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Ms.  Jill K Fahy

Ms. Jill K Fahy

Associate Professor

Office: 2205 - Human Services
Phone: 217-581-7450
Fax: 217-581-7105
Email: jkfahy@eiu.edu

Jill Fahy's Vita

Jill Fahy is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Eastern Illinois University.  She teaches graduate courses in Acquired Language Disorders, Development of Executive Functions, Right Hemisphere Disorders, and Advanced Clinical Practicum.  She teaches undergraduate courses in Neurology and Clinical Techniques.   Within the EIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, Ms. Fahy specializes in the assessment of executive dysfunction, particularly as it is associated with concomitant disorders of language, cognition, or social/pragmatics.  Many of her clients typically have multiple comorbid diagnoses and are seeking diagnostic insight and recommendations for home, school, and vocational needs. Ms. Fahy is a widely-known lecturer in the area of executive functions, speaking nationally and internationally on aspects of evaluation and treatment of executive dysfunction, and the role of language in executive functions.  She is co-author of The Source for Development of Executive Functions and soon-to-be published article, Language and Executive Functions:  Self-Talk for Self-Regulation.  Prior to teaching at EIU, Ms. Fahy worked for several years as a medical SLP providing services for patients with acquired neurological deficits resulting from stroke and TBI, including those in acute care, inpatient and day rehabilitation, and home health.  


Education                                                                    Certification    
M.A.—Speech-Language Pathology                                    ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 1992            Illinois State Licensure (#146004079)
                                                                                        Teacher Certification, Speech-Language Impaired  
B.A.—French, minor in Economics                                     State of Illinois                  
Eastern Illinois University,
May 1988
Graduate coursework in psychology, Eastern Illinois University, 2006 - 2011

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Selected Conference Presentations

Professional Presentations

International Presentations
Fahy, J. (2013).  Executive Functions and Language:  Current Insights & Future Implications.  Keynote
Speaker, Audiologopaedisk Forening (ALF) 2013 Conference, Nyborg, Denmark.  March 20. 
National Presentations
Fahy, J. (2014).  Assessment and Treatment of Executive Dysfunction in Children & Adolescents, Butler
County Educational Service Center Continuing Education Conference, Hamilton, OH.  January 10.

Fahy, J. (2013).  Assessment and Treatment for Executive Function Disorders in the Educational Environment. 
Southwestern Ohio School Psychologists Association Annual Fall Conference, Cincinnati, OH.  October

Fahy, J. (2012).  Executive Functions in Education:  How to Make a Difference for Students.  Keynote Speaker, Metro Speech Language Network 2012 Symposium, Denver, CO.  February 3.

Fahy, J. (2011).  Executive Functions in Education.  Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition, Columbus, OH.  October 23. 

Fahy, J. (2011).  Assessment and Treatment for Executive Function Disorders in the Educational Environment.  Hamilton County Education Center, Cincinnati, OH.  March 25.

Fahy, J. (2011).  Making Sense of Executive Functions.  Central Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Bloomington, IL.  March 8. 

 Trainor, K., Fahy, J., & Throneburg, R. (2010). Relationship between preschool executive function skills and oral narrative skills. November 20, ASHA Program Guide, pg 152.

Scaliatine, C. Veale, T., Richard, G., Fahy, J. (2009).  Perspective-Taking in Adolescents With Asperger’s Syndrome & Nonverbal Learning Disorders.  November 2009. ASHA Program Guide. 

Fahy, J. (2009). Executive Functions:  Understand, Evaluate, and Treat EF Deficits in Your Caseload.  Montana Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Billings, MT.

Fahy, J. (2009). Executive Functions in Patients with Acquired Brain Injuries.  Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Des Moines, IO.

Fahy, J. (2009). Executive Function Deficits in School-Aged Children:  How to Make a Difference.  Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, OH.

Fahy, J. (2009). Executive Functions in Children & Adolescents:  What Goes Wrong, and How to Make a Difference.  Continuing Education Programs of America, Indianapolis, IN.

Fahy, J. (2009).  Understanding the Development of Executive Functions in Young Children.  STAR Net Region II, Chicago, IL.

Fahy, J. (2009).  Demystifying Executive Functions:  Treatment and Management.  Kidz Therapy Services, LLC, Long Island, NY. 

Fahy, J. (2008). Executive Functions & Language:  Tools for Thinking& Regulating. American Speech- Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention; Chicago,  IL.

Fahy, J. (2008).  Executive Functions:  Understanding, Evaluating, Treating; Continuing  Education Programs of America; Boston, MA.

Fahy, J. (2008).  Executive Functions in the Classroom; Quad-Cities Speech-Language-Hearing Association; East Molin

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