Yes, there is a way
Using the prononciation correction tool, add a silence to that punctiation mark's prononciation.
I wanted Balabolka to pause when encountering "—" in the text so I edited the prononciation ( Ctrl+P ) to define in the dictionnairy:
—=< silence msec="400"/>
[no space between < and silence, but without it it doen't show in my post]
and now Balabolka makes a small pause rather than going right to the next word...