The visionaries behind ‘Ripples’


Ms. Afshan Jabeen:

‘Be the change, you want to see in the world’, is the thought that inspired Ms Afshan Jabeen to embarked on this journey of learning. She is a Professional Counselor, Montessorian, Trainer and a Dyslexia therapist. She has been active in the field of education for over 2 decades. She heads Ripples-Center for Enhanced Learning, a place where she brings new dimensions to learning.

After graduating from Osmania University; she completed her AMI (Association Montessori International) Montessori Diploma from Hyderabad. Her experience in Taraporewalla’s and Blooming Buds Montessori House of Children has given her an in-depth understanding of the physical, mental and emotional development of the child.

Ms. Jabeen's passion for special education inspired her to specialize in the field of dyslexia from Alpha to Omega Learning Center, Chennai and her year-long stay there, gave her valuable insights into dealing with children with learning difficulties. The need for counselling skills to reach out and help students, teachers and parents better, made her pursue one-year counselling course from St. Francis College, Hyderabad. She further upgraded and refined her counselling skills by doing M.Sc. Applied Psychology from Annamalai University. She has worked as a Consultant Counselling Psychologist in Glendale Academy International and has used Montessori, remedial and counselling skills to help children perform better.

Ms. Jabeen is also a certified Dyslexia Therapist who is trained to give dyslexia therapy to children and adults diagnosed with learning difficulties. She has pursued it from Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico, USA headed by the trainer, Ms Sandra Dillon, in collaboration with its global partner, Maharashtra Dyslexia Association (MDA) Mumbai. The course is accredited by International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

She has spoken on various aspects of education for over a decade in International Conferences, Workshops and Educational Outreach Programmes. She is also the force behind the formation of ‘I Read foundation’ a non-profit organization and actively works towards their motto ‘Learn to Read and Read to Learn’.

Ms. Jabeen strongly believes that we all have inherent potential to be the best and the secret of getting ahead in life is getting started!

Ms. Asra Mubeen:

Ms. Asra Mubeen is a consultant Psychological Counselor, Academic Consultant, Trainer and Dyslexia Therapist. She has been active in the field of education for nearly 19 years. She works in Ripples-Center for Enhanced Learning, a place where she brings new dimensions to learning. She headed Ripples Assessment Unit Team for 8 years.

After graduating from Osmania University; she completed her AMI Montessori Diploma from Hyderabad and worked as a Montessori Directress in Blooming Buds Montessori House of Children for 3 years. She then went on to get trained at Alpha to Omega Learning Center, Chennai to specialize in the field of dyslexia. Her stay there gave her valuable insights into dealing with children with learning difficulties. The need for counseling skills to reach out and help students, teachers and parents better, made her pursue one-year counseling course from St. Francis College, Hyderabad.

Since then, she has gained a repertoire of skills by doing numerous internationally accredited programmes, including Instrumental Enrichment (IE), a programme developed by Prof. Reuven Feuerstein at International Centre for Enhancement of Learning Potential (ICELP), Israel, Brain Gym 101 and 102 a programme developed by Education Kinesiology Foundation, California, USA, Touch for Health I and II a programme developed by International Kinesiology College, Australia and several Learning Strategies from Strategic Instruction Model developed by University of Kansas-Centre for Research on Learning. She is also a certified practitioner of Search and Teach programme and Structure of Intellect (SOI) Cognitive Training Programme.

Ms. Mubeen, is about to become a Certified Academic Language (Dyslexia) Therapist, accredited by the Alliance for Accreditation and Certification of Structured Language Education, Inc to give dyslexia therapy to children and adults diagnosed with Specific Learning Disorders. She is currently pursuing it from Multi-Sensory Language Institute, USA headed by the trainer Ms. Sandra Dillon, in collaboration with its global partner, Maharashtra Dyslexia Association (MDA) Mumbai.

She has spoken on various aspects of education for over a decade in different workshops and educational outreach programmes. She has conducted numerous training workshops as Pearson's certified Master Trainer for Dyslexia Screening Tests (junior and senior), Ravens Coloured progressive Matrices, Standard Progressive Matrices and Cogmed Coach Training.

She is a founder member of ‘I Read Foundation’, a non profit society and actively works with them and passionately promotes their cause of 'Learn to Read & Read to Learn’. She has worked as a Consultant Psychological Counselor and Special Educator in Meridian School, Madhapur for 7 years and as a consultant remedial Instructor at Princess Esin Girl’s High School for 2 years and has used her Montessori, remedial and counseling skills to help children perform better.

Ms. Mubeen has worked as an external member for Policy against Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (PADASH) Committee at Maulana Azad Urdu University. She has conducted many workshops on gender sensitization at school and undergrads level for both boys and girls.