Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty
Cheri S. Carrico, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Department Chair
Ruiying Ding, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Marjorie M. Goodban, Ph. D., CCC-SLP, Graduate Program Director
Brenda Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Gerard (Trace) Poll, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Clinic Staff/Educators
Vicki Jay, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Clinic Director
Laura Anderson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Ashley Anzalone, M.S., CCC-SLP
Meredith Baker-Rush, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kathryn (Frank) Basco, M.A., CCC-SLP
Danielle Kos, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jenny Potanos, M.A., CCC-SLP

Adjunct Faculty
Mary Crissman, B.A.
Kathy Evangelista M.S., CCC-SLP
Carol McGuinn, B.A, T.C.I.C.
Marie Vetter, Au.D.
Steven Wolinsky, Au.D.

Staff
Mona Sykora
Diane Wyman

Full-Time Faculty

Cheri S. Carrico, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Clinical Supervisor; NSSLHA Adviser; B.S., Northern Michigan University; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Northwestern University; Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology
Dr. Carrico is a full-time professor, co-advisor to the Elmhurst College chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and mentor for speech-language pathology students involved in service learning. She joined the Elmhurst College faculty during the fall of 1996 and directed the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic from 1997–2012. Prior to coming to Elmhurst College, she worked as an assistant professor at Bowling Green State University and as a speech-language pathologist in hospital, home care and mental health settings, as well as in private practice.

She teaches courses in language development across the life span, clinical methods and diagnostic procedures in speech-language pathology, children at-risk from birth to five, pediatric motor speech and feeding disorders, and preschool language stimulation. Dr. Carrico also has supervised and instructed the speech-language pathology students who participate in educational experiences in Jamaica, as well as students conducting treatment in the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.

Her research interests have focused on children at-risk for speech, language and feeding difficulties, particularly those with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and those prenatally exposed to cocaine, as well as the effects of airplane noise as it relates to children's performance on school-related tasks.

She has presented numerous papers at international, national and state conferences, including annual conventions of ASHA, the Illinois and Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing National Associations, Perinatal Obstetrics and Gynecology, the national and international Cornelia de Lange Syndrome associations, and the National Council on Undergraduate Research. In 1999 she received the NSSLHA Advisor Honors and became a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Association. In 2003, she became a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the International Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Association. She received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001. She also has received several clinical and research grants.

Dr. Carrico has publications in the American Journal of Medical Genetics, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Proceedings of the Greenwood Genetics Center, National Council on Undergraduate Research, and Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams.

Ruiying Ding, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. Northwestern University; Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology

Dr. Ding joined the Elmhurst College faculty during the fall of 2012. Prior to coming to Elmhurst College, she worked as an associate professor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and as a speech-language pathologist in hospital, rehabilitation center, outpatient clinic, and long term care facilities.

She teaches courses in dysphagia, voice disorders, Survey of CSD in Medical Settings and neurology. Her current research interests include: swallow physiology changes in normal elderly and patient populations, and speech and language practice in multicultural and multilingual populations.

Dr. Ding is the principal investigator in four research projects. She has published research articles and book chapters in nationally and internationally renowned journals. In 2008 she was elected the Vice President of Communication in the Wisconsin State Speech, Language and Hearing Association. She is also an adjunct professor in two renowned universities in Shanghai, China.

Marjorie M. Goodban, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; B.A., Kansas State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; Sabbatical, Northwestern University; CCC, Speech-Language Pathology
Dr. Goodban is a full-time professor and director of the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders. After having served as director of the Clinic for 23 years, she resigned in 1997.

Dr. Goodban teaches courses in intercultural communication and fluency disorders. Her current primary research interest is communication development in children with Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS), and she has presented numerous papers and seminars in Europe, Australia and the United States on this topic. Her video tapes demonstrating therapy procedures with children with this syndrome are requested by individuals and groups from numerous countries. She serves as the speech-language advisor to the CdLS Foundation.

Dr. Goodban has presented numerous papers at various conferences and has published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics, the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, the Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, and Language Speech and Hearing in Schools. The Arlt-Goodban norms for articulation, co-developed by Dr. Goodban, are used exclusively in some states.

