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

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

Contact

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

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

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 and Acting Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE)

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine


Service and Awards

Stuart is a member of the Executive Committee, the Facilities 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 is 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 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 2021:

  • 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 under development for Spring/Summer of 2020
  • Clinical educator: CSD524 Corbett Clinic for the Spring/Summer session.
  • Academic supervisor: CSD 900 capstone project with three MScSLP graduate students - Standardized Provincial Outcomes Measure in Dysphagia Management. This project will assist in the implementation of AHS working group recommendations on the Project Charter for Standardized Eating, Feeding & Swallowing Services for Adults
  • Project lead: Parkinson Disease Rehabilitation and Education Program- A proposal for a virtual student lead clinic under development for the Spring of 2020. This is a pilot project aims to serve clients throughout Alberta and involves a partnership with the Parkinson Association of Alberta and Speech-Language Pathologists in Alberta Health Service (AHS).   


Courses

CSD 524A - Introduction to Clinical Practicum I

Credit. Practical application of clinical procedures under direct supervision. Normally, students will possess an academic background enabling them to assume direct treatment responsibilities with children and adults having disorders of articulation and/or language. A minimum of 48 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Seminar content will include topics of clinical and/or professional significance such as ethics, health law, private practice, goal setting and data collection. Flexibility in seminar topics will accommodate new topics as they arise. Prerequisites: At least six MScSLP courses including CSD 507, 511, 518. Corequisite: CSD 516. (Restricted to MScSLPs students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 524.

Spring Term 2021
CSD 524B - Introduction to Clinical Practicum I

Credit. Practical application of clinical procedures under direct supervision. Normally, students will possess an academic background enabling them to assume direct treatment responsibilities with children and adults having disorders of articulation and/or language. A minimum of 48 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Seminar content will include topics of clinical and/or professional significance such as ethics, health law, private practice, goal setting and data collection. Flexibility in seminar topics will accommodate new topics as they arise. Prerequisites: At least six MScSLP courses including CSD 507, 511, 518. Corequisite: CSD 516. (Restricted to MScSLPs students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 524.

Summer Term 2021
CSD 525 - Introduction to Clinical Practicum II

Credit. Continued practical application of clinical procedures under direct supervision. Normally students will acquire experience with alternative service delivery models such as group treatment. A minimum of 25 direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisite: CSD 524. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 525.

Winter Term 2021
CSD 532 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six 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.

Winter Term 2021 Spring Term 2021
CSD 533 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six 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.

Winter Term 2021 Summer Term 2021
CSD 540 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six 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 532 and 533. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 540.

Spring Term 2021
CSD 541 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice normally for a period of six 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 532 and 533. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 541.

Summer Term 2021
CSD 597 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

May be repeated. Credit. Full-time supervised clinical practice for a period varying from four to twelve 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. Direct contact hours as well as simulated and indirect contact hours will be accrued. Prerequisites: CSD 516 and 524 and permission of the department. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.)

Winter Term 2021 Spring Term 2021 Summer Term 2021
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.

Winter Term 2021 Spring Term 2021

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Scholarly Activities

Research - Overview of current research

Cleary and colleagues recently manuscript to Neurology Clinical Practice entitled " Lung volume recruitment improves volitional airway clearance in amyotrophic lateral

sclerosis".


Other - Professional Leadership

Member of the AHS Outcomes Measures working Group: Standardized Eating, Feeding and Swallowing Services and the Advanced Practice in Ionizing Radiation working group: Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Publications

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: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Volume: 14
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 111-5
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