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Journal Articles


Billot A., Thiebaut de Schotten M., Parrish T.B., Thompson C.K., Rapp B., Caplan D. & Kiran S. (in press). Structural disconnections associated with language impairments in chronic post-stroke aphasia using disconnectome maps. Cortex.

Braun, E.J., Kiran, S. (in press). Stimulus- and person-level variables influence word production and response to anomia treatment for individuals with chronic post-stroke aphasia. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research.

Braun, E. J., Billot, A., Meier, E. L., Pan, Y., Parrish, T. B., Kurani, A. S., Kiran,  S. (in press). White matter microstructural integrity pre- and post-treatment in individuals with chronic post-stroke aphasia. Brain and Language

Cordella, C., Munsell, M., Godlove, J., Anantha, V., Advani, M., & Kiran, S. (2022, Jul 20). Dosage Frequency Effects on Treatment Outcomes Following Self-managed Digital Therapy: Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of medical Internet research, 24(7), e36135.

Billot, A., Lai, S., Varkanitsa, M., Braun, E. J., Rapp, B., Parrish, T. B., Higgins, J., Kurani, A. S., Caplan, D., Thompson, C. K., Ishwar, P., Betke, M., & Kiran, S. (2022). Multimodal Neural and Behavioral Data Predict Response to Rehabilitation in Chronic Poststroke Aphasia. Stroke, STROKEAHA121036749.

Gilbert, C., Mooradian, G., Citorik, A., Gilmore, N., & Kiran, S. (2022). Multi-level outcomes for young adults with acquired brain injury through a remote intensive cognitive rehabilitation approach: a pilot intervention study. Brain Inj, 36(2), 206-220.

Gilmore, N., Mirman, D., & Kiran, S. (2022). Young Adults With Acquired Brain Injury Show Longitudinal Improvements in Cognition After Intensive Cognitive Rehabilitation. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 65(4), 1494-1520.

Marte, M.J., Carpenter, E., Falconer, I., Scimeca, M., Abdollahi, F., Peñaloza, C. and Kiran, S. (2022). LEX-BADAT: Language EXperience in Bilinguals With and Without Aphasia DATaset. Frontiers in  Psychology. 13:875928.

Scimeca, M.*, Abdollahi, F.*, Peñaloza, C., & Kiran, S. (2022). Clinical perspectives and strategies for confronting disparities in social determinants of health for Hispanic bilinguals with aphasia. Journal of Communication Disorders, 98, 106231.

Varkanitsa, M., & Kiran, S. (2022, May 23). Understanding, facilitating and predicting aphasia recovery after rehabilitation. International journal of speech-language pathology, 1-12.

Walenski, M., Chen, Y., Litcofsky, K. A., Caplan, D., Kiran, S., Rapp, B., Parrish, T. B., & Thompson, C. K. (2022, May). Perilesional Perfusion in Chronic Stroke-Induced Aphasia and Its Response to Behavioral Treatment Interventions. Neurobiol Lang (Camb), 3(2), 345-363.


Boyle, M., Gordon, J., Harnish. S., Kiran, S., Martin, N., Rose, M., Salis, C. (2021). Evaluating Cognitive-Linguistic Approaches to Interventions for Aphasia within the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS). Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nov 23;. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.07.816. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34822844.

Fridriksson, J., Basilakos, A.,…Kiran, S., Martin, N. (2021) Demystifying the complexity of aphasia treatment: Application of the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS). Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.08.025. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34748758.

Basilakos, A., Hula, W.D., Johnson, L.P., Kiran, S., Walker, G.M., Fridriksson, J.(2021). Defining the Neurobiological Mechanisms of Action in Aphasia Therapies: Applying the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System Framework to Research and Practice in Aphasia.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2021 Nov 5;. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.10.017. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34748759.

Hill, A.J., Paik, N.J., Kiran, S., Tonin, P. (2021) Editorial: Tele-NeuroRehabilitation. Frontier In Neurology12:761690. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.761690. eCollection 2021. PubMed PMID: 34867746; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8638739.

Johnson, J.P., Meier, E.L., Pan, Y., Kiran, S. (2021) Abnormally weak functional connections get stronger in chronic stroke patients who benefit from naming therapy. Brain and Language Dec;223:105042. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2021.105042. Epub 2021 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 34695614

Gilmore, N., Yucel, M. A., Li, X., Boas, D. A., & Kiran, S. (2021). Investigating language and domain-general processing in neurotypicals and individuals with aphasia — a functional near-infrared spectroscopy feasibility study,Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, section Brain Imaging and Stimulation, 15:728151.  doi:10.3389/fnhum.2021.728151, PubMed PMID: 34602997

