-esteem through new experiences and accomplishments.

3. To improve fine and gross motor skills through physical activities and movement in the penguin habitat

4. To encourage verbal and non-verbal communication through interaction with the penguins and staff

5. To foster a sense of empathy and compassion towards animals and their well-being

6. To provide an enjoyable and enriching experience that will positively impact the kids’ overall development.

7. To provide a unique and memorable experience for the kids as part of their early intervention program.

8. To teach the kids about the importance of conservation and protecting wildlife.

Our EIP Team:

Our Inclusive Education Services team is a dedicated group of professionals committed to providing the highest quality care and support to children with special needs. Comprising of highly trained special needs educators, psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, ABA therapists, and nurses, our team is equipped with the expertise and experience needed to help children reach their full potential.

With a focus on individualized and evidence-based interventions, our team works closely with each child and their family to design customized programs that address their unique needs and goals. Our team is passionate about helping children develop the skills and confidence they need to lead fulfilling and successful lives.

Whether it’s through speech therapy to improve communication skills, occupational therapy to enhance fine motor skills, or ABA therapy to improve behavior and social skills, our team is committed to providing the best possible care and support to every child.

At our Early Intervention Program, we understand the importance of providing a safe and nurturing environment where children can thrive. That’s why we go above and beyond to ensure that every child feels valued, respected, and supported as they embark on their journey towards independence and success.

We are confident that with our team of experts, your child will receive the best possible care and support as they reach their full potential. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our Early Intervention Program and helping your child reach their goals.

The Power of Play

Speech and Language Therapist, Dona Shaji John will take you into the wonderful world of PLAY inside this webinar!

You will learn:

1. What is play? Different types of Play.

2. Role of Parents in Play and its impact on child’s development.

3. Activities and Strategies on How to Incorporate Play into Daily Routine.

Learn straight from the expert of Play Therapy!

Thursday | 23rd February 2023 | 2:00 pm Dubai Time

This webinar is open to all parents, educators, therapists, LSAs, SEN, practitioners and advocates of helping children with learning difficulties.

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We can help more children with learning challenges by simply sharing the webinar to your friends and network!



TDCC Dubai Spring Camp 2023

TDCC Early Intervention Program brings you a Circus Themed Spring Camp!

Join us for two weeks of circus filled fun with exciting activities that are sure to engage all the senses!


Spring Camp 2023″ is a two-week activity-packed event designed for children to engage all their senses and have fun at the same time. The camp features a range of exciting activities, including Music and Movement, Sensory Play, Arts & Crafts, Literacy & Numeracy, Storytelling, Social Skills, Cooking, and Role Play. All activities are developed and delivered by a team of specialist educators, speech therapists, and occupational therapists to support children’s growth and development.

The main objectives of the camp are to:

  • Improve social skills by providing opportunities for children to interact and build relationships with others.
  • Develop communication skills through activities that encourage speaking, listening, and expressing oneself.
  • Build confidence and self-awareness by helping children learn and grow at their own pace.
  • Expand play skills through engaging activities that promote creativity, problem-solving, and imagination.
  • Enhance attention and listening skills through activities that stimulate different senses and promote focus.

Why enroll your child in Spring Camp

By participating in the “Spring Camp 2023”, children will have the opportunity to have fun, learn new skills, and grow in a safe and supportive environment.

This program provides a unique and exciting experience for children. This two-week camp offers a variety of activities that are sure to engage all the senses and provide endless opportunities for learning and growth. Children will have the chance to develop their social skills, communication skills, confidence, play skills, and attention and listening skills through engaging activities such as Music and Movement, Sensory Play, Arts & Crafts, Literacy & Numeracy, Storytelling, Social Skills, Cooking, and Role Play.

Our team of specialist educators, speech therapists, and occupational therapists are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for children to learn and grow. By enrolling your child in the “Spring Camp 2023”, you will give them the opportunity to have fun, make new friends, and develop important skills that will benefit them for years to come.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Enroll your child in the “Spring Camp 2023” today!

