Assessment and Intervention

Speech Therapy

The Speech Therapist is the Health Professional at Hospital da Luz Coimbra in charge for Prevention, Assessment, Diagnosis, Intervention and Scientific Study of human communication Disturbances associated to Comprehension and Expression of oral and written Language, but also of other forms of non-verbal communication. The practice in the various Areas is applied to Children in pre-school and school age, as well as adults, and is often developed in interaction with other areas: Pediatrics, Otorhinolaringology, Orthodontics, Psychology.

Speech Therapy at Hospital da Luz Coimbra has a crucial role in the following areas of intervention:

Language; Articulation; Fluency; Voice; Swallowing/Chewing; Orthodontics; Reading and Writing.

Early Diagnosis

Hospital da Luz Coimbra's Speech Therapy Specialized Team identifies and provides early follow-up of difficulties in terms of Children's Communication Disturbances.



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Dra. Inês Silvestre

Speech Therapy

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education:

Degree in Speech Therapy by Alcoitão School of Health (ESSA) (2004).

Integrated Master in Speech and Hearing Sciences by University of Aveiro (2010).

Post-graduation in Therapeutic Intervention in Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, by EPAP - Professional, Advanced and Postgraduate Education (2013).

Other Relevant Formations:

Estill Voice Training System - Level I e II (2018).

Training "Fundamentals of a Healthy and Clear Voice" by "Chant, Voix et Corps" (2017).

Course "Manual Therapy Applied to Speech Therapy - Voice Improvement" - by Ostéovox at the European Center for Higher Education of Osteopathy in Paris, France (2017).

Course "Manual Therapy Applied to Speech Therapy - Improvement in Dysphagia" - by Ostéovox at the European Center for Higher Education of Osteopathy in Paris, France (2017).

Course "Manual Therapy Applied to Speech Therapy" - by Ostéovox at the European Center for Higher Education of Osteopathy in Paris, France (2014-2016).

Professional Training Course on "Intervention in Fluency Disorders", by EPAP - Professional, Advanced and Postgraduate Education (2016).

Pre-Congress Course "Current Topics in Voice Research" run by Ingo Titze, MD, PhD integrated in the I International Congress of the Portuguese Society of Speech Therapy (2016).

Clinical Activity:

Speech Therapist of Otorhinolaringology Service, Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, since 2005.

Speech therapist at the Cooperative for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Inadvertent Citizen of Montijo and Alcochete (CERCIMA), in the Early Intervention Project (2005).

Speech Therapist at the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of Mafra Children (APERCIM) in the Early Intervention Project (2004).

Teaching:

Clinical Supervision of Curricular Internship in Speech Therapy since 2016.

Participation in Professional Working Groups:

Member of the Voice Department of the Portuguese Society of Speech Therapy since 2017.

Participation in the «Research and Intervention Group in Dysphagia - GIID» at Health School of the University of Aveiro (2005-2007).

Author of several papers and posters at national congresses in the area of ​​Speech Therapy.

Areas of Differentiation

Voice Disorders;

Vocal Technique in Artistic and Professional Voice (Vocal Singed and Spoken);

Language Changes in Children;

Speech Sounds Disturbances; Stutter

Swallowing changes (dysphagia).

Dra. Helena Cardoso

Speech Therapy

ADSE
IASFA
MEDICARE
SAD/PSP
Allianz
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
SFJ
AAC/OAF
CEFA
IASFA
Previdencia Portuguesa
ABC
Clube Tiro e Sport
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
ADSE
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
INTEGRAR
SAD/PSP
Almedina
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
ISCAC
SCMC
ANAI
FEUC - Clube MBA
MEDICARE
SEPLEU
APBC
FNE
Montepio Geral - AM
SFJ
APP - CDI's
Future Healthcare
Morangos
SINTAP
Associação Olhar 21
Generali
Myos
STFPSC
ASSP
Grupo Lena
Ordem dos Advogados
Vigor da Mocidade
Cáritas Diocesana
AAC/OAF
Cáritas Diocesana
IASFA
Previdencia Portuguesa
ABC
CEFA
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
ACP
Clube Tiro e Sport
INTEGRAR
SAD/PSP
ADSE
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
ISCAC
SCMC
Almedina
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
MEDICARE
SEPLEU
ANAI
FEUC - Clube MBA
Montepio Geral - AM
SFJ
APBC
FNE
Morangos
SINTAP
APP - CDI's
Generali
Myos
STFPSC
Associação Olhar 21
Grupo Lena
Ordem dos Advogados
Vigor da Mocidade
ASSP

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Degree in Speech Therapy in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Aveiro (2011).

Master of Science in Speech and Hearing in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Aveiro (2014).

Speech Therapy Intern in Social Solidarity Association of Lafões.

Intern in Speech Therapy Association for Misfits Citizens Recovery of Lousã.

Speech Therapy intern at St. Andrew's Hospital (EPE), Leiria - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service.

Intern Speech Therapy at the University Hospitals of Coimbra - Medical Services Physical and Rehabilitation.

