|Profile: Professor Fernando Capovilla, from the Experimental Cognitive Neuropsycholinguistics Laboratory of the Institute of Psychology at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), has been working for the last ten years with children with severe communication and language handicaps resulting from neurological impairments of a sensory-motor or central-cognitive nature. He and his student co-workers have created more than one hundred software systems devoted to diagnosing and treating language and communication impairments in children and adults. Capovilla obtained his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1989, and has been elected (1996-2000) president of the Brazilian Chapter of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, an international organization devoted to helping people with severe language and communication impairments.
Dr. Fernando Capovilla
University of Sao Paulo
Institute of Psychology
Av. Prof. Mello Moraes 1721,
Sao Paulo, 05508-900, SP, Brazil