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 by Marianna Murin

ADOS 2 Training Course to run on 29th-30th June , 2023!

Stay tuned for the final registration access, meanwhile you may send email at and reserve your seats.

-Module 1-4

-Toddler Module

ADOS 2 is considered to be a gold standard assessment recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as part of the diagnostic assessment process for Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

This training provides clinicians with the skill necessary to utilize the ADOS 2 in a clinical setting. Modules covered are models 1 to 4 plus the option of the Toddlers Module.

The speaker, Marianna Murin, is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specializing in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders for over twenty years.  Mariana has been a certified ADOS Trainer since 2002. She is a highly experienced ADOS trainer and trainer of trainers. 

Mariana runs regular ADOS2 courses with a range of organisations worldwide, including the UK, UAE, Lebanon, Gibraltar, Switzerland, Australia, The Caribbean, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Turkey, Argentina and Canada. She set up and established a highly successful centre for training professionals in diagnostics of social communication disorders and is currently one of the most regarded trainers in this field in the United Kingdom. 

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An Insight Into Inclusive Education

What inclusive education is?

How is the curriculum adapted to make it accessible to all?

What inclusion looks like: see us in action!

In our next webinar, Grace Talbot, Head of Educational Intensive Program and Amina Shazib, Supervising Lead Educator will walk you through the actual setting of inclusive education.

Learn straight from the experts of Inclusive Education!

Have a sneak peak to the finest centre provider of Inclusive Education in the UAE!

Tuesday | 31st January 2023 | 11;00 am Dubai Time

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Understanding Dyslexia by Zara Awan

Watch ReplayDyslexia Specialist Zara Awan will explore Understanding Dyslexia on Wednesday, 11th January at 11:00 am UAE Time through the zoom platform. This is a no cost webinar brought to you by TDCC Community!

Zara, a Literacy Specialist, Lead Education Therapy with MEd in Inclusion has 17 years of extensive teaching experience.

This webinar is open to ALL  parents, educators, practitioners and advocates.

You will learn:

– What is dyslexia and how to recognise dyslexic learning patterns?
– Dyslexia support across the lifespan, and
– What is evidence-based practice?
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Benefits of Sensory Diet for Children with Sensory Processing Difficulties

Occupational Therapist Risa Rufus will explore the Benefits of a Sensory Diet for Children with Sensory Processing Difficulties on Wednesday, 21st  December at 10:30 UAE Time through the zoom platform. This is a no cost webinar brought to you by TDCC Community!

This webinar is open to ALL  parents, educators, practitioners and advocates.

You will learn:

1. What is a Sensory diet?
2. How can a Sensory diet support children with sensory processing difficulties?
3. How to plan a sensory diet and incorporate it into your daily routine?

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Social Club for Tweens and Teens

Literacy and Dyslexia Specialists are facilitating this Social Club for Tweens and Teens!

This program is highly recommended for children between 10 and 15 years old.

Tweens and teens need a safe space to socialize, grow, and learn. Join our Social Club workshop designed specifically for this age group and provide your child with the opportunity to develop social skills, make new friends, and have fun. Sign up now and give your child the chance to thrive!

The program focuses on the following objectives:

1. To provide a safe and inclusive environment for neurodiverse tweens and teens to socialize and make new friends.

2.To promote self-esteem and self-acceptance among members through positive reinforcement and activities that focus on individual strengths and abilities.

3. To share information to members and their families about neurodiversity and the strengths and challenges associated with different neurotypes.

4. To offer opportunities for tweens and teens to develop social skills and communication strategies through structured activities and group discussions.

5. To provide a platform for tweens and teens to share their experiences and support one another in navigating the challenges of neurodiversity in a neurotypical world.

6. To empower tweens and teens to advocate for themselves and their neurotype in educational, professional and personal settings.

7. To provide a platform for tweens and teens to develop their talents, interests and skills through fun and engaging activities and programs.

WhatsApp 050 1466319 for for details and registration.

Enroll your teens and tweens now!