Hashem Salman Abu Tariah

Hashem Salman Abu Tariah

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Abu Tariah, has his Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2002, and his PhD in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in 2006. He also has BSc and MSN degrees in Nursing from the University of Jordan in the years 1991 and 1994 consecutively.

Dr. Abu Tariah has a wide clinical and academic experiences through his work and study in the United States, at the Hashemite University/Jordan and at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He taught and still teaching several clinical and theory courses in Occupational Therapy and involved extensively in OT curriculum building, development, as well as accreditation. He held several academic administrative positions such as the Chairman of the OT department, assistant dean, and associate dean at the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences/The Hashemite University/Jordan. Currently he is the Jordan Delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

Dr. Abu Tariah has several publications in well recognized peer reviewed occupational therapy Journals. His research interest includes: Stroke rehabilitation; occupational therapy professional and educational issues and development; adaptation and quality of life; and occupational therapy for physical disabilities.



Short Description of the Workshop:

1. Autism – Sensory Processing Disorder: Facts & Solutions

This workshop will introduce the audience to certain facts about Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), its causes, evaluation, and the occupational therapy role in treating children diagnosed with ASD. The workshop will focus on the principles of Sensory Integration as an approach of understanding and treating ASD. Evaluation and treatment based on the sensory integration approach from an occupational therapy perspective will be discussed and explained. Various cases of sensory integration problems will be presented to give the audience a better understanding about the cases they are dealing with.