Carrie Des Roches


B.S. Psychology,University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2012)

Current Research Interests

iPad – based Therapy Treatment

Music and Language in the Brain

Current Projects

iPad Treatment Study (Language and Cognitive)

Rehabilitation of sentence comprehension deficits


Kiran, S., Des Roches, C., Villard, S., Tripodis, Y. (under review). The effect of a sentence comprehension treatment on discourse comprehension in aphasia. Aphasiology.

Kiran, S., Des Roches, C., Balachandran, I., & Ascenso, E. (2014). Development of an ipad based clinical decision making workflow for individuals with language and cognitive deficits. Seminars in Speech and Language, 35, 38-50.

Conference Presentations

Effects of training sentence to picture matching and object manipulation to improve sentence comprehension in aphasia: Acquisition and generalization. Kiran S., Caplan D., Villard S., Ascenso E., Waters G. (Poster at Academy of Aphasia, 2012)

Kiran, S., Des Roches, C., Balachandran, I., & Ascenso, E (2013, May). Validation of an ipad based therapy for individuals with brain damage. (Presented at the 43rd Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Tuscon, AZ.)

Kiran, S., Caplan, D., Villard, S., Des Roches, C., Ascenso, E., & Waters, G. (2013). The nature of cross-task and cross-structure generalization following sentence comprehension treatment in aphasia. Society for the Neurobiology of Language. San Diego, California.