Journal Articles


Godlove, J., Anantha, V., Advani, M., Des Roches, C., & Kiran, S. (under revision). Effectiveness of rehabilitation at home and in the clinic. Frontiers in Neurology, Stroke

Kiran, S., & Thompson, C.K. (under revision). Neuroplasticity of Language Networks in Aphasia. Frontiers in Neurology, Stroke

Gilmore, N., Meier, E. L., Johnson, J. P., & Kiran, S. (2018). Typicality-based semantic treatment for anomia results in multiple levels of generalisation. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1-27.Accepted manuscript

Gilmore, N., Dwyer, M., & S. Benchmarks of significant change after post-stroke language rehabilitation. Archives of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation. Accepted manuscript

Meier, E.L., Johnson, J., & Kiran, S. (accepted). Left frontotemporal effective connectivity during semantic feature judgements in patients with chronic aphasia and age-matched healthy controls. Cortex.

Ryskin, R., Futrell, R., Kiran, S., & Gibson, E. (2018). Comprehenders Model the Nature of Noise in the Environment. Cognition. 181, 141-150 

Kasdan, A. and S. Kiran (2018). “Please don’t stop the music: Song completion in patients with aphasia.” Journal of Communication Disorders 75: 72-86.

Gilmore, N., Ross, K., & Kiran, S. The Intensive Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation (ICCR) Program for Young Adults with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). American Journal of Speech Language Pathology. Accepted manuscript

Niziolek, C.A. and Kiran, S. (2018). Assessing speech error correction abilities with acoustic analyses: evidence of preserved online correction in persons with aphasia. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Kastenbaum, J., Bedore, L., Pena, E., Sheng, L., Mavis, I., Sebastian, R., Vallila-Rohter, S., Kiran, S. (2018). The influence of language combination and proficiency on bilingual lexical access. Bilingualism Language and Cognition.  

Villard, S., & Kiran, S. (2018). Between-session and within-session intra-individual variability in attention in aphasia. Neuropsychologia, 109, 95-106. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.12.005

GRAY, T., & KIRAN, S. (2018). The effect of task complexity on linguistic and non-linguistic control mechanisms in bilingual aphasia. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-19.


Des Roches, C., & Kiran, S. (2017). Technology-based rehabilitation to improve communication after acquired brain injury. Focused review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Blank, I. A., Kiran, S., & Fedorenko, E. (2017). Can neuroimaging help aphasia researchers? Addressing generalizability, variability, and interpretability. Cogn Neuropsychol, 34(6), 377-393. doi:10.1080/02643294.2017.1402756

Peñaloza, C. & Kiran, S. (2017). Neuroimaging evidence in the treatment of bilingual/multilingual adults with aphasia. Perspectives ASHA SIGs, 2 (SIG 2), 126–131.

Ripollés, P., Biel, D., Peñaloza, C., Kaufmann, J., Marco-Pallares, J., Noesselt, T., & Rodriguez-Fornells, A. (2017). Strength of temporal white matter pathways predicts semantic learning success. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(46), 11101-11113.

Des Roches, C., Mitko, A., & Kiran, S. (2017). Relationship between self-administered cues and rehabilitation outcomes in individuals with aphasia: Understanding individual responsiveness to a technology-based rehabilitation program. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 11:7. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00007

Johnson, J. P., Ross, K., & Kiran, S. (2017). Multi-step treatment for acquired alexia and agraphia (Part I): efficacy, generalisation, and identification of beneficial treatment steps. Neuropsychol Rehabil, 1080/09602011.2017.1311271, 1-31. doi:10.1080/09602011.2017.1311271

Ross, K., Johnson, J. P., & Kiran, S. (2017). Multi-step treatment for acquired alexia and agraphia (part II): a dual-route error scoring system. Neuropsychol Rehabil, 1080/09602011.2017.1311796, 1-40. doi:10.1080/09602011.2017.1311796

Des Roches, C., & Kiran, S. (2017). Technology-based rehabilitation to improve communication after acquired brain injury. Focused review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Lukic, S., Barbieri., E., Wang, X., Caplan, D., Kiran, S.,, B., Parrish, T., & Thompson, C. (2017). Right Hemisphere Grey Matter Volume and Language Recovery in Stroke Aphasia. Neural Plasticity.

