Faculty and Staff Profiles

Naomi Eichorn
Asst Professor, School of Comm Sci and Disorders
Email: neichorn@memphis.edu
Office Location: 4055 N. Park Loop
Office Hours: By appointment
Profile

Dr. Eichorn joined the faculty in 2016. She directs the Cognition, Language, and Speech Laboratory which focuses on how cognitive processes, such as attention and memory, interact with speech and language functions. Current research in the lab examines contributions of attention to the occurrence of speech disfluencies and the implications of this relationship for the development and persistence of stuttering.


Education
  • PhD Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences - The Graduate School and University Center - 2014
  • MS Speech Language Pathology - Brooklyn College, City University of New York - 2000
  • BS Speech Pathology and Audiology - Touro College - 1998

Teaching Experience

  • Introduction to Interprofessional Education and Practice (AUSP 7505) - University of Memphis
  • Language Sample Analysis (AUSP 7005) - University of Memphis
  • Evaluating Research (AUSP 7500) - University of Memphis
  • Language and Speech Development (AUSP 7006/8006) - University of Memphis
  • Fluency Disorders (AUSP 7205/8205) - University of Memphis
  • Language Disorders in Children (AUSP 7300/8300) - University of Memphis
  • Seminar in Speech Pathology (AUSP 7210) - University of Memphis
  • Special Projects (AUSP 7990) - University of Memphis
  • Independent Readings in Speech Pathology (AUSP 8200) - University of Memphis
  • Independent Projects in Speech Pathology (AUSP 8221) - University of Memphis
Books Published
  • Eichorn, N. & Fabus, R. Assessment of fluency disorders in children and adults. (2018). In C. Stein & R. Fabus (Eds.) A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology, 2nd Edition. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK, Inc.
  • Eichorn, N. & Fabus, R. Assessment of fluency disorders in children and adults. (2012). In C. Stein & R. Fabus (Eds.) A Resource Manual for the Assessment of Children and Adults with Communication Disorders. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Publications.
Journal Articles
  • Eichorn, N. & Pirutinsky, S. (In Press). Cognitive flexibility and effortful control in school-aged children with and without stuttering disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
  • Eichorn, N., Mullins, C.M., Borja-Hart, N., Minor, T., Williams, S.A. (In Press). Development of a state-wide IPE faculty toolkit. Journal of Allied Health.
  • Eichorn, N., Zarn, M., Moncrieff, D., Sposto, C., Lee, S., Hoffman, J.E., Levy, M., & Caplan, J. (2020). Original interprofessional simulations to train students in CSD and related health professions in team-based health care. Communication Disorders Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525740120942127
  • Eichorn, N., Caplan, J., Levy, M., Zarn, M., Moncrieff, D., Sposto, C., & Hoffman, J.E. (2020). Breaking the ice: Use of music improvisation to facilitate interprofessional communication. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 21, 100379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjep.2020.100379
  • Constantino, C. D., Eichorn, N., Buder, E. H., Beck, J. G., & Manning, W. H. (2020). The Speaker's Experience of Stuttering: Measuring Spontaneity. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(4), 983-1001.
  • Eichorn, N., Pirutinsky, S., & Marton, K. (2019). Effects of different attention tasks on concurrent speech in adults who stutter and fluent controls. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 61, 105714. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2019.105714
  • Eichorn, N., Marton, K., & Pirutinsky, S. (2018). Cognitive flexibility in preschool children with and without stuttering disorders. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 57, 37–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2017.11.001
  • Eichorn, N., Marton, K., Schwartz, R.G., Melara, R.D., & Pirutinsky, S. (2016). Does working memory enhance or interfere with speech fluency in stuttering and fluent speakers? Evidence from a dual task paradigm. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 1-15.
  • Marton, K., Eichorn, N., Campanelli, L., & Zakaria, Lilla. (2016). Working memory and interference control in children with specific language impairment. Language and Linguistics Compass, 5, 211-224.
  • Eichorn, N. and Marton, K. (2015). When less can be more: Dual task effects on speech fluency. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Yoon, J., Campanelli, L., Goral, M., Marton, K., Eichorn, N., & Obler, L. K. (2015). The effect of plausibility on sentence comprehension among older adults and its relation to cognitive functions. Experimental Aging Research, 41(3),272-302.
  • Eichorn, N., Marton, K., Campanelli, L. & Scheuer, J. (2014). Verbal strategies and nonverbal cues in school-age children with and without specific language impairment. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 49(5), 618-630.
  • Marton, K. & Eichorn, N. (2014). Interaction between working memory and long-term memory: A study in children with and without language impairment. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 222(2), 90-99.
