Cassandra obtained a degree in Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Aveiro (Portugal), as well as a Master’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at University of Aveiro in December 2013. Her research study was related to the influence of visual stimuli on phonological development in preschoolers.
“A Comparative Study on the effect of two intervention approaches for children with phonological disorders” (Parents and Children Together (PACT) (Bowen, 1999) and Phonological Awareness Therapy (Gillon & McNeill, 2007))” (Pedro, Oliveira, Lousada 2014);
“The development and validation of the Pre-Literacy Assessment Test” (Pedro, Lousada, Pereira, Hall, Jesus 2016).
“The importance of visual stimuli in intervention for pre-schoolers aged 5;3-6; 5 and diagnosed with phonological delay” (Pedro, Lousada, Jesus 2016)).
She has worked in special needs schools, long term care facilities and private speech language clinics in Portugal and Norway.
Cassandra enjoys talking to her fabulous family via Skype, reading novels, listening to jazz music, travelling to places she has never been to and attending conferences.