The Portuguese Speech Therapy Society (SPTF) has just launched the “Speech Therapy Compendium: Evaluating and Intervening with Evidence”, the first work in European Portuguese on scientific information for decision support and clinical practice in Speech Therapy, which includes with the contributions of nine teachers from the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS).
Considered a precious resource for a rigorous evaluation and intervention, based on the scientific evidence available, the book recently launched, within the scope of the III International Congress of the SPTF, results from the contributions of about a hundred speech therapists, including authors, collaborators, reviewers and editors.
Members of the Department of Communication and Language Sciences at the Escola Superior de Saúde (ESS/IPS), the IPS professors involved participate in this work, either in the editing work or as co-authors of the 15 sections that address the different areas of evaluation and intervention in Speech Therapy, namely hearing, fluency, orofacial motricity, speech, phonology, language in children, language in adults (aphasia), augmentative communication, swallowing and voice.
Over about 1500 pages, the work also offers a vast set of clinical cases that can guide the reader in the clinical process, contributing to the application of knowledge, development of clinical reasoning and decision-making process.
The new book is considered an essential tool for Speech Therapy students, speech therapists, teachers of undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses, clinical supervisors and researchers in this area, as well as for all professionals who come across the knowledge of communication and swallowing.
From ESS/IPS, professors Dina Caetano Alves, José Fonseca and Soraia Ibrahim participate as co-editors. Ana Paris Leal, Ângela Marina Jesus, David Nascimento, Helena Germano, Sónia Lima and Telma Pereira are involved as co-authors.