This is the program we built for you! We welcomed the challenge of doing it remotely and bet heavily on the largest national speech therapy congress ever held, with a program of diverse, comprehensive, current themes, focused on the present and the future.

We started on September 22nd with 7 fantastic workshops.

There follow three and a half intense days, from 23 to 26 September 2021, around the main areas of clinical practice of speech therapy, disseminating and updating knowledge, in a format of conferences, round tables and free communications, without ever neglecting a fundamental time for debate open to all participants. We will also have posters and visits to the stands, our partners, with surprises at certain times.

We opened with an inaugural conference with the former European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Engineer Carlos Moedas, who will speak to us about the fundamental role of Innovation in the service of health and education and its professionals.

We have the presence of 10 international guests who join a national panel of excellence: Dr. Adriá Rofes, Prof. Dr. Dimitri Kanevsky, Prof. Dr. James Law, Prof. Dr. Leny Kyrillos, Prof. Dr. Leonardo Wanderley Lopes, Prof. Dra. Mariana Saconato, Prof. Dr. Sheila Tamanini de Almeida, Prof. Dr. Sheridan Forster, Prof. Dr. Soo-Eun Chang and Prof. Dr. Yvonne Wren, who will share their experiences and knowledge, with an important contribution to this Congress.

And because science also has affections, on September 23 we will have the tribute to Therapist Suzete Carmona Dias, President of honor of this Congress, and on September 24 the delivery of the Merit Award 2017-2020. Now and more than ever, we must be united as a professional class. We wait for you to celebrate all the achievements. It is in this scientific and festive atmosphere that this II International Congress of the Portuguese Society of Speech Therapy will take place.

Congress Keynote Speakers

Adrià Rofes

Dimitri Kanevsky

James Law

Leny Kyrillos

 Leonardo Wanderley Lopes

Mariana Saconato

Sheila Tamanini de Almeida

Sheridan Forster

Soo-Eun Chang

Yvonne Wren


September  22

September 23

08:30-08:35 Opening of the II International Congress of the Speech and Language Therapy Society

08:35-09:20 The other side of virtual
Gonçalo Leal
Moderator: Sónia Pós de Mina 

09:20-09:30 Discussion

09:30-10:30 Round table 1.  Discussion on language disorders in childhood  

Moderators:  Marina de Jesus and Margarida Ramalho
Children with language development disorder in Portugal – theory and practice /
Ana Castro, Fátima Maia, Dina Alves, Joana Rocha, Mª João Ximenes, Marisa Lousada, Telma Pereira
Phonological awareness in preschool age children – experimental study /
Marta Sá, Pedro Sá Couto, Marisa Lousada
Syntax in children with language development disorder and autism spectrum disorder /
Alexandrina Martins, Ana Lúcia Santos, Inês Duarte
Augmentative and alternative communication and language – a family testimony /
Cylene Medrado

10:30-10:45 Discussion

10:45-11:30 The quest for evidence-based practice in speech and language sciences: the changing nature of the evidence related to interventions for children with developmental language disorder
James Law     
Moderators: Dina Alves and Marisa Lousada

11:30-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:15 Break and visit to stands

12:15-13:00 Opening Cerimony
                          Tribute to honorary president Suzete Carmona Dias
                                José Fonseca

14:00-16:15 Free communications 
Moderators: Aldora Quintal and Inês Lopes            

  • CO001 Adaptation and content validation for european portuguese of the assessment instrument “KiddyCAT”/Elsa Marta Soares; Cristiana Rodrigues; Filipa Gonçalves; Ana Rita Valente
  • CO002 Auditory Processing Intervention Program – school age: Content development and validation/Cátia Luís; Ana Abrantes; Catarina Oliveira; Jorge Humberto Martins; Marisa Alves
  • CO003 Content Validation of a holistic Stuttering Assessment Instrument in preschool children /Ana Andrade; Xosé Fernandez; Ana Valente
  • CO004 Early billingual attendance: here and beyound/Susana Capitão; Ana Luísa Ferreira; Carla Pimenta; Andreia Vreia
  • CO005 Oromotor performance in children aged six to nine years old/Mariana Ascensão; Margarida Grilo; Isabel Guimarães
  • CO006 Interpersonal communication after traumatic brain injury: efficacy of a rehabilitation program/Nicole Agrela; Maria Emília Santos; Sandra Guerreiro
  • CO007 Oromotor and articulatory functioning in tracheotomizes children/Leonor Fontes; Isabel Guimarães
  • CO009 Oral Motricity in preschool children with speech sound disorders: preliminary study/Sónia Pós De Mina; Fernando Martins; Isabel Guimarães
  • CO012 Development and content validation of a stuttering screening instrument in preschool children/Ana Cruz; Ana Rita Valente
  • CO013 Validation of the Portuguese version of the Swallow Quality-of-Life Questionnaire in people after neurological injury/Bárbara Sobral; Daniela Vieira; Inês Lopes
  • CO011 Translation and validation of the Yale Pharyngeal Residue Rating Severity Scale into European Portuguese – contribution/Isabel Carvalho; Susana Vaz Freitas; Adriana Martins; Ângela Rego

