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Department of Communication Disorders & Science
Alumni Survey


Please offer your insight to help us evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Communication Disorders & Sciences Program at Eastern Illinois University. We would like to thank you in advance for responding to the questions below. Please email Jill Fahy (jkfahy@eiu.edu) should you have difficulty with this form.


For the following questions, please rate the individual using the following scale: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Agree, or Strongly Agree.
  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
1. The CDS program at EIU provided sufficient professional preparation in the area of anatomic, physical, and physiologic bases of speech, language, and hearing (i.e., basic sciences foundation).

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
2. The CDS program at EIU provided sufficient professional preparation in the area of linguistic variables related to normal development of speech and language (i.e., normal speech-language development).

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
3. The CDS program at EIU provided sufficient professional preparation of the nature, evaluation, and treatment for various communication disorders (i.e., phonology/articulation, child language, voice, fluency, hearing) across the lifespan.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
4. The CDS program at EIU provided sufficient professional preparation to apply clinical treatment methodologies to the evaluation and intervention of communication disorders (i.e., comfort with independent clinical treatment).

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
5. The CDS program at EIU provided sufficient professional preparation for development of professional written communication skills.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
6. The CDS program at EIU provided sufficient professional preparation for development of professional verbal communication and interpersonal skills (i.e., appearance, interaction, responsibility).

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
7. The CDS program at EIU provided sufficient professional preparation in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
8. The CDS program at EIU provided sufficient professional preparation regarding individual differences, including ethnic/culture and gender considerations, in relation to communication.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
9. The CDS program at EIU provided sufficient professional preparation in research principles to investigate efficacy of diagnostic and treatment procedures.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
10. The CDS program at EIU provided sufficient professional preparation in professional standards, ethics, issues, and importance of continued professional growth.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
11. The CDS program at EIU provided sufficient professional preparation to develop independent learning strategies.

12. The following experiences effectively contributed to my ability to provide clinical evaluation and treatment in a variety of professional delivery models and sites:
  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
EIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
EIU Off-Campus Practicums

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Medical Internship

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Educational Internship

13. The following academic and clinical resources were important to my professional development:
  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Faculty Accessibility

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Materials Center

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Video Center

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Equipment & Computers

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Library

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Clinician's Room/Workspace

Professional Information
14. Please select the job description that best describes your work setting:

School: Special day/residential, pre-elementary, elementary, secondary, or combined school settings.

Hospital: General medical, psychiatric, rehabilitation, pediatric, university, or any other hospital.

Residential Health: Nursing home, subacute or transitional care, hospice, mental retardation/developmental care facility, disabilities/learning disabilities, psychiatric, physical disabilities, diagnostic/treatment, or any other residential care facility.

Nonresidential Health: Home health agency or clientís home, health maintenance organization, private physicianís care facility office, speech-language pathologistís or audiologistís office (including private practice), speech and hearing center or clinic (university or non-university based), outpatient rehabilitation center, ambulatory care center, eye/ear institute, or any other nonresidential health care facility.
  School
  Hospital
  Residential Health
  Nonresidential Health
  Combination of Settings

15. Credentials (i.e., C.C.C., C.F.Y.)

16. Professional memberships (i.e., I.S.H.A., A.S.H.A., others).

17. Please approximate the number of hours of continuing education that you participated in within the last year.

18. Please list treatment areas for which you felt well prepared when you graduated from EIU.

19. Treatment areas for which you did not feel well prepared when you graduated from EIU.

20. Comments:





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