Thompson, C. K., Walenski, M., Chen, Y., Caplan, D., Kiran, S., Rapp, B., … Parrish, T. B.(2017). Intrahemispheric Perfusion in Chronic Stroke-Induced Aphasia. Neural Plasticity, 2017, [2361691]. DOI: 1155/2017/2361691

Meier, E. L., Johnson, J. P., Villard, S., & Kiran, S. (2017). Does Naming Therapy Make Ordering in a Restaurant Easier? Dynamics of Co-Occurring Change in Cognitive-Linguistic and Functional Communication Skills in Aphasia. Am J Speech Lang Pathol, 1044/2016_AJSLP-16-0028, 1-15. doi:10.1044/2016_AJSLP-16-0028

Des Roches, C., Rohter, S., Villard, S., Tripodis, Y., Caplan, D., & Kiran, S. (2017). Evaluating treatment and generalization patterns of two theoretically motivated sentence comprehension therapies. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology. December 2016, Vol. 25, S743-S757. doi:10.1044/2016_AJSLP-15-0134



Des Roches, C., Vallila-Rohter, S., Villard, S., Tripodis, Y., Caplan, D., & Kiran, S. (2016). Evaluating treatment and generalization patterns of two theoretically motivated sentence comprehension therapies. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 25, S743-S757. doi:10.1044/2016_AJSLP-15-0134

Villard, S. & Kiran, S. (2016). To What Extent Does Attention Underlie Language in Aphasia? Aphasiology, 1-20

Bose, A., Wood, R. & Kiran, S. (2016). Semantic fluency in aphasia. Clustering and switching in the course of one minute. International Journal of Communication Disorders.

Meier, E. L., Kapse, K. J., & Kiran, S. (2016). The relationship between frontotemporal effective connectivity during picture naming, behavior, and preserved cortical tissue in chronic aphasia. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 10, 109. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00109.

Sims, J., Kapse, K., Glynn, P., Sandberg, C., & Kiran, S. (2016). The relationships between the amount of spared tissue, percent signal change, and accuracy in semantic processing in aphasia.  Neuropsychologia, 84, 113-126. 

Kiran S. (2016). How Does Severity of Aphasia Influence Individual Responsiveness to Rehabilitation? Using Big Data to Understand Theories of Aphasia Rehabilitation. Semin Speech Lang. 37(1):48-60.


Gibson, E. Sandberg, C., Fedorenko, E., Bergen, L., & Kiran, S. (2015). A rational inference approach to aphasic language comprehension. Aphasiology.

Sandberg, C., Bohland, J., & Kiran, S. (2015). Neural plasticity related to direct training and generalization effects of word finding treatment in chronic aphasia. Brain and Language. 150, 103-116.

Meier, E. Lo, M., & Kiran, S., (2015). Understanding semantic and phonological deficits in aphasia: effects of category and typicality in semantic processing. Aphasiology, DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2015.1081137 NIHMSID 714642

Keane, C., & Kiran, S., (2015). The nature of facilitation and interference in the multilingual language system: Insights from treatment in a case of trilingual aphasia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, Special Issue: Treatment as a tool for investigating cognition. 32 (3-4), 169-194.

