Fernanda Dreux M. Fernandes, PhD, is an associate professor of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Program at the School of Medicine, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, for over 30 years. She is a former president of the Brazilian SLP & A Association and received the Life Achievement Honor Award by this association. She is also an ASHA fellow and former member of the International Issues Board of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Fernandes is in her second term as a member of the board of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP). She is on the editorial board of several scientific journals and researches in the area of communication in children with autism, has acted as an adviser in over 30 master’s degree and doctorate degree researches, and has published over 100 papers.