Who We Are

Kamila Janik, MSc, BCBA

Clinical Director

In her professional capacity as the Clinical Director at the Child Development Center (CDC) for Special Needs, Kamila's role involves supervising the provision of multi-disciplinary therapy services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Kamila moved to Qatar in 2015 and has since worked with children and their families, local schools, organizations, and universities, actively contributing to the autism community in Qatar.


Kamila has worked in the field of autism and developmental disabilities in Ireland since 2009. She has a BA in Psychology from the American College Dublin and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Kamila also holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from the University College Dublin.


Kamila is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Feeding Specialist certified in the Assessment and Treatment Using the Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Approach to Feeding and A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding. She is also certified in the Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) for children presenting with oral motor difficulties, and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Kamila is also qualified in the administration of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) and Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised (ADI-R).


Kamila has worked for many years in assessing, developing, and supervising comprehensive therapy programs for children with autism and related developmental delays. She conducts initial consultations, parent trainings, and feeding evaluations. Kamila has extensive experience not only in early intervention for toddlers, but also in the provision of educational and behavioral support services for school-aged children and adolescents across a variety of settings including centre-based multi-disciplinary teams, in-home therapy programs, schools, and residential facilities. She also provides workshops and trainings for parents, teachers, and professionals.



Anam Shaikh, MS in Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics

Team Leader, OT Department


She has graduated from Manipal university completing her Bachelor's in Occupational Therapy and her Master’s in Occupational Therapy with specialization in Pediatrics. She has worked in pediatrics since graduating in 2010. She holds experience in pediatric Occupational Therapy with Sensory Integration for the past 13 years. She is certified in Handwriting without Tears. She has experience in outpatient pediatric, early intervention programs and group settings.  She has worked in pediatrics for her whole career with a wide variety of diagnoses including developmental delay, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, and sensory processing disorder. She has an experience of working in NICU for 4 years.


She has a passion for helping kids and families be able to participate in everyday activities, especially in sensory processing. She has completed multiple continuing education courses in sensory processing, DIR/Floor time, social/behavior techniques, and an introduction to NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment). She holds a Fellowship in Neurorehabilitation from Medvarsity University. She is certified in Hand splinting for both pediatrics and adults.




Sweety Joy , MS in Speech and Hearing (AIISH) 

Team Leader, SLP Department


She completed her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the All-India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH). Over the last 14 years, Sweety has had the pleasure of working in multiple facilities in various capacities, in India and Qatar. She has been a part of the CDC family since February 2015. She performs evaluation and treats disorders related to pediatric (toddler/child) feeding aversion, apraxia, language disorders, aural rehabilitation, speech disorders, feeding disorder, and pragmatic language disorders in pre-school children, school-aged children, and adults. Sweety believes in helping the children with autism to find their voice by providing multiple communication modalities to facilitate their complex communication needs. For the past 8 years, Sweety has focused her clinical skills on treating issues in receptive language disorders, expressive language disorders, motor speech disorders, aural rehabilitation, articulation, phonological processing, oral-motor functioning disorders, fluency, and pragmatic language disorders in, pre-school and school-aged children.


Sweety has significant experience with individual and group therapy, augmentative communication (Low tech and High-tech Aids) and social skills development program. She has been trained and certified in PROMPT (Prompt Institute, USA), Oral Placement Therapy (OPT, Talk Tools, USA), LIDCOMBE Program (Fluency intervention program, Australia), The Hanen Program (Hanen Centre, Canada), and the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding (SOS; USA).