Vallila-Rohter, S., & Kiran, S. (2015). An examination of strategy implementation during abstract Nonlinguistic category-learning in aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, August 2015, Vol. 58, 1195-1209. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-L-14-0257

Kiran S, Meier EL, Kapse KJ and Glynn PA (2015) Changes in task-based effective connectivity in language networks following rehabilitation in post-stroke patients with aphasia.Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9:316. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00316

Gray, T., & Kiran, S., (2015). The relationship between language control and cognitive control in bilingual aphasia. Bilingualism Language and Cognition. 2-20; DOI: 10.1017/S1366728915000061

Villard, S., & Kiran, S. (2015). Between-session intra-individual variability in sustained, selective, and integrational non-linguistic attention in aphasia. Neuropsychologia. 66, 204-212, doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.11.02

Des Roches, C., Balachandran, I., Ascenso, E., Tripodis, Y., S. (2015). Effectiveness of an impairment-based individualized treatment program using an iPad-based software platform. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.01015

Kiran, S., Des Roches, C., Villard, S. & Tripodis, Y. (2015). The effect of a sentence comprehension treatment on discourse comprehension in aphasia. Aphasiology. DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2014.997182. NIHMS #648981


Johnson, J., & Kiran, S., (2014). Preserving the flexibility of single-subject experimental design—a commentary on “Optimising the design of intervention studies: critiques and ways forward”. Aphasiology. DOI: 1080/02687038.2014.987047

Kiran, S. (2014). Tracking small and large scale fluctuations in language and cognitive performance: A longitudinal rehabilitation case study. International Journal of Physical Medical & Rehabilitation. Special Issue on Stroke Rehabilitation.2:3.

Sandberg, C., & Kiran, S. (2014). How justice can affect jury: Training abstract words promotes generalisation to concrete words in patients with aphasia. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1-32. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2014.899504

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

 Kiran, S, Balachandran, I., & Lucas, J. (2014). The nature of lexical-semantic access in bilingual aphasia.  Behavioral Neurology. Article ID 389565, 18 pages.


Hashimoto, N., *Widman, B., Kiran, S. & Richards, M.A (2013). A comparison of features and categorical cues to improve naming deficits in aphasia. 27,1-28, Aphasiology. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2013.814760

Vallila-Rohter, S., & Kiran, S. (2013). Nonlinguistic learning in individuals with aphasia: effects of training method and stimulus characteristics. American journal of speech-language pathology, 22(2), S426-437. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2013/12-0087). NIHMSID # 451407

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), S298-309. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2013/12-0085) NIHMSID # 451399

*Gray, T., & Kiran, S. (2013). A theoretical account of lexical and semantic naming deficits in bilingual aphasia. Journal of speech, language, and hearing research, 56,4,1314-: JSLHR. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2012/12-0091) NIHMSID # 431238

Sandberg, C., & Kiran, S. (2013). Analysis of abstract and concrete word processing in persons with aphasia and age-matched neurologically healthy adults using fMRI. Neurocase. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2013.770881NIHMSID # 451403

Vallila-Rohter, S. M., & Kiran, S. (2013). Non-linguistic learning and aphasia: Evidence from a paired associate and feedback-based task. Neuropsychologia. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.10.024

Kiran, S., Ansaldo, A., Bastiaanse, R., Cherney, L. R., Howard, D., Faroqi-Shah, Y., Meinzer, M., & Thompson, C. K. (2013). Neuroimaging in aphasia treatment research: standards for establishing the effects of treatment. Neuroimage, 76, 428-435. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.10.011 PMC # 3552150.


Kiran. S., (2012). What is the nature of post-stroke language recovery and reorganization? ISRN Neurology. doi:10.5402/2012/786872

Kiran, S., Caplan, D., Sandberg, C., Levy, J., Berardino, A., Ascenso, E., Villard, S., & Tripodis, Y. (2012). Development of a Theoretically Based Treatment for Sentence Comprehension Deficits in Individuals With Aphasia. Am J Speech Lang Pathol, 21(2), S88-102. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2012/11-0106

Levy, J., Hoover, E., Waters, G., Kiran, S., Caplan, D., Berardino, A., & Sandberg, C. (2012). Effects of Syntactic Complexity, Semantic Reversibility, and Explicitness on Discourse Comprehension in Persons With Aphasia and in Healthy Controls. Am J Speech Lang Pathol, 21(2), S154-165. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2012/11-0104

Kiran, S., Grasemann, U., Sandberg, C., & Miikkulainen, R. (2012). A computational account of bilingual aphasia rehabilitation. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Available on CJO doi:10.1017/S1366728912000533. NIHMSID #407826.

