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STEP Director

STEP Director
 
Jill Fahy, M.A. +30, CCC-SLP
STEP Office Phone: 217-581-6361
STEP Cell Phone: 217-508-5585
Email: jkfahy@eiu.edu
Office: Klehm 1311
 
Jill Fahy is the Director of the STEP program. She is an associate professor at EIU, a speech-language pathologist, and a nationally recognized expert in executive function disorders and language. She has over 30 years of experience working with neuro-atypical individuals (with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, traumatic brain injury, adolescent language and executive function disorders), providing skill development clinical services with a focus on enhancing functional outcomes needed for school, work, and social relationships. She began assisting with the STEP program in 2018 and became the director of the program in July 2020. She is involved with developing, implementing, and overseeing all aspects of the program.
 

STEP Program Services Specialist

Beth Harvey
 
Beth Harvey
Phone: 217-581-6361
Email: bharvey@eiu.edu
Office: Klehm 1311
 
Beth Harvey works approximately 25 hours per week as the Program Services Specialist for STEP.  Prior to joining STEP, she worked for more than 20 years as a speech pathologist with individuals from age 3-21 in school settings. At STEP she provides programming to foster university students’ social communication, strategic and self-directed use of executive functions, and academic problem solving abilities.  She works with students in STEP maintenance on career planning, acts as a liaison for the program, maintains records, and develops resources.
 

2021-2022 Graduate Assistants

Erin
 
Erin Zurek, B.S. Communication Disorders & Science                 
Office: Klehm 1341 
 
Erin works approximately 18 hours per week as a graduate assistant in the STEP program. She has weekly individual meetings with STEP students and is involved in many aspects of the STEP program. Erin  was a mentor in the STEP program when she was an undergraduate student at EIU and is now a graduate student in the Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology program at EIU. She thoroughly enjoys interacting with people and giving a helping hand where needed.  (She grew up as the third of six children-- she is an expert at giving a helping hand and being flexible!)
 
Ryann
             
Ryann Fishel, B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: Klehm 1341
Erin works approximately 18 hours per week as a graduate assistant in the STEP program. She has weekly individual meetings with STEP students and is involved in many aspects of the STEP program.  She is from Arcola Illinois and went to Illinois State for her undergraduate degree.  When she was applying to the graduate program in speech pathology at EIU, she said it was her strong desire to be able to work in the STEP program.
 
Izzy
 
Isabella Cox, B.S. Communication Disorders & Sciences
Office: Klehm 1331
 
Bella works approximately 18 hours per week as a graduate assistant in the STEP program. She has weekly individual meetings with STEP students and is involved in many aspects of the STEP program. She was a mentor in the STEP program when she was an undergraduate student at EIU and is now a graduate student in the Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology program at EIU.
 

STEP Mentors

Mentors are sophomore-senior undergraduate students who volunteer their time in order to provide support for individual STEP students. This involves consistent communication, one weekly social activity, providing support at study tables, and participation in the monthly group social event. Thank you to our 20 mentors from the Communication Disorders & Sciences, Special Education, and Kinesiology departments! 

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Contact Information

Eastern Illinois University STEP Program

1311 Klehm Hall
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6361
Fax: (217) 581-7105
step@eiu.edu


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