Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Lab


For a complete PubMed list of all Dr. Catriona Steele’s publications, click here:



(Trainee authors are underlined)




  1. Ong, J., Steele, C. M. & Duizer, L. M. (2018, in press). Sensory characteristics of liquids thickened with commercial thickeners to levels specified in the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) framework. Food Hydrocolloids.
  2. Steele, C. M., Namasivayam-MacDonald, A. M., Guida, B. T., Cichero, J. A. Y., Duivestein, J., Hanson, B, Lam, P. & Riquelme, L. F. (2018, in press). Creation and Validation of the IDDSI Functional Diet Scale. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
  3. Steele, C. (2018, in press). The influence of tongue strength on oral viscosity discrimination acuity. Journal of Texture Studies
  4. Keller, H. H., Lengyel, C. O., Carrier, N., Slaughter. S. E., Morrison, J., Duncan, A. M., Steele, C. M., Duizer, L. M., Brown, K. S., Chaudhury. H., Yoon, M. N., Boscart. V., Heckman, G. G. & Villalon, L. (2018, in press). Prevalence of inadequate micronutrient intake in long term care: are residents eating enough? British Journal of Nutrition
  5. Namasivayam-MacDonald, A. M., Slaughter, S. E., Morrison, J., Steele, C. M., Carrier, N., Lengyel, C. O. & Keller, H. H. (2018, in press). Inadequate fluid intake in long term care residents: prevalence and determinants. Geriatric Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.11.004
  6. Namasivayam-MacDonald, A. M., Barbon, C. E. A. & Steele, C. M. (2018). Dysphagia or presbyphagia? A review of swallow timing in the elderly. Physiology & Behavior, 184(1), 12-26. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938417303621
  7. Namasivayam-MacDonald, A. M., Burnett, L., Nagy, A., Waito, A. A. & Steele, C. M. (2017). Effects of tongue strength training on mealtime function in long term care. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26(4):1213 doi:10.1044/2017_AJSLP-16-0186 http://ajslp.pubs.asha.org/data/journals/ajslp/0/ajslp-16-0186.pdf
  8. Waito, A. A., Valenzano, T. J., Peladeau-Pigeon, M. & Steele, C. M. (2017). Trends in research describing dysphagia in motor neuron disease (MND): A scoping review. DOI 10.1007/s00455-017-9819-x
  9. Peladeau-Pigeon, M. & Steele, C. M. (2017). Age-related variability in tongue pressure patterns for maximum isometric and saliva swallowing tasks. Journal of Speech, Language Hearing Research, 60(11):3177 doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-S-16-0356 http://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2662759
  10. Steele, C. M. & Grace-Martin, K. (2017). Reflections on Clinical and Statistical Use of the Penetration-Aspiration Scale. Dysphagia. DOI 10.1007/s00455-017-9809-z PMID: 28534064 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00455-017-9809-z NIHMSID: 878921
  11. Namasivayam-MacDonald, A. M., Morrison, J. M., Steele, C. M. & Keller, H. H. (2017). How Swallow Pressures and Dysphagia Affect Malnutrition and Mealtime Outcomes in Long Term Care. DOI 10.1007/s00455-017-9825-z. PMID: 28733775
  12. Keller, H. H., Carrier, N., Slaughter, S. E., Lengyel, C., Steele, C. M., Duizer, L., Morrison, J., Brown, S., Chaudhury, H., Yoon, M. N., Duncan, A. M., Boscart, V., Heckman, G. & Villalon, L. (2017). Prevalence and determinants of poor food intake of residents living in long term care. Journal of the American Medical Directors’ Association, 18(11), 941-947. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1525861017302700
  13. Keller, H. H., Carrier, N., Slaughter, S., Lengyel, C., Steele, C. M., Duizer, L. M., Brown, K. S., Chaudhury, H., Yoon, M., Duncan, A. M., Boscart, V., Heckman, G. & Villalon, L. (2017). Making the Most of Mealtimes (M3): protocol of a multi-centre cross-sectional study of food intake and its determinants in older adults living in long term care homes. BMC Geriatrics, 2017(17), 15. http://rdcu.be/ECQk. PMID: 28668663
  14. Cichero, J. A. Y., Lam, P., Steele, C. M., Hanson, B., Chen, J., Dantas, R. O., Duivestein, J., Kayashita, J., Lecko, C., Murray, J., Pillay, M., Riquelme, L., & Stanschus, S. (2016). Development of international terminology and definitions for texture-modified foods and thickened fluids used in dysphagia management: The IDDSI Framework. Dysphagia, 32(2), 293-314. doi:10.1007/s00455-016-9758-y. PMID:27913916. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00455-016-9758-y. PMC5380696 NIHMSID: NIHMS833929
  15. Barbon, C. E. A., Hope, A. & Steele, C. M. (2017). Radiation 101: A guide for speech-language pathologists. ASHA Perspectives, Vol. 2 (SIG 13), 63-72. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG13.63.
  16. Burbidge, A., Cichero, J. A. Y., Engmann, J. & Steele, C. M. (2016). An introduction to fluid mechanics of the oropharyngeal phase of swallowing with particular focus on dysphagia. Applied Rheology, 26(6), 64525 DOI: 10.3933/ApplRheol-26-64525.
  17. Valenzano, T. J., Waito, A. A. & Steele, C. M. (2016). Characterizing dysphagia and swallowing intervention in the traumatic spinal injury population. Dysphagia, 31(5): 598-609. DOI 10.1007/s00455-016-9728-4. PMID: 27412004. PMC5215788
  18. Frazier, J., Chestnut, A., Jackson, A., Barbon, C. E. A., Steele, C. M. & Pickler, L. (2016). Understanding the Viscosity of Liquids used in Infant Dysphagia Management. Dysphagia 31(5): 672-679. DOI 10.1007/s00455-016-9726-6. PMID 27412005. PMC5018449