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Online Conference paper, Fluency and Fluency Disorders Lab by Claudia Regina
Furquim de Andrade.

Services in elementary schools and self-help in Brazil

From: Judy Kuster
Date: 10/5/98
Time: 1:07:21 PM
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Claudia, Congratulations on all of your exciting efforts for the people in Brazil who stutter. You are making
important steps not only in your training program, but also in documenting the need. I have two questions.
You said that treatment for speech-language problems is rarely offered in the elementary schools in Brazil. Are
there services in the elementary schools for children with other special needs? Also, is there any sort of
self-help organization for people who stutter in Brazil? It seems to me that a strong self-help organization
might help not only those who stutter, but also provide support for your efforts in the educational institution.

Re: Services in elementary schools and self-help in Brazil

From: Claudia
Date: 10/6/98
Time: 2:14:08 PM
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Judy, unhappily we don't have any type of speech-language assistance in Brazilian public schools, nor for
stuttering, nor for other communication disorders. Some private schools offer that attendance. We have
special schools for children with more serous problems. We don't also have any self-help organization for
stutteres . We are trying to change our social and professionals' mentality. I hope our Lab, in a near future,
could offer this kind of service and support. Thank you for the questions. Claudia

Stuttering X Brazil

From: Mara daher Piccarone
Date: 10/10/98
Time: 3:10:54 PM
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Hi Claudia 

I am a Brazilian SLP.Judy told me there is someone in Brazil in the Sttutering Conference. I Know you by
name and this is the first time I see some of your new publications. Congratulations. I am sure that we need
people like you to change some of the things we have to improve about Stuttering in Brazil. Congratulations. 

I have a question. In the school I have a child who is bilingual and she is stuttering now. Do you have some
articles to suggest to me. I need to read something specific. Thank you.


Re: Stuttering X Brazil

From: Claudia
Date: 10/13/98
Time: 11:56:58 AM
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Mara, thank you for your nice words. I'm so sorry for delay in answering your question but I spent the last
five days in Natal, in our nacional conference. I don't have any paper about this subject but I have some
experience in cases like that. If you are interest about you can call me in SP 011 843 7107. By, Claudia

ISAD in Brazil

From: Judy Kuster
Date: 10/16/98
Time: 2:24:31 PM
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Claudia, I hope you don't mind that I post your planned activities here, too. I want to be sure Mara sees it!
How exiting! 

In Brazil we are organizing a Seminar for SLP students, professionals and academic people. It won't be so
big, but it is the first step.... The program, on October 22 will be: 

"International Stuttering Awareness Day" 


19:30 - 20:15hs - Opening Session Welcome - Dra. Debora Maria Béfi Lopes - Chair of Sciences of
Communication and Disorders Department - Medical School - São Paulo University. 

International Stuttering Awareness Day e First International Online Conference on Stuttering - Dra. Claudia
Regina Furquim de Andrade - Fluency and Fluency Disorders Laboratory. Sciences of Communication and
Disorders Department - Medical School - São Paulo University. 

Brazilian Fluency Committe - Dra. Maria Isis Meira - President 

20:15 - 21:15hs - Invited Session - STUTTERING: MULTIAREA POINT OF VIEW Pediatric - Dra. Luiza
Arthemia Suman Mascaretti - Medical School - São Paulo University 

Neurology - Dr. Luiz Celso Pereira Vilanova - Medical School - University Federal of São Paulo 

Foniatric - Dr. Mauro Spinelli - Catholic University of São Paulo 

Genetic - Dr. Antonio Richieri-Costa - Research and Rehabilitation Hospital of Clefts - São Paulo University. 

Speech-Language - Dra. Sílvia Friedman - Catholic University of São Paulo. 

21:15 - 21:45hs - Research Presentation and comment - TRAINING OF GRADUATE STUDENTS IN
STUTTERING Presentation - SLP Daniela Verônica Zackiewicz - Fluency and Fluency Disorders
Laboratory. Sciences of Communication and Disorders Department - Medical School - São Paulo University. 

Comment - Dr. Jaime Luiz Zorzi - Scientific Director of Brazilian Speech-Language-Hearing Society 

21:45 - 22:00hs - Video Presentation - STUTTERERS PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW 

22:00 - Closing Session - THE FUTURE 

Re: ISAD in Brazil

From: Claudia
Date: 10/16/98
Time: 3:23:59 PM
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Thank you, Judy! We are trying to do the best! Claudia

Speech-Language Services in the schools

From: Laurie in Minnesota
Date: 10/17/98
Time: 10:59:59 AM
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I was planning to ask the same questions that were asked by someone already about Speech-Language
services offered in the schools. You have answered my questions. What other types of special education
services are offered in the schools?

Re: Speech-Language Services in the schools

From: Claudia
Date: 10/20/98
Time: 5:59:56 AM
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As I answered to Judy, in Brazil, SLP is a helth area, then our schools are not prepared to give any support
for this attendance. In some schools the staff, some times - it is a professional experience dependency -
applies some kind of screening and orient the families to find a SL therapist, private or in a health center (but it
is not easy and in some states it isn't a reality). Thank you, Claudia.

Ignorance and Duscrimination

From: Chuck Goldman
Date: 10/17/98
Time: 3:52:29 PM
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While there is no shortage of ignorance and discrimination in America it was surprising to hear the Brazilian
statistics with regard to stuttering and stutterers. It appears that the inroads you've made are substantial and I
suppose thousands of Brazilians are happy for that. Is there a linguistic/cultural factor that is at play here?

Re: Ignorance and Duscrimination

From: Claudia
Date: 10/20/98
Time: 6:03:56 AM
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I am not sure if I really understood your question. In my opinion, in Brazil, for the most part of professionals
(teachers, pediatricians, psychologists) the stuttering is not a speech problem, it is a emotional or
psychological misadjust. That is a problem and this kind of view improve the prejudice. That is my opinion.
Thank you for your comments, Claudia.

Doctor's Orders

From: Ann Derr
Date: 10/20/98
Time: 11:12:20 PM
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Claudia, Your upcoming conference on October 22nd sounds very exciting. The discussion generated should
be wonderful. 

I am a Portuguese and Spanish speaking speech/language pathologist currently working with children from
birth to five years old. In the 70's I worked as a speech clinician in Sao Paulo at Santa Casa da Misericordia.
It was a time when the profession of speech language pathology was evolving rapidly. At that time speech
pathologists were required to have doctor's orders before beginning therapy. Is that the case today? 

Also I am wondering if you could recommend a book with current normative information on speech and
language development in Portuguese speaking preschool aged children in Brazil. 

Thank you. Boa sorte com a conferencia no dia 22! Ann Derr

Re: Doctor's Orders

From: Claudia
Date: 10/21/98
Time: 5:56:27 AM
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About 70's situation , now our situation is much better! We have complety autonomy and we have specifics
graduation and post graduation formation. At the moment we are more than 50 PhDs. Brazil is a developing
country. About Brazilian acquision and phonological language sistem I could suggest you all papers from Dr
HaydŽe Wertzner and DŽbora BŽfi. Thank you for your comments, Claudia

Article 13

From: Clarissa Furquim.
Date: 12/1/99
Time: 7:39:06 AM
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Voce Ž brasileira? Se voce Ž brasileira deve ser minha parente, porque o meu v— teve muitas esposas, e quem a
tua mae Ž filha dele, ou o teu pai.