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Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão - ESSAlcoitão

Laboratório de Fala do Departamento de Terapia da Fala na ESSAlcoitão - Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão - ESSAlcoitão

The SpeechLab – Laboratory from the Speech and Language Therapy Department –  was developed in 2001 to:

  • Promote speech and language therapy research and development (I&D) in the academic, community and research fields;
  • Conduct research dedicated to people with oromotor, swallowing, speech, language and communication disorders;
  • Develop graduation and pos-graduation in speech and language therapy;
  • Support students and lecturers in their I&D projects.

Responsible

Isabel Guimarães, SLT, PhD


Members

Inês Tello Rodrigues, SLT, PhD

Margarida Grilo, SLT, MSc

Luísa Taveira, SLT, MSc

Ana Rita Cardoso, SLT, MSc

Gabriela Torrejano, SLT

Jaqueline Carmona, SLT & Linguist

Mariana Ascensão, SLT, MSc

The Speech Lab facilities are located at ESSAlcoitão

Room 401

It is equipped with a recording island with:

  • Fame áudio mic reflexion screen panel
  • Fame studio mic stand
  • Microphone SHURE SM58
  • Multi-channel wired audio
  • Physiological voice recording equipment (electroglottography, eletromyography and accelerometry)

Main computer with monitor touch screen and
connection to:

  • Genelec studio monitors 6010
  • LCD
  • Audio interface and monitor control – t.c. eletronik desktop konnect 6
  • Headphones Fame Audio DT-790

Students & researchers computers with:

  • Condenser microfone
  • Pre-amplifier M-audio fast track
  • Headphones Philips HP-140 | Music Store MS 300 Dynamic

Access to:

  • Tematic library vídeos
  • Softwares for acoustic analysis (Praat; Wavesurfer; Audacity)
  • Sound database
  • Science knowledge (b-on)
  • Statistical software (SPSS IBM)

The lab supports students graduation and post-graduation education

2000

2004

2011

The lab supports community research

Recordings at preschool and school settings BioVisualSpeech and LinFa projects

Materials in European Portuguese

Voice

Livro «A ciência e a arte da voz humana»

Questionário VHI (índice de desvantagem vocal)

Questionário pVHI (índice de desvantagem vocal pediátrico)

Questionário SECEL (Auto-avaliação das experiências comunicativas após laringectomia)

Speech

Questionário SHI (índice de desvantagem da fala)

Questionário DIP (Perfil de Impacto da Disartria)

Feeding & Swallowing

Escala de alimentação do Hospital pediátrico de Montreal

Questionário de perturbações da deglutição

Escala de avaliação clínica da sialorreia na doença de Parkinson

Questionário DHI (índice de desvantagem da deglutição)

Equipment

Fame áudio mic reflexion screen panel

Music Stand

Tabletop Microphone Stand black

Fire Audio Interface & Monitor control

M-audio fast track

DAT MARANTZ model PMD 661

DAT Sony Walkman TCD-D8

Digital sound pressure level, Radio Shack model 22 055

Genelec studio monitor 6010A

Fame Audio DT-790

MUSIC STORE MS 300 Dynamic

Philips HP-140

AKG C410 Headset microphone

Headset condenser microphone AKG C111-LP

DPA 4288 CORE Directional Flex Headset Microphone

Uni directional electret condenser microphone Philips SBC ME 400

Dynamic vocal cardioid mycrophone Shure SM 48 e SM 58

Beyerdynamic, hipercardóide –M69 TG

FAME- Dynamic microphone MS-1800S

EGG processor & Speech studio software

EMG (Eletromiografia)

Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI)

Digital caliper

OXY-5 Finger Oxymeter

Stethoscope Litmann classic II SE

Mega Bee – Eye Pointing Communication Tablet – Communication through writing by visual and coding access

Inpromaan – interface for switch connection to computer

Jelly Bean – switch for access to technology

Big Red – switch for access to technology

BIG Talking Brix – Speech digitizer

Go Talk Express 32 – Speech digitizer

Tobii Dinavox – Speech digitizer

Research projects

[2016-2021] BioVisualSpeech – An interactive platform for Speech Therapy with visual biofeedback. CMUP-ERI/TIC/0033/2014, financiado pela FCT.

