We are a group of skilled individuals.
Founder and Executive Director
Dr Bashir Abu-Hamour is the Principal Investigator and Project Director of Woodcock-Johnson Arabic Tests’ Standardization Project in Arab World. He received his Ph.D. in Special Education with a concentration in Measurement and Research Methodology from the University of Arizona, U.S.A. Dr. Abu-Hamour was a Post Doctoral Research Associate from 2009 to 2010 for the First Things First External Evaluation Project ($33,593,932 Grant) at the University of Arizona. His main area of interest is developing assessment and evaluation tools of reading, writing, math, and cognitive abilities. Specifically, he is interested in exploring cognitive abilities for students with special needs, applied measurement and assessment with an emphasis on validity analysis, and standardizing cognitive and achievement tests. Recently, Dr. Abu-Hamour has published more than thirty research articles, one book, and two book chapters related to learning disabilities, special education, and psychological testing.
Dr Nancy Mather is a Professor at the University of Arizona in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She holds an MA in Behavior Disorders and a PhD from the University of Arizona in Special Education and Learning Disabilities. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Samuel Kirk at the University of Arizona. She has been a coauthor of both the Woodcock-Johnson III (WJ III®) and the WJ IV. Dr. Mather has published numerous articles, conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally, and has coauthored several books linking assessment and intervention, including Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: A Guide to Intervention and Classroom Management, Evidence-Based Interventions for Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges, Essentials of Assessment Report Writing, Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions, and most recently, Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention.
Dr Hanan Al-Hmouz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Special Education at Mutah University, Jordan. She received her PhD in Special Education with a concentration in gifted Education from the University of Wollongong, Australia in 2009. Her main area of interest is identifying gifted students particularly underachieving and disabled gifted students. Planning for gifted programs as well as counseling gifted students. For her dissertation research she compared three levels of gifted achievers in terms of motivation, goal orientation, motivational goals, and attitudes in both Jordan and Australia. Recently, Dr. Hanan has published twelve research articles and one book related to psychological testing and gifted students.
Dr Lynne Jaffe earned her MA, EdS, and PhD in Special Education at the University of Arizona with an interdisciplinary focus in learning disabilities, school-age language disorders, and reading. Currently, Dr. Jaffe is the Learning Disabilities Specialist on the Technical Assistance to Schools Assessment Team of the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind, providing in-service training and evaluation statewide, and continues a part-time private practice. Dr. Jaffe wrote the testing cautions and accommodations for subjects with hearing and visual impairments for the Examiner's Manuals of the WJ III® Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Tests of Achievement. She is also coauthor of a booklet, Attention Deficit Disorder: A Parent's Guide, a manual for parents in obtaining appropriate evaluation and treatment for their children, and is on the Advisory Board of the Tucson chapter of CHADD.