Stuart Cleary, PhD, MSc, BA, R.SLP, CCC-SLP

Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders
Associate Chair, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders

Pronouns: "he, him, his"

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Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders
Email
cleary@ualberta.ca

Associate Chair, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders

Overview

About

PhD Rehabilitation Medicine - University of Alberta - 2010

MS Speech Pathology - Idaho State University - 1993

BA Speech-Language Pathology - Western Washington University - 1990

Current Position

Stuart Cleary, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, R-SLP

Associate Teaching Professor

Associate Chair

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine


Service and Awards

Stuart is a member of the Executive Committee, the Academic Teaching Staff Evaluation Committee, the Teaching & Learning Committee and the Health and Safety Committee in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. He serves on the Admissions & Awards Committee in the Department of Communication Science & Disorders (CSD) and was a member of the following professional committees: Alberta Health Services Outcomes Measures working group for Standardized Eating, Feeding and Swallowing Services 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. He won the Rehabilitation Medicine Students' Association Teaching Award for CSD in 2019 and the FRM Innovative Teaching Award for CSD in 2012 and 2020.



Research

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.



Teaching

Overview of Teaching Winter/Spring 2022:

  • Co-lead of the working group responsible planning the 2022 offering of REHAB 501/INT D 403/503/PHARM 210 (with ~500 students anticipated)
  • Course facilitator: REHAB 502 Indigenous Health - Interprofessional Practice.
  • Co-developer & facilitator: REHAB 503 Caring for the Head & Neck Oncology Patient – An Interprofessional Team Approach.
  • Sole developer and instructor: REHAB 503 Palliative Care- An interprofessional elective- Spring/Summer of 2022
  • Clinical educator: CSD524 Corbett Clinic for the 2022 Spring/Summer session.
  • Academic supervisor: CSD 900 capstone project with four MScSLP graduate students- Understanding the role SLP’s in Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies (VFSS): The development of a case based learning module
  • In the Fall term he teaches in CSD 521- Swallowing Disorders, CSD 502- Anatomy and Physiology and the lead for REHAB 501/INT D 403/503/PHARM 210-Introduction to Professional Practice .


Courses

CSD 502 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

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.


CSD 521 - Dysphagia

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.


CSD 532 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six to eight weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: CSD 525 and all MScSLP academic courses. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 532.


CSD 533 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six to eight weeks in an approved clinical service facility. Students will have completed all academic course work and will be prepared to work with a broad range of communication disorders under reduced supervision. A minimum of 75 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: CSD 525 and all MScSLP academic courses. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 533.


REHAB 503 - Interprofessional Practice Elective

Application of interprofessional competencies within a specific health care context. Note: Course title is variable; course may be repeated for credit.


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Publications

Lung volume recruitment improves volitional airway clearance in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Author(s): Stuart Cleary , John E. Misiaszek , Sonya Wheeler, Sanjay Kalra , Shelagh K. Genuis , Wendy S. Johnston
Publication Date: 9/10/2021
Publication: Muscle and Nerve
Volume: 64
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 676-682
DOI: 10.1002/mus.27417

Dementia: Person-centered assessment and intervention. Ellen M. Hickey, & Michelle Bourgeois (Eds.). Chapter 8

Author(s): Ellen M. Hickey, Stuart Cleary, Pamela Coulter, & Michelle Bourgeois
Publication Date: 2017
Page Numbers: Chapter 8 “Eating and Swallowing: Description, assessment, and intervention,”

The effects of lung volume recruitment on coughing and pulmonary function in patients with ALS.

Author(s): Cleary S, Misiaszek JE, Kalra S, Wheeler S, Johnston W
Publication Date: 3/1/2013
Publication: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Volume: 14
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 111-5
DOI: 10.3109/17482968.2012.720262
External Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22970725

Free Water Protocols: What works, for whom and why?

Author(s): Stuart Cleary, Jill Yanke, Bhavna Masuta & Kristy Wilson
Publication: Canadian Nursing Home
Volume: 27
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 8-16

Secretion management in older adults with acute and chronic health conditions

Author(s): Stuart Cleary
Publication: Canadian Nursing Home
Volume: 26
Issue: 3