Meinzer, M., Beeson, P., Cappa, S., Crinion, J., Kiran, S., Saur, D., Parrish, T., Crosson, B., Thompson, C. (2012). Neuroimaging in aphasia treatment research: Consensus and practical guidelines for data analysis. Neuroimage.

Sandberg, C., Sebastian, R., & Kiran, S. (2012). Typicality mediates performance during category verification in both ad-hoc and well-defined categories. Journal of Communication Disorders, 45(2), 69-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2011.12.004.

Sebastian, R., Kiran, S., & Sandberg, C. (2012). Semantic processing in Spanish–English bilinguals with aphasia. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 25(4), 240-262. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2012.01.003


Grasemann, U., Sandberg, C., Kiran, S., & Miikkulainen, R. (2011). Impairment and Rehabilitation in Bilingual Aphasia: A SOM-Based Model. Lecture notes in computer science, 6731, 207-217.

Sebastian, R., Laird, A. & Kiran, S. (2011). Meta-analyses of the neural representation of first language and second language. Applied Psycholinguistics. DOI:10.1017/S0142716411000075

Sebastian, R. & Kiran, S. (2011). Task Modulated activation patterns in chronic stroke patients with aphasia. Aphasiology.25 (8), 927-951

Kiran, S., & Iakupova, R. (2011) Understanding the relationship between language proficiency, language impairment and rehabilitation. Evidence from a single case study. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics.25 (6-7), 565-583.

Kiran, S., Sandberg, C., & Sebastian, R. (2011). Treatment of category generation and retrieval in aphasia: Effect of typicality of category items. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 54, 1101-1117. PMC21173393


Miikkulainen, R. and Kiran, S. (2009). Modeling the Bilingual Lexicon of an Individual Subject. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5629: Proceedings of the Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps (WSOM’09, St. Augustine, FL). Berlin: Springer. PMC2767190

Kiran, S., Sandberg, C., & Abbott, K. (2009). Treatment for lexical retrieval using abstract and concrete words in patients with aphasia: Effect of complexity. Aphasiology. 23 (7-8), 835-853. PMC2758793

Kiran, S. & Roberts, P. (2009). Semantic feature analysis treatment in Spanish-English and French-English bilingual aphasia, Aphasiology, 24 (2), 231-261

Edmonds, L., Nadeu, S., & Kiran, S. (2009). Effect of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) on Sentence Production in Persons with Aphasia. Aphasiology 22 (3), 402-424. PMC2744980


Kiran, S. (2008). Typicality of Inanimate Category Exemplars in Aphasia Treatment: Further Evidence for Semantic Complexity. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 51, 1550-1568. PMC2746558

Kiran, S., & Bassetto, G. (2008). Evaluating the effectiveness of semantic based treatment for naming deficits in aphasia: what works? Seminars in Speech and Language, 29(1), 71-82. PMC2746458

Kiran, S., & Johnson, L. (2008). Semantic complexity in treatment of naming deficits in aphasia: Evidence from well-defined categories. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 17, 389-400. PMC2746552

Pena, E., & Kiran, S. (2008). In Defense of Cookbooks: From Novice to Competent Clinician. Topics in Language Disorders.28 (3), 239-255

Harris, J., Kiran, S. Marquardt, T. & Fleming. V. (2008).  Communication Wellness Check-up: Age related changes in communicative abilities. Aphasiology, 22 ( 7-8), 813-825

Kiran, S., & Viswanathan, M. (2008, March). Effect of model based treatment on oral reading abilities in severe alexia: A case study. Journal of Medical Speech Pathology.


