2021 Clinical Research Grant Recipients


The winners of the 2021 Clinical Research Grants are Rina Dulku and Shannon Kerr!


Rina Dulku

Cultural Humility and Cultural Safety in Early Intervention Services for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and their Families: Perspectives from Parents and Practitioners

Early intervention effectively mitigates communication and other delays in deaf and hard of hearing children, but how are these potentially impactiful services being accessed by families who do not identify with the dominant culture? This study will explore families’ and clinicians’ perpspectives on barriers and facilitators to culturally safe practices.


Shannon Kerr

Swallowing outcomes following McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program using a combination of in-person and teletherapy sessions

This study aims to determine the feasibility of providing McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP) via a combination of in-person and telehealth swallow therapy sessions.
MDTP is an intensive exercise-based swallow therapy program for adults with dysphagia which uses a hierarchy of food consistencies to provide varying resistance.


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