Awarded Research Grants

UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences

Communication Sciences and Disorders

An interdisciplinary approach towards the management of velopharyngeal dysfunction in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

  • PI: Lakshmi Kollara Sunil
  • Co-PI: Tushar Chandra
  • Co-PI: Craig Johnson
  • Co-PI: Brian Kellogg
  • Co-PI: Matthew Robinson
  • Amount: $40,026 | Timeframe: 01/11/2021 - 06/10/2022
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: Internal - UCF
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Reading Beyond the Book: Implementing Dialogic Reading to Improve Language and Emergent Literacy Skills for Preschool Children with Significant Language Impairments

  • PI: Jacqueline Towson
  • Amount: $7,500 | Timeframe: 05/01/2016 - 04/30/2018
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: UCF Office of Research and Commercialization
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Speech Perception, Cognitive Processing and Self-Reported Communication Abilities in Older Adults with Hearing

  • PI: Janel Cosby
  • Co-PI: Linda I. Rosa-Lugo
  • Amount: $7,500 | Timeframe: 06/14/2017 - 05/31/2018
    Funding Type: Foundation/Industry
    Funding Agency: UCF Foundation, Inc.
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    FAAST Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center

  • PI: Jennifer Kent-Walsh
  • Amount: $2,265,001 | Timeframe: 10/01/2005 - 09/30/2019
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Teaching Preschoolers with Complex Communication Needs to Ask Inverted Yes-No Questions Using an AAC iPad Application

  • PI: Jennifer Kent-Walsh
  • Amount: $437,812 | Timeframe: 12/01/2015 - 11/30/2019
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Phonomotor Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech

  • PI: Lauren Bislick
  • Amount: $7,500 | Timeframe: 05/01/2018 - 04/30/2019
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: UCF Office of Research and Commercialization
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Swallowing Function in the Community Dwelling

  • PI: Giselle Carnaby
  • Co-PI: Michael Crary
  • Amount: $6,900 | Timeframe: 08/27/2018 - 02/25/2020
    Funding Type: Foundation/Industry
    Funding Agency: Learning Institute for Elders at UCF
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Stuttering Research

  • PI: Martine Vanryckeghem
  • Amount: $10,000 | Timeframe: 07/21/2018 - 07/21/2021
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Frederick P. Murray
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Word by Word: Building Sentences with Preschoolers Who Use AAC

  • PI: Jennifer Kent-Walsh
  • Amount: $1,623,136 | Timeframe: 07/07/2017 - 06/30/2022
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) [Part of a five-year, $2,781,276 Multiple Principal Investigator Grant with Cathy Binger, Ph.D., at the University of New Mexico]
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Preparing Special Education Teachers and Speech-Language Practitioners in Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • PI: Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D.
  • Co-PI: Jacqueline Towson
  • Amount: $250,000 | Timeframe: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2023
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
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