  • Marton, K., Campanelli, L., Eichorn, N., Scheuer, J., & Yoon, J. (2014). Information processing and proactive interference in children with and without specific language impairment. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 57(1), 106–119.
  • Marton, K., Campanelli, L., Scheuer, J., Yoon, J., & Eichorn, N. (2012). Executive function profiles in children with and without specific language impairment. Rivista Di Psicolinguistica Applicata / Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics, 12(3), 57-74.
  • Leydon, C., Wroblewski, M., Eichorn, N., & Sivasankar, M. (2010). A meta-analysis of outcomes of hydration intervention on phonation threshold pressure. Journal of Voice, 24(6), 637-643.
  • Schaeffer, N. & Eichorn, N. (2001). The effects of differential vowel prolongations on perceptions of speech naturalness. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 26(4), 335-348.
Presentations
  • *Donnan, S. & Eichorn, N. (2020, November 19-21). A case study of atypical disfluencies in a school-age child. Proposal accepted at American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. (Conference canceled)
  • Long, H. L., Allen, E., Friener, L., Eichorn, N., & Oller, D. K. (2020, November 19-21). Assessing language emergence in cerebral palsy using the LENA Developmental Snapshot [Poster]. American Speech-Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. (Conference canceled)
  • Levy, M., Haeger, L., Eichorn, N., Hoffman, J., Matthews, Katrinna, Moncrieff, D., Warren, S., Zarn, M., Minor, T., Morgan, K. (2020, September 9). Interprofessional education and collaborative practice: local and state initiatives. Tennessee Public Health Association, Virtual Conference.
  • * Donnan, S. & Eichorn, N. (2020, March). Word-final disfluencies in a school-age child: A case study. Poster presented at 50th Annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders, Memphis, TN.
  • Eichorn, N., Pirutinsky, S., Fulmer, K., & Woodyard, C. (2019, Nov). Attention Switching Performance in School-Aged Children with and without Stuttering Disorders. Paper presented at ASHA, Orlando, FL.
  • Eichorn, N., Zarn, M., Levy, M., Moncrieff, D., Lee, S., Cross, B., Sposto, C., and Caplan, J. (2019, Nov). Cross-Discipline Communication: Using Performing Arts to Train Students in Team-Based Healthcare. Oral seminar presented at ASHA, Orlando, FL.
  • Warren, S., Moncrieff, D., & Eichorn, N. (2019, Nov). No Child is an Island: Applying a Socioecological Model to Pediatric Audiology and SLP Intervention. Oral seminar presented at ASHA, Orlando, FL.
  • Long, H., Eichorn, N., Bowman, D., & Oller, K. (2019, Nov). Possible Early Indicators for Speech Impairments in Infants at Risk for Cerebral Palsy. Paper presented at ASHA, Orlando, FL.
  • Benson, S., Sealey, L., Eichorn, N., Stewart, J., & Dodd, Bucky. (2019, Nov). Sentence diagramming as an instructional method to teach explicit grammar knowledge in self-paced, e-learning modules. Paper presented at ASHA, Orlando, FL.
  • Eichorn, N. Overview of childhood communication disorders for early childhood educators. Invited talk for the undergraduate students in “CDFS 4250: Language Development in Young Children,” Dr. Lorraine Meiners-Lovel, University of Memphis, April 2019.
  • Eichorn, N. Demystifying SLP through case studies. Invited guest lecturer for the graduate "Interprofessional Education Series" course for Optometry students, Dr. Melissa Zarn, Southern College of Optometry, August 2019.
  • Eichorn, N. Attention switching in children who stutter and fluent controls. Presented at the Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinical Research Colloquium, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, April, 2019.
  • Eichorn, N., Warren, S., Fairbanks, S., & Murchison, J. Communication for all: Panel discussion.” SLP representative on faculty panel organized by Jeffrey Houston to educate undergraduate attendees about CSD and how to support students with communication disorders. University of Memphis, March 2019.
  • Eichorn, N. & Warren, S. (2019, Feb). Optimizing the Patient Experience with Interprofessional Practice. Presentation at the Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders, Memphis, TN.
  • Springer, E., Simms, L., & Eichorn, N. (2019, Feb). Dual Task Effects on Spoken Language in School-Aged Children. Paper presented at the Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders, Memphis, TN.
  • Eichorn, N., Pirutinsky, S., Adams, M., & Woodyard, C. (2018, Nov). Dual Task Effects on Speech and Language Performance in School- Aged Children With and Without Stuttering Disorders. Paper presented at ASHA, Boston, MA.
  • Eichorn, N., & van Mersbergen, M. (2018, Nov). Acoustic Effects of Cognitive Load in Adult Speakers. Paper presented at ASHA, Boston, MA.