16:15-17:00 Children victim of violence: signs and procedures

Dulce Rocha
Moderator: Paula Correia   

17:00-17:15 Discussion  

17:15-17:45 Break and visit to posters

17:45-18:45 Round table 2. Language mapping in surgery with awake patients
Moderators: Filipa Miranda and Inês Tello Rodrigues
Surgical procedure in intraoperative mapping  / Alexandre Campos
Intraoperative language mapping: perspective of the clinical linguist / Adrià Rofes
Typology of errors in intraoperative appointment / José Fonseca
Neurophychological assessment: pre and post-surgery / Carolina Maruta

18:45-19:00  Discussion

19:00-19:45 From paper to on-line: tools and resources
Cátia Catita, David Guerreiro, Tânia Reis
Moderators: Elsa Soares and Sandra Cruz

19:45-20:00 Discussion

September 24

09:00-10:00 Round table 3. Two heads thonk better than one: speech and hearing talking
Carla Matos, Dina Caetano Alves, Marisa Alves and Susana Rodrigues
Moderators: Susana Capitão and Tânia Reis
This round table aims to stimulate an open debate between speakers and the public on topics related to Hearing and Speech.

10:00-10:15 Discussion

10:15-10:45 Break and visit to posters

10:45-11:30 Who should we treat using research findings to make clinical decisions on who to treat and what approach to use for children with speech sound disorder
Yvonne Wren
Moderator: Isabel Guimarães

11:30-11:45 Discussion

11:45-12:15 Break and visit to stands

12:15-13:00 Nestlé Conference: “Modified Texture Diets: Meritene® ABA vs. artisanal diets”
Inês Cardoso Mota
Moderator: Teresa Sameiro

13:00-13:15 Discussion

13:15-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Round table 4.  The 5 quality standards in communication – utopia or reality?
Carina Martinho, Joana Santos, João Torres, Paula Valente                       
Moderators: Luísa Taveira and Marta Pinto  

This roundtable aims to gather perspectives from different speech and language therapists who develop their professional practice in schools, hospitals and with the community, regarding the 5 quality standards in communication, with people with communication needs

15:30-15:45 Discussion

15:45-16:30 Dysphagia reabilitation in post-Covid-19 patients
Mariana Saconato
Moderator: Ana Marques and David Nascimento

16:30-16:45  Discussion

16:45-17:15 Break and visit to stands

17:15-18:30 Free communications
Moderators: Ana Catarina Batista and Carina Pinto

  • CO014 Electronic Instrument for Phonological Awareness Screening and Assessment – results of a usability study/Dina Alves; Ana Castro; Catarina Dôro; Daniela Espadinha
  • CO015 Speech therapist indirect intervention: training pre-school educators for language skills stimulation/Ana Castro; Dina Alves
  • CO016 Beyond segments: Phonological assessment and the non-linear analysis in European Portuguese/Margarida Ramalho; Maria João Freitas
  • CO017 Development and validation of the Social Communication Skills Inventory (SCSI) for children between four and six years old/Mariana Carvalho; Anabela Santos; Mariana Almeida
  • CO019 Development and Validation of a Syntactic Intervention Program: PROsyntax– Level I/Mafalda Azevedo; Alexandrina Martins; Marisa Lousada
  • CO020 Development and Validation of a Syntactic Intervention Program: PROsyntax– Level II/Raquel Crespo; Fátima Alexandrina Martins; Marisa Lousada
  • CO021 Scientific competences and skill of Portuguese Speech therapists/Ana Mendes; David Guerreiro; Inês Tello Rodrigues; Miriam Moreira; Vânia De Aguiar

