Ayat Al Lawati

Ayat Al Lawati

Occupational Therapist at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

Ms. Ayat Al Lawati is a BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapist and a graduate from Oxford Brookes University.

She has participated at the WFOT 2018 with her abstract titled: “Interdependence in Occupational Therapy Practice: Providing Culturally Safe and Relevant Practice for Clients from Eastern Cultures”.

She volunteered in the COOP detective club founded by Dido Green, (UK) which prompts children to develop their own methods of learning skills through trial and error, and question generation. Ms. Ayat has volunteered in Omar Bin Al Kahatb School for the visually impaired, Oman as a consultant on vocational training and students with comorbidities.

She completed an internship at Mt Roskill Primary School in Endeavor Center providing services for children with learning difficulties within a mainstream school.

Currently, she’s an Occupational Therapist at Sultan University Hospital, Physiotherapy and Rehab department. She’s a part of the Psychiatry and Neurodevelopmental team at SQUH and also a member of Oman Autism society member.


Short Description of the Workshop:

1. Evidence Based Video Modeling

Research shows that many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn best through visual means. Video modeling is an evidence based method that has been proven to be effective with children with ASD to teach positive behaviour and independence skills.

This workshop will introduce video modeling and the research behind it, it will demonstrate the application of it practically, in addition to identifying any challenges associated with it. The session is aimed for healthcare professionals and carers of children with ASD.