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

  • 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
  • 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.

Research Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University

Teaching Areas

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


  • Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2014)