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Ms. Tricia Larkin

Clinical Educator - SLP
Communication Sci & Disorders
Fairchild Hall - FH 215D
Office Hours
By appointment, dependent upon clinic responsibilities
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research


Patricia Larkin is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist with long roots in Central Illinois. She has provided professional services in several local communities, within various settings. She has specialized training for gender-affirming communication healthcare services.

Current Courses

299.004Independent Honor Study

287.015Independent Study

422.001Assessments Across a Lifespan

Teaching Interests & Areas

Language and Literacy Development, Assessment, Stuttering

Research Interests & Areas

Gender identity and exceptionality, Cultural responsiveness in a clinical setting, Formative assessment for CSD programs, Reflective practices for clinical skill development

Other Social Work, Speech Pathology, Special Education, Early Childhood Development, Curriculum & Instruction, and Educational Administration & Foundations


Speech Pathology
Illinois State University

BS Speech Pathology and Audiology

Illinois State University

Red Tassel Service Award

Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society

Distinguished Administrative Professional Service Award

Illinois State University

Carlos DiFranco Award nominee

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Clinical Achievement Award

Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Continuing Education (ACE) Award

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Living Our Values Award

IL State University

Le Roy Elementary School Outstanding Teacher

Le Roy CUSD #2

Exemplary Supervisor Award

Eastern Illinois University

Magna cum Laude with University and Departmental Honors designations

Illinois State University

Eckelmann Award

llinois State University, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology


Larkin, P (2023, January). Gender-affirming Communication Services at Illinois State University Speech & Hearing Clinic. Bloomington-Normal PFLAG Organization.
Larkin, P., Reynolds, V., and Umland-Mendes, C. (2023, February) Gender-affirming communication healthcare in university settings. Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Conference.
Finding Voice: Supporting Gender Expression in Communication through Healthcare. Heartland Community College Nursing Program. (2022)
Larkin, P., & Meyers, D. (2022, March 11-April 18). Growth: Measuring changes in student skills with an inter-professional project. [Conference session]. Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention (online).
Detours. Discovery. Integrating Simulation Education into CSD Programs. ASHA National Conference. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2020)
A Conversation about diet modifications with a speech-language pathologist,. CIAD Spring Continuing Education Opportunity. Central IL Association of Dieticians. (2019)
Qualitative and quantitative assessment information with standards determine treatment objectives. ISHA Convention. IL Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2018)
Understanding ASHA’s web-based resources: Membership has its’ rewards. Professional Development Trainings. (2018)

Larkin, T., Vinney, L.A., & Yanez, J. (2018, October). Gender-affirming communication services: A new clinical service at the university speech and hearing clinic. Oral presentation at Illinois State University’s Culturally Responsive Campus Conference in Normal, IL.

Balanced literacy instruction using a SLP's skillset and a social learning model. PASHA Spring Continuing Education Opportunity. Peoria Area Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2017)

Grants & Contracts

Gender-affirming Communication Healthcare Financial Support. Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic. Local. (2024)
Instructional Innovation Grant. Center for Intergrated Professional Development. Illinois State University. (2024)
Student research travel grant. College of Education at IL State University. Illinois State University. (2024)
CSD Film Series Part 2. Communication Sciences and Disorders. Illinois State University. (2023)
Rural Health Healthcare Initiative to support Gender-Affirming Care. ISU Speech & Hearing Clinic. Local. (2023)