Hanouf Hassan - High Hopes Dubai

Hanouf Hassan

Senior Speech & Language Therapist
DHA License Number: 00218144-007

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Hanouf Hassan is a highly experienced Senior Speech Language Therapist with a strong background in Pediatric Speech Therapy.

She earned her Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Pathology from the Jordan University of Science and Technology. With over 12 years of practice in the UAE, Hanouf has worked across a range of pediatric healthcare settings, including hospitals, private clinics, and rehabilitation centers. Her primary expertise lies in assisting children with communication, language, apraxia and feeding disorders.

She has completed numerous advanced continuing education courses, focusing on premature and term infants, and children with feeding and swallowing concerns. She is notable for being the first in the region to be certified in feeding assessment and therapy programs such as Feed the Peds and the McNiell Feeding Therapy Program.

Hanouf’s clinical experiences are extensive, encompassing individuals from infancy to adulthood with various disorders, including articulation disorders, apraxia of speech, language disorders, fluency disorders, autism spectrum disorders, hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, pragmatic disorders, central auditory processing disorder, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Down syndrome, pediatric dysphagia and much more.

She is well-versed in early intervention techniques and the use of AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) technology.

Hanouf provides therapy services in both English and Arabic, reflecting her dedication to reaching and assisting a diverse range of patients.


  • Feed the Peds: intensive feeding training for kids with feeding problems
  • Hanen Programs: It Takes Two to Talk, More Than Words, Learning Language and Loving It & Talk Ability programs
  • Lidcomb Program course for stuttering
  • Maktoon Sign Language course Level 1 & 2
  • McNiell Dysphagia therapy program
  • NOMAS neonatal feeding certification
  • Oral Placement therapy by Talk Tools
  • PECS Training
  • Prompts for recruiting and Oral Muscular Phonetic targets (PROMPT) Bridging level
  • SCERTS Autism therapy program: level 1,2,3
  • Verbal Behavior Approach for autism

HER Expertise

  • Acquired infantile apraxia
  • Adaptive swallowing
  • ADNP Syndrome
  • Anomia and word retrieval disorder
  • Apraxia
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Auditory attention disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Behavioral feeding disorder
  • Bilingualism
  • Brain injured related speech disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia
  • Early Intervention
  • Eating and Drinking disorders
  • Executive function disorder
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Feeding tubes- NG tube and Peg tube
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux feeding related disorders
  • Genetic and chromosomal conditions
  • Global Developmental Delays
  • Hydrocephaly
  • Language delay
  • Memory disorders
  • Microcephaly
  • Motor-Speech Disorders
  • Muteness – Selective Mutism
  • Oral breathers
  • Oral motor/ placement and feeding disorders/ picky eaters
  • Oral sensory disorder
  • Oro- myofunctional disorders
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder
  • Pervasive developmental disorders
  • Phonetic/ Phonological disorders
  • Phonological disorders
  • Prader Willi syndrome
  • Pragmatic Language Disorder
  • Prematurity
  • Rare Genetic Conditions
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Semantic disorders
  • Social and conversation skills
  • Social Communication Disorder
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Specific Language impairment
  • Speech Delay
  • Speech Errors
  • Speech Sound Disorder
  • Stuttering
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Voice disorders

Blogs by Hanouf Hassan

Theory of Mind (Tuning into others)
Theory of Mind (Tuning into others)
March 4th, 2024

Does your child ever cover their eyes and think they are invisible when playing games such as hide-and-seek? What about when you ask your child…

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