Grant Recipients

2019 SAC Clinical Research Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our two 2019 Clinical Research Grant recipients!

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