Presentations

Conference presentations

2016

Max, L., Behroozmand, R., Daliri, A., Hammer, M.J. and Niziolek, C.A. (2016, November). Modulation of sensory systems before & during speech production: typical & disordered speech. Seminar at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Niziolek, C.A. and Kiran, S. (2016, October). Behavioral and neural measures of error detection and correction in persons with aphasia. Seminar at the Academy of Aphasia 54th Annual Meeting; Llandudno, Wales, UK.

Johnson, J.P., Ross, K., & Kiran, S. (2016, October). Multi-Step Treatment for Acquired Alexia and Agraphia: Treatment Effects, Generalization, and Response to Individual Therapy Tasks. Poster 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Llandudno, Wales.

Niziolek, C.A. and Kiran, S. (2016, September). Assessing speech error detection and correction abilities in patients with aphasia: MEG and behavioral evidence. Presentation at the 11th Annual Eleanor M. Saffran Cognitive Neuroscience Conference; Philadelphia, PA.

Niziolek, C.A. and Kiran, S. (2016, August). Assessing error detection and correction abilities in patients with aphasia: MEG and behavioral evidence. Presentation at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language; London, UK.

Niziolek, C.A. (2016, August). Speech error detection and correction in persons with aphasia. Oral presentation at the Sensorimotor Speech Processing Symposium; London, UK.

Kasdan, A., & Kiran, S. (2016, July). Please don’t stop the music: Song completion in patients with aphasia. 14th International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, CA.

Johnson, J. P., Meier, E. L., Caplan, D., & Kiran, S. (2016, June). Treatment-induced changes in anatomical and functional regions of interest in people with aphasia. Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Geneva, Switzerland.

Meier, E. L., Johnson, J.P., Villard, S., & Kiran, S. (2016, May). Does naming therapy make ordering in a restaurant easier?: Dynamics of co-occurring change in cognitive-linguistic and functional communication skills in aphasia. Oral presentation at the 46th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Charlottesville, VA.

Johnson, J. P., Meier, E. L., Caplan, D., & Kiran, S. (2016, May). Effects of semantic feature-based naming therapy on anatomical and functional regions of interest in people with aphasia. Oral presentation at 46th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Charlottesville, VA.

(INVITED) Kiran, S. (2016). Principles of Neuroplasticity in Aphasia. Advances in our current understanding. Illinois Speech and Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

(INVITED) Kiran, S. (2016). Using Big data to facilitate clinical decision making. Illinois Speech and Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

2015

(INVITED) Kiran, S (2015). Principles of Neuroplasticity in Aphasia. Advances in our current understanding. Braintree Neurorehabilitation conference. Boston, MA. 4.

(INVITED) Kiran, S (2015). Using big data to understand and improve rehabilitation in aphasia. Braintree Neurorehabilitation conference. Boston, MA 5.

Villard, S. & Kiran, S. (2016, February, upcoming). Between-Session and Within-Session Intra-Individual Variability in Attention in Aphasia. Presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society; Boston, MA.

Kastenbaum, J., Kiran, S., Vallila-Rohter, S., Pena, E., Bedore, L., & Sheng, L. (2015, September).  The influence of language combination and proficiency on bilingual lexical access. Paper presentation at the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association; Denver, Colorado.

Meier, E., Villard, S., Johnson, J., & Kiran, S. (2015, November). Does Naming Therapy Make Ordering in a Restaurant Easier? Impairment vs. Function in Aphasia. Seminar at the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association; Denver, Colorado.

Kasdan, A., & Kiran, S. (2015, October). Please don’t stop the music: Song completion in patients with aphasia. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Tuscon, AZ.

Kiran, S. & Des Roches, C. (2015, October). Using big-data to validate theories of rehabilitation in aphasia. (Presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia in Tucson, AZ).

Villard, S. & Kiran, S. (2015, October). Now you’re with me, now you’re not: Between-session and within-session intra-individual variability in attention in aphasia. Presentation at the Academy of Aphasia; Tucson, Arizona

Meier, E., Kushal, K., & Kiran, S. (2015, October). Effective connectivity of the naming network in post-stroke chronic aphasia. The Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, IL.

Kastenbaum, J., Kiran, S., Vallila-Rohter, S., Pena, E., Bedore, L., & Sheng, L. (2015, September).  The influence of language combination and proficiency on bilingual lexical access.  Poster to be presented at the International Symposium of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech, Crete, Greece.

Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2015, September). Mechanisms of language control and cognitive control in bilingual aphasia.  International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech, Crete, Greece.

