Emi Isaki 

Emi Isaki, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
PhD, University of Arizona
MS, University of Utah
BS, University of Utah

Courses Taught 

CSD 552 Aphasia and Right Hemisphere Damage
CSD 558 Swallowing Disorders:  Evaluation and Treatment
CSD 653 Traumatic brain injury and dementia
CSD 602 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology
CSD 685 Graduate Research

Emi Isaki taught at the U of Hawaii in Manoa before joining the NAU faculty.  As a medical speech-language pathologist, she worked with adults with neurogenic communication disorders in a variety of settings (i.e., acute care, outpatient services, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities).  Her areas of expertise include:  traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation for adults, pragmatic/social communication skills, community re-entry for adults with neurogenic disorders, and multicultural communication.  Her current research focuses on cognitive-communication screening of concussion/mild TBI and the timing of therapy, and the use of telepractice for service delivery and supervision of graduate student clinicians.  Additionally, she mentors students involved in adult neurogenic research projects.  She also supervises graduate student clinicians in the NAU Speech and Hearing Clinic who evaluate and treat clients with aphasia, right hemisphere disorders, pragmatic deficits, and cognitive-communication disorders.