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EIU Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences

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Mrs. Trina M Becker, Professor; Director Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic; Co-Director EIU Autism Center

Office: 2312 - Human Services
Phone: 217-581-8497
Email: tmbecker@eiu.edu

Trina Becker's Vita

Instructor since 2002 and tenured since 2010. Mrs. Becker is the Director of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.  In addition, she supervises students in clinical practicum for CDS 4900 and 5900, as well as diagnostic practicum, CDS 5910. Mrs. Becker is an active member of the Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association (ISHA), and currently serves as the Continuing Education Administrator of ISHA. Mrs. Becker teaches CDS 2100 Phonetics and Phonological Development, CDS 3100 Phonological Assessment and Remediation, CDS 4815 Augmentative and Alternative Communication, CDS 5905 Advanced Clinical Techniques and Methodology, CDS 5400 AAC for Beginning Communicators . She specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and has done presentations at the local, state and national level on this topic. She has also co-chaired undergraduate and graduate research projects related to AAC. Previously, she worked full-time for a special education co-op providing speech-language therapy for children with special needs.


Frequently Taught Courses

CDS 2000 – Introduction to Communication Disorders

CDS 2100 - Phonetics and Phonological Development
CDS 3100 - Phonological Assessment and Remediation
CDS 4815 – Augmentative and Alternative Communication
CDS 4900 – Undergraduate Clinical Practicum
CDS 5400 - Working with Families in Early Intervention
CDS 5400 - AAC for Beginning Communicators 

CDS 5905 - Advanced Clinical Techniques and Methodology
CDS 5900 – Graduate Clinical Practicum
CDS 5910 – Graduate Diagnostic Practicum

Education

B.A. Eastern Illinois University 1997 
M.S. Eastern Illinois University 1998

Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association

East Central Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Research

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) 
Speech Sound Disorders
Supervision
 

Selected Publications

Scott, C.G., Becker, T.M., & Simpson, K. O. (2017). The Effect of Real-Time Feedback Using a Smartwatch on the Clinical Behavior of Novice Student Clinicians. Perspectives ASHA Sigs, 2 (SIG 11), 79-90 doi: 10.1044/persp2.SIG11.79

Selected Conference Presentations

Presentations in the last 5 years 

Becker, T. (2021, November)

Ultimate Guide to AAC in the Classroom

Hoopeston School District

Hoopeston, IL

 

Becker, T. (2021, November)

“The Ultimate Guide to AAC Goal Selection”

Eastern Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Virtual Presentation

 

Becker, T. and Bergstrom, B. (2021, October)

Invited Speakers

“Language Through Literacy in Children 0-5” (Part 1 & 2) Presented for the Going,

Giving, & Getting the Extra Mile Conference, Pontiac, IL

 

Becker, T. (2021, June)

“Home Sweet Home: Transitioning AAC to the Home Environment”

Live Webinar for SpeechPathology.com

 

Becker, T. (2021, May)

“The Ultimate Guide to AAC Goal Selection”

Dupage County Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Virtual Presentation

 

Becker, T. (2021, April)

“The Ultimate Guide to AAC Goal Selection”

South Cook County Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Virtual Presentation

 

Becker, T. (2020, February)

“Building Blocks to Successful AAC Intervention”

Invited speaker

Route 66 Conference on Communication Disorders, University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

Becker, T. (2019, May)

“AAC Case Studies”

Live Webinar for SpeechPathology.com

 

Becker, T. (2019, April)

“Strengthening Students’ Vocabulary for Powerful Communication”

Live Webinar for SpeechPathology.com

 

Becker, T. (2018, September)

“Writing Goals to Facilitate Success with AAC”

Live Webinar for SpeechPathology.com

 

Becker, T. (2018, September)

“Stages of Development in AAC competence”

Live Webinar for SpeechPathology.com

 

Scott, C. & Becker, T. (2017, November)

“Let’s Get Technical: Clinical Supervision and Smart Technology”

Poster presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Los Angeles, CA

 

 


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Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2712
(217) 581-7105t
fymagee@eiu.edu


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