This is a threaded discussion page for the International Stuttering Awareness Day 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 Remote Name: 126.96.36.199 Comments 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 Remote Name: 188.8.131.52 Comments 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 Remote Name: 184.108.40.206 Comments 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. Mara Re: Stuttering X Brazil From: Claudia Date: 10/13/98 Time: 11:56:58 AM Remote Name: 220.127.116.11 Comments 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 Remote Name: 18.104.22.168 Comments 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" PROGRAM 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 Remote Name: 22.214.171.124 Comments 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 Remote Name: 126.96.36.199 Comments 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 Remote Name: 188.8.131.52 Comments Laurie, 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 Remote Name: 184.108.40.206 Comments 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 Remote Name: 220.127.116.11 Comments Chuck, 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 Remote Name: 18.104.22.168 Comments 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 Remote Name: 22.214.171.124 Comments Ann, 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 Hayde Wertzner and Dbora Bfi. Thank you for your comments, Claudia Article 13 From: Clarissa Furquim. Date: 12/1/99 Time: 7:39:06 AM Remote Name: 126.96.36.199 Comments Voce brasileira? Se voce brasileira deve ser minha parente, porque o meu v teve muitas esposas, e quem a tua mae filha dele, ou o teu pai.