Communication Disorders & Sciences

Departmental Website

http://www.eiu.edu/commdis/

Overview

Are you intrigued by children with autism? Do you wonder about rehabilitation for young people with head injuries? Perhaps you wish you knew more to help your parent or grandparent who had a stroke. In all those cases, EIU offers a clinically focused educational experience for students who want to work with individuals with communication disorders.

The profession is in high demand and EIU boasts a 100% placement rate for graduates of the program. Job possibilities are diverse and numerous, working with toddlers through adult-aged clients. Disorders include stuttering, swallowing, voice, language, hearing impairments, among many others.

The program at Eastern Illinois University allows you to shadow and work with clients as an undergraduate student under faculty supervision. Faculty are current, innovative, and applied in their orientation to student involvement and course instruction. If you want to make a difference in someone's life, this is a challenging, exciting, and rewarding career!

Four Year Degree Plan

http://www.eiu.edu/commdis/undergraduate.php

Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation

Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences toward speech-language pathology.

AuD clinical doctorate in audiology.

Ph.D. in speech pathology, audiology, or speech science.

Course Catalog Listing

http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=25&poid=3654

Typical Starting Positions

Speech-language assistant/paraprofessional positions in public schools.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Spring semester of junior year builds in option of study abroad; summer opportunities are also encouraged.

Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Undergraduate Independent Study for Research

Student Professional Organizations

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)- Eastern Illinois University Chapter

Scholarship Listing

Brian & Trina Myerscough- Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
COS Advisory Board Endowed Fund Sch
COS Student Advisory Board Student Assist. Award
Decatur Breakfast Sertoma Annual Scholarship
Dr. Harold M. & Alice D. Cavins Scholarship
Gerardo J. Solis Latino/Latina Scholarship
Gina Giffin Garcia Scholarship
Leona Stanford Vollintine Charitable Trust Fund Scholarship
Richard Jacques Rubber Chicken Fund
Rose Marie Coon Communication Disorders Sch
Scholars in Undergraduate Research at Eastern (SURE Awards)
The Eunice Dougherty Scholarship

To search for scholarship opportunities please visit http://www.eiu.edu/scholarships/

Faculty Listing

http://eiu.edu/commdis/faculty.php

Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences, Human Services Center 2213
Contact Name: Dr. Gail Richard
Contact Email: gjrichard@eiu.edu
Web: http://www.eiu.edu/commdis/