The visionary behind ‘Ripples’

‘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, Academic Consultant, Trainer and Dyslexia Specialist. She has been active in the field of education for over a decade. 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 Montessori Diploma from Hyderabad. She was fortunate to have worked in Taraporewala Montessori House of Children as a Montessori Directress, under the able guidance of Ms. Kursheed Taraporewala, a student of Dr. Maria Montessori herself. 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 counseling skills to reach out and help students, teachers and parents better, made her pursue one-year counseling course from St. Francis College, Hyderabad. She further upgraded and refined her counseling skills by doing M.Sc Applied Psychology from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.

Since then she had added to her repertoire of skills by doing numerous internationally accredited programme, including Instrumental Enrichment (IE), a programme developed by Prof. Reuven Feuerstein at International Centre for Enhancement of Learning Potential (ICELP), Israel and several Learning Strategies from Strategic Instruction Model developed by University of Kansas-Centre for Research on Learning. She is also a certified and licensed practitioner of the Cognitive Enhancement Training (COGENT) and PASS Reading Enhancement Program (PREP).

Ms. Jabeen, is about to become 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 learning difficulties. She is doing 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 International Conferences, Workshops and Educational Outreach Programmes. She has been successfully running, one of its kinds, dyslexia teacher training programme ‘Knowledge to Knowing’.She is also Pearson's certified, Master Trainer for Cogmed Coach Training.

She is the founder member of DAAP (Dyslexia Association of Andhra Pradesh) and passionately promotes their cause of 'equal opportunities for one and all'. She has worked as Consultant Psychological Counselor in Glendale Academy International and Kangaroo Kids Preschool, Banjara hills branch for 5 years and has used Montessori, remedial and counseling skills to help children perform better.

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!