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Dr. Gonçalo Leal


My name is Gonçalo Leal and I am SpeechCare's co-founder and iStutter's Clinical Director.

My whole academic and professional life has been devoted to help people who stutter and their families. In the last 15 years, I have been globetrotting the world addressing the most varied audiences (Universities, Speech Therapy Associations and Scientific Societies, Medical Congresses or Advocacy Groups), co-authoring articles with highly esteemed peers and working on integrating different approaches in my team’s methodological intervention. The opening of the Center in the UAE is a dream come true, only possible due to the personal and professional commitment of Farah Al Qaissieh.

I warmly invite you to start joining us ahead of the opening of the center in the beginning of 2023. If you are: a parent of a child with speech, language and communication needs or an adult who stutters, or the caregiver of a child who stutters; a school looking for the highest level of speech therapy services directly at your establishment; a SLT aiming at pursuing training in distinct speech therapy fields, reach out to us:

– If you are looking for specialised therapy in these areas, please fill in the pre-booking form.
– If you are a kindergarten or primary school teacher and are looking to have these services at your school, book an appointment here.
– If you are a SLT who is looking to new opportunities to learn and grow professionally via our course, check our current learning opportunities.

Our work is backed by innovative methods and tools put at our disposal by a forward-looking executive and technological team. Together, we make the difference.

Looking forward welcoming you!!


Co-Founder and Clinical Director at Speechcare / iStutter; PHD candidate at Portuguese Catholic University in Cognitive and Language Sciences, applied to Stuttering Treatment; Volunteer Scholarship Appointment at University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine; Professor and Mentor in Diploma “Especialización en Disfluencias“, at Faculty of Medicine of Concepción’s University, Chile; Visiting Assistant Professor at Higher School of Health Egas Moniz (2010-2015), Co-autorship of book “Trastornos del Habla – De los Fundamentos a la Evaluación”, EOS Madrid, 2016.

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