Our Excellent Staff
Oluremi Joel-Ogbueli is an Early Years practitioner, a special needs educator and a disability inclusion advocate. Oluremi attended University of Ilorin where she studied Business Administration,and has undergone different Early Years Foundation Stage(EYFS) trainings both locally and internationally. She started her career as a business development officer and marketer before moving on to becoming a Learning and Development advocate. Oluremi also spent about nine years in the Montessori and Early Years schools where she worked as an Early Years practitioner, before moving on to be a Special Educator and now works with children with learning delays. Oluremi is a Christian and an ardent lover of children. Based on her experience as an aunt of people living with a learning difference, Oluremi has become a voice for families who have children living with disabilities in Nigeria. She loves to help children and for people to understand what disability means and also to teach them to show empathy to people who have disabilities. An advocate of inclusive education and early intervention, she is currently the Head of Centre at the Little Beginnings Centre, Lagos. She lives with her husband and two lovely children.
Tosin Balogun is a special needs interventionist with over 15 years experience serving children, adolescents and adults with additional learning needs across varying settings: hospitals, centres, homes and mainstream schools. 'Tosin holds a diploma in occupational therapy, a degree in education and an ongoing master's program in advanced teaching. 'Tosin is a Teach Me Language (TML) specialist and is passionate about the use of appropriate curriculum and employing creative teaching styles for children with special needs. 'Tosin practices applied behaviour analysis intervention as an advanced certified autism specialist from the International Board of Credentialing and Continued Education Standards. As the Head of Programs, he is able to pursue his passion and coordinate inclusion program for the children and adolescents under his care.
Benedict O. Sama
Mr. Benedict O. Sama is a licensed and consultant Clinical Psychologist with specialisation in neurodevelopmental assessment, diagnosis, development of individualised educational plan(IEP), intervention and consultancy services. He has 10 years experience of demonstrated success both in Nigeria and outside Nigeria (South Africa) working and diagnosing cases ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Speech and Language Delay, Intellectually Disability (ID), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorders (CD), Learning Disabilities(Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia) etc. Mr Benedict O. Sama received his B.Sc in Psychology from OAU and his M.Sc in Clinical Psychology from the University of Lagos. As a result of his passion for children, he further holds a Diploma(Dip) Certificate in Educational Psychology and a Diploma(Dip) in Child Development. He is currently pursuing his Qualified Behaviour Analysis(QBA) certification with QABA. He is a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT), certified cognitive processing therapist (CPT), a certified cognitive behaviour therapist (CBT), certified sensory processing therapist (Wilbarger Protocol) and a certified Brain Gym therapist. He has facilitated child development, neurodevelopmental and parenting tranings and workshop for several individuals, families, groups, schools and centres within Nigeria. He is a registered member of Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) and Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychologist (NACP), Lagos state chapter. He currently works as the Head of Assessment and Deputy Head of Program with Little Beginnings Centre.
Mr. Samuel Fakorede is an Occupational Therapist Register (OTR) with broad experience in field of Occupational Therapy practice such as Pediatrics, Neurology, orthopedic, psychiatric and plastics surgery with special interest in pediatrics especially children and young adults with developmental disabilities. He graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT) from Manipal College of Allied Health Science, Manipal University Karnataka India and after a Diploma in Occupational Therapy from Federal School of occupational therapy in Nigeria. He is adept at Sensory Integration Therapy, therapeutic handling and modalities including stretching and strengthening exercises to prevent deterioration and restore movement in children with physical challenges. He is skilled at translating theory into practice, implementing evidence based practice and applying activity analysis principles. He has worked in both State and Federal hospitals for years. He worked in schools and centers for children with developmental disorders both home and abroad, and is currently a senior Occupational therapist and the head of Unit at Little Beginnings Centre. His duties include development of IEP goals, implementation of objectives and supervision of other professionals in his Unit. He is involved in training and development of professionals and parents in occupational therapy matters.
Mr. Peter Jinadu is an Occupational Therapist with vast experience in different areas of Occupational Therapy practice including Pediatrics, Neurology, Orthopedic, Psychiatric and Community rehabilitation with special interest in Pediatrics especially children with developmental disabilities. He graduated with a masters Degree in Occupational Therapy with major in pediatrics from Mahatma Gandhi University India, Bachelors Degree from SRM University Chennai, India and Diploma in occupational therapy from Federal School of occupational therapy in Nigeria. An expert in Sensory Integration Therapy, therapeutic handling, translation of theory into practice, evidence based practice and activities analysis. He has worked in various schools and centers for children with developmental disorders both home and abroad and is currently working with LBC where his core duties include assessments and development of treatment programs, IEP planning and implementation, developing and implementing sensory diets, home and classroom modifications to soot the sensory needs of the individual.