2017 - SLT CPD Event November 29th

Save the date: CPD event November 29th, 2017

Introduction to Praat. Voice analysis using Praat’s Voice Report

Presented by Dr Irena Yanushevskaya (Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway)


This workshop will introduce participants to the basic functionality of Praat (Boersma & Weenink, 2017)[1], a freely available acoustic analysis software widely used in phonetic and speech science research. The workshop is aimed at Speech and Language Therapists who would like to include acoustic analysis in their voice assessment practice.


The workshop will consist of two parts.

Part 1: General information and demonstration of the software

Part 2: Practical session in the PC suite


In the course of the workshop, the participant will get the opportunity to use Praat:

       to make an audio recording of speech samples

       to measure f0, jitter, shimmer and Harmonic-to-Noise Ratio (HNR) using Praat’s Voice Report

       to measure duration of segments

       to run a pre-written script to automate repetitive tasks

About the facilitator:

Dr Irena Yanushevskaya is an expert phonetician with many years of experience teaching articulatory and instrumental phonetics to Speech and Language Therapy students and students of linguistics both in NUI Galway and in Trinity College Dublin. Her PhD (Trinity College Dublin) as well as her current research as a Research Fellow in Trinity is about the role of voice in spoken communication and involves detailed acoustic analysis of the voice source.


VENUE:                                Discipline of Speech and Language Therapy, NUI Galway

DATE:                                    November 29th 2017 (10:30 am to 1:30 pm)

REGISTRATION:                Registration will open on Monday November 6th 2017

REGISTRATION FEE:        €40.00



[1] Boersma, Paul & Weenink, David (2017). Praat: doing phonetics by computer [Computer program]. Version 6.0.35, retrieved 16 October 2017 from http://www.praat.org/


For further information please contact:

Celine Gordon 

Administrator for the Disciplines of Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy 

School of Health Sciences | Áras Moyola, NUI Galway

E-mail: celine.gordon@nuigalway.ie | Direct Line: +353 (0)91 495470 |