  • Eichorn, N., & Constantino, C. (2018, Nov). Attention and Fluency Shaping: Clinical Application of the Dual-Task Paradigm. Paper presented at ASHA, Boston, MA.
  • Swann, A., Roy, Z., & Eichorn, N. (2018, Nov). Language Sample Analysis Instruction: What Differences Make a Difference? Paper presented at ASHA, Boston, MA.
  • Benson, S., Sealey, L., Eichorn, N., & Dodd, Bucky. (2018, Nov). An Investigation of Instructional Methodology for Teaching Explicit Grammar Using Self-Paced, E-Learning Modules. Paper presented at ASHA, Boston, MA.
  • Constantino, C., Manning, W., Eichorn, N., & Buder, E. (2018, Nov). Self-Perceptions of Fluency and Spontaneity during Stuttered Speech. Paper presented at ASHA, Boston, MA.
  • Eichorn, N. & van Mersbergen, M. Acoustic effects of cognitive load in healthy adult speakers. Presented at the Communication Sciences and Disorders Ph.D. colloquium, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, November 2018.
  • Eichorn, N. Practical intervention strategies for school-age children who stutter. Presented at Tipton County In-Service. Covington, TN, August 2018.
  • Eichorn, N. Demystifying SLP. Invited guest lecturer for the graduate Optometry course “Interprofessional Education and Practice,” Dr. Melissa Zarn, Southern College of Optometry, August 2018.
  • Eichorn, N. Don’t pay attention? Effects of different secondary tasks on concurrent speech production. Presented at the Communication Sciences and Disorders Ph.D. colloquium, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, February, 2018.
  • Eichorn, N. Cognitive flexibility and stuttering. Presented at the Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinical Research Colloquium, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, March, 2018.
  • Eichorn, N. (2018, Feb). Attention and Stuttering: Applications to Clinical Practice. Presentation at the Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders, Memphis, TN.
  • Eichorn, N. Intervention overview & updates: Working with school-age children who stutter. Presented at Tipton County In-Service, Tipton, TN, January 2018.
  • Eichorn, N., Campanelli, L., Adams, M., & Constantino, C. (2017, Nov).  Quantifying stuttering behavior: An exploration of new procedures and measures. Paper presented at ASHA, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Constantino, C., Manning, W., Eichorn, N., Buder, E., & Beck, J.G. (2017, Nov). The Experience of Spontaneity during Stuttered Speech. Paper presented at ASHA, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Eichorn, N. Cognitive flexibility in preschool children who stutter. Presented at the Communication Sciences and Disorders clinical research colloquium, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, March 2017.
  • Eichorn, N. Marton, K., & Pirutinsky, S. (2016, Nov). Cognitive strategies used by preschoolers with & without stuttering disorders on an attention switching task. Paper presented at ASHA, Philadelphia, PA. (*ASHA recognition award for meritorious poster submission)
  • Eichorn, N., Marton, K., & Pirutinsky, S. (2016, Nov). Don’t pay attention? Interactions between speech fluency and attention in stuttering and fluent adults. Paper presented at ASHA, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Eichorn, N. Replicability and dual task effects on speech fluency. Presented at the Cognitive Science Seminar, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, September 2016.
  • Eichorn, N. The role of cognitive and attentional processes in stuttering disorders. Presented at the Communication Sciences and Disorders clinical research colloquium, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, March, 2016.
  • Eichorn, N. Attention switching and stuttering in preschool-age children. Presented at the Communication Sciences and Disorders Ph.D. colloquium, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, February, 2016.
  • Sosa, T., Sugatan, L., Askew, C., Morgan, J., & Eichorn, N. (2015, April). Reliability of an original coding system for measuring disfluencies. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Pace University Research Day, New York, NY.
  • Eichorn, N. PRAAT Scripting: An introduction and tutorial. Presented at the doctoral program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, New York University, New York, NY, June, 2015.
  • Eichorn, N., Marton, K., Campanelli, L., & Scheuer, J. (2014, June). Verbal strategies and nonverbal cues in school-age children with and without specific language impairment. Paper presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  • Erol, D., Osorio, J., Paul, J., Eichorn, N., & Marton, K. (2014, April). Working memory capacity in adults with and without stuttering disorders. Paper presented at the 4th CUNY Graduate Center Student Research Poster Day, New York, NY.
  • Marton, K., Campanelli, L., Eichorn, N., Scheuer, J., & Stepanoff, V. (2013, June). Proactive interference in monolingual and bilingual school-age children. Paper presented at the 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Singapore.