  • SAMS QUADROS

Dra. Helena Cardoso

Speech Therapy

ADSE
IASFA
MEDICARE
SAD/PSP
Allianz
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
SFJ
AAC/OAF
CEFA
IASFA
Previdencia Portuguesa
ABC
Clube Tiro e Sport
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
ADSE
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
INTEGRAR
SAD/PSP
Almedina
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
ISCAC
SCMC
ANAI
FEUC - Clube MBA
MEDICARE
SEPLEU
APBC
FNE
Montepio Geral - AM
SFJ
APP - CDI's
Future Healthcare
Morangos
SINTAP
Associação Olhar 21
Generali
Myos
STFPSC
ASSP
Grupo Lena
Ordem dos Advogados
Vigor da Mocidade
Cáritas Diocesana
AAC/OAF
Cáritas Diocesana
IASFA
Previdencia Portuguesa
ABC
CEFA
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
ACP
Clube Tiro e Sport
INTEGRAR
SAD/PSP
ADSE
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
ISCAC
SCMC
Almedina
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
MEDICARE
SEPLEU
ANAI
FEUC - Clube MBA
Montepio Geral - AM
SFJ
APBC
FNE
Morangos
SINTAP
APP - CDI's
Generali
Myos
STFPSC
Associação Olhar 21
Grupo Lena
Ordem dos Advogados
Vigor da Mocidade
ASSP

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Degree in Speech Therapy in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Aveiro (2011).

Master of Science in Speech and Hearing in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Aveiro (2014).

Speech Therapy Intern in Social Solidarity Association of Lafões.

Intern in Speech Therapy Association for Misfits Citizens Recovery of Lousã.

Speech Therapy intern at St. Andrew's Hospital (EPE), Leiria - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service.

Intern Speech Therapy at the University Hospitals of Coimbra - Medical Services Physical and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Ricardo Ferreira

Speech Therapy

Generali
Generali

Breve Curriculum Vitae

Licenciatura em Terapia da Fala pela Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão.

Terapeuta da Fala no Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz.

Terapeuta da Fala no Centro de Desenvolvimento Infanto-Juvenil dos Açores.

Terapeuta da Fala nas Residências Montepio de Coimbra (2017).

  • SAMS QUADROS

Dr. Ricardo Ferreira

Speech Therapy

Generali
Generali

Breve Curriculum Vitae

Licenciatura em Terapia da Fala pela Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão.

Terapeuta da Fala no Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz.

Terapeuta da Fala no Centro de Desenvolvimento Infanto-Juvenil dos Açores.

Terapeuta da Fala nas Residências Montepio de Coimbra (2017).

Dra. Bruna Antunes

Speech Therapy

AAC/OAF
Cáritas Diocesana
IASFA
Previdencia Portuguesa
ABC
CEFA
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
ACP
Clube Tiro e Sport
INTEGRAR
SAD/PSP
ADSE
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
ISCAC
SCMC
Almedina
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
MEDICARE
SEPLEU
ANAI
FEUC - Clube MBA
Montepio Geral - AM
SFJ
APBC
FNE
Morangos
SINTAP
APP - CDI's
Future Healthcare
Myos
STFPSC
Associação Olhar 21
Generali
Ordem dos Advogados
Vigor da Mocidade
ASSP
Grupo Lena

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Degree in Speech Therapy by School of Health Sciences Egas Moniz (2011).

AEC replacement teacher (English and Physical Activity and Sport).

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Dra. Helena Cardoso

Speech Therapy

ADSE
IASFA
MEDICARE
SAD/PSP
Allianz
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
SFJ
AAC/OAF
CEFA
IASFA
Previdencia Portuguesa
ABC
Clube Tiro e Sport
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
ADSE
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
INTEGRAR
SAD/PSP
Almedina
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
ISCAC
SCMC
ANAI
FEUC - Clube MBA
MEDICARE
SEPLEU
APBC
FNE
Montepio Geral - AM
SFJ
APP - CDI's
Future Healthcare
Morangos
SINTAP
Associação Olhar 21
Generali
Myos
STFPSC
ASSP
Grupo Lena
Ordem dos Advogados
Vigor da Mocidade
Cáritas Diocesana
AAC/OAF
Cáritas Diocesana
IASFA
Previdencia Portuguesa
ABC
CEFA
IDEALCARE
SAD/GNR
ACP
Clube Tiro e Sport
INTEGRAR
SAD/PSP
ADSE
Colégio Rainha Sta Isabel
ISCAC
SCMC
Almedina
DNA (Dance N'Arts)
MEDICARE
SEPLEU
ANAI
FEUC - Clube MBA
Montepio Geral - AM
SFJ
APBC
FNE
Morangos
SINTAP
APP - CDI's
Generali
Myos
STFPSC
Associação Olhar 21
Grupo Lena
Ordem dos Advogados
Vigor da Mocidade
ASSP

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Degree in Speech Therapy in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Aveiro (2011).

Master of Science in Speech and Hearing in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Aveiro (2014).

Speech Therapy Intern in Social Solidarity Association of Lafões.

Intern in Speech Therapy Association for Misfits Citizens Recovery of Lousã.

Speech Therapy intern at St. Andrew's Hospital (EPE), Leiria - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service.

Intern Speech Therapy at the University Hospitals of Coimbra - Medical Services Physical and Rehabilitation.