Jamie Mayer Ph.D.
- COMD 330: Neuroscience of Communication and Associated Behaviors
- COMD 674: Cognitive-Communicative Disorders in Adults with Neurological Impairments
- COMD 680: Medical Speech-Language Pathology
- COMD 688: Treatment of Cognitive-Communicative Disorders Associated with Brain Injury
- Ph.D., Indiana University, Speech and Hearing Sciences
- M.A., Indiana University, Speech and Hearing Sciences
- B.A., Indiana University, Speech and Hearing Sciences
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
- License to practice Speech-Language Pathology in Illinois
- Interactions between cognitive and linguistic processes in the generation and treatment of adult neurogenic language disorders.
- Aphasia assessment and treatment.
- Enhancing communication and quality of life for individuals with dementia.
- Attention Process Training after stroke.
- Treatment of reading skills in stroke survivors.
- The efficacy creative arts for maximizing communication, affect and quality of life for individuals with dementia.
- The use of music to augment communication, cognition and quality of life in acquired neurogenic communication disorders.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-753-1484 for more information about these programs.
- Stroke Support Group – Our stroke support group, for stroke survivors and/or caregivers, meets at the NIU Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic on the first Thursday of each month, from 2-3:30 p.m.
- Bridges Choir - The Bridges choir is specifically designed for individuals with acquired cognitive or communicative difficulties associated with stroke, brain injury, or progressive illness (e.g., dementia); although any individual wishing to participate is welcome to join. Rehearsals are held every Monday at Oak Crest; each semester culminates in a small choir performance at Oak Crest or within the DeKalb area.
- Music and Memory - The NIU Music and Memory Student Association, launched in fall 2017, is working on bringing the Music and Memory program (personalized music for individuals with dementia) to DeKalb area long-term care facilities. The program has been piloted at Pine Acres Nursing Center and has received glowing reviews from patients, staff, and student volunteers.
- Mayer, J. F., Mitchinson, S. I., and Murray, L. L. (2016). Addressing concomitant executive dysfunction and aphasia: Previous approaches and the new Brain Budget protocol. Aphasiology, 31(7), 837-860.
- Murray, L. L., and Mayer, J. F. (2016). Extralinguistic cognitive considerations in aphasia management. In: I. Papathanasiou and P. Coppens (Eds.), Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
- Mayer, J. F., and Murray, L. L. (2012). Measuring working memory deficits in aphasia. Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 325-339
- Mayer, J. F., Bishop, L. A., and Murray, L. L. (2012). The feasibility of a structured cognitive training protocol to address progressive cognitive decline in individuals with vascular dementia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21, 167-179
- Mayer, J. F., and Murray, L. L. (2003). Functional measures of naming in aphasia: Word-retrieval in confrontation naming versus connected speech. Aphasiology, 17 (5), 481-498
- Mayer, J. F., and Murray, L. L. (2002). Treatment of alexia in chronic aphasia. Aphasiology, 16 (7), 727-743