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