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Dr. Brenda M. Wilson

Dr. Brenda M. Wilson

Professor, Medical Internship Coordinator

Office: 2304 - Human Services
Phone: 217-581-2712
Email: bmwilson@eiu.edu

Brenda Wilson's Vita
Dr. Wilson is a Professor and has been in the CDS Department since 1993. She received her doctorate from the University of Illinois. Dr. Wilson coordinates the medical internship experience for graduate students. She currently teaches Cognitive Communication Disorders (CDS 5350) and Special Topics in Cross-Cultural Competence in Speech-Language Pathology and Anomia. Dr. Wilson has presented at the local, state, national and international levels on multicultural issues, early intervention, and cognitive aspects of communication. Research publications have appeared in Brain and Cognition and Brain Injury. She is on the Editorial Board for  the EIU Education Journal. Her professional experience includes more than 15 years in rehabilitation and hospital settings.

Frequently Taught Courses

CDS 5350 – Cognitive-Communication Disorders (spring)
CDS 5400 – Cross Cultural Competence (on demand) 
CDS 5400 - Assessment and Treatment of Anomia (on demand) 
CDS 5980 – Medical Internship (fall, spring, summer)


B.S.  Southern Illinois University                      1975

M.S.  Auburn Univeristy                                   1976

Ph.D. Univeristy of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana  1998



Proctor, A., Wilson, B., & Hallet, T. (March, 2000). Rating Frequency of Occurrence of African American English (AAE) in Spoken Language. ASHA Division 14 Newsletter, 6 (1), pp 3, 8.

Proctor, A., Wilson, B., Sanchez, C., Wesley, E. (2000). Executive function and verbal working memory in adolescents with closed head injury. Brain Injury ,14 (7), pp 633-647.

Wilson, B. In (Spring, 2000). Review of the book An educator’s manual: What educators need to know about students with brain injury. Eastern Education Journal, 29 (1), p 48.

Wilson, B., & Proctor, A. (2000). Oral and written discourse of adolescents with closed head injury. Brain and Cognition, (43), pp 425-429.

Wilson, B., Smith, R., & Proctor, A. (2001). Validity of Cognitive Distance, Discourse after Closed Head Injury. Brain and Cognition, (46), pp 304-307.

Wilson, B., & Proctor, A. (2002). Written discourse skills of adolescents with closed head injury. Brain Injury, 16, (11), pp 1011-1024.

Wilson, B. (October, 2002). Neurologic-based communication disorders: Cultural issues in providing services to clients and their families. ASHA Division 14 Newsletter, 8 (3), pp 5-8.

Smith, R., Heuerman, M., Wilson, B., & Proctor, A. (2003). Analysis of normal discourse patterns. Brain and Cognition, 53 (2), pp 368-371.

Wilson, B. (2004, April). Providing services for cognitive-communication disorders. ISHA Newsletter, invited column.

Royal-Evans, C., & Wilson, B. (2004, June). Clinical Committee: "Pick of the Lit." ASHA Division 2 Newsletter, pp. 26-27.

Wilson, B. (2005, Spring). Cognitive factors in oral and written communication. Eastern Education Journal.

Wilson, B. (2005, June ). Bilingual therapy resources. ASHA Division 2 Newsletter,

Wilson, B., Poettker, A., Goben, B., & Hogan, A. (2006). Improvement of communication skills after neurofeedback therapy. Brain & Cognition, 60 (3), p 322.

Wilson, B (2007, April). Reviewing the basics: What basic science suggests about learning, Guest Editorial, Eastern Education Journal.

Wilson, B. (2010). Paragrammatism. Encyclopedia of Neuropsychology. Heidelberg: Springer.

Wilson, B. (2010). Naming. Encyclopedia of Neuropsychology. Heidelberg: Springer.

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