Jon Eisenson

1907- 2001

Jon EisensonStanford University, Extended Studies Program, 1990-1993

Distinguished Professor of Special Education, San Francisco State University, California, 1973-1984

Medical Faculty, University of California, Stanford, 1962-1973

Professor of Speech, Queens College, CUNY, 1946-1962

Director of Queens College Speech and Hearing Center, 1946-1962

Faculty, Brooklyn College 1935-1942

President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1958

President of Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, 1965-1968

Second World War Service: Assistant Chief Clinical Psychologist for the War Department. Chief Clinical Psychologist in charge of language rehabilitation at Halloran General Hospital, for the Office of the Surgeon General.

Began Institute for Childhood Aphasia in California in 1962.

BA, City College of New York, 1928

MA Teacher's College Columbia University, 1930

Ph.D. Teacher's College Columbia University, 1935

Obituaries: ASHA Leader, 6, September 11, 2001, pp 1ff. New York Times, August 3, 2001.

Chronologically Arranged References


Eisenson, J. (1935) Confirmation and information in rewards and punishments.

Eisenson, J. & Pastel, E. (1936). A study of the perseverating tendency in stutterers. Quarterly Journal of Speech, 22, 626-631. Eisenson, J. (1937) A note on the perseverating tendency in stutterers. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 50, 195-198.

Eisenson, J. (1937). Some characteristics of the written speech of stutterers. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 50, 457-458.

Eisenson, J. & Winslow, C. (1937) The perseverating tendency in stutterers. Psychological Bulletin, 34, 522-523.

Eisenson, J. & Winslow, C. (1938). The perseveratin tendency in stutterers in a perceptual function. Journal of Speech Disorders, 3, 195-198.

Eisenson, J. (1938, 1947). The psychology of speech. NY: Crofts.


Pinter, R., Eisenson, J., & Stanton, M. (1941) Psychology of the physically handicapped. NY: F. S. Crofts & Co.

Berry, M. & Eisenson, J. (1942) The defective in speech. NY: Crofts

Berry, M. & Eisenson, J. (1942, 1956) Speech disorders: Principles and practices of therapy. NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Eisenson, J., & Berry, M. (1942). The biological aspects of stuttering. J. Genet Psychol, 61, 147-152.

Eisenson, J. & Wells, C. (1942). A study of the influence of communicative responsibility in a choral speech situation for stutterers. Journal of Speech Disorders, 7, 259-262.

Eisenson, J. (1945, 1954) Examining for aphasia.

Eisenson, J. & Horowitz, E. (1945). The influence of propositionality on stuttering. Journal of Speech Disorders, 10, 193-197.

Eisenson, J. (1947). Aphasics: Observations and tentative conclusions. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 12, 290.

Eisenson, J. (1947). The psychology of speech. NY Crofts.


Eisenson, J. (1950). Basic speech: A college text. NY: Macmillan Co. (3 editions, last edition 1975 with Berry).

Eisenson, J., & Olgivie, M. (1957). Speech correction in the schools. NY: Macmillan Co.

Eisenson, J. (1957). Correlates of aphasia in adults. In L. E. Travis (Ed.), Handbook of speech pathology. NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts.

Eisenson, J. (Ed.). (1958). Stuttering, a symposium. NY: Harpers.

Eisenson, J. (1958/1965) The improvement of voice and diction. NY: Macmillan


Eisenson, J., Auer, J., & Irwin, J. (1963). The psychology of communication. NY: Appleton, Century, Crofts.

Eisenson, J. and Ogilvie, M. (1963/1977). Speech correction in the schools. NY: MacMillan.

Eisenson, J. and Boase, P. (1964) Basic speech. NY: Macmillan.

Eisenson, J. (1966). Perceptual disturbances in children with central nervous system disfunctions and implications for language developments. The British Journal of Disorders of Communication, 1, 21-32.

Eisenson, J. (1968). Developmental aphasia: A speculative view with therapeutic implications. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 33, 3-13.

Eisenson, J. (1968). Developmental aphasia (dyslogia): A postulation of a unitary concept of the disorder. Cortex, 4, 184-200.


Eisenson, J. (1972). Aphasia in children. NY: Harper & Row.

Eisenson, J. (1973) Adult aphasia: Assessment and treatment. NY: Appleton Century Croft.

Eisenson, J. (1974/1992) Voice and diction: A program for improvement.

Eisenson, J. (1975) Stuttering, a second symposium. NY: Harper and Row.

Eisenson, J. (1976) Is your child's speech normal? Reading MA: Addison Wesley.

Eisenson, J. (1977). Language ehabilitation of aphasic adults: Some observations on the state of the art. Folia Phoniatrica, 29, 61-83.


Eisenson, J. & Ogilvie, M. (1983) Communicative disorders in children. NY: Macmillan.

Eisenson, J. (1984) Adult aphasia, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Eisenson, J. (1984) Aphasia and related disorders in children. NY: Harper & Row.

Eisenson, J. (1986) Language and speech disorders in children. NY: Pergamon.


Eisenson, J. (1990) Understanding stroke and aphasia. ProEd.

Eisenson, J. & Eisenson, A. (1996) (7th edition) Voice and diction: A program for improvement. NY: MacMillan.

See also:

Reading for meaning, 1984

A special zoo (children's poetry) 1985

Gerontic reflections (verses and poems) 1988

Really now, why can't our Johnnies read? 1989

Growing up while growing older, 1991

Is my child's speech normal, 1997

How to speak American English, 1997