Chirine Schlink - High Hopes Dubai

Chirine Schlink

Speech and Language Therapist
DHA License Number: 23535515-001

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Chirine is a certified and licensed Speech and Language Therapist. Specialized in Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Implementation. Experienced in Feeding Therapies and specific Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) therapies like EDT and PECS.

Chirine graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut with a Speech and Language Therapy degree. During her postgraduate experience, Chirine had multiple opportunities to work with children and adults with disabilities, particularly with Cerebral Palsy (CP), Rare Genetic Disorders and ASDs. Her main work goal is to provide children with the proper Assistive Technology device to help them develop the skills required to integrate into the educational system.

In addition, Chirine has pursued multiple trainings in the AAC field and is familiar with the high-technology solutions offered by international companies. She has also received trainings on such ASD therapies as EDT and PECS and boasts a robust experience in the treatment of feeding disorders, having attended numerous workshops in this field. She is an active member of the Lebanese Speech and Language Therapist Association and has supported research to develop bilingual assessment and rehabilitation tools.

Chirine is fluent in English, Arabic and French and she can offer therapeutic support in all three languages.


  • Oral Placement therapy by Talk Tools
  • Feeding therapy: A sensory- Motor approach
  • Makaton introduction
  • Pictures Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) Level 1
  • Pictures Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) Transition to ipad
  • Sensory Basal Approach
  • Practical and Theoritical training in Assitive Technology
  • Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding
  • SOS approach to Feeding

HER Expertise

  • Articulation Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chromosomal/Genetic Disorders
  • Cleft lip/palate
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Differential Diagnosis of Speech Sound Disorders
  • Down syndrome
  • Dysarthria
  • Dyspraxia
  • Genetic and chromosomal conditions
  • Global Developmental Delays
  • Language and developmental delay
  • Language processing disorder
  • Learning disabilitiesMotor-Speech Disorders
  • Muteness – Selective Mutism
  • Oral motor/ placement & feeding disorders/ picky eaters
  • Orthodontic disorders
  • Pervasive developmental disorders
  • Phonological and articulation disorders
  • Pragmatic Language Disorder
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Speech Errors
  • Speech Sound Delay/Disorder
  • Stuttering
  • Syntax

Blogs by Chirine Schlink

The positive impact of AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) on Speech and Language Development
The positive impact of AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) on Speech and Language Development
March 2nd, 2021

Taking notes in a book, using gestures to communicate, or pointing to pictures to express ourselves are forms of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). AAC…

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