Pedro Brás da SilvaPedro Brás da Silva is a Speech & Language Therapist (Licensed by the School of Health Technology of IPPorto) and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (AGBell Academy-USA). He is the first professional certified in LSLS AVT in Portugal, since 2018 and the 2nd speaker of Portuguese in the World. He has been working in the area of Hearing, Language and Speech for over 23 years, having worked with children and young people with hearing loss, users of hearing technology, in Support Units for Students with Deafness in regular schools of the Ministry of Education, until 2019. Was part of the 1st group of Portuguese professionals with initial training in Auditory-Verbal Therapy, between 2011-12, with Prof. Warren Estabrooks (Canada). He was a lecturer in the Speech Therapy and Audiology courses at the Health School of Oporto (IPP) between 2004 and 2017, having also taught postgraduate courses in the area. He was a founding member of the Hearing Department of the Portuguese Society of Speech Therapy (2015-2017). Currently a member of the Board of GRIS (Screening and Intervention Group in Deafness), member of AGBell Academy Board of Directors and Consultant at OUVIR Association. Since 2012, he has been working specifically with families of babies, children and young people/adults in Hearing Implant Centers (at Hospital CUF Porto until 2016), currently working at the Center for Deafness, Vertigo and Tinnitus at Hospital Lusiadas Porto, with face-to-face and online support - teletherapy. He is the author and co-author of presentations at numerous national and international conferences, as well as articles in scientific books in the area of hearing. He is also a mentor for professionals in the Portuguese language hearing field, who wish to obtain the LSLS Cert AVT credentials.