From 1990 to 1996, Dr. Goodban was one of the nominees for Woman of the Year in DuPage County. She is an alumna of Elmhurst College. Prior to working at Elmhurst College, she was a research associate at the University of Illinois and the director of a VA Hospital Speech Clinic.

Brenda Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Brenda Gorman, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Elmhurst College.  B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison in Latin American Studies; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology.
Dr. Gorman completed her master’s and doctoral work in communication sciences and disorders with an emphasis in multicultural and bilingual issues at the University of Texas at Austin. Before entering academia, Dr. Gorman worked as a bilingual (Spanish-English) speech-language pathologist for eight years providing direct services and parent training with diverse caseloads for early intervention agencies, Head Start centers, public school districts, and her own company which she co-founded in 2001. She has taught courses, conducted research, published, and presented nationally and internationally on topics related to speech and language assessment and intervention in linguistically diverse populations, language and literacy development and disorders, and evidence-based language and literacy intervention for bilingual children. She has published in several journals including the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools; Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics; and the International Journal of Bilingualism.  She teaches courses in phonological and articulatory disorders. Prior to her appointment at Elmhurst, Dr. Gorman directed the Bilingual Language and Literacy Lab and co-directed the Reading Acquisition for Spanish Speakers program and the Wisconsin Reading Acquisition Program Early Reading First project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Gerard (Trace) Poll, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; B.A., The University of Chicago; M.B.A., The University of Chicago; M.S, The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University; Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology.
Prior to joining the faculty at Elmhurst College in 2012, Dr. Poll was a pre-doctoral fellow at The Pennsylvania State University and worked as a speech-language pathologist in medical rehabilitation and school settings, with primarily pediatric populations. Prior to entering the field of communication sciences and disorders, he held a range of management positions at financial services and consulting firms.

He teaches courses in anatomy and physiology, clinical phonetics and speech science. Dr. Poll’s research is focused on developmental language and literacy disorders with a major focus on adolescents and young adults with developmental language disorders. His studies have focused on the effective assessment of language impairment, cognitive and linguistic factors associated with language impairment, and functional effects of language impairment. He has also studied late talking and the relations of early language abilities to language impairment in grade school.

Dr. Poll’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health.  He has presented his research at meetings of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders. He has published studies, with collaborators, in the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research; Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools; the International Journal of Language and Other Communication Disorders; and the Journal of Communication Disorders.

Clinic Educators

Vicki Jay, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director, Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
B.A., Elmhurst College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Dr. Jay has worked in a variety of settings, primarily as a pediatric speech-language pathologist. She has taught previously at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at several local junior colleges. She teaches language disorders in children and the practicum classes and also is a clinical educator. Dr. Jay has presented at several ASHA and ISHA conventions. Areas of interest include language delays in children 0–5 years and counseling.

Laura Anderson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Instructor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Clinical Educator, Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
B.A., Elmhurst College; M.S., Illinois State University
Mrs. Anderson is a clinical educator at the Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Mrs. Anderson is an instructor and has enjoyed teaching a variety of courses, including anatomy and physiology, clinical methods and diagnostic procedures in speech-language pathology, survey of CSD in educational settings and clinical practicum. She has worked as a school-based speech-language pathologist and taught a preschool class for children with phonological disorders.

Ashley Anzalone, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinical Educator, Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
B.A., Elmhurst College; M.S., Marquette University
Mrs. Anzalone is a clinical educator at the Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. She previously worked in medical settings including skilled nursing facilities and acute care hospitals. Her primary experience is working with stroke and neurological patients and counseling of caregivers of these patients. She also has experience in neonatal intensive care units, development of feeding protocols in level 3 NICU, and neonatal developmental follow-up clinic. She has served as lead speech-language pathologist in an acute care setting with responsibilities in monitoring patient care, staff utilization and supervision, program development, and quality improvement initiatives. She served in roles on research committees, education committees and neonatal developmental committees at local hospitals as well.