Kiran, S., Ntourou, K., & Eubanks, M (2007). Effects of typicality on category verification in inanimate categories in aphasia. Aphasiology, 21 (9). 844-867

Kiran, S., & Lebel, K. (2007). Crosslinguistic Semantic and Translation Priming in Normal Bilingual Individuals and Bilingual Aphasia. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 4, 277-303.

Kiran, S. (2007). Semantic complexity in the treatment of naming deficits. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 16(Feb), 18-29. PMC2731154


Edmonds, L., & Kiran, S. (2006). Effect of semantic naming treatment on crosslinguistic generalization in bilingual aphasia. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research. 49 (4), 729-748.

2005 and before

Kiran, S. & Tuctenhagen, J. (2005). Imageability Effects in Normal Bilingual Adults and in Aphasia: Evidence from Naming to Definition and Semantic Priming Tasks. Aphasiology, 19(3/4/5), 315-325.

Kiran, S. (2005). Effect of training phoneme to grapheme conversion to improve written and oral deficits: A model based approach. Aphasiology, 19 (1), 53-76.

Edmonds, L., & Kiran, S. (2004). Confrontation naming and semantic relatedness judgments in Spanish/English bilinguals. Aphasiology. 18 (5/6/7), 567-579

Kiran, S. & Thompson, C. K. (2003) The role of semantic complexity in treatment of naming deficits: Training categories in fluent aphasia by controlling exemplar typicality. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 46, 608-622 PMC1995232

Kiran, S., & Thompson, C. K. (2003) Effect of typicality on online category verification of animate category exemplars in aphasia. Brain and Language, 85, 441-450.

Thompson, C. K. Shapiro, L. P., Kiran, S., & Sobecks, J. (2003). The role of syntactic complexity in treatment of sentence deficits in agrammatic aphasia: The complexity account of treatment effects (CATE). Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 46, 607. PMC1995234

Kiran, S., Thompson, C.K., & Hashimoto, N. (2001). Effect of training grapheme to phoneme conversion in patients with severe oral reading and naming deficits: A model based approach. Aphasiology, 15 (9), 855 – 876.

*Kiran, S., & Larson, C. R. (2001). Effect of duration of pitch-shifted feedback on vocal responses in Parkinson’s disease patients and normal controls. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 44 (5), 975-988.

*Hain, T.C., Burnett, T.A., Larson, C.R., & Kiran, S.& Hain, T.C. (2001). Effects of delayed auditory feedback (daf) on the pitch-shift reflex. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America., 109 (5), 2146-2152.

*Larson, C. R., Burnett, T. A., Bauer, J. J., Kiran, S., & Hain, T. C. (2001). Comparison of voice Fo responses to pitch-shift onset and offset conditions. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 110 (6), 2845-2848.

*Larson, C. R., Burnett, T. A., Kiran, S., & Hain, T. C. (2000). Effects of pitch-shift velocity on voice Fo Responses. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 107 (1), 559-564.

*Hain, T. C., Burnett, T. A., Kiran, S., Larson, C. R., Singh, S., & Kenny, M. (2000). Instructing participants to make a voluntary response reveals the presence of two components to the audio-vocal reflex. Experimental Brain Research, 130, 133-141.

*Kiran, S., & Chengappa, S. C. (1994). Learning disability and some concurrent factors: an exploratory study. Journal of All India Institute of Speech & Hearing, 24, 1-13.

* Peer Reviewed Publication

Book Chapters

Kiran, S., & Gray, T. (2018).  Understanding the nature of bilingual aphasia. Bilingual Cognition and Language: The state of the science across its subfields54, 371.

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.

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.

Kiran, S. (March 2008). Exemplar. In P.C. Hogan (Ed.), The Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Mavis, I. & Kiran, S. (2011). 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.

1. Sebastian, R., Kiran, S., & Sandberg, C. (2012). Semantic processing in Spanish–English bilinguals with aphasia. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 25(4), 240-262. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2012.01.003