UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
member of graduate faculty
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: 222 Wyman Teacher Education Bldg
BS, Northwestern University , 1984
MS, University of Washington, 1987
PhD, Northwestern University, 2006
Dr. Hashimoto's research interest involves the use of theory-based treatment approaches to improve naming deficits in individuals with aphasia. Different naming treatment conditions are typically compared to determine if differential treatment effects can be obtained.
Another research interest is examining how aging affects naming processes. Methodologies such as on-line measures (picture-word interference paradigms) have been used to determine activation patterns during naming in older adults. A related research area examines the relationship between working memory capabilities and vocabulary learning in older adults.
A final research interest area centers on examining how bilingual
speakers’ lexicons are activated during the naming process. Current
projects involve the use of strong cognates (lamp- English; lampara - Spanish),
and weak cognates (dinosaur- English; dinosaurio - Spanish) to track the extent
to which both lexical networks become activated during the course of naming.