Clinical Research Grant Recipients

The Clinical Research Grant supports investigations that will advance knowledge of the efficacy of treatment and assessment practices in communication sciences and disorders. Funding ($50,000–$75,000) is available for mentored, independent, or collaborative studies.

2017

Awarded $75,000 each

Lena G. Caesar
Lena G. Caesar
Associate Professor
Loyola University Maryland
The Ecological Validity of Narrative Sample Analysis for Diagnosing Language Disorders in Guyanese Children
Sarita
L. Eisenberg
Sarita L. Eisenberg
Associate Professor 
Montclair State University
Better Together: Using Drill to Increase the Efficacy of Embedded Therapy for Grammatical Forms

Awarded $50,000

Suzanne M. Adlof
Suzanne M. Adlof
Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina
Orthographic and Phonological Processing in Children With Language Impairment With and Without Dyslexia

2016

Awarded $75,000 each

Tara McAllister Byun
Tara McAllister Byun
Assistant Professor
New York University
staRt: Mobile-Delivered Biofeedback Intervention for Residual Speech Errors
Valeriy Shafiro
Valeriy Shafiro
Associate Professor
Rush University Medical Center
A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Benefits of an Internet-Based Auditory Training Program for Cochlear Implant Patients
Elizabeth Walker
Elizabeth Walker
Assistant Professor
University of Iowa
Investigating Links Between Non-Linguistic Learning Processes and Grammar Skills in Children With Cochlear Implants

Awarded $50,000 each

Alison Behrman
Alison Behrman
Assistant Professor
City University of New York
The Clear-Speech Benefit in Spanish-Accented Speakers of American English
Karen V. Chenausky
Karen V. Chenausky
Postdoctoral Researcher
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Identifying Signs of Childhood Apraxia of Speech in Minimally Verbal Children With Autism

2014

Awarded $75,000 each

Soo-Eun Chang
Soo-Eun Chang
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Enhancing Speech Motor Function in Stuttering Speakers with Neuromodulation: A tDCS Study
Ianessa A. Humbert
Ianessa A. Humbert
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University
Creating Swallowing Physiologists by Applying Physiology to Clinical Decision-Making
Linda D. Vallino
Linda D. Vallino
Head, Craniofacial Outcomes Research Laboratory
Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Automating Speech Intelligibility Assessment in Children with Cleft Palate

Awarded $50,000

McKay M. Sohlberg
McKay M. Sohlberg
Full Professor/Director of Communication Disorders Sciences
University of Oregon
eGAS, Integrating Goal Attainment Scaling and Motivational Interviewing into a Functional Outcome Measure for Use in the Treatment of Cognitive-Communication Deficits

2013

Awarded $75,000 each

Andrea Dunn
Andrea Dunn
Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University
Speech Identification in Children Using Frequency-Compression Hearing Aids
Eva van Leer
Eva van Leer
Assistant Professor
Georgia State University
Efficacy of an Interactive Mobile iOS Application for Improving Voice Therapy Outcomes
Patricia Zebrowski
Patricia Zebrowski
Professor
University of Iowa
Applying the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change to Stuttering Management Among Adolescents

2012

Awarded $75,000 each

Carolyn Baylor
Carolyn Baylor
Acting Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Validating the Communicative Participation Item Bank for the Aphasia Population
Amanda Owen Van Horne
Amanda Owen Van Horne
Assistant Professor
University of Iowa
Manipulating Stimulus Properties to Promote Past Tense Generalization in Children with Specific Language Impairment

Awarded $50,000 each

Laura Gingrich
Laura Gingrich
Postdoctoral Fellow
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Lingual Training in Parkinson's Disease: Implications for Dysphagia Rehabilitation
Gayla Poling
Gayla Poling
Postdoctoral Fellow
Northwestern University
Early Detection of Cisplatin-Induced Cochlear Damage Using a Novel High-Frequency DPOAE Paradigm

View Clinical Research Grant recipients before 2012 [PDF].