Maria Aparecida Nina Cormedi


She has been a clinical and educational speech therapist for 35 years with people with deafblindness and multiple disabilities. She is currently a consultant on inclusive education and alternative communication, working with people with complex communication needs and their families. She is the proprietary director of, a platform that offers online courses in the areas of language, communication, learning and inclusion.

She has been university professor in Brazil for 15 years and she is currently tutor of a specialization course on inclusive education and multiple disabilities in Argentina and Ecuador.

She worked as Educational Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean by Perkins International visiting deafblind services in different countries, such as: Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Chile, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Bolivia.
She was technical director of NGO in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for 15 years (2000-2014). She has worked closely with people, with deafblindness and multiple disabilities, their families and teacher training and collaborative teamwork as well as.

She has Post PhD in Education, Art and Culture by Mackenzie Presbyterian University. PhD in Education by University of São Paulo. Master in Developmental Disorders. Specialization in Deafness and Visual Impairment. Proficiency in Cortical Visual Impairment- CVI Range. Special Education of Visually Handicapped and Multiply Handicapped Children and Youth, Perkins School for the Blind, USA. ELP.

Member International Society for Augmentation / Alternative Communication - ISAAC. 

She has published book chapters on alternative communication, multiple disabilities and deafblindness.

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