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Ibrahim Althabet, Ph. D.

Vice Dean for Development & Quality

Deanship of Faculty & Personnel Affairs

 

King Saud University - Special Education Dep.

Email: dribrahim.com@gmail.com

 

Education:        

 - Ph. D. in Special Education (Mental and Developmental Disabilities) University of South Florida .
M. A. Degree of Special Education (Mental Disabilities), Arabian Gulf University - Bahrain .
- Postgraduate Diploma of Special Education (Mental Disabilities & Learning Difficulties), Arabian Gulf University - Bahrain          
- B. S. Degree of Educational Work, College of Social Sciences, Imam Mohammed bn Saud University – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
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Subject of interests:  
-  Mental and Developmental Disabilities, including Down Syndrome Autism and Cerebral  palsy .
-   Preparation and Training of Special Education Teachers.
-   Evaluation of Special Educational Programs.
-    Contemporary Issues in Special Education (Early Intervention, Inclusion, workind with families, Community Awareness
   of Rights and Legislation, Designations, and Vocational Rehabilitation for People with Special Needs
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Professional Experience
 
-  Vice Dean for Development & Quality - Deanship of Faculty & Personnel Affairs
-     Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education, King Saud University
-     A member of the Diplomatic Mission of Saudi Arabia in the United States.   Position: Director of Academic
    Affairs at the Educational Office.
-     Lecturer, Department of Special Education, College of Education, KingSaud University.
-     Head of the Department of researches and studies at the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States. Saudi Arabia
-     General Secretary of the researches and studies committee at the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States
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Additional Work Experiences:
-     Chairperson or member in many committees at King Saudi University, Ministry of Education, Arab Bureau of
    Education for the Gulf States, and the Saudi Embassy  in the United States - Cultural Office 
-     Consultant for Special Education at the Ministry of Education - Saudi Arabia
-     Chairperson of the Consultant Group of Down Syndrome at  the Ministry of Education - Saudi Arabia
-     Member of the Scientific Group of Developing the educational Programs in the Gulf Countries
-     Participating in interviewing new teachers in the special education Department at King Saud University
-     Prepared many consultant proposals in improving the services in the field of education & special education
      
Teaching Experience (Courses Taught for B.S & M. A Student):
-     Early Intervention in Special Education
-     Introduction to Special Education
-     Introduction to Mental Disabilities
-     Vocational Rehabilitations for Children with Special Needs
-     Contemporary Issues in Special Education
-     Measurement and Evaluation in Special Education
-     Internship in Special Education
-     Selected text in English for Reading in Special Education
-     Working with families of special needs’ children
-     Physical Disabilities
-   Internship in Special Education
  
Researches:
-     Perceptions of Teachers of Mental Retardation Regarding Their Preparation Program at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia
-     Psychological climate in the institutions of special education in Saudi Arabia.
-     Down's syndrome: The most commonly asked questions  (in press)
-     Down's syndrome: an introduction for teachers and parents. (in press)
-     Preparation of special educators: the experience of King Saud University - presented the Forum of the Third Assembly of the
     Gulf Disability Organization - Qatar  
-    Educational behavioral therapy - a symposium to discuss the emotional and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents
-    What every teacher should know about students with special needs (a new book in the U.S. translation into Arabic)
-   Editing, oversight and review a text book titled: Teaching Mathematics for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: A Guide 
    to the teacher and the family
-   Oversight and review of scientific education for the translation of a book about teaching reading for children with
   Down's syndrome
-   An associate member in the study of the content of the curriculum of the neighboring countries of the Arabian Gulf.
-   An associate member in the study of the sequential implementation of the decisions of the Ministers of Education, the Gulf States
-   Prepare many consultant proposals in improving the services in different fields          
-   Editing & revise many Arabic books and articles