Principal investigator (PI): Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia-Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Partners:
ESSAlcoitão
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores – Investigação e Desenvolvimento (INESC-ID), Language Technologies Institute – Carnegie Mellon University,
Voice Interaction.

[2016-[ SLT’s tools project – Cross-cultural adaptation to European Portuguese and validation of health instruments for speech and language therapy
PI: Isabel Guimarães

[2010-[ LinFa project – language and speech community project.
PI: Margarida Grilo

Team’s publications

[2022]

Guimarães I, Ascensão M & Grilo M (2022). Protocolo de avaliação orofacial-versão 2 [Protocol for Orofacial Assessment-version 2] (PAOF-2). Lisboa: Papa-Letras. ISBN:978-989-8214-78-2

[2021]

Guimarães I, Almeida I, Quintal A, Batista AP, Teixeira A, Romeiro C, Brás Ferreira D, Fernandes IS, Saraiva M, Bom R, Almeida S, Vaz Freitas S. Pediatric Voice Handicap Index (pVHI): Validation in European Portuguese children. Journal of Voice https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2021.05.004

Fabbri M, Natale F, Artusi CA, Romagnolo A, Bozzali M, Giulietti G, Guimarães I, Rizonni MG, Accornerco A, Lopiano L, Zibetti M Deep brain stimulation fine-tuning in Parkinson’s disease: short pulse width effect on speech. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 87:130-134. https://10.1016/j.parkreldis.2021.05.07

Guimarães I, Teixeira P, Raimundo AF, Miguel S; Nobre H, Ascensão M. Protocolo de Avaliação Orofacial: Revisão e validação da versão 2 (PAOF-2) em crianças dos quatro aos nove anos. Revista Portuguesa de Terapia da Fala; 2021, vol 11:19-26. https://doi.org/11.2181/rptf.2021.11.03

[2020]

Guimarães I, Sousa AR, Gonçalves F. Speech handicap index: cross-cultural adaptation and validation in European Portuguese speakers with oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 2020.  https://doi.org/10.1080/14015439.2019.1711163

Cardoso AR, Guimarães I, Santos H, Carvalho J, Abreu D, Gonçalves N, Ferreira JJ Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Swallowing Disturbance Questionnaire and the Sialorrhea Clinical Scale in Portuguese patients with Parkinson’s disease. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 2020.  https://doi.org/10.1080/14015439.2020.1792979

Carvalho J, Cardoso R, Guimarães I & Ferreira JJ. Speech intelligibility of Parkinson’s disease patients evaluated by different groups of healthcare professionals and naïve listeners. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/14015439.2020.1785546

Anjos, I, Eskenazi, M, Marques, N, Grilo, M, Guimarães, I, Magalhães, J, Cavaco, S. (2020) Detection of Voicing and Place of Articulation of Fricatives with Deep Learning in a Virtual Speech and Language Therapy Tutor. Proceedings. Interspeech 2020, 3156-3160

Grilo M, Guimarães I, Ascensão M, Abad A, Anjos I, Magalhães J & Cavaco S. The BioVisualSpeech European Portuguese sibilants corpus”, in Quaresma P., Vieira R., Aluísio S., Moniz H., Batista F., Gonçalves T. (eds) International Conference on Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language (PROPOR 2020). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12037, pages 23-33. Springer International Publishing, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41505-1_3

[2019]

Guimarães I, Torrejano G, Aires R, Gonçalves F, Vaz Freitas S, Correia P, Romeiro C, Silvestre I, Bom R, Martins P & Santos AR. Self-evaluation of communication experiences after laryngectomy (SECEL): translation and psychometric properties in European Portuguese, Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/14015439.2019.1615544

