The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders continues to produce successful speech-language pathologists and audiologists. The 3-year employment rate for graduates of the Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) and the Masters in Speech-Language Pathology is 100% as of August 2019. The 3-year pass rate on the National Praxis exam for both programs is also 100% as of August 2019. The Speech and Hearing Clinic continues to expand service options, including gender affirming communication services and cochlear implant evaluations/mapping.
CSD would appreciate any gifts to the following two funds:
Dr. Ann Beck Scholarship
- Established in 2019 by Ann and Gary Beck in honor of Dr. Beck's retirement from Illinois State University. The scholarship supports students majoring in communication sciences and disorders.
- The department is working toward developing this fund to endowed status
- Will provide direct scholarship funds to CSD students
Communication Sciences and Disorders General Fund
- Donations to this fund provide support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department, such as:
- Student scholarships
- Supporting student research and attendance at professional development events (e.g., the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, The American Academy of Audiology Convention)
- Providing needed equipment (e.g., augmentative and alternative communication devices, audiometers) for our Speech and Hearing Clinic. This benefits our clients and ensures our students are trained on current technology
- Supporting innovative curricular and clinical initiatives (e.g., interprofessional education experiences with Nursing, gender affirming communication services in our clinic, and increasing the use of simulated clinical experiences to provided additional clinical training for students).