This year we have 7 pre-congress on-line workshops, on September 22nd 2021, which you can attend live or later.

To be able to register for the workshops, you must be registered for the Congress.

We present you with the options, asking you to always double check the schedule.

If you attend live, during the workshops, you can write your questions in the chat to the speaker that will later be asked by the moderator (s). Your participation is an important contribution to our enrichment.


Voice acoustic analysis: updates and guidelines for clinical practice

Schedule: 09am-12am
Hosts: Voice department
Speakers: André Araújo, Joana Frutuoso and Pedro Pestana

Moderators: Gabriela Torrejano and Sónia Lima

Speech and language therapists who work with voice are faced with challenges to incorporate quality acoustic analysis into their clinical evaluation. The evolution of technologies and evaluation parameters requires a continuous update to integrate optimized practices within professional context. These make it possible to make the most of time and resources, as well as to improve the forms of registration and clinical reporting.

In this workshop, updates will be shared about selection of equipment and software, as well as signal recording procedures and strategies for obtaining suitable voice corpora. Emphasis will be given to the use of free software (PRAAT), with demonstration and practical supervision of the analysis of simple and combined short and long term acoustic measures, as well as guidelines for reporting them.


  • Selection of equipment (e.g. microphones and interfaces) for voice evaluation;

  • Reference for acoustic signal collection and calibration procedures;

  • Exploration of short term (e.g. disturbance measures) and long term (e.g. LTAS, CPP, CPPS) acoustic parameters in different representative corpora of vocal behaviour;

  • Demonstration of procedures for installing and using PRAAT scripts to automatically obtain dysphonia indexes (e.g. DSI and AVQI);

  • Demonstration of the analysis of the voices of clinical cases representative of different degrees of vocal disturbance and forms of clinical report.


Speaking about breathing: Talking and breathing interface

Schedule: 09am-12am
Hosts: Departments of Speech and Orofacial motricity
Speakers: Débora Franco, Margarida Ramalho and Tânia Reis

Moderators: Ana Catarina Batista and Mariana Carvalho

Oral breathing can lead to structural, postural, muscular and functional changes, in speech production which can compromise oral communication. What is the relationship between speech and breathing?

The main objective of this workshop is to reflect on the relationship of autonomy and/or interdependence between breathing and speech production. We will discuss intervention with strategies and activities for clinical practice.


  • Relationship between oral breathing and speech;

  • Identification of the most common speech error patterns due to breathing pattern;

  • Intervention based on the relationship between breathing and speech.



Schedule: 09am-12am
Hosts: Augmentative and alternative communication department
Speaker: Sheridan Forster               


Moderators: Ana Catarina Gaspar, Joana Mendes  and João Canossa Dias

Language: English


It is commonly said that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. With pictures, one can illustrate complex ideas, convey difficult messages, engage the communication partner in an open dialogue … What about videos? Can and should we use them in our intervention as speech and language therapists’? Are we prepared to do so? In this workshop, the participants will be given an overview of the video analysis process at the service of the intervention in complex communication and language disorders and challenged to reflect about own practices in this field.


  • What is the video analysis process: goals, components, strategies and applications?

  • What is the role of the Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in the process of video analysis with caregivers?

  • How to apply video analysis in the intervention of the SLT in the fields of Social Engagement, Communication and Language?

  • Practical implementation of video analysis with case studies.


Listen and process to better communicate: clinical cases

Schedule: 1pm-4pm
Hosts: Hearing and Children Language Departments
Speakers: Leonor Fontes          

Moderators:: Marisa Alves and Telma Pereira

The central auditory processing is quite complex and closely related to the communication and language development. There are situations in which even though there is normal peripheral hearing, there are difficulties of discrimination, analysis and processing of sound information that can compromise language.

In this workshop we will analyse clinical cases and the relationship between central auditory processing disorder and language disorders.


  • Promote clinical reasoning based on the analysis of case studies;

  • Develop understanding of the relation between central auditory processing disorders and language disorders;

  • Learn to identify red flags to complement the speech and language therapists’ assessment with a central auditory processing assessment;

  • Team work in the context of central auditory processing.


Stuttering early diagnosis

Schedule: 1pm-4pm
Hosts: Stuttering department
Speakers: Ana Andrade and Rita Valente

Moderators: Cátia Catita and Helena Germano

Analysis of children videos with and without stuttering in order to explore the manifestation of the disorder and contribute to develop clinical reasoning on early diagnosis assessment.

Throughout the workshop scientific and terminological updating in stuttering will be developed in an interaction with the participants. Participants are challenged to contribute to this discussion, bringing clinical cases, preferably on video.


  • Develop scientific and terminological knowledge in stuttering;

  • Development assessment, diagnosis and subsequent decision-making skills;

  • Identification and analysis of stuttering manifestations and their clinical interpretation;

  • Identification of red flags in stuttering at preschool age;

  • Develop therapeutic skills to identify relational, cognitive and emotional aspects as well as the impact on participation and function.


The role of speech and language therapist in breatfeeding

Schedule: 4h30pm-7h30pm
Hosts: Swallowing department
Speaker: Sheila Tamanini de Almeida                              


Moderator: Ana Marques and Ana Paris Leal

The workshop will be based on an expositive dialogue, with presentation of possible practices online, increasing the knowledge about the speech and language therapists’ performance in breastfeeding.

Aspects related to the performance of term babies, premature babies and special cases will be addressed.


  • Discuss the role of speech and language therapists as a promoter of breastfeeding; address the qualification to support the practice of breastfeeding.


Micro and macrolinguistic speech analysis

Schedule: 4h30pm-7h30pm
Hosts: Adult language department
Speaker: Filipa Miranda                               


Moderators: Ana Murteira and José Fonseca

Speech analysis is crucial for language assessment and can be analyzed through two dimensions: microlinguistic and macrolinguistic. The microlinguistics of speech is related to the organization of phonological patterns in morphological sequences and words (lexical processing) and also determines the syntactic context that each word requires for the correct formation of sentences (syntactic processing). In this type of dimension, the average length of the statement, the rate, the Type Token Ratio, the total number of words and phrases can be measured.

Macro-linguistics refers to inter-sentence analysis, determining the contextually appropriate meaning of a word or phrase, as well as the cohesive and coherent mechanisms that are responsible for forming the topics. It can be analysed through the main concepts, the coherence of the topic, the global coherence, the local coherence and the cohesion of the discourse.

Through these two types of analysis, it is possible to detect language deviations that are not found through traditional methods of language assessment.


  • Types of speech elicitation;

  • Tool for transcribing the speech;

  • Speech segmentation criteria;

  • Criteria and rules for speech analysis measures (micro and macrolinguistic);

  • Microlinguistic and macrolinguistic analysis of speech without pathology;

  • Microlinguistic and macrolinguistic speech analysis in adults with language and communication disorders assessment, after brain injury.