Department Name:

Special Education Department
Building 16, Floor 3 & 4
Adjacent to Qatar Bio Bank -Medical City,
Near Supreme Council of Health"
Department Location:   

Main Building/ Office:  Building 316, 3rd & 4th Floor
Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City
Doha, Qatar
Satellite Services Location:
Al Wakrah Special Education Outpatient Services
Al Wakrah Hospital Outpatient Pediatric Rehab)
Special Education Services in Early Intervention Program, Autism Program
Child Development Center, Rumailah Hospital
Special Education Inpatient Services in Al Maha 1 and AL Maha 2
Rumailah Hospital
Special Education Services in School Program
Timings (clinic, office etc.):

Sunday to Thursday, 07:00 – 03:00
What services do you offer: 

General Services: 
  • Consultation
  • Assessment
  • Pre-academic skills training:
    • Cognitive/Perceptual training/Retraining
    • Social and behavioral skills training
    • Self-Care Training /Re-training/Maintenance (Feeding & Eating, Grooming, Dressing, Toilet training and Hygiene) 
    • Functional mobility training/Re-training
    • Gross/Fine Motor skills training/Re-training
    • Speech and language skills training
    • Communication skills training
    • Oral motor skills evaluation and training
  • Evaluation for equipment and assistive devices
  • Recreational/Leisure Activities ( indoor /outdoor )
  • Home Visit/ Evaluation
  • School Visits / Evaluation
  • Sensory Stimulation and Sensory Integration
  • Active mobilization and Strengthening Programs
  • Assistive Technology  Consultation and Assessment (in collaboration with MADA)
  • Family Education/ Training
  • Psychology Consultation and Assessment
Out-Patient Services/ Programs
  • Early Intervention Program
  • Pre-Integration Program (Interdisciplinary services: Special Education, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Physical Education for children 3-6 years.
  • Cochlear Implant Program
  • Autism Program
  • Al Wakra Special Education Outpatient Services
  • School  Program
In-Patient Services/ Programs
  • Al-Maha Unit 1, Rumailah Hospital
  • Al-Maha Unit 2, Rumailah Hospital
Whom to contact:

Narjes Suleiman Qush
Chief, Special Education Department
Tel: 4439- 5600
Hannah Zavalla Cuaresma
A/ Case Manager
Tel: 4439 – 5600
Bindhia Sheriff
Secretary, Main Office
Tel: 4439 – 5601

Department email:
Mailing address:
Special Education Department
Building 316, Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City
Doha, Qatar
Facebook Name: hmcspedu

What patients need to bring in order to access your services: 

Referral form issued and signed by Pediatric consultants/ physicians from HMC facilities or Primary Health Centers
What message you want to send for your patients: 

Special Education Department is committed to providing comprehensive, specialized care and training for children with physical, developmental, and associated learning needs. Our vision is to provide individualized care that is collaborative and  family-centered that aims to maximize child’s independence and facilitate community integration.”
Education materials for patients and their families: 

Brochures  and individualized home program materials.
Information about discharge process from your services:  

Discharge process is initiated using the following criteria:
  • Predetermined goals have been achieved partially or fully
  • Family or significant caregivers have been educated/trained in the set treatment programs
  • Poor compliance by the family on carrying over home program and /or attending educational training sessions
  • The family / care giver decides to seek another intervention locally or overseas
  • In case patients request leave during the admission period, discharge is based on reasons for leave, the age of the child and potentials for improvement
  • If the child has been absent without genuine reason for up to two weeks without informing the department.
Discharge process varies across services and programs.
Pre-Integration Program
Discharge process is initiated following 4-6 months episode of admission. Recommendations are individualized as determined by the interdisciplinary team:
Children over 6 years- are recommended for Final Discharge from the program with Home Program. Other recommendations as applicable: Referral for School Program Evaluation, Integration into regular school or Special Needs Center, Referral to other rehabilitation services
Children under 6 years -are either recommended for: reenrollment into the program (physician’s referral required), referral to regular pre- school with Home Program, Referral to other rehabilitation services as needed

Fees for the service:   Instructions given to Non- Qatari  

Instructions given to Non- Qatari: No fees as such
Map to explain location for the department.

Special Education Department
Building 16, Floor 3 & 4
Adjacent to Qatar Bio Bank -Medical City,
Near Supreme Council of Health"