The Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic welcomes three new clinical educators this semester: one in the field of audiology and two in the field of speech-language pathology.
Becky Braun earned her Clinical Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Florida in 2003. Braun is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is board certified in audiology with a specialty certification in pediatric audiology.
Before joining Illinois State University, Braun was a clinical audiologist at OSF St. Francis Medical Center and Peoria Ear, Nose & Throat Group. Her interests include early assessment and treatment of pediatric patients, adult hearing evaluations and hearing aids, as well as vestibular diagnostics and rehabilitation.
Jaime Ellsworth ’02, M.S. ’04, and Lindsay Diekhoff ’02, M.S. ’04, both graduated from Illinois State University in 2004 with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology.
Ellsworth spent the first seven years of her practice working with adult/geriatric patients in the medical setting and the last seven years working with elementary-age children in the school setting. Her interest areas include language disorders in children and adults as well as social communication skills in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Diekhoff has 15 years of experience in the public school system treating clients preschool to high school age. Her interest areas include autism, stuttering, phonological speech disorders, articulation disorders, and receptive and expressive language delays.
The Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic is a division of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). In addition to providing clinical education for students, the clinic also provides hearing healthcare and speech and language services to residents of Bloomington-Normal and the surrounding communities.
Clinical speech-language pathology and audiology services are available for patients across the lifespan. For more information about our services, see our website.