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Project ended on May 16, at 11:55 PM CDT
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You Heard!

May 19, 2017

Thank you to all who donated to our Have You Heard campaign.  We are thrilled to say that with your generous contributions, we reached our goal for this campaign!   We will share pictures of our purchases of portable audiometers and AAC devices soon so you can see what you helped us acquire.  Thank you for your continued support of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  #stateandbeheard

Types of hearing aids (short)

May 11, 2017

The Student Academy of Audiology explains the types of hearing aid devices.

Alumni Showcase Presentations

May 11, 2017

CSD is fortunate to have a number of outstanding alumni, many of whom have visited CSD to share their work experiences with our students. These presentations have informed students about topics as diverse as the SLP’s role in working with individuals with hearing loss, the life of a bilingual SLP, and working as an acute care SLP. Our students very much enjoy these opportunities to engage with our alumni and to learn about all the exciting opportunities waiting for them once they earn their degree. 

Update: Have You Heard?

May 10, 2017

Have You Heard? We are 80% of the way toward meeting our goal! We have 6 days remaining in our campaign. We would appreciate any assistance in achieving our goal.  

Please consider 'sharing' our campaign on your social media sites:

We would also like to invite you to like/follow our page on Facebook:  Illinois State University CSD Department.

Thank you for your continued support of our department and students!  #stateandbeheard

Students’ views of CSD

May 09, 2017

The faculty, supervisors, and staff of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Department value our students and strive to provide them with an excellent, student-focused education. In the students’ words: “Our professors instill in their students hard work, dedication and a variety of skills to become an advance professional in our field.  Our department offers us resources in order to advance our education and our community.  Thank you for helping us reach our goal to obtain portable audiometers and alternative augmentative communication devices”. 


May 08, 2017

A major objective of CSD is to advance the professional development of our students. We sponsor the following Registered Student Organizations that help CSD students find their specific interests and teach them more about leadership and the disciplines: The National Stuttering Association (NSA), The National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), and Student Academy of Audiology (SAA). By donating, you are helping our students continue their education beyond the walls of the classroom. 

Hearing Loss Prevention Laboratory

May 03, 2017

As an undergraduate interested in Audiology, I have been fortunate enough to participate in an independent study through the Hearing Loss Prevention Laboratory. Under the direction of Dr. Joseph and AuD student Natalie Rothbauer, a small group of students, including myself, have been able to work towards completing a comprehensive audiological evaluation. We have been given an opportunity to have hands-on clinical experiences, using each other as clients to learn a multitude of tests. In an initiative to give back to the community, we have completed hearing screenings at nursing homes as part of the Senior Screening Service (S-3). Our team is able to do these screenings all around the McLean County community because the MA-25 audiometers are light, portable, and easy for students to earn and operate. We have had the opportunity to read research articles and discuss relevant topics to our field, otherwise known as the Journal Club. This independent study has given us an opportunity to connect with other audiology faculty and students, and the experiences we are having now are actively preparing us for graduate school and our future careers.

Campaign Update

May 01, 2017

Have You Heard?  We are 60% of the way toward meeting our goal! We have 15 days remaining in our campaign. We would appreciate any assistance in achieving our goal.  

Please consider 'sharing' our campaign on your social media sites:

We would also like to invite you to like/follow our page on Facebook:  Illinois State University CSD Department.

Thank you for your continued support of our department and students!  #stateandbeheard


How do hearing aids work? (long)

May 01, 2017

The Student Academy of Audiology explain how hearing aids work.


April 28, 2017

This brief PowerPoint is full of statistics about communication disorders.

Handbook for Transgender Voice Therapy

April 27, 2017

Carly Clark, a second year graduate student in SLP, created a handbook for transgender (TG)/transsexual (TS) individuals seeking more information on voice and communication therapy for their transition. This handbook may be used to orient TG/TS individuals to important terminology, the voice and communication therapy process for TG individuals, where a TG individual might go to receive voice and communication services, and also address common concerns that a TG person might have when seeking out these types of services.  You can access the handbook here:

Language Disorders

April 25, 2017

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, receptive language is a person’s ability to understand what others are saying. Expressive language is a person’s ability to share thoughts, ideas, and feeling. If a person someone has trouble with either of these tasks, then they might have a language disorder. A child may struggle with receptive or expressive language when developing speech, or an adult who has suffered from a traumatic event like a stroke could also struggle with receptive or expressive language. Speech-language pathologists work with children and adults to help them develop or reacquire language skills. 

Speech and Language Clinical Area

April 24, 2017

The students from the National Speech Language Hearing Association will give you a tour of our speech and language clinic area.

The Autism Program of Illinois

April 21, 2017

Amy Yacucci, MS CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Supervisor who takes our graduate students to TAP.  Check it out!

Heritage Health Manor Clinical Experience

April 19, 2017

Providing help to individuals with feeding and swallowing difficulties is an important treatment area for speech-language pathologists. Swallowing difficulties can occur in individuals across the lifespan, but they occur most commonly in elderly people. Every semester, an ISU Speech-Language Pathology supervisor, Mrs. Adelman, takes groups of students to Heritage Health Manor to gain clinical experiences with the elderly population. Each student is paired with a resident and the pair works together to help the resident improve his or her feeding abilities. At Heritage, graduate students are able to gain hands-on experiences working with individuals with swallowing difficulties to improve safety, mechanical abilities, and sufficient nutrient intake. The Speech-Language Pathology program at Illinois State University is unique in the fact that they offer opportunities like this to better the graduate student’s clinical skills and learning capabilities.

Click on the following link for a virtual photo tour of Heritage Health:

Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic Satellite location at Activity & Recreation Center

April 18, 2017

The Illinois State University Speech and Hearing Clinic opened a satellite audiology clinic at the new Normal Township Activity & Recreation Center (ARC) on August 31, 2016. Located on the corner of Beech and Willow in Normal, Illinois, the ARC provides recreational, nutritional, health and assistive services to senior citizens 55 years and older in Normal and the surrounding areas. Our satellite clinic allows us to provide a full-range of audiological services at this popular and heavily utilized setting on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Dr. Kelly Pyle, CSD’s Director of Clinical Experiences for Audiology, says one of her favorite things about the ARC Clinic is its accessibility and ease of parking for clients. Dr. Candice Osenga, who is supervising AuD students at the site, appreciates the chance this gives CSD to collaborate with Normal Township. We are excited that this new location is allowing our Speech and Hearing Clinic to increase our outreach to the local community and give our students an excellent clinical education experience.  

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A good start to purchasing a speech generating device.


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This will purchase a portable audiometer.