Provita Speech

Our Team

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Silvia FalcĂŁo
Silvia Falcao

Bilingual Portuguese/English

Silvia Falcao is the founder of Provita Speech Language and Audiology Associates, which also has an office in Brazil since 2009. A experienced Speech Therapist with over 16 years of experience, she is specialist in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Language development, Swallowing, and she is also Audiology Assistant.

Passionate about the work she does with her patients, she feels fulfilled with the evolution of each of them, sparing no effort to see them well and healthy.

She is Brazilian and fluent in sign language! 🇧🇷🇺🇸

Totally family-oriented, she is always seeking something to have fun with her two little ones and husband!

Cara Boyd

English

Cara is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2015. In 2017, Cara obtained a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology with an emphasis on bilingualism at Florida International University.

Cara has experience in a variety of settings including public schools, private and outpatient therapy clinics, nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and telehealth practice. In 2017 Cara completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the University of Miami. This three-month program consisted of gaining knowledge and experience with interdisciplinary approaches including family-centered practice and culturally competent care.

Cara loves working with children of all ages, ranging from early intervention to adolescents. She has experience working with children with a variety of needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Down Syndrome, receptive and expressive language, articulation, fluency, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

During her free time Cara enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family and cats.

Helbert Vieira

Bilingual Spanish/ English/Portuguese

Helbert Vieira is a native Brazilian with over 13 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist working with children, adults, and the elderly mainly specializing in speech and swallowing disorders.

Helbert is a native portuguese speaker and is fluent in English and Spanish as well. Helbert has helped hundreds of Brazilian students to learn english using methods of phonetics and phonology by utilizing a self-made online course that makes learning english both accessible and fun.

Helbert holds an SLPA certification, and his personal and professional focus in life is to help as many people as possible become more confident in their ability to communicate.

His main source of motivation comes from seeing his patients achieve their daily goals and improve their confidence by becoming more effective communicators and improving their overall well-being.

Marta Gilbert

Bilingual Portuguese/ English/Spanish

I’m working as a Office Manager for more them 10 years.

Before joining Provita, I worked for many other companies refining my management skills. Along with my many years of experience I hold a degree from Everest University.

I have always had a passion for helping children and working for Provita allows me to do this.

Family is everything!

I look forward to go home, Brazil to spend time with my family.

Alicia

English

Alicia is a Speech Language Pathology Assistant at Provita Speech, Language and Audiology Associates. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2018 with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Health Administration. She is also a certified Registered Behavior Therapist. In January 2023, she will start her Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College’s online program to become a fully licensed Speech Language Pathologist.

Alicia discovered her love for Speech and Language through her personal experiences. She attended speech sessions as a child and has supported her younger sibling through their Speech and Language journey. She continues to work with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Phonological Disorders, Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, and Pragmatic/Social Language Skills. She demonstrates the compassion required for teaching and relating to parents and children to help further implement in-home care.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, trying new foods, and going to Disney World!

Hulda Lago

Bilingual Portuguese/English

Hulda Lago graduated from the State University of Bahia (2014). Singer, Vocal Trainer and Vocal Coach, specialist in the area of ​​Professional Voice with a focus on Singing. She studied lyrical singing at the Federal University of Bahia from 1999 to 2004. She was also a Preceptor in the Extension Project: Speech-Language Pathology Practices Developed in Communication (Siatex 7900) in 2014.2 and 2015.1 at the Professional Voice Ambulatory at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.

She taught several classes as a guest in the speech therapy course at state and federal universities in Bahia in the area of ​​professional voice. Participated in the Extension Project: "Introduction to music and singing linked to speech singing linked to speech therapy" at the State University of Bahia. She developed scientific research in the area of Professional Voice, where in 2017 she was selected by ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to present a Scientific Article entitled: Profile & Vocal Behavior of Backing Vocalists in the City of Salvador - Bahia - Brazil at ASHA CONVENTION EM LOS ANGELES-CA USA.

She is currently dedicated to the application of music in children's communicative development. In her free time, she likes to travel with her family and meet people and places.

Nicole

Bilingual English/Portuguese

Nicole is a licensed SLPA who received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2020. She is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Nicole has always had a heart for children. Her professional experience includes working with children of all ages.

Before joining the team at Provita, she worked with children as a preschool teacher. She also has experience nannying and babysitting. Her dedication and passion for working with children led her to a career in speech language pathology.

Nicole is working towards obtaining her Master of Science in Communication Disorders. She is knowledgeable and also has training in working with children with developmental, genetic, and neurological disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, apraxia of speech, down-syndrome, and articulation /phonological disorders.

Nicole enjoys researching and learning new strategies to implement with each her clients. She loves seeing her patient’s reach their goals, no matter how big or small, and celebrates their victories with them. Knowing that each day she is able to help a child achieve something they may not have been able to the day before is the most rewarding part of her day.

Nicole aims to continue making an impact on children’s lives by helping them find their voice so that they are able to communicate functionally with their friends and family.

During her free time, Nicole enjoys singing, photography, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.

Angélica Focchesato

Bilingual Portuguese/ English

Angélica graduated in Speech Therapy at Faculdade Nossa Senhora de Fátima in Caxias do Sul-RS, Brazil in 2011. She has a postgraduate in Hearing health - Evaluation and Diagnosis in Hearing Health.

The passion for working with children began in teacher training- worked with children as a preschool teacher. Also, worked in clinics for 9 years and institution for special children for 4 years.

Learning to speak is one of the most important things in childhood. Helping children and families communicate went beyond my profession, it became my life purpose.

In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places with family and friends.

Ligiane
Ligiane Stec

Bilingual Portuguese/ English

Ligiane graduated in Speech Therapy at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, in Curitiba-Parana- Brazil, in 1991.

She has a postgraduate in Hospital Speech Therapy, Therapy Tapping, Orofacial Motricity, and Dysphagia.

She was director and speech therapist at APAE (Associação de pais e amigos dos excepcionais) Lapa-Paraná-Brazil.

He worked in clinic and home care, with different pathologies.

Ligiane has always been fascinated by the area of language, even before graduating in speech therapy, and working as an elementary school teacher.

In her free time, she likes to travel and spend time with her family.

Ligiane is very happy to be part of the Provita Team

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