Fabbri M, Zibetti M, Ferrero G, Accomero A, Guimarães I, Rizzone MG, Romangnolo A, Ferreira JJ & Lopiano L. Is lowering stimulation frequency a feasible option for subthalamic deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease patients with dysarthria? Parkinson and related disorders,  2019; Vol. 64: 242–248.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parkreldis.2019.04.018

Fabbri M, Coelho M, Abreu D, Guedes LC, Rosa MM, Godinho C, Cardoso R, Guimarães I, Antonini A, Zibetti M, Lopiano L & Ferreira JJ.  Dysphagia predicts poor outcome in late-stage Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson and related disorders,  2019; Vol. 64: 73–81.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parkreldis.2019.02.043

Guimarães I, Ascensão M & Grilo M. (2019). Speech sounds data for typically developing European Portuguese children 6-9;11 years old. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPS). Melbourne, Australia, 2019 (pp. 3110-3114). ISBN 978-0-646-80069-1.

[2018]

Cardoso R, Guimarães I, Santos H, Loureiro R, Domingos J, Abreu D, Gonçalves N, Pinto S, Ferreira JJ. Psychosocial impact of Parkinson’s disease-associated dysarthria: Cross cultural adaptation and validation of the Dysarthria Impact Profile into European Portuguese. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1111/ggi.13255

Anjos I, Grilo M, Ascensão M, Guimarães I, Magalhães J, Cavaco S. (2018). A model for sibilant distortion detection in children. In Proceedings of 2018 International Conference on Digital Medicine and Image Processing. Association for Computing Machinery. p. 42-47

[2017]

Fabbri M, Guimarães I,  Cardoso R,  Coelho M,  Correia Guedes L, Rosa M, Godinho C, Abreu D, Gonçalves N,  Antonini A & Ferreira JJ. Speech and Voice Response to a Levodopa Challenge in Late-Stage Parkinson’s Disease. Frontiers in Neurology https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2017.00432

Cordeiro H, Fonseca J, Guimarães I & Meneses C. Hierarchical classification and system combination for automatically identifying physiological and neuromuscular laryngeal pathologies. Journal of Voice, 2017; Volume 31(3): 384.e9–384.e14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2016.09.003

Pinto S, Chan A, Guimarães I, Rothe-Neves R & Sadat J. A cross-linguistic perspective to the study of dysarthria in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Phonetics, 2017; Volume 64: 156-167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2017.01.009

Carrapiço R, Guimarães I, Grilo M, Cavaco S, Magalhães J. 3D facial video retrieval and management for decision support in speech and language therapy. ICMR 2017 – Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval. https://doi.org/10.1145/3078971.3078984

Anjos I, Grilo M, Ascensão M, Guimarães I, Magalhães J, Cavaco S. (2017). A serious mobile game with visual feedback for training sibilants sounds.14th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, pp:1-20, December, London.

[2016]

Cardoso R, Guimarães I, Santos H, Loureiro R, Domingos J, Abreu D, Gonçalves N, Pinto S, & Ferreira J.  (2016) Frenchay dysarthria assessment (FDA-2) in Parkinson’s disease: Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the European Portuguese version. Journal of Neurology. https://doi.org/10.1007/S00415-016-8298-6.

Guimarães I, Cardoso R, Pinto, S & Ferreira, JJ. The psychometric properties of the voice handicap index in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Voice Volume 31, Issue 2, Pages 258.e13–258.e18.  https://doi.org/:10.1016/j.jvoice.2016.05.07

[2014]

Guimarães I, Birrento C, Figueiredo C e Flores C. Teste de Articulação Verbal (TAV) [Verbal Articulation Test, TAV]. Lisboa: Oficina Didáctica. ISBN: 978-989-98255-1-2.

