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Dr. Tina K Veale, Ph. D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Tina K Veale, Ph. D., CCC-SLP


Office: 2118 - Old Main
Phone: 217-581-3328
Email: tkveale@eiu.edu

Tina Veale, Ph. D., CCC-SLP's Vita

Associate professor who joined the department in 2006. Dr. Veale completed her doctorate in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati (1998), and has held previous university appointments at Western Illinois University (2001-2006), Miami University of Ohio (1998-2000), and the University of Cincinnati (1995-1999). In addition to her university positions, Dr. Veale is the owner and chief executive officer of Comprehensive Concepts in Speech and Hearing, Inc., a private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio (1982-present). She developed and operated Wee Talk, a preschool for children with communication challenges, from 1990-1998. She has also worked as a language development specialist in a county educational facility for individuals with mental retardation and as a public school special educator for children with severe/multiple impairments. Dr. Veale is currently an autism consultant for the West Central Illinois Special Education Cooperative and for Charleston Community Unit School District #1.

Frequently Taught Courses

CDS 3500 – Neurological/Embryological Aspects of Communication
CDS 5000 – Research Methods in Communication Disorders and Sciences
CDS 5001 - Research Experience in Communication Disorders and Sciences
CDS 5250 - Advanced Language Disorders
CDS 5400 - Special Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders


B.S.  Miami University; Oxford, Ohio               1979
M.A.  Miami University; Oxford, Ohio               1980
Ph.D. University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati, Ohio  1998

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Dr. Veale has studied the psycholinguistic aspects of language development in learners with language impairment, especially those with autism spectrum disorders, and the impact of considering a child’s learning style when planning intervention. Differential diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders of children with autism, Asperger syndrome, and nonverbal learning disorder are particular interests. She has also researched the effectiveness of auditory integration training for children with autism.
Current research is focused upon the early development of children with Asperger syndrome, and the best methods of detecting this disorder at an early age. Other projects include the development of a language therapy program for early emergent language learners with autism, and the development of a social skills counseling program for individuals with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome.

Selected Publications

Veale, T., & Pohlpeter, K. (2004). Reimbursement issues in fluency treatment. Hearsay, Vol. 16, No. 1. 33-38.
Veale, T. (2002). Children with autism: Evidence of language and learning differences. Hearsay, Vol. 15, No. 2, 37-42.
Veale, T. & Gundler-Reyes, L. (2002). Theory of mind: What’s your take on that? Hearsay, Vol. 15, No. 2, 26-30.
Green, D. & Veale, T. (2002). Accessing services for children within the autism spectrum: Perspectives from urban and rural America. Hearsay, Vol. 15,. No. 2, 31-33.
Veale, T. (2000). The changing face of private practice in speech-language pathology. Hearsay, Vol. 13, No.2, 46-50.
Veale, T. (1999). Targeting temporal processing deficits Through Fast ForWord: Language intervention with a new twist. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools, Vol. 30, 353-362.
Veale, T. (1998). Fast ForWord. In C. Hileman (ed.), Point, Click, and Learn. Future Horizons, Inc.: Arlington, TX.
Veale, T. (1998). Earobics. In C. Hileman (ed.), Point, Click, and Learn. Future Horizons, Inc.: Arlington, TX
Veale, T. (1994). Auditory integration training: The use of a new listening treatment within our profession. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Vol. 3, No. 2, 12-15.
Veale, T. (1994). Weighing the promises and the problems: AIT may be a risk worth taking. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Vol. 3, No. 2, 35-37.
Veale, T. (1998). May I Have Your Attention Please? Lessons on Language And Learning. Published doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati.

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