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PEREIRA, Fernanda Caroline Braga et al. The history of Speech-language Pathology in Minas Gerais state: the main characters' impression. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.2, pp.313-326. Epub Aug 19, 2011. ISSN 1982-0216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462011005000092.
PURPOSE: to present the course traced by Speech-language Pathology in Minas Gerais state since the arrival of the first professionals up to the current time. METHOD: it is an exploratory and historical field research based on a quality-quantitative approach. Twenty-seven professionals including speech-language pathologists and doctors involved in the process of implementing, organizing and managing services, courses and Speech-language pathology offices took part in this study. Data were collected by using documents research and semi-structured interviews. Then, there was a categorization of the documents and interviews. RESULTS: the historical report begins with the arrival of the first speech-language pathologists in Minas Gerais. The description of the interviews is divided in the following categories: first time in touch with Speech-language pathology; motivation for choosing this professional occupation; insertion in Speech-language pathology; motivation for working in Minas Gerais; context of this science from the 1970s to the 1990s; career development; boost to the recognition and progress of the profession; Speech-language pathology perspectives; evaluation of the historical study. CONCLUSION: it was possible to demonstrate the course traced by Speech-language Pathology in Minas Gerais province since the arrival of the first professionals up to the current time.
Keywords : Historical Article; Speech, Language; Hearing Sciences.