[2009]

Torrejano, G. & Guimarães I. Voice quality after Supracricoid laryngectomy and Total laryngectomy with insertion of voice prosthesis. Journal of Voice, 23(2):240-246.

Nawka, T, Verdonck-de Leeuw,I.M, De Bodt, M, Guimaraes I, Holmberg, EB, Rosen, CA, Schindler, A, Woisard, V,  Whurr, R & Konerding, U. (2009) Item reduction of the voice handicap index (VHI) based on the original version and on European translations. Folia Phoniatr Logop, 61:37–48

[2008]

Verdonck-de Leeuw,  IM,  Kuik, DJ,  DeBodt, M, Guimarães I, Holmberg, EB; Nawka, T., Rosen, CA; Schindler, A.; Whurr, R.; Woisard, V. (2008). Validation of the voice handicap index by assessing equivalence of European translations. Folia Phoniatr Logop, 60:173–178

[2005]

Guimarães I & Abberton, E. (2005). Health and voice quality in smokers: an exploratory investigation. Logopedics Phoniatrics & Vocology, 30 (3-4):185-191

Guimarães I & Abberton, E. (2005). Fundamental frequency in speakers of Portuguese for different voice samples. Journal of Voice, 19 (4): 592-606

[2004]

Guimarães I & Abberton E. An investigation of the Voice Handicap Index with speakers of Portuguese: preliminary data. J Voice. mar;18(1):71-82.
https://doi.org/:10.1016/j.jvoice.2003.07.002

[2003]

Guimarães I, Barros E, Gama I, Cabral Beirão J. (2003). A frequência fundamental (Fo) da voz de adultos. Revista Portuguesa de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirúrgia Cervico-Facial, SPORL, nº41, 2, pp. 127-140

Students’ publications

[2022]

Mira A, Gonçalves R &. Rodrigues IT (2022). Dysphagia in Alzheimer’s disease: a systematic review. Dement. neuropsychol.
https://doi.org/10.1590/1980-5764-DN-2021-0073

Pinto-Silva R, Costa A & Rodrigues IT (2022). Feeding problems in children with autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review. Speech, Language and Hearing, 1-12.
https://doi.org/10.1080/2050571X.2022.2078133

Master in Speech Therapy, specialization in Oromotor and swallowing disorders ESSAlcoitão

Silva G, Cardoso R & Guimarães I (2022). Disfagia em adultos hospitalizados por Covid-19: Revisão sistemática. Revista Portuguesa de Terapia da Fala (accepted for publication, may 2022)
Undergraduate degree in speech therapy, ESSAlcoitão

[2018]

Monteiro J, Trigo C & Guimarães I. (2018) Contributo para a validação do instrumento: avaliação da prontidão do prematuro para o início da alimentação oral. Revista Portuguesa de Terapia da Fala; 8, 37-46.
https://doi.org/10.21281/rptf.2017.07.04

Master in Speech Therapy, specialization in Oromotor and swallowing disorders ESSAlcoitão

[2016]

Pedrosa C & Guimarães I (2016) Contributo para o estudo da fidedignidade do uso do paquímetro na antropometria facial em adultos. Revista Portuguesa de Terapia da Fala, 2016, vol 5 (I), pp.16-22.
https://doi.org/10.21281/rptf.2016.05.06

Martinho C. & Rodrigues, I.T. (2016). The Communication of Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the Intensive Care Units. Rev Brasileira Ter Intensiva.; 28(2), 132-140.
https://doi.org/10.5935/0103-507X.20160027

Martins AC, Nascimento D & Sofia Pinto (2016). Aplicabilidade da pastilha elástica na avaliação da mastigação: Revisão crítica da literatura. Revista Portuguesa de Terapia da Fala, 2016, vol 5 (I), pp.40-46.
https://doi.org/10.21281/rptf.2016.05.02

Master in Speech Therapy, specialization in Oromotor and swallowing disorders ESSAlcoitão