Kiran, S., Kapse, K., & Meier, E. (2015, June). Effective connectivity analysis of language networks in healthy adults and in chronic aphasia. NeuroHam, Boston, MA.

Kiran, S., Johnson, J.P., Kapse, K., Martin, K., & Meier, E. (2015, June). Task-Based Reorganization of Function after Rehabilitation in Post-Stroke Aphasia. NeuroHAM, Boston, MA.Vallila-Rohter, S., & Kiran, S. (2015, March).

Vallila-Rohter, S., & Kiran, S. (2015, June). Neural activations during feedback-based and paired associate category learning in aphasia.  Poster to be presented at the annual NeuroHam Conferences, Boston, MA.

Vallila-Rohter, S., & Kiran, S. (2015, June). Neural activations during feedback-based and paired associate category learning in aphasia.  Poster to be presented at the annual Organization for Human Brain Mapping Meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Kiran, S., Kapse, K., & Meier, E. (2015, June). Effective connectivity analysis of language networks in healthy adults and in chronic aphasia. Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, HI.

Kiran, S., Johnson, J.P., Kapse, K., Martin, K., & Meier, E. (2015, June). Task-Based Reorganization of Function after Rehabilitation in Post-Stroke Aphasia. Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, HI.

Vallila-Rohter, S., Des Roches, C., Villard, S., Tripodis, Y., Caplan, D., & Kiran, S. (2015, May).  Evaluating treatment and generalization patterns of two theoretically motivated sentence comprehension therapies.  Platform presentation at the annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Monterey, CA. 

Des Roches, C., Mitko, A., & Kiran, S. (2015, May). Relationship between levels of assistance and changes in treatment performance in individuals with aphasia: Understanding individual responsiveness to rehabilitation. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Monterey, CA.

Vallila-Rohter, S., & Kiran, S. (2015, March). Neural correlates of probabilistic category learning in aphasia. Poster presented at the 22nd annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 

2014

INVITED Kiran, S. (2014). Symposium on Language and cognitive control in bilinguals: Evidence from neuroimaging and neurological disorders. World Federation of Neurology, Research Group on Aphasia and Cognitive Disorders, Hong Kong.

INVITED 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.

Bohland, J., Kapse, K., & Kiran, S. (2014, October) Graph analytic characterization of resting state networks in post-stroke Aphasia. Academy of Aphasia, Miami, FL.

Sandberg, C., Bohland, J & Kiran, S. (2014, October). Changes in Functional Connectivity Associated with Direct Training and Generalization Effects of a Theory-Based Generative Naming Treatment. Academy of Aphasia, Miami, FL.

Sims, J., Kapse, K., & Kiran, S. (2014, April). The importance of the ipsi- and contralesional frontal and temporal regions in language recovery in aphasia. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.

Villard, S. & Kiran, S. (2014, May). Inter- and intra-individual variability in non-linguistic attention in aphasia. Poster at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Krishan, G., Tiwari, S., Kiran, S., Chengappa, S., (2014, May). Cross-linguistic generalization of semantic treatment in aphasia: Evidence from the Indian context. Poster at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference, St. Simons Island, Georgia.

2013

Kiran, S., Gray, T., Kapse, K., & Salcedo, S. (2013, October). Language Networks in English-Spanish bilinguals with and without aphasia. 51st Academy of Aphasia, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Villard, S., & Kiran, S. Consistency of Sustained and Focused Non-Linguistic Attention in Aphasia. 51st Academy of Aphasia, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Sims, J., Kapse, K., & Kiran, S. (2014, April). The importance of the ipsi- and contralesional frontal and temporal regions in language recovery in aphasia. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.

Kiran.S. et al., (2013, November). The nature of across-task and across-structure generalization following a sentence comprehension treatment for aphasia. 2013 Society for Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Vallila-Rohter, S., & Kiran, S. (2013, November). Neural activations during nonlinguistic category learning in individuals with aphasia. 2013 Society for Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Sandberg, C. & Kiran, S. (2013, June). Changes in functional connectivity associated with treatment gains in aphasia. Poster to be presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2013 conference.

Sandberg, C. & Kiran, S. (2013, May). Changes in Functional Connectivity Associated with Direct Training and Generalization Effects of a Theory-Based Generative Naming Treatment. Platform presented at the 43rd Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Tuscon, AZ.

Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2013, May). Cognitive control in bilingual aphasia. Presented at the 43rd Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Tuscon, AZ.

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.

