Grant Recipients

2019 SAC Clinical Research Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our three 2019 Clinical Research Grant recipients!

Teresa Kazemir

Parent perspective on factors that influence use of bone anchored hearing devices for infants and young children (birth-school age) with microtia/atresia

Abstract:
Hearing with two ears is better than one. That said, consensus is lacking on recommendations around hearing devices for young children who have unilateral hearing loss. This study will explore factors influencing parents’ decision-making around hearing devices for young children with microtia/atresia to help create standardized, evidence-based recommendations.

Heather Tomlinson

Capping an ICAP: Exploring the Impact of an Adapted Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program in a Non-Profit Setting

Abstract:
The purpose of the proposed study is to answer the following research questions: 1) What is the impact of an adapted ICAP on communication impairments and life-participation outcomes for clients living with chronic aphasia? 2) Is a modified ICAP feasible to implement within the context of a non-profit rehabilitation center?

Rebecca Cliffe-Polacco

Development of a Survey about Dysphagia and Oral Health Management in Long-Term Care

Abstract:
Texture modified diets (TMDs) are recommended to manage swallowing impairment, but overuse increases risk for malnutrition and dehydration. We will engage long-term care (LTC) staff in developing and piloting a survey instrument to understand how access to swallowing and oral health assessment services impacts TMD use in Canadian LTC facilities.

Past Clinical Research Grant Recipients