Naomi Eichorn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
About Naomi Eichorn
Dr. Naomi Eichorn joined the faculty in 2016. She directs the Cognition, Language, and Speech Laboratory (CLAS), 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. Dr. Eichorn began her academic career at Touro College, where she received a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She then received her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology at Brooklyn College, City University of New York in 2000. In 2014, she earned her Ph.D. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from The Graduate School and University Center.
Dr. Eichorn is interested in how aspects of cognition, such as attention, working memory and other executive functions interact with speech and language processes. A major goal of her current research is to determine how attentional factors influence the course of developmental stuttering in young children. The phenomenon of natural recovery during the preschool years makes this age group particularly fascinating and highlights the need for research identifying factors related to stuttering outcome. Dr. Eichorn is also examining how manipulating attentional resources while speech is being produced affects fluency in adult speakers with and without stuttering disorders.