Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ann Beck

Chair
Professor
Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • CSD 299.Sec 001 Independent Honor Study
  • CSD 400.Sec 004 Independent Study
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Counseling, Research Methods
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Dr. Beck's primary research interests are in the area of students' stress levels as associated with enrollment in a clinical discipline and techniques that facilitate students' stress management. Additionally, she conducts research in the area of augmentative and alternative communication. Specifically, she has investigated the attitudes of children and adolscents toward their peers who use AAC and the efficacy of various AAC interventions.
  • Ph D Speech-Language Pathology - 1981
  • University of Illinois
  • Champaign-Urbana
  • MS Speech-Language Pathology - 1975
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Carbondale, IL
  • BS Speech Pathology and Audiology - 1973
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Carbondale, IL
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Beck, A., Verticchio, H., Seeman, S., Milliken, E., & Schaab, H. (2017). A mindfulness practice for CSD undergraduate and SLP graduate students: Effects on stress, self-compassion and perfectionism. American Journal Speech-Language Pathology, 26, 893-907. doi: 10.1044/2017_AJSLP-16-0172
  • Beck, A.R., Seeman, S., & Verticchio, H., & Rice, J. (2015). Yoga as a technique to reduce stress experienced by CSD graduate students. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders,42,1-15.
  • Beck, A. R., & Verticchio, H. (2014). Counseling and mindfulness practice with graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders,42, 133-148.
  • Beck, A. R., & Verticchio, H. (2014). Facilitating speech-language pathology graduate students’ ability to manage stress: A pilot study. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders,41, 24-39.
  • Beck, A. (2012). The use of script training and videoconferencing holds promise for improving the communication skills orf people with aphasia, but further study is warranted. [Abstract]. Evidence Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, iFirst, 1-6. Abstract of Goldberg, S., Haley, K.L., & Jacks, A. (2012). Script training and generalization for people with aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21, 222-238. doi :10.1080/17489539.2012.745349
  • Beck, A. (2011). AAC and message enhancement for persons with aphasia. In R. Koul (ed.). Augmentative and alternative communication for adults with aphasia: Augmentative and alternative communications perspectives, Vol. 3 (pp. 93-133). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Stoner, J. B.; Beck, A. R.; Parette, H. P. Jr.; Nagorski, K. & Young, K. (2011). Perspectives of Young Indian Children’s Parents Regarding U.S. Educational Practices. Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 6( 2), DOI: 10.2202/2161-2412.1085 Available at: http://www.bepress.com/mlt/vol6/iss2/
  • Stoner, J., Beck, A., Dennis, M., & Parette, P. (2011). The use of instructional technology in direct vocabulary instruction. Journal of Special Education Technology, 26, 35 - 46.
  • Beck, A., Thompson, J., Kosuwan, K., & Prochnow, J. (2010). The Development and Utilization of a Scale to Measure Adolescents’ Attitudes Toward Peers who Use AAC Devices. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53(3), 572-587.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Beck, A., & Verticchio, H. (2017, November). Effects of a mindfulness practice on CSD students’ stress and self-compassion over one year. Poster session at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Arnos, O. & Beck, A. (2017, November). Self-compassion and perceived stress levels of of caregivers of children with communication disorders. Poster session at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Beck, A., & Verticchio, H. (2017, November). A Mindfulness Practice Experience. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Beck,A., Seeman, S., & Verticcihio, H. (2016, Novermber). A mind-body practice for SLP graduate Students. Poster session at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadephia, PA.
  • Beck, A., Verticchio, H., & Schaab, H. (2015, November). Perfectionism, Stress, & CSD Students. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Denver, Co.
  • Harbers, H., Verticchio, H., Harvey, J., Fredstrom, T., and Beck, A. (2015, November). “Reinventing” undergraduate and graduate curriculua. Convention of the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association, Denver, CO.
  • Lamonica, C., O’Sullivan, P., Beck, A., & Zosky, D. (2015, November). Using Established Practice in New Ways to Build Bright Futures. Professional and Organizational Development (POD) conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Award for Continuing Education
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • 2011
  • Award for Continuing Education
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • 2007
  • Exemplary Poster Session
  • CEC
  • 2003
  • Award for Continuing Education
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • 1998
  • University Teaching Initiative Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 1998
  • Award for Continuing Education
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • 1995
  • Award for Continuing Education
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • 1991
  • Oustanding Rating Certificate
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC)
  • 1986
  • Award for Continuing Education
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • 1985
  • Special Achievement Award for Performance
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • 1981
  • Scholastic Honors
  • Southern Illinois University
  • 1973
  • University Fellowship
  • Southern Illinois University
  • 1973