Team Leader: Catriona Steele

The Swallowing Science Team consists of a multidisciplinary group of researchers including speech-language pathologists and engineers whose goal is to optimize outcomes for individuals with swallowing impairment. They study methods to restore optimal swallowing function by tailoring interventions to the specific mechanisms underlying swallowing impairment. There are several foci of research for this team: tongue function; viscosity and texture modification; swallowing accelerometry; treatment studies; and nutrition.