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An evidence-based dysphagia telerehabilitation program for Stroke survivors

The University of Sydney is conducting a research study about dysphagia telerehabilitation. The study is being carried out by: Dr Emma Wallace, Discipline of Speech Pathology, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Who can take part in the study?

Stroke survivors who are more than 6 months post Stroke, with swallowing impairment (dysphagia) who are living in the community are invited to participate in the study.

Participants in the research will have to:

  1. Express interest in the study by contacting the research team
  2. Complete a screening questionnaire to find out if they are eligible for the study.
  3. Provide verbal and written consent.
  4. Complete questionnaires at the start and end of the study.
  5. Attend two assessment sessions via telehealth. Each session will last approximately an hour
  6. Attend weekly telerehabilitation for 5 weeks. Each session will last 40 minutes or less.
  7. Complete daily training exercises. The training exercises will last 20 minutes each session.

All interaction with participants will be either via phone or videoconferencing. There will be no face-to-face contact with the research team.

For more information and to register your interest in this research study, contact:

Dharshini Phone: 02 8627 5737 | Email:

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