MEET OUR TEAM

Ana Carolina Martins Cortez

Bilingual speech & language pathologist (Portuguese / English) with an undergraduate degree from the University of São Paulo (USP). Master's in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of São Paulo (USP). Her professional experience includes working with children with communication disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning difficulties and speech disorders. Supervises students of the undergraduate course of speech therapy at USP. She frequently visits SLP institutions and schools in the USA. She has papers and articles published and presented at national and international congresses, such as ASHA Convention.

anacarolina@clinicapotencial.com.br

Astrid Mühle Ferreira
Bilingual speech-language pathologist (SLP) (PUC-SP, 1991) in German & Portuguese, Master in Speech Therapy (PUC-SP, 2000) and PhD in Applied Linguistics (PUC-SP, 2019). Certified by the Federal Council of Speech Therapy (Conselho Federal de Fonoaudiologia) as specialist in fluency (7662/19) and language (7723/19). Certified by the Lessac-Madsen Resonance Voice Therapy method. Worked in School Speech Therapy for 11 years. Representative of Kassel Stottertherapie Institute (KST), a German Stuttering Institute in Brazil; Scientific Director of the Brazilian Institute of Fluency (IBF); Vice Coordinator of the Speech Fluency Committee of the Brazilian SLP Society (SBFa). Conducts researches and participates in congresses in Brazil and abroad, as listener and speaker, being part of the research group “From speech research to the development of technologies” (PUC-SP, CNPQ); author of scientific articles and book chapters (CV lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/6680108373850535). Clinical experience in assessment and therapy working mainly in the following areas: auditory processing, voice, speech, fluency, oral and written language, communication in work relationships and accent modification.

astrid@clinicapotencial.com.br

Clarice Tosetto

Bilingual  speech & language pathologist (Portuguese / English). Master's student in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of São Paulo (USP), where she also did Specialization in Child Psychiatry. She did her undergraduate studies at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). Her clinical experience includes working with children with communication disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning difficulties and speech disorders. Supervises students of the undergraduate course of speech therapy at USP. She has papers presented at national and international congresses, such as ASHA Convention in Orlando, FL in 2019.

clarice@clinicapotencial.com.br

Cristina Nishimura

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.

Cristina@clinicapotencial.com.br

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). 

irene@clinicapotencial.com.br

Thaís Zemlickas

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.

Thais@clinicapotencial.com.br

Marisa Maino
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.

marisa@clinicapotencial.com.br

Sonia Salama 

Bilingual speech & language pathologist in English & Portuguese. Her initial schooling was done at St. Paul’s School, a bilingual English school in São Paulo. Her professional activities include: Participation in research projects in psycholinguistics; frequent guest speaker before teachers, speech & language pathologists, parents and professionals in related areas; presentation of articles and panel conferences with participation in round tables at Congresses in the field of Child Development, Orthodontics, Linguistics and Neuropsychology. Certified Hanen specialist in the Program for early childhood educators and child care providers. Certified ELP -1 in the Program “Enhancement of Learning Potential”. Frequent visitor of other foreign institutions. Interchange with the Kendall Speech & Language Center in Miami. Participates in the “Social Thinking Providers” group, USA, since June 2012. Responsible for the language area with a column on the website www.clicfilhos.com.br for information for families about upbringing of children. International affiliate of ASHA- American Speech-Language –Hearing-Association and IDA- International Dyslexia Association. Sonia holds a Masters degree in applied linguistics, and she has been a university professor for 12 years at the Catholic University of São Paulo and Campinas, where she taught graduate students in psycholinguistics and language acquisition and evaluation of young children.

sonia@clinicapotencial.com.br

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