In addition, Mrs. Anzalone serves on the board of Synapse House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing long term support and services to those with acquired brain injury and the families that provide their care. The organization’s mission is to reconnect individuals with brain injuries or stroke back into life, the community, and the workplace through the use of productive activities in community-based programs that help maximize rehabilitation and strengthen the ability to adapt and compensate. Her areas of interest include evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, communication and cognitive-linguistic deficits resulting from stroke and traumatic brain injury, community re-integration following a neurological event, service delivery in neonatal intensive care units, and feeding disorders.

Meredith Baker-Rush, M.S., CCC-SLP/L
Off-Campus Clinic Coordinator, Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
B.S., Illinois State University; M.S., Rush University

Meredith Baker-Rush has 19+ years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist in medical settings. Mrs. Baker-Rush worked at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois where she was recognized as the chairperson for the Tracheostomy and Ventilator Pathway, completed the first rehabilitation research fellow study in 2009, awarded “Rehabilitation Clinical Resource” honor, performed clinical duties and well-known as a tracheostomy and ventilator specialist by the medical community. Mrs. Baker-Rush is the past president of the Chicago Audiology Speech-Language Association, past Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Division of Educational Development committee member, prior adjunct instructor for Governors State University and Northern Illinois University, a Guest Faculty Lecturer at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and an invited speaker at the American Speech Language Hearing Association 2013 national conference. Ms. Baker-Rush has lectured in several states promoting evidenced based practice in rehabilitative medicine, training for rehabilitative services, and clinical pathway development. Ms. Baker-Rush has taught students at graduate and undergraduate levels as well as a variety of professionals including physicians, nurses, physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists. Currently, her clinical work centers on acute illness, medical speech pathology, diagnostics, and treatment of swallowing and communication disorders in the geriatric population. The American Speech Language Hearing Association recognizes Meredith Baker-Rush as an ACE award achiever.Currently, Ms. Baker-Rush is completing her doctoral study at Walden University with a concentration in Health Psychology, gerontology, psychology of illness, self-efficacy, and social-emotional aspects involved with functional recovery.

Kathryn (Frank) Basco, M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Educator, Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
B.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison; M.A., Northern Illinois University

Mrs. Basco is currently in private practice serving children ages birth to three. She has worked with children and adults in both hospital and outpatient clinic settings. Mrs. Basco has taught courses in language development, fluency, aural rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury and clinical practicum. Her areas of interest include pediatric head trauma rehabilitation, feeding disorders and developmental apraxia.

Danielle Kos, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinical Educator, Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
B.S., Elmhurst College; M.S., Saint Xavier University

Mrs. Kos worked as a speech-language pathologist at Neuqua Valley High School. She currently supervises the Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.

Jenny Potanos, M.A., CCC-SLP
Clinical Educator, Elmhurst College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
B.A., Elmhurst College; M.A., Northern Illinois University
Mrs. Potanos is also in private practice specializing in autism. She provides individual therapy as well as integrated play groups and teaches normal speech and language development in the young child for non-CSD majors.

Adjunct Faculty

Mary Crissman, B.A.
Instructor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.A., East Tennessee State University

Ms. Crissman is the instructor for Towards Understanding Autism, a course concerned with the identification and treatment of individuals with autism.

Kathy Evangelista, M.A. CCC-SLP
Instructor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., M.S., Illinois State University
Mrs. Evangelista is the Director of Speech and Language Services for the Little Friends Center for Autism in addition to teaching courses in writing and speech-language pathology at Elmhurst College.

Carol McGuinn, B.A., TC IC, IL License Master Level
Instructor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.A., Governor's State University

Mrs. McGuinn is the instructor for sign-language courses at Elmhurst College.

Marie Vetter, Au.D.
Instructor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., University of North Dakota; Au.D., Ohio State University
Dr. Vetter teaches aural rehabilitation in the CSD department. She is employed by the University of Chicago Hospitals and Chicago Hearing Services.

Steven Wolinsky, Au.D
Instructor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., M.A., Northern Illinois University; Au.D., University of Florida–Gainesville

Dr. Wolinsky teaches the audiology courses at Elmhurst College. He also is employed at Chicago Hearing Services.

Staff

Mona Sykora
Administrative Assistant for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 

Diane Wyman
Administrative Assistant for the Speech Clinic

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