Brazilian Partners

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Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM):
In Brazil, UFSM is well known for the clinical research in the treatment of severe speech sound disorders in children. The faculty conducts critical research in the comparison of treatment efficacy of a number of intervention models, which has been presented and published internationally and contributed to the knowledge base in this area. UFSM houses clinics in hearing impairment, voice disorders, language and speech sound disorders, oral sensory and motor disorders, and audiology.

Foreign Student Guide to UFSM

Universidade de São Paulo- Baurú (USP):
University of São Paulo-Baurú is affiliated with the Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais (HRAC-USP), which performs the most cleft palate surgeries in Brazil. HRAC-USP provides treatment services to more than 20,000 patients with craniofacial anomalies each year with approximately eight new cases and 25 surgeries performed each day (Trindade, 2006). These statistics contribute to the recognition of HRAC-USP by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a center of reference (Shaw, 2002). One of the unique features of the USP program in communication disorders is their participation as a co-investigator in a large scale NIH clinical trial with a number of European researchers in a project that is evaluating timing of palate surgery on speech outcomes. USP also conducts extensive research on instrumental and perceptual assessment of cleft palate speech.










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