  • Scheuer, J., Campanelli, L., Eichorn, N., Yoon, J., & Marton, K. (2013, June). Verbal and nonverbal strategy use in children with specific language impairment. Paper presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  • Campanelli, L., Marton, K., Yoon, J., Eichorn, N., Obler, L. K., & Goral, M. (2013, May). Age differences in language comprehension are mediated by resistance to interference: A lifespan study. Paper presented at the 25th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Marton, K., Eichorn, N., Campanelli, L., Scheuer, J., Yoon, J. (2012, June). Analysis of Performance Patterns on Executive Function Tasks: Evidence of Different Profiles in Cognitive Development. Paper presented at the Jean Piaget Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Marton, K., Campanelli, L., & Eichorn, N. (2012, May). Avoidance of interference in children with and without specific language impairment. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Marton, K., Scheuer, J., Egri, T., Eichorn, N., & Campanelli, L. (2012, April). Interference control in children with specific language impairment: A cross-linguistic study. Paper presented at the Development of Executive Functions Workshop, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Yoon, J., Campanelli, L., Eichorn, N., Obler, L., Marton, K., & Goral, M. (2011). Executive function contributions to sentence processing in aging. Paper presented at Aging and Speech Communication: An International and Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Bloomington, IN.
  • Marton, K., Campanelli, L., & Eichorn, N. (2011, September). Cognitive flexibility in children with specific language impairment. Paper presented at the Scientific Workshop on the Developing Brain: Perspectives from typical and atypical development, Granada, Spain.
  • Stein-Rubin, C. & Eichorn, N. (2011, August). The Resilience Factor: The importance of increasing resilience in individuals who stutter. Paper presented at the 10th National Canadian Stuttering Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Eichorn, N., Campanelli, L., Cruz, J., Puglik, I., Scheuer, J., Goral, M., Obler, L., & Marton, K. (July, 2011). Simultaneous processing in children with primary language impairment (PLI): Identifying sources of performance breakdown. Paper presented at the 12th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Baker, J., Eichorn, N., Campanelli, L., & Marton, K. (2011, April). Inner speech in children with specific language impairment. Paper presented at the CUNY Graduate Center - Research poster day, New York, NY.
  • Cruz, J., Eichorn, N., Campanelli, L., & Marton, K. (2011, April). Working memory in children with specific language impairment and in children with typical development. Paper presented at the CUNY Graduate Center - Research poster day, New York, NY.
  • Puglik, I., Campanelli, L., Eichorn, N., & Marton, K. (2011, April). The effects of sentence construct on working memory in children with specific language impairment. Paper presented at the CUNY Graduate Center - Research poster day, New York, NY.
  • Marton, K., Eichorn, N., Campanelli, L., Yoon, J., Obler, L., & Goral, M. (2010, November). Executive functions and language across the lifespan. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Eichorn, N. & Marton, K. (2010, June). Cognitive and verbal flexibility in preschool children with and without fluency disorders. Paper presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  • Eichorn, N., Campanelli, L., Savouk, O., Leokumovich, J., Puglik, I., & Marton, K. (2010, June). Specificity of “general slowing” in school-aged children with primary language impairment. Paper presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  • Campanelli, L., Eichorn, N., Savouk, O., Yoon, J., & Marton, K. (2010, June). The impact of working memory and inhibition control on task switching in children with primary language impairment. Paper presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.
  • Leydon, C., Sivasankar, M., Wroblewski, M. & Eichorn, N. (2009). Clinical outcomes of vocal fold surface hydration: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the Voice Foundation’s 38th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Yoon, J., Campanelli, L., Eichorn, N., Obler, L., Marton, K., & Goral, M. (2011). Executive function contributions to sentence processing in aging. Paper presented at Aging and Speech Communication: An International and Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Bloomington, IN.
  • Marton, K., Scheuer, J., Egri, T., Eichorn, N., & Campanelli, L. (2012, April). Interference control in children with specific language impairment: A cross-linguistic study. Paper presented at the Development of Executive Functions Workshop, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Eichorn, N. Assessment of Stuttering Disorders, Invited guest lecturer for the graduate Speech-Language Pathology course “Assessment and Diagnosis in Speech Language Pathology,” Cyndi Stein-Rubin, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, December 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Eichorn, N. Executive Functions and Acquired Brain Injury. Invited guest lecturer for the graduate Speech-Language Pathology course “Acquired Cognitive Disorders,” Betty Kollia, Ph.D., William Paterson University, January, 2013.
  • Eichorn, N. Fluency Assessment: Master Clinician Series. Presented at the Master Clinician Series of the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, November, 2012.
  • Eichorn, N. Assessment of Stuttering. Invited guest lecturer for Communication Sciences and Disorders course “Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods,” Carol Alpern, Ph.D., Pace University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, November, 2011.