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Course Detail

Standard Academic Year
Course delivery methods
Biological sciences
Institute of Psychology (IP)
São Paulo main campus
Course Offering Year
Course Offering Month
January - January
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Cognitive Neuropsycholinguistics: Language development and disorders in speech, writing, spelling, and sign language University of Sao Paulo

Course Overview

Over the last two decades, Experimental Psychology and Behavioral Neurosciences have benefited intensely from research in Cognitive Psycholinguistics. The present discipline is rooted in solid field experience and aims at introducing students to the main contemporary paradigms and publications, helping them to plan and conduct experiments, and publish research findings in the area. The Cognitive Neuropsycholinguistics Laboratory provides equipment and support for research and development in the areas of sensory impairments (deafness and blindness), motor impairments (cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy), language disorders (aphasia, dyslexia), as well as a vast arsenal of instruments for assessment and intervention in language development and disorders in speech, sign language, reading and spelling, that are typical of those disorders.

Learning Achievement

Introducing students to t theoretical approaches and experimental designs for research in cognitive psycholinguistics. Teaching them to use instruments to assess and intervene in developmental parameters of cognitive competencies involving speech, sign language, reading and spelling in the school setting, and to use instruments and procedures for differential diagnosis and treatment of language impairments and disorders involving speech, sign language, reading and spelling in daily practice. Teaching students to plan and conduct experimental studies in speech, sign language, reading and spelling.


Course prerequisites

Grading Philosophy

Two Exams: one mid-term exam, and one final exam.

Course schedule

1- Hemispheric specialization, structure and processing of language and imagery.2- Iconic and linguistic representation and processing. Phonics and imagery. 3- Reception, processing, and expression on speech, sign language, and writing. 4- Memory structure and processes. Sensorial memory: iconic and echoic. Working memory. Long term memory. 5- Information rehearsal. Storage and retrieval processes. Phonological loop. Visoespatial sketchboard. Fading, displacement, and consolidation processes. 6- First language development and disorders in speech and sign language. 7- Second language development and disorders in speech and writing: Deaf literacy acquisition and disorders. 8- Neuropsychological assessment and intervention in brain lesion. 9- Neuropsychological assessment in sensory impairments, as well as in motor and language disorders. 10- Information processing in Deafness (congenital versus acquired), dyslexia (developmental versus acquired), cerebral palsy, aphasias (global, subcortical, Broca, Wernicke, transcortical). 11- Assessment and intervention in language disorders involving phonetics, phonology, orthography, lexical and memory processes. 12- Phonetics, phonology, and orthography of Brazilian Portuguese: pronunciation and spelling. 13- Waveform analyses in speech production as a means of assessing phonological and lexical reading processes. 14-Assessment and intervention in developmental and acquired dyslexia and dysorthography. 15- Assessment and intervention in in deaf and hearing aphasics.

Course type

Online Course Requirement


Fernando Cesar Capovilla

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