Shola Adeola Faniran Dr.

English, Yoruba

Core competencies

  • Management of general paediatric problems
  • Growth and development monitoring
  • Weight management (failure to thrive, under/overweight, obesity)
  • Behaviour assessment and management (ADHD, ODD, CD, DMDD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder assessment and management
  • Emotional problems assessment and management (anxiety, school refusal, self harm)
  • Assessment and management of learning difficulty and intellectual disability
  • Management of children with congenital abnormalities (chromosomal, metabolic, cerebral palsy)
  • Incontinence clinic (bedwetting, encopresis)
  • Specialised developmental follow up clinic for preterm infants 


Nigeria, Australia
Dr. Shola has over 20 years’ experience in paediatrics with the last 15 years focused mainly on developmental and behavioural paediatrics. She has a PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney, Australia (1998) and completed paediatric training at the Sydney Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Dr. Shola also completed sub speciality training in Child Development and Behaviour, Child Population Health and Child Protection. Dr. Shola is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Paediatrics and Child Health), and obtained her MBBS from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria (1991).

Dr Shola is competent in assessment of specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia) and is a registered test user (education - ability/attainment) with the British Psychological Society. Dr Shola is a regular guest on Dubai Eye Radio, Afternoons
Professional Memberships
Fellow, Royal Australian College of Physicians (FRACP)
Member, Association for Research in Infant and Childhood Development
Member, British Psychological Society (RQTU: education-ability/attainment
ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) Trained
Griffiths developmental assessment trained




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