Vallila-Rohter, S., & Kiran, S. (2013, May). Learning ability as a predictor of success with therapy. Poster presented at the annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2013, March). Cognitive control in bilingual aphasia. Poster presented at the annual Boston University Scholar’s Day, Boston, MA.

Gray, T., Glynn, P., Luk, G., & Kiran, S. (2013, April).  Gray matter volume differences between Spanish-English and Hindi-English bilinguals. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

2012

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

Gray T.,  Kiran S. (2012). Linguistic and Non-Linguistic Interference Suppression in Bilingual Aphasia. Academy of Aphasia. San Francisco, USA

Kiran S., Balachandran I., Lucas J., Gray T. (2012). The Nature of Lexical Semantic Access in Bilingual Aphasia. Academy of Aphasia. San Francisco, USA

Glynn, P, Sandberg, C., & Kiran, S.., (2012). The role of the left and right inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) in language recovery in aphasia. Human Brain Mapping, June 2012, Beijing, China

Kiran, S., Grasemann, U., Sandberg, C., & Miikkulianen, R. (2012). Simulating Bilingual Aphasia: A Novel Computational Model. International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, June 2012, Boston, MA

Sandberg, C., Gibson, T., Fedorenko, E., & Kiran, S. (2012). The Effect of Plausibility in Sentence Processing: Evidence from Priming and Sentence Comprehension. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, May 2012, Lake Tahoe, CA

Vallila, S., & Kiran, S. (2012). Non-linguistic learning in aphasia: Effects of training method and stimulus characteristics. Clinical Aphasiology Conference, May 2012, Lake Tahoe, CA

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

Sandberg, C. & Kiran, S. (2012). Neural correlates of treatment effects on abstract and concrete words in aphasia: a pilot study. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Chicago, IL

Vallila, S., & Kiran, S.  (2012). Exploration into feedback and nonfeedback based learning in aphasia.  Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Chicago, IL

Gray, T., & Kiran, S. (2012). A theoretical account of lexical semantic naming deficits in bilingual aphasia. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Chicago, IL

2011

Kiran, S., Obler, L., Ansaldo, A., Goral, M., Tainturier, M.-J., & Roberts, P. (2011). What Do We Know about Impairment and Recovery of Language in Bi-Multilingual Aphasia? Academy of Aphasia. Montreal, CA

Kiran, S., & Roberts, P. (2011). Training the Weaker Language to Examine Between-Language Transfer in Bilingual Aphasia Rehabilitation. Academy of Aphasia. Montreal, CA

Vallila, S., & Kiran, S. (2011). Exploration into Feedback and Non-feedback Based Learning in Aphasia. Academy of Aphasia. Montreal, CA

Kiran, S., Sandberg, C., Glynn, P., Ul-Haq, I., & Richardson, J., (2011). What is the role of the right hemisphere in the recovery of language in aphasia? Organization of Human Brain Mapping, Quebec City, CA.

Sandberg, C. & Kiran, S. (2011). Neural correlates of treatment effects on abstract and concrete words in aphasia: A pilot study. Organization on Human Brain Mapping, Quebec City, Canada.

Kiran, S., Caplan, D., Sandberg, C., Levy, J., & Berardino, A. (2011) Development of a theoretically based treatment for sentence comprehension deficits in aphasia. Clinical Aphasiology Conference. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Hoover, E., Waters, G., Levy, J., Caplan, D., Kiran. S., Berardino, A., & Sandberg , C., (2011). Effects of Syntactic Complexity in Discourse Comprehension. Clinical Aphasiology Conference. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Sandberg, C. & Kiran, S. (2011). Abstract and concrete word processing in patients with aphasia. International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

2010

Kiran, S., Caplan, D., Sandberg, C., Levy, J., Berardino, A., & Simms, M. (2010). Development of a Theoretically Based Treatment For Sentence Comprehension Deficits in Aphasia. Academy of Aphasia, Athens Greece.

Levy, J., Kiran, S., Caplan., Berardino, A., & Sandberg., C. (2010). Development of a Test of Effects of Syntactic Comprehension Disorders on Discourse Comprehension. Academy of Aphasia, Athens Greece.

Kiran, S., Grasemann, U., Sandberg, C. & Miikkulianen, R. (2010). Simulating Bilingual Aphasia: A Novel Computational Model. Academy of Aphasia, Athens Greece.

Kiran, S., Cabral, F., Sandberg, C., & Tripodis, Y. (2010). Analysis of language errors as function of treatment reveals mechanisms in bilingual aphasic lexical access. Donostia Workshop on Neurobilingualism, San Sebastian Spain.