[2015]

Lopes A, Guimarães I & Afonso C. (2015). Montreal children´s hospital feeding scale: Tradução e contributo para a validação em português europeu. Revista Portuguesa de Terapia da Fala, vol3(II): 5-15.
https://doi.org/10.21281/rptf.2015.03.01

Macedo FS. & Grilo M (2015). Fidedignidade inter e inter-juízes na medição da taxa diadococinética oral em crianças. Revista Portuguesa de Terapia da Fala, vol3(III): 24-31.
https://doi.org/10.21281/rptf.2015.05.05

Marçalo M (2015). Avaliação cefalométrica do padrão craniofacial de indivíduos com modo predominantemente oral: Revisão sistemática da literatura. Revista Portuguesa de Terapia da Fala, vol3(III): 32-39.
https://doi.org/10.21281/rptf.2015.03.04

Master in Speech Therapy, specialization in Oromotor and swallowing disorders ESSAlcoitão

[2014]

Roldão O, Guimarães I & Tavares D. (2014). Tradução e validação da versão portuguesa do questionário da perceção da eficácia das várias estratégias de supervisão do supervisor clínico: Estudo piloto. Revista Portuguesa de Terapia da Fala, vol1(II): 33-41

Master in Clinical Supervision, ESSAlcoitão

[2011]

Silvestre I, Guimarães I &Teixeira, A. (2011). Qualidade vocal em mulheres com diagnóstico de nódulos: estudo preliminar. Revista Portuguesa de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia Cervico-Facial, Órgão oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Otorrinolaringologia (SPORL), vol 49, nº2:69-78.

Master in Speech Sciences and Audition, University of Aveiro

[2005]

Constantino T & Guimarães I (2005) Influência da duração da disfonia na qualidade vocal e seu impacto psicossocial em mulheres. Re(habilitar), 1:3-24.

Undergraduate degree in speech therapy, ESSAlcoitão

Awards

[2020]

Best communication at the 15th Congress of the Portuguese Society for Stroke: «Protocolo de Avaliação da Disfagia Neurogénica: Contributo para o estudo da aplicabilidade, sensibilidade dos itens e fidedignidade» [Assessment Protocol for Neurogenic Dysphagia: Contribution to the study of its aplicability, itens sensibility and reliability]. Oporto, 4-6th february.
Authors: Lima C, Coutinho M, Pereira N, Almeida J, Guimarães I
Master student from the Master in Speech Therapy, specialization in Oromotor and swallowing disorders (6th edition)

Best scientific article «The BioVisualSpeech European Portuguese sibilant corpus». International Conference on Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language (PROPOR 2020) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41505-1_3
Authors: Grilo M, Guimarães I, Ascensão M, Abad A, Anjos I, Magalhães J & Cavaco S

[2019]

Best scientific article published in 2018. «Contributo para a validação do instrumento: avaliação da prontidão do prematuro para o início da alimentação oral». Revista Portuguesa de Terapia da Fala, 8, 37-46.
Authors: Monteiro J, Trigo C & Guimarães I.
Master students from the Master in Speech Therapy, specialization in Oromotor and swallowing disorders (2nd and 6th editions)

[2018]

Best scientific article published in 2017. «Desenvolvimento e usabilidade de um protótipo Android para a área de disfagia: Estudo de caso» Revista Portuguesa de Terapia da Fala, vol.7 (5):27-https://doi.org/10.21281/rptf/.2017.07.08
Authors: Pinto S & Afonso N
Master student from the Master in Speech Therapy, specialization in Oromotor and swallowing disorders (1st edition)

[2016]

Best poster at The Portuguese Association of Speech Therapists (APTF) Multidisciplinary Convention, Velocidade e precisão de fala no Doente de Parkinson [Parkinson’s disease patients’ speech rate and precison], march.
Authors: Ascensão MA, Cardoso R, Guimarães I, Ferreira JJ.


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