Ph.D. Speech-Language Pathology, Boston University (in progress)
M.A. Speech Language Pathology, San Jose State University (CCC-SLP)
B.A. Literature, University California Santa Cruz
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., 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.
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