Teresa Gray

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EDUCATION

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

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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.

CURRENT RESEARCH

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. (2013, May). Cognitive control in bilingual aphasia. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Tuscon, AZ.

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 et al., (2012, May). Rehabilitation of bilingual aphasia: Evidence for within and between language generalization. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, May 2012, Lake Tahoe, CA.

Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2012, March). A theoretical account of bilingual aphasia. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, Chicago, Il.

PUBLICATIONS

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 Pathology22(2), S298.

GUEST LECTURES

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