Journal Articles


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., Ross, K., & Kiran, S. (under review). Multi-Step Treatment for Acquired Alexia and Agraphia: Treatment Effects, Generalization, and Response to Individual Therapy Tasks. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

Ross, K., Johnson, J., & Kiran, S. (under review). Multi-Step Treatment for Acquired Alexia and Agraphia: Two-Dimensional Analysis of Reading and Writing Errors. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

Gray, T., & Kiran, S. (under review). The effect of task complexity on linguistic and non-linguistic control mechanisms in healthy bilingual adults and bilingual adults with aphasia. Bilingualism Language and Cognition.

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

Johnson, J. P., Meier, E. L., Caplan, D., & Kiran, S. (under review). Changes in Neural Activity in Aphasia following Naming Treatment: Analysis of Anatomical and Functional Regions of Interest.

Meier, E., Johnson, J., Villard, S., & Kiran, S. (in press). Does Naming Therapy Make Ordering in a Restaurant Easier? Impairment vs. Function Rehabilitation Outcomes in Aphasia. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology.


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

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