Jamie Mayer Ph.D.

Jamie Mayer
Title: Associate Professor
Division: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Unit: Speech-Language Pathology
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 338
Office Phone: 815-753-1484
Office Fax: 815-753-9123
Email: jmayer1@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • 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 




  • SLP license in the state of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Interactions between cognitive and linguistic processes in the generation and treatment of adult neurogenic language disorders.
  • Aphasia assessment and treatment.
  • Communicative disorders/language development
  • Gerontology

Research Projects

  • Working memory and aphasia.
  • Brain-Age: Can video games improve cognition in stroke survivors?
  • Attention Process Training after stroke.
  • Treatment of reading skills in stroke survivors.
  • The efficacy of painting to improve attention and affect in individuals with dementia.
  • Using music to augment verbal expression in severe aphasia.

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 2:00-3:30. Please email Dr. Mayer or call 815-753-1484 for more information. 

Selected Publications

Mayer, J. F., & Murray, L. L. (2012). Measuring working memory deficits in aphasia. Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 325-339

Mayer, J. F., Bishop, L. A., & 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., & 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., & Murray, L. L. (2002). Treatment of alexia in chronic aphasia. Aphasiology, 16 (7), 727-743