PhD Rehabilitation Medicine - University of Alberta - 2010
MS Speech Pathology - Idaho State University - 1993
BA Speech-Language Pathology - Western Washington University - 1990
Stuart Cleary, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, R-SLP
Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Stuart is a member of the Executive Committee, the Facilities Committee, the Academic Teaching Staff Evaluation Committee, and the Teaching & Learning Committee in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. He serves on the Admissions & Awards Committee in the Department of Communication Science & Disorders and is a member of the following professional committees: Alberta Health Services Outcomes Measures working group for Standardized Eating, Feeding and Swallowing Services; the Alberta Speech Language Pathologists’ and Audiologists’ Palliative Care Competency working group; and the Advanced Practice In Ionizing Radiation working group for the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA). His significant service and contributions to the profession of speech-language pathology were recognized by ACSLPA with the Honours of the College Award in 2018.
Stuart's primary clinical and research interests relate to swallowing function in degenerative diseases affecting older adults. He has more that 30 peer reviewed publications and 50 presentations/workshops on the topic of swallowing disorders.
Stuart currently teaches a PhD seminar REHAB 600 (Theories & Issues in Rehabilitation Science) and two graduate level courses: CSD 502 (Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism) & CSD 521 (Dysphagia). He provides clinical supervision to MScSLP students in CSD 525/524 (Clinical Practicum) in the Fall and Spring Corbett Clinics and is responsible for supervising CSD 900 graduate capstone research projects. Stuart is also a facilitator in the ITD 403 (Palliative Care) course, an instructor in REHAB 503 (Caring for Head and Neck Oncology Patient) inter-professional elective, a co-lead of the interprofessional Parkinson's clinic and an ongoing developer continuing education online modules in the area of dysphagia. His teaching was recognized in 2019 and he was awarded a Rehabilitation Medicine Student Association teaching award for CSD.
Lectures and laboratories provide a systematic study of the gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, and physiology of the respiratory, phonatory, resonatory, and articulatory subsystems as related to speech production and swallowing. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 502.Fall Term 2020
Lectures and demonstrations provide a systematic study of normal and abnormal eating and swallowing in children and adults, including diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia across age spans and conditions. Prerequisite or corequisite: CSD 502 or equivalent. (Restricted to MScSLP students.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 521.Fall Term 2020
Application of interprofessional competencies within a specific health care context. Note: Course title is variable; course may be repeated for credit.Winter Term 2021
Cleary and colleagues are currently completing manuscripts on the effects of lung volume recruitment on swallowing and airway protection in individuals with ALS and related neuromuscular respiratory disorders.