Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Illinois State University
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Eckelmann-Taylor Speech & Hearing Clinic

Open to the public and the ISU community for the following:

  • speech & language evaluations
  • speech & language therapy
  • hearing evaluations
  • aural rehabilitation & hearing aids

To contact the clinic, call (309) 438-8641 or fax (309) 438-5221.

College News and Announcements

Audiologists to Join Humanitarian Mission
photo of Lindsay Bondurant and Ellen Avoletta

Lindsay Bondurant and Ellen Avoletta

Dr. Lindsay Bondurant and Ellen Avoletta, AuD student, have been selected to join a unique humanitarian mission to remote riverfront communities near Parintins, Brazil in November 2014. The Oticon Hearing Foundation, in partnership with the American Academy of Audiology Foundation, selected only one audiologist and one audiology student for this honor. Lindsay and Ellen were selected individually by two separate committees comprised of AAA Foundation and Oticon Hearing Foundation representatives.

“Dr. Lindsay Bondurant has been involved in humanitarian audiology for a number of years. She brought this expertise with her when she joined ISU and has shared it with our AuD students.” said Dr. Ann Beck, Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. “We are all extremely pleased that Dr. Bondurant’s, and her student, Ellen Avoletta’s excellence in humanitarian audiology has been recognized by the American Academy of Audiology and The Oticon Foundations.”

For more information about the program, visit:

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We will be hosting an Open House for students interested in applying to our graduate programs in Audiology or Speech Language Pathology.

When: Friday, October 17, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Where: In Fairchild Hall, room 319

Please RSVP by 10/13 to

Department News and Announcements

Video: Alex Shelton's inspiring comeback story starts a new chapter today, when he returns to Illinois State after 6 years of rehab and recovery.

Student Awarded ILAA Scholarship

CSD was pleased to learn that, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Academy of Audiology, the Honors Committee voted to award one of our AuD students, Jaclyn Paisley one of three $1,000 scholarships. We congratulate Jaclyn on this honor!

Accent Modification In the News Again

Mrs. Rene McClure’s work in the area of accent modification recently has received well-deserved recognition at the College and University level. To learn more about this important service that is being offered through the Eckelman-Taylor, please click above.

Here is the link for more information about accent modification:

CAS TV Commercial

University Marketing and Communication recently produced commercials to be aired at televised sports events. Our Clinic is featured in the College of Arts and Sciences commercial.

To view this commercial click on the following link:

Poster Presentations

Heidi Verticchio and Dr. Jennine Harvey both presented posters this fall.  See more for details.Mrs. Verticchio had a poster session at the National Academy Advising Association and Dr. Jennine Harvey had one at the 5th International and Interdisciplinary Research Conference of Aging and Speech Communication.

CTLT Teaching-Learning Development Grants Awared to Four Faculty

Dr. Jen Friberg, Dr. Heidi Harbers, Dr. Jeninne Harvey, and Dr. Lisa Vinney were all awarded a CTLT Teaching-Learning Development Grants.  Congratulations!

News Article about Dr. Hua Ou

There’s a very nice article on Dr. Ou in CAS News you might be interested in reading!

Dr. Harvey Interview with Chicago Daily Herald

Recently Dr. Jennine Harvey was interviewed by the Chicago Daily Herald as a specialist on a new “brain training”  center in Naperville. The link to this very interesting story is: