Dr. Chafica Mansour Gharbieh holds a doctorate degree in Education specializing in autism, behavioural analysis and language from the UK. Over 21 years’ experience of working with children and adults with autism and learning difficulties.
Dr. Chafica also holds degrees in verbal behaviour, communication using Makaton signs, method of sharing pictures exchange communication system (PECS), auditory integration training using “The Listening Program” (TLP), and also physical therapy based on Chinese medicine, "Kinesiology." She is also the president and founder of the Autism Learning Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ALI for ABA) in Lebanon, and the Clinical Director of The Diagnostic Lebanese Centre for Training, Communication & Behaviour Development. Dr. Gharbieh served as President of the Hopeful British Institution for the Education of Children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder in UK.
A study was conducted by Dr. Gharbieh for Brunel University (in 2009), UK on “The Effects of Implementing an ABA/AVB on Children with Autism and Related Disorders. The study demonstrated the efficiency of the AVB programme with ten children with autism. Its effects have been clear on the emergence of speech, collateral gains in social communicative behaviours and decrease of problems behaviours and the decrease of parental level stress. A book by Dr. Gharbieh on “The Effects of AVB in Teaching Children with Autism: Successful Tools to Learn Functional Skills in Autism” was published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, New York, 2016
Dr. Gharbieh is the President of the Educational and Training Committee for Arab Network for Autism. She is a consultant for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, conducting workshops and seminars for them in the United Arabs Emirates. Dr. Gharbieh is a
consultant at SENAD Group UK providing training for professionals at Supreme Education Council SEC Qatar. She also works as a lecturer at the Lebanese International University “LIU”, Dr. Gharbieh is a consultant in education and behavioral analysis and linguistic diversity. She is a member at The Cambridge Centre for Behavioral Studies.