CSDS Faculty Awarded Grant
Two Georgia Southern University faculty members in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences have been awarded a grant in the amount of $6,449. Associate Professor April Garrity, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and Assistant Professor Casey Keck, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, will be investigating graduate communication sciences and disorders students’ ability to write and implement functional communication goals in the program’s teaching clinic, the RiteCare Center.
Garrity and Keck will use the grant money, which was awarded by Georgia Southern University’s Faculty Research Committee, to fund an undergraduate research assistant, collaborate with a biostatistician, purchase clinical testing tools and provide monetary incentives to participants for their willingness to partake in the research.
The research will be conducted through the Cognition, Learning and Social Participation (CLaSP) Research Lab. The CLaSP Research Lab was co-founded by Garrity and Keck and focuses on examining teaching, learning, cognition, communication, quality of life, and participation through quantitative and qualitative methods and action research approaches.