Laura Murray, PhD

Laura Murray

Professor and Director

Room 1004, Elborn College
519 661-2111 x88227


  • PhD (University of Arizona)
  • MS (Minot State University)
  • BSc (Western)

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Acquired neurogenic language disorders/aphasia
  • Cognitive-communicative disorders due to right hemisphere brain damage, traumatic brain injury, or progressive neurological disorders
  • Cognitive and communicative aspects of healthy aging
  • Language and cognitive assessment and intervention procedures

Additional Information

Recent Projects

  • Murray, L. L. & Rutledge, S. (2014). Reading comprehension and Parkinson’s disease. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 23, S246-258.
  • Murray, L. L., & Clark, H. M. (2015).  Neurogenic disorders of language and cognition: Evidence-based clinical practice.  Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
  • Murray, L. L. & Coppens, P. (2016). Formal and informal assessment of aphasia. In I. Papathanasiou, P. Coppens & C. Potagas (Eds.), Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders, 2nd Ed (pp. 81-108). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Recent Publications

  • Paek, E. J., Murray, L. L., Newman, S. D., & Kim, D. (2019). Test-retest reliability in an fMRI study of naming in dementia. Brain and Language, 191, 31-45.
  • Murray, L. L., Salis, C., Martin, N. & Dralle, J. (2018). The use of standardized short-term and working memory tests in aphasia research: A systematic review. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 28(3), 309-351.
  • Dutta, M., Murray, L. L., Miller, W., & Groves, D. (2018). Effects of epilepsy on language functions: Scoping review and data mining findings. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27, 350-378.
  • Murray, L. L. (2018). Sentence processing in aphasia: An examination of material-specific and general cognitive factors. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 48, 26-46.
  • Paek, E. J. & Murray, L. L. (2018). A novel cognitive-linguistic approach to addressing developmental reading disorders: A pilot study. Communication Sciences and Disorders, 23(3), 609-628.
  • Murray, L. L. (2017). Design fluency subsequent to onset of aphasia: A distinct pattern of executive function difficulties? Aphasiology, 31(7), 793-818.
  • Simmons-Mackie, N., Worrall, L., Murray, L. L., Rose, M., Enderby, P., Klippi, A. & Paek, E. (2017). The “top ten:” International best practice recommendations for aphasia. Aphasiology, 31(2), 131-151.
  • Murray, L. L. & Paek, E. (2016). Behavioral/nonpharmacological approaches to addressing cognitive-linguistic symptoms in individuals with dementia. Perspectives in Gerontology, 1(15), 12-25.
  • Reynolds, S., Murray, L. L., McClennon, S., Elbright, P., & Bakas, T. (2016). Implementation of a spinal cord injury program to improve nursing knowledge and adherence. Rehabilitation Nursing. doi:10.1002/rnj.304

Research Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University
  • FOQUSAphasia

Teaching Areas

  • Acquired language and cognitive disorders
  • Cognitive and communicative aspects of healthy aging


  • Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2014)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona (2018)