Dr. Rita El-Haddad
Dr. Rita El-Haddad is a psychologist at FSHN specializing in cognition and language. She is currently based at Al-Bayan Bilingual School (BBS) where she serves as an Educational Psychologist. At BBS, Dr. Rita conducts educational and psychological screenings as well as providing therapeutic intervention for pre-K through grade 12 students.
Dr. Rita also has long-term experience in teaching and tutoring at the university level. She taught for six years as an adjunct lecturer and worked for four years as a department tutor for statistics and experimental design at the Psychology Department at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY). She also spent two years as a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at Medgar Evers College at CUNY.
Dr. Rita has been involved in a number of research projects and studies. While pursuing her Ph.D., Rita worked for more than six years at the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory at Brooklyn College. During her graduate studies, Dr. Rita focused heavily on dyslexia, investigating and documenting the different types of accommodations and strategies that can help people with dyslexia overcome their difficulties. She is continuing her research on dyslexia and is also involved in research about learning in university students and figurative language.
Dr. Rita earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the American University of Beirut and then completed her M.A. in Experimental Psychology from Brooklyn College, CUNY. She received her M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Psychology from The Graduate Center, CUNY.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, 2017, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
- Master of Philosophy in Psychology, 2015, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
- Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology, 2013, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2008, American University of Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon
- Learning Disabilities
- Educational Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Psychology of Language
- Psychoeducational Testing