Shaguftha Tahseen

Early Intervention Therapist


RBT, MSc Counselling Psychology


7 Years


English, Hindi


BACB certified RBT


Shaguftha is a specialist Early Intervention Teacher and an experienced RBT Registered Behaviour Therapist licensed by the BACB Board (USA). She graduated in Psychology from an autonomous University in India and has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Chennai University (Level 1 ABA Certified – Applied and Behavioural Training Institute).

In her role as Early Intervention Specialist, Shaguftha leverages her extensive experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia, Down’s syndrome and other Developmental delays and is responsible for the direct implementation of individualised educational plans related to skill-acquisition and behaviour reduction. She also provides individual and group intervention in a classroom setting for kids across various age groups who have developmental delays, or are at risk for delays in the areas of cognitive, adaptive behaviour, social-emotional, self-care, fine motor, gross motor and communication development.


As a certified RBT and EI specialist, Shaguftha is responsible for the day-to-day execution of Early Intervention treatment plans and Individual development goals, including tasks such as assessing and screening new children, collecting data, co-ordinating with other specialists working with children in a 1:1 setting and liaising with parents to discuss progress.

Her primary focus is to promote independence by empowering kids to communicate effectively within their environment. She does so in alignment with the multidisciplinary team at Ability Pediatric Rehabilitation Medical Center (Managed by Hayati Health Center).


Ability to use the Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism to comprehensively assess the skills of toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Ability to use the Hirasmus tool to collect data for kids and use the automated graphing tool which allows all parties to immediately see progress toward goals, plus make any timely adjustments to programming.
Ability to use the VB MAPP to assess children with language development in a non-invasive manner. Can help assess complicated skills more effectively, including the mand repertoire and how mand relates to motivating operations.
Skill acquisition: Work with kids to help them learn and master valuable life skills.
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