Ph.D. Speech-Language Hearing Science, Boston University (2015)
M.A. Speech Language Pathology, San Jose State University (2008)
B.A. Literature, University California Santa Cruz (2000)
Bilingualism and language access, the role of executive functioning in linguistic and non-linguistic contexts in bilingual aphasia, the use of neuroimaging to examine neural substrates in bilingual individuals with aphasia, the role of language rehabilitation and its short-term and long-term effects of functional communication.
Investigating linguistic versus non-linguistic interference suppression in bilingual aphasia. In this project Spanish-English neurologically healthy adults and Spanish-English patients with bilingual aphasic complete the flanker task and a linguistic task, both of which require the suppression of non-target information.
Using voxel based morphometry (VBM) to compare gray matter volume in two groups (Hindi-English and Spanish-English) of healthy bilingual young adults.
PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCES
Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2015, May). Domain general vs. domain specific language and cognitive processing in bilingual aphasia. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Monterey, CA.
Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2015, March). Control mechanisms in bilingual aphasia. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2014, November). Application of current theoretical models to bilingual aphasia rehabilitation. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.
Gray, T., Glynn, P., Luk, G., & Kiran, S. (2013, April). Gray matter volume differences between Spanish-English and Hindi-English bilinguals. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.
Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2012, November). Bilingual Aphasia: What is the role of proficiency and impairment? Paper presented at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, November 2012, Atlanta, GA.
Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2012, October). Linguistic versus Non-Linguistic Interference Suppression in Bilingual Aphasia, Academy of Aphasia, San Francisco, CA.
Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2013).Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2013). A theoretical account of lexical and semantic deficits in bilingual aphasia. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 56, 1314-1327.
Kiran, S., Sandberg, C., Gray, T., Ascenso, E., & Kester, E. (2013). Rehabilitation in Bilingual Aphasia: Evidence for Within-and Between-Language Generalization. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22(2), S298.
Bilingual Aphasia: Current Research, School of Education, Harvard University, April 2012
Bilingual Aphasia: How does the brain represent two languages after injury? Cambridge Center for Adult Learning, April 2012