Viviane Cappellari - High Hopes Dubai

Viviane Cappellari

Head of Speech & Language Department
DHA License Number: 00082911-001

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Vivianne is a licensed Speech and Language Therapist ( Brazilian Council of Speech and Language Therapy (CRFa- RS) and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA)), and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

She graduated in Speech and Language Therapy in 1999, and achieved her Post Graduation in Oral Motor and Vocal Disorders (IMEC) along with a Master’s Degree in Speech Therapy from the Santa Maria Federal University in Brazil. Throughout her career of more than 20 years, she has placed a special focus on feeding, oral motor and childhood apraxia of speech.

Viviane started more than 10 years back at the Dubai Center for Special Needs (DCSN), serving a variety of students with different cultural backgrounds and diagnosis. She then joined The Physiotherapy and Family Medicine Clinic.

She is recognised today as one of the most prominent pediatric speech and language therapists in the Middle East.

Viviane is fluent in English and Portugese and she can offer therapeutic support in both languages.


  • Oral Placement therapy by Talk Tools
  • Sensory Motor approach for CAS by Talk Tools
  • Feeding therapy: A sensory- Motor approach
  • Kaufman Speech to Language protocol (K-SLP)
  • Prompts for recruiting and Oral Muscular Phonetic targets (PROMPT) Bridging level
  • Hanen Programs: It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words
  • Makaton introduction and advanced level
  • Beckman Oral motor approach
  • Dynamic Tactile Temporal Cueing (DTTC)
  • Elklan: Communication Builders for Complex Needs
  • Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding

HER Expertise

    • ADNP Syndrome
    • Apraxia
    • Articulation Disorders
    • Autism Spectrum Condition
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
    • Chromosomal/Genetic Disorders
    • Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)
    • Developmental Language Disorder
    • Down Syndrome
    • Dysarthria
    • Dysphagia
    • Eating and Drinking disorders
    • Genetic and chromosomal conditions
    • Global Developmental Delays
    • Language delay
    • Learning disabilities
    • Lisp
    • Tongue Thrust
    • Motor-Speech Disorders
    • Orthodontic disorders
    • Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder
    • Pervasive developmental disorders
    • Prader Willi syndrome
    • Prematurity
    • Early Intervention
    • Phonological disorders
    • Pragmatic Language Disorder
    • Social Communication Disorder
    • Rare Genetic Conditions
    • Rett Syndrome
    • Speech Errors
    • Speech Delay
    • Speech Sound Disorder
    • Muteness – Selective Mutism
    • Oral motor/ placement and feeding disorders/ picky eaters
    • Spasmodic Dysphonia
    • Stuttering
    • Voice disorders
    • Feeding tubes- NG tube and Peg tube
    • Infantile anorexia
    • Palilalia and Echolalia
    • Oral breathers
    • Specific Language impairment
    • Oro- myofunctional disorders
    • Auditory attention disorder
    • Phonetic/ Phonological disorders
    • Brain injured related speech disorders
    • Acquired infantile apraxia
    • Semantic disorders
    • Gastro-esophageal reflux feeding related disorders
    • Microcephaly
    • Hydrocephaly
    • Visual impaired children
    • Adaptive swallowing
    • Oral sensory disorder
    • Behavioral feeding disorder
    • Social and conversation skills
    • Executive function disorder
    • Facial Paralysis
    • Memory disorders
    • Anomia and word retrieval disorder
    • Bilingualism

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