18:30-19:15 How speech recognition can help people with non-standard speech
Dimitri Kanevsky
Moderator: Gonçalo Leal

19:15-19:30 Discussion

19:30-19:45 Scientific merit award

September 25

10:00-10:45 Speech and language therapy in schools
Sílvia Moreira da Silva
Moderator: José Fonseca

10:45-11:00 Discussion

11:00-11:30 Break and visit to stands

11:30-12:30 Free communications 
Moderators:  Patrícia Oliveira and Telma Pereira  

  • CO022 Interference of linguistic variant in typical phonological acquisition process/Anna Soares; Vanessa Giacchini; Gabrielle Souza
  • CO023 The teaching of mental health in Brazilian graduation: an integrative review/Caroliny Lira; Vanessa Giacchini
  • CO025 Phonodis: a corpus with data produced by portuguese children with protracted development/Maria João Freitas; Margarida Ramalho; Marisa Lousada; Patrícia Oliveira; Rodrigo Pereira
  • CO024 Denver II Validation and Cultural Adaptation: Normative Values for Portuguese Children from 0 to 6 years of age/Ana Paula Martins; Paula Correia; Olinda Roldão
  • CO026 Writing Test for the Evaluation and Analysis of Writing Skills – validation of the tests with words and pseudowords/Dina Alves; Ana Rita Carvoeiro

12:30-13:15 Osteopathy and Speech and language therapy: cooperation
João Pombeiro
Moderator: Ana Paula Mendes

13:15-13:30 Discussion

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Round table 5.  Craniofacial anomalies and their impact on oral functions – teamwork
Carla Moura, David Casimiro de Andrade, Eduardo Matos, Maria João Ximenes                      
Moderators: Ana Marques and Débora Franco   

Oromotor functions result from a harmonious interaction between morphology and motor behaviour of different orofacial structures. The balance of this interaction can be compromised by craniofacial disorder.
This round table aims to characterize the approach of interdisciplinary teams in oromotor functionsfrom craniofacial changes, highlighting the role of the speech and language therapistOral myofunctional intervention approaches, resulting from craniofacial changes, will be discussed.
The discussion also reflects the role of the speech and language therapists in a multidisciplinary team.


15:45-16:30 Break and visit to posters

16h30-17h15 Communication and Media
Leny Kyrillos
Moderator: André Araújo

17:15-17:30 Discussion

17:30-18:15 Sensory integration therapy
Paula Serrano
Moderador: Fátima Maia

18:30-19:15 Unraveling the neural bases of developmental stuttering: neuroimaging investigations of children who stutter
Soo-Eun Chang
Moderador: Gonçalo Leal

19:15-19:30 Discussion

September 26

09:00-10:00 Round table 6.   Voice and stuttering: clinical reasoning   
Ana Andrade, André Araújo, Gabriela Torrejano, Helena Germano
Moderators: Elsa Soares and Sónia Lima
This panel will debate the clinical reasoning based on the variation of characteristics found in different clinical cases, assuming a biopsychosocial model of analysis and the transversality between voice and stuttering.

10:00-10:15 Discussion

10:15-10:45 Break and visit to stands

10:45-11:45 Free Communications
Moderators: Soraia Ibrahim and Tânia Reis

  • Impact of socioeconomic status on the pre-reading skills at the beginning of the 1st grade/Cristina Garrido; Marisa Lousada; Ana Sucena
  • Is the “intensity dynamics” a sensitive acoustic measure for the characterization of voice disorder?/ Joana Frutuoso; André Araújo; Sandra Alves
  • Re(tale) – evaluation test of oral narratives an evaluation instrument for children of school age/Stéphanie Vaz; Maria Lobo; Marisa Lousada
  • Vocal (health) promotion in pre-school Master’s students: a study on the impact of the Educar a Voz Program/Sónia Lima; Ana Silva; Ana Urbano; Andreia Agostinho
  • Clitics comprehension by portuguese speaking children with autism/Raquel Costa; Maria Lobo

11:45-12:30 Technology and the change in speech and language therapy: what the future holds
Leonardo Wanderley Lopes
Moderators: José Fonseca and Paula Correia

12:30-12:45 Discusion

12:45-13:15 Closing cerimony and awards


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