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Faculty Talita Fortunata

E-mail Address: talita.fortunatotavares@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone Number: 718-960-7160
Office: Speech Building, Room 133
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Degrees: Ph.D., Graduate Center, CUNY

Undergraduate and Graduate Education

 

B.A. Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

M.Phil. The Graduate Center, The City University of New York  

Ph.D. The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Ph.D. School of Medicine, Universidade de Sao Paulo


Courses Taught
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SPV 312 Bilingualism

SPE 700 Research Methods

 

 




Publications

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Howell, P., Schwartz, R. G., Andrade, C. F. (2016). Accuracy, Speed and Working Memory Influences on Sentence Comprehension in Brazilian Children Who Stutter, AppliedPsycholinguistics, 1-25.

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Andrade, C. F., Befi-Lopes, D., Limongi, S. O., Fernandes, F. D., Schwartz, R. G. (2015). Syntactic comprehension and working memory in children with Specific Language Impairment, Autism or Down Syndrome. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 29, 499-522.

 

Befi-Lopes, D., Andrade, C. F., Juste, F. S., Cáceres-Assenço, A. M., Fortunato-Tavares, T. (2014). Speech fluency in children with specific language impairment. Audiology - Communication Research, 19,252-257.

 

Andrade, C. F., Juste, F. S., Fortunato-Tavares, T. (2013). Lexical priming in fluent and with developmental stuttering children. CoDAS, 25, 95-101.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T.2012Fortunato-Tavares, T., Andrade, C. F., Befi-Lopes, D., Hestvik, A., Epstein, B., Tornyova, L., Schwartz, R. G. (2012). Syntactic Structural Assignment in Brazilian Portuguese-Speaking Children with Specific Language Impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 1097-1111.

 

2Hoshino, Ana Cristina Hiromi2012Hoshino, A. C. H., Cruz, D. R., Goffi-Gomez, M. V. S., Befi-Lopes, D. M., Matas, C. G., Fortunato-Tavares, T., Tsuji, R. K. (2012). Audiometric evolution in cochlear implant users. Revista CEFAC, 15, 297-304.

 

3Talita Fortunato-Tavares2011Fortunato-Tavares, T., Befi-Lopes, D., Bento, R. F., Andrade, C. F. (2011). Children with cochlear implants: communication skills and quality of life. Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 78, 15-25.

 

Mota, J., Fortunato-Tavares, T., Tsuji, R. K., Bento, R. F., Matas, C. G., Andrade, C. F., Befi-Lopes, D. M. (2010). Effect of Parent’s Orientation Program on Lexical Development of Children with Cochlear Implants.

International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology 15, 54 - 58.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Rocha, C. N., Andrade, C. F., Befi-Lopes, D., Schochat, E., Hestvik, A., Schwartz, R. G. (2009). Linguistic and Auditory Temporal Processing in Children with Specific Language Impairment.

Pró-Fono, 21, 279 -284.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T. (2008). Eye Tracking and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences: Current Theory and Practice. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia,13, 413 - 414.

 

Presentations          

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Andrade, C. F., Souza, A. F., Carvalho, A. C. M., Scwhartz, R. G. (2015). Prosodic Effects on Syntactic Disambiguation in Adults with and without Cochlear Implants. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Convention, Denver.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Andrade, C. F., Scwhartz, R. G. (2013). Sentence processing in children who stutter. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Convention, Chicago.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Andrade, C. F., Befi-Lopes, D., Limongi, S., Fernandes, F., Scwhartz, R. G. (2012). Syntax & working memory in SLI, Down syndrome and autism. ASHA Convention, Atlanta.

 

Rocha, C. N., Fortunato-Tavares, T., Ortega, N., Befi-Lopes, D., Andrade, C. F., Schochat, E. (2012). Artificial Intelligence and Audiology: SLI Diagnosis with Speech-ABR. Audiology Now Convention - American Academy of Audiology, Boston.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Rocha, C. N., Fortunato-Tavares, Befi-Lopes, D., Andrade, C. F., Schochat, E. (2012). Temporal Processing and Syntactic Complexity in Specific Language Impairment. Audiology Now Convention - American Academy of Audiology, Boston.


Fortunato-Tavares, T., Andrade, C. R.,
Befi-Lopes, D., Limongi, S. O., Fernandes, F. D., Schwartz, R. G. (2011). Predicate structural assignment in SLI, autism and Down syndrome. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Convention, San Diego.

 

Schwartz R. G., Fortunato-Tavares, T., Hestvik, A., Tropper, B, Torynova, L. (2011). Oral presentation: Eye-Tracking Studies of Structural Assignment and Working Memory in Specific Language Impairment. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Montreal. 

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Befi-Lopes, D., Bento, R. F., Andrade, C. F. (2011). Oral presentation: Relationship between communication skills and quality of life in children with cohlear implants. 10th Otorhinolaryngology Foundation Conference, Gramado.