Kiran, S., Grasemann, U., Sandberg, C. & Miikkulianen, R. (2010). Simulating bilingual aphasia Rehabilitation: A novel computational model. Donostia Workshop on Neurobilingualism, San Sebastian Spain.

Kiran, S., Pena, E., Bedore, L., & Sheng, L. (2010). Evaluating the relationship between category generation and language use and proficiency. Donostia Workshop on Neurobilingualism, San Sebastian Spain.

Bose, A., Durda, K., Kiran, S., & Buchannan, L. (2010). Verbal fluency in aphasia: word frequency and semantic similarity. 7th International conference on the Mental Lexicon, Windsor, Canada.

Grasemann, U., Sandberg, C., Kiran, S., and Miikkulainen, R. (2010). Rehabilitation and cross-language transfer in bilingual aphasia: Towards a computational model. Abstract presented at the Computation and Neural Systems Conference CNS*10, San Antonio, TX.

Roberts, P., & Kiran, S. (2010). Efficacy of semantic feature analysis in two bilingual adults treated in their weaker language. 14th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Grasemann, U., Sandberg, C., Kiran, S., and Miikkulainen, R. (2010). Rehabilitation and cross-language transfer in bilingual aphasia: Towards a computational model. Abstract presented at the Fourteenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, ICCNS-10, Boston, MA.

Sebastian, R. & Kiran, S. (2010). Task Modulated activation patterns in chronic stroke patients with aphasia. Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona Spain.

Sandberg, C. & Kiran, S. (2010). Abstract and Concrete Noun Processing in Healthy Older Adults using fMRI. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Montreal Canada.

Sebastian, R. & Kiran, S. (2010). Task Modulated Neural Activation Patterns in Chronic Stroke Participants with Aphasia.Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Montreal Canada. 

Book Chapters

1.      Ramage, A, Kiran, S. & Robin, D. (October 2007). Has imaging advanced the science in aphasiology?  A critical review of neuroimaging research in acquired adult language disorders. In R Ingham (Ed.). Neuroimaging in Communication Sciences and Disorders. San Diego, Plural Publishing.

2.      Roberts, P. & Kiran, S. (2007). Assessment and treatment of bilingual aphasia and bilingual anomia. A. Ardila & E. Ramos (Eds.) Speech and Language Disorders in Bilinguals. Nova Science Publishers. New York, NY, pp 109-131.

3.      Kiran, S. (2010). Exemplar. In P.C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

4.      Mavis, I. & Kiran, S. (2009). Semantic relatedness judgments in normal and aphasic bilinguals. Seyhun Topbaş and  Mehmet Yavaş (Eds.) Communication Disorders in Turkish in monolingual and multilingual settings. Series Editors: Nicole Mueller & Martin Ball. Communication Disorders Across Languages”, Multilingual Matters.

5.      Kiran, S & Sandberg, C.(to appear). Treating communication problems in individuals with disordered language. R. Peach and L. Shapiro (Eds.). Cognition and Acquired Language Disorders: A Process-Oriented Approach. Elselvier. London.

6.      Kiran, S., & Roberts, P (to appear). What do we know about assessing language impairment in bilingual aphasia? In M. Gitterman, L. Obler, & M. Goral (Eds). Multilingual Matters: Multilingual Aphasia.

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings/Conference Abstracts

Kiran, S., Obler, L., Ansaldo, A., Goral, M., Tainturier, M.-J., & Roberts, P. (2011). What Do We Know about Impairment and Recovery of Language in Bi-Multilingual Aphasia? Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23(0), 10-11. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.09.145

Kiran, S., & Roberts, P. (2011). Training the Weaker Language to Examine Between-Language Transfer in Bilingual Aphasia Rehabilitation. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23(0), 18-19. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.09.149

Vallila, S., & Kiran, S. (2011). Exploration into Feedback and Non-feedback Based Learning in Aphasia. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23(0), 116-117. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.09.197

Grasemann, U., Kiran, S., Sandberg, C., & Miikkulainen, R. (2010). Simulating Bilingual Aphasia: A Novel Computational Model. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6(0), 202-203. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.101

Levy, J., Kiran, S., Caplan, D., AlexBerardino, & Sandberg, C. (2010). Development of a Test of Effects of Syntactic Comprehension Disorders on Discourse Comprehension. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6(0), 164-165. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.081

Kiran, S., Caplan, D., Sandberg, C., Levy, J., Berardino, A., & Simms, M. (2010). Development of a Theoretically Based Treatment For Sentence Comprehension Deficits in Aphasia. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6(0), 237-238. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.119