Naomi Hashimoto


Naomi Hashimoto

Associate Professor
member of graduate faculty

Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: 222 Wyman Teacher Education Bldg
Phone: 715-425-3830



BS, Northwestern University , 1984
MS, University of Washington, 1987
PhD, Northwestern University, 2006

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • Voice and Voice Disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Research Methods in Communication Disorders
  • Neuropathologies
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Central Nervous System

Research Interests:

Dr. Hashimoto’s research interest involves the examination of lexical-semantic deficits in individuals with aphasia. The deficits found in these individuals are interpreted within the context of a cognitive neuropsychology approach. Methodologies such as on-line measures and the more traditional assessment batteries are used to examine how various aspects of the lexical-semantic (word meaning) system operates in the brains of neurologically intact individuals and individuals with aphasia. 

Another research interest is the use of theory-based treatment approaches to improve linguistic deficits in individuals with aphasia. This work involves the case study approach, where detailed, in-depth analyses of an individual’s linguistic performance is carried out.

Professional Activities:

  • Member-University Assessments Committee
  • Chair-CEPS Research & Scholarly Activity Committee
  • Director-Aphasia Research Laboratory
  • Member-ASHA Special Interest Division 2
  • Member-Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences
  • Member-MSHA
  • Member-WSHA



  • Hashimoto, N., Widman, B., Kiran, S., & Richards, M. A. (submitted). A comparison of features and categorical cues to improve naming abilities in aphasia. Aphasiology.
  • Hashimoto, N. (2012). The use of semantic-and phonological-based feature approaches to treat naming deficits in aphasia, Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 26, 518-533.
  • Hashimoto, N., & Fromme, A. (2011). The use of a modified semantic features analysis approach in aphasia. Journal of Communication Disorders, 44, 459-469.
  • Hashimoto, N., & Thompson, C. K. (2010). The use of the picture-word interference paradigm to examine naming abilities in aphasic individuals. Aphasiology, 24, 580-611.
  • Hashimoto, N., McGregor, K. K., & Graham, A. (2007). Conceptual organization at six and eight: Evidence from the semantic priming of object decisions, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50, 161-176.