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Website for pediatricians about the language acquisition and development

Grant number: 11/13627-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2011
Effective date (End): September 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal Investigator:Luciana Paula Maximino
Grantee:Marinna Borges de Oliveira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


The earliest years of childhood are the most important for their development, mainly for the process of language acquisition and development. The proper and effective stimulation in this period is essential, so when changes in infant development are noted, including those relating to the language process, these should be diagnosed as early as possible so that, when necessary, the intervention process is accomplished. Currently there is a major concern of parents in the development of communication skills of children and many seek the pediatrician looking for solutions to their children difficulties. The purpose of the present work is to develop and prepare a website in the area of Speech and Language Pathologhy and Audiology, focusing on the infant language development to guide doctors / pediatricians about language changes, communication skills, prevention, stages of development and possible referrals, besides evaluating the quality of the content presented and the technological resources used. The methodology consists of a preliminary survey, already published (MAXIMINO et al., 2009), about the main questions that pediatricians are referring to language development in children. Thirty speech therapists will take part evaluating the quality of the content presented and the technological resources used through the questionnaire Website Motivational Analysis Checklist (WebMAC) Professional.

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