 

Juste, F., Befi-Lopes, D., Andrade, C. F., Fortunato-Tavares, T. (2011). Oral presentation: EPrime method: linguistic processing and working memory in specific language impairment. 19th Brazilian Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences Conference and 8th International Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences Conference, 2011, São Paulo.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Rocha, C. N., Befi-Lopes, D. M., Schochat, E., Andrade, C. F., Schwartz, R. G. (2010). Relationship between Temporal Processing and Sentence Complexity in SLI. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia.

                   

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Andrade, C. F., Befi-Lopes, D., Hestvik, A., Schwartz, R. G. (2010). Working Memory Effects on Syntactic Comprehension in Specific Language Impairment American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia.

 

Schwartz, R. G., Fortunato-Tavares, T., Hestvik, A., Tropper, B., Torynova, L. (2010). Structural Assignment in SLI: Group Patterns and Individual Differences for Predicates and Reflexives. Child Language Seminar, London.

 

Sousa, F., Goffi-Gomes, M. V., Befi-Lopes, D., Fortunato-Tavares, Tsuji, R. K. (2010).  Effect of CI technology and electrode position on intraoperative Neural Response Telemetry. 11th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, Stockholm.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Befi-Lopes, D., Andrade, C. F. (2010). Linguistic processing and working memory: online effects in specific language inpairment. 18th Brazilian Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences Conference, Curitiba.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T. (2010). Oral presentation: Language assessment in children who are candidates for cochlear implantation]. 10th Otorhinolaryngology Foundation Conference, São Paulo.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Andrade, C. F., Bento, R. F. (2010). Relationship between Lexical and Audiotry Skills and Parent Perception on the Quality of Life of Children with Cochlear Implants. 9th Conference of Otorhinolaryngology Foundation, São Paulo.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Andrade, C. F., Befi-Lopes, D., Hestvik, A., Schwartz, R. G. (2010). Working Memory Effects on Syntactic Comprehension in Specific Language Impairment. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia.

 

Fortunato, T., Rocha, C. N., Befi-Lopes, D., Schochat, E., Andrade, C. F. (2009). Association between auditory temporal processing and syntactic complexity in children with specific language impairment. 17thBrazilian Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences Conference and 1st Iberian-American Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Conference, Salvador.

 

Andrade, C. R., Queiros, D. P., Lima, J., Fortunato-Tavares, T. (2009). Electromyographic speech profile: comparison between children who do and do not stutter. 17th Brazilian Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences Conference and 1st Iberian-American Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences Conference, Salvador.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T. (2009). Oral presentation: Aurioral language rehabilitation in children with cochlear implants. 8th Conference of Otorhinolaryngology Foundation, Salvador.

 

Fortunato-Tavares, T., Hestvik, A., Tropper, B., Schwartz, R. G.. (2008). Oral presentation: Eye Tracking Studies in Structural Assignment in Children with SLI - 1 hour seminar. American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Convention, Chicago.

 

Andrade, C. F., Goncalves, V., Fortunato-Tavares, T. (2007). Family profile of speech fluency electromyographic response to rest, maximum and minimum labial tension. 15th Brazilian Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Conference and 1st International Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences Conference, Gramado.

 

Rossi, M. P., Faustino, K. A., Morato, P. F., Fortunato, T., Ferreira, P. M. (2008). Attention déficits in children witrth autism spectrum disorders: social orientation. 14th Brazilian Speech-Language and HearingSciences Conference, Salvador.

 

Fortunato, T., Andrade, C. F. (2006). Oral presentation: Heredity influence on the sequential motor hability in children who stutter. 14th International Undergraduate Symposium of Scientific Initiation of University of Sao Pasulo – SIICUSP, Ribeirão Preto.

 

Awards

 

 2011 - Best research in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 10th Otorhinolaryngology Foundation Conference, Gramado, Brazil.

 

2009 - Diversity Champion, American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

 

2009 - Excellence in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Brazilian Speech, Language and Hearing Society. 

 

 

Fellowships and Grants

 

2013- 2016, Postdoctoral fellowship (FAPESP – The São Paulo Research Foundation)

 

2012  International travel grant (FAPESP - The São Paulo Research Foundation)

 

2009 – 2012, Doctoral fellowship (Capes - Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level Education)

 

2009 – 2011, International travel grant (Universidade de São Paulo)

 

2009 – 2010, Teaching fellowship (Medical School, Universidade de São Paulo)

 

2008 – 2009, University fellowship (The Graduate Center of The City University of New York)

 

2007 – 2008, Presidential fellowship (The Graduate Center of The City University of New York)

 

2005 Exchange student fellowship (Universidade de São Paulo – St. John’s University)

 

2006 Undergraduate research grant (FAPESP - The São Paulo Research Foundation