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Speech-Language Services

Eckelmann-Taylor has over 50 years of experience providing expert speech therapy and related services, including accent therapy, alternative communication, auditory processing, motor speech, and stuttering. Our licensed, certified speech-language pathologists identify and remediate the full range of speech-language deficits associated with different age groups. Our speech therapy services include:

Accent Modification
Accent Modification

What is an accent? An accent is not a speech or language disorder, but rather a speech difference typically due to speaking English as a second language or speaking a dialectical variation of English. Accents are a unique reflection of a person’s culture, origin, and way of life. It’s important to know that…

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

The Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic at ISU is highly qualified to provide evaluation and services to individuals across the lifespan with augmentative and alternative communication need.  Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a communication method that enhances a person’s verbal output…

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Auditory Processing
Auditory Processing

Signs and symptoms of Central Auditory Processing (CAP) may include the following: difficulty understanding spoken language in noisy environments, frequently asking for repetitions, misinterpretation of humor and sarcasm, and difficulty following multi-step directions. Additionally, a person with CAP may also experience…

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Adult Language and Cognitive Communication
Adult Language and Cognitive Communication

Language and cognitive disorders Adults with a communication disorders may struggle understanding spoken and written language or formulating language to express their thoughts into words and sentences. Adults with cognitive disorders may be able to use language, however, have difficulty with memory, attention, problem…

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Child Language
Child Language

Children with expressive and receptive language delays and disorders receive comprehensive evaluation and treatment using the latest evidence-based practices from highly qualified speech-language pathologists at Illinois State University.   Language Delays Language Delays in children can affect their ability to understand…

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Speech Sound and Motor Speech
Speech Sound and Motor Speech

Children and adults with speech sound disorders have difficulty producing certain sounds and words clearly, which may make their speech hard to understand. The Eckelmann Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic at Illinois State University provides expert care for articulation and phonological disorders, as well as motor speech…

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Stuttering (Fluency)
Stuttering (Fluency)

Children and adults may experience stuttering, or difficulty with speech fluency, in a variety of ways for a multitude of reasons. The Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic at Illinois State University provides expert care to evaluate and treat persons who are impacted by stuttering.   What is a fluency disorder?…

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Swallowing (Dysphagia)
Swallowing (Dysphagia)

What is dysphagia? Children and adults with swallowing concerns may experience difficulties that interfere with safe and successful intake of nutrition and hydration. These difficulties may affect using utensils, opening the mouth, chewing food, moving liquid, and/or protecting the airway. Poor oral care, saliva or food…

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Voice and Resonance
Voice and Resonance

A voice disorder is a condition that occurs when a person has abnormal pitch, loudness, or volume that interferes with his or her daily needs. Voice disorders may be broken down into subcomponents of organic and functional disorders. An organic voice disorder is one that occurs from a physiological change to the respiratory,…

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