From left to right: Cristina, Carol, Sonia, Thais
Sonia Salama, M.A.
Ana Carolna Martins Cortez
Bilingual English-Portuguese Speech-Language Pathologist. She has an M.S. in Speech, Language, and Learning from Northwestern University, USA, and did her undergraduate studies, also in Speech-Language Pathology, at the Federal University of São Paulo. She went to Chapel School, an American school in São Paulo, since age 4. She worked at the Evanston Speech, Language, and Learning Clinic with children and adults with communication disorders, including articulatory disorders, stuttering, aphasia, apraxia, and dysphagia, as well as with accent modification clients. She published an article in the Acoustical Society of America about the neural mechanisms controlling the voice and the larynx. She worked four years at INVOZ – the Voice Institute, in São Paulo, doing acoustic analysis of voice professionals. She has received PROMPT technique training for treating individuals with motor speech disorders. She participated in the development of the Differential Audio-Linguistic Program, a therapy program done in English that helps develop auditory processing skills in a sound proof booth.
Bilingual English-Portuguese Speech-Language Pathologist, with an undergraduate degree from the Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP-EPM. She holds a Master of Science degree in Human Communication Disorders from University of São Paulo. She attended Mesa College, San Diego, CA – USA, which included participation of research projects at Rady’s Children Hospital. She taught and supervised graduate students at USP in the field of Speech Sound Disorders. She presented articles and participated in courses and conferences in the field of Speech Sound Disorders in Brazil and USA. She frequently visits SLP institutions and schools in the USA. She has developed many apps for auditory processing and language therapy. She has clinical experience with children, adolescents, adults, and elderly in the field of Speech Sound Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Oral and Written Language Disabilities, and Aphasia, and Oral Motor Disorders. She has received PROMPT technique training for treating individuals with motor speech disorders. She participated in the development of the Differential Audio-Linguistic Program, a therapy program done in English that helps develop auditory processing skills in a sound proof booth.
Astrid Mühle Ferreira
Bilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP), holding a masters degree from PUC-SP. She attended the German school, Humboldt, in São Paulo, since elementary school. At this institution, she achieved a dual bilingual degree in Business Administration at the technician level. Member of the Brazilian SLP Society – collaborating in the Language Department. Member of the Brazilian Fluency Institute (IBF). Member of the German SLP Association (DBL). Representative of KST, a German Stuttering Institute in Brazil. Conducted and presented research projects at different conferences in the areas of pediatric voice disorders, stuttering, business executive communication, phonological awareness, and online therapy. Conducts evaluation and therapy sessions in the following areas: oral motor abilities, pediatric voice disorders, professional voice, public speaking, fluency, accent modification, auditory processing, and speech, oral, and written language disorders.
Irene F. Cimerman
Speech & language pathologist with specialization in therapy and audiology. Experienced in providing orientation to parents with children who present Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities. Active participant in groups for study of the Auditory Processing Disorder spectrum. Past experience at the neurological rehabilitation center of one of the most important hospitals in São Paulo (Hospital das Clínicas).
Speech & Language pathologist. Responsible for the service of Speech & Language prevention and stimulation programs at several schools. Coordinates seminars for teacher’s orientation in the “reading and writing process” for young children. Co-author of most of the forms used at the clinic to establish the relationship between oral motor therapy, feeding and speech development.