Please help us welcome our newest addition to the AIS family, Noura Embabi, M.A., CCC-SLP! Get to know her a little bit better below, and to stay connected, follow her on Twitter @Noura_AIS and connect with her on Facebook. We’re very lucky to have you Noura!
Noura Embabi, M.A., CCC-SLP
Passionate about the right to self-expression, Noura approaches her work as a therapist with the mindset of helping people who stutter communicate freely as equal participants in society. She greatly admires the self-help movement and believes strongly in advocacy efforts.
5 things you should know about Noura:
- She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Queens College in the City University of New York, where she also studied counseling and anthropology.
- She underwent training with the Stuttering Foundation of America in Palin Parent-Child Interaction therapy as well as using cognitive approaches with individuals who stutter and their families.
- She helped to organize and presented at the first FRIENDS convention to happen outside the United States. She trained speech-language pathologists from local government hospitals in Mumbai on addressing attitudes and emotions in therapy.
- She collaborates regularly with the Indian Stammering Association. She led the first efforts in India to create a play written and performed by people who stutter called “People Who Buffer: Theatrical Stories by Stammerers”.
- She nurtures her creative spirit through dance, writing, and theater. Noura also loves to learn new languages. She speaks Arabic and is currently learning Hindi.