Carpenter, E., Penaloza, C., Rao, L., & Kiran, S. (2021). Clustering and switching in verbal fluency across varying degrees of cognitive control demands: Evidence from healthy bilinguals and bilinguals with aphasia. Neurobiology of Language. doi:10.1162/nol_a_00053

Gilmore, N., Katz, D. I., & Kiran, S. (2021). Acquired Brain Injury in Adults: A Review of Pathophysiology, Recovery, and Rehabilitation. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. doi:10.1044/2021_PERSP-21-00013

Peñaloza, C, Scimeca, M, Gaona, A, Carpenter, E, Mukadam N, Gray, T, Shamapant S and Kiran, S. (2021). Telerehabilitation for word retrieval deficits in bilinguals with aphasia: Effectiveness and reliability as compared to in-person language therapy. Frontiers in Neurology, 12, 589330. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.589330

Li, R., Perrachione, T., Tourville, J., & Kiran, S. (2021). Representation of Semantic Typicality in Brain Activation in Healthy Adults and Individuals with Aphasia: a Multi-Voxel Pattern Analysis. Neuropsychologia, 107893. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2021.107893

Grasemann, U., Penaloza, C., Dekhtyar, M., Miikkulainen, R., & Kiran, S. (2021). Predicting language treatment response in bilingual aphasia using neural network-based patient models. Nature Scientific Reports, 11(1), 10497. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89443-6 PMC8131385

Kiran, S. (2021). A Virtual, Randomized, Control Trial of a Digital Therapeutic for Speech, Language, and Cognitive Intervention in Post-stroke Persons With Aphasia. Frontiers in Neurology, Neurorehabilitation 12(34). doi:10.3389/fneur.2021.62678

Iorga M, Higgins J, Caplan D, Zinbarg R, Kiran S, Thompson CK, Rapp B, Parrish TB. Predicting language recovery in post-stroke aphasia using behavior and functional MRI. Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 19;11(1):8419. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-88022-z

Braley, M., Pierce, J. S., Saxena, S., De Oliveira, E., Taraboanta, L., Anantha, V., . . . Kiran, S. (2021). A Virtual, Randomized, Control Trial of a Digital Therapeutic for Speech, Language, and Cognitive Intervention in Post-stroke Persons With Aphasia. Frontiers in Neurology, 12(34). doi:10.3389/fneur.2021.626780

von Lühmann, A., Zheng, Y., Ortega-Martinez, A., Kiran, S., Somers, D. C., Cronin-Golomb, A., . . . Yücel, M. A. (2021). Towards Neuroscience of the Everyday World (NEW) using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering, 100272. doi:


Peñaloza C, Barrett K, Kiran S. The influence of prestroke proficiency on poststroke lexical-semantic performance in bilingual aphasia. Aphasiology. 2020;34(10):1223-1240. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2019.1666082.

Peñaloza, C., Dekhtyar, M., Scimeca, M., Carpenter, E., Mukadam, N., & Kiran, S. (2020). Predicting treatment outcomes for bilinguals with aphasia using computational modeling: Study protocol for the PROCoM randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 10(11), e040495. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040495

Lukic, S., Thompson, C. K., Barbieri, E., Chiappetta, B., Bonakdarpour, B., Kiran, S., . . . Caplan, D. (2020). Common and distinct neural substrates of sentence production and comprehension. Neuroimage, 224, 117374. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117374

Varkanitsa, M., Peñaloza, C., Charidimou, A., Caplan, D., & Kiran, S. (2020). White Matter Hyperintensities Predict Response to Language Treatment in Poststroke Aphasia. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 34(10), 945–953.

Butler, L. K., Kiran, S., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2020). Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in the Study of Speech and Language Impairment Across the Life Span: A Systematic Review. Am J Speech Lang Pathol, 29(3), 1674-1701. doi:10.1044/2020_AJSLP-19-00050

Johnson, J. P., Meier, E. L., Pan, Y., & Kiran, S. (2020). Pre-treatment graph measures of a functional semantic network are associated with naming therapy outcomes in chronic aphasia. Brain and Language, 207, 104809. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2020.104809

Li R, Li W, Kiran S. Effect of Mandarin Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) in Mandarin-English bilinguals with aphasia: A single-case experimental design. Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2020 Jun 5:1-30. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2020.1773278.

Higgins, J., Barbieri, E., Wang, X., Mack, J., Caplan, D., Kiran, S., . . . Parrish, T. (2020). Reliability of BOLD signals in chronic stroke-induced aphasia. European Journal of Neuroscience doi:10.1111/ejn.14739

Dekhtyar, M., Braun, E. J., Billot, A., Foo, L., Kiran, S., (2020). Videoconference administration of the Western Aphasia Battery – Revised: Feasibility and Validity, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 29, 673-687. DOI: 10.1044/2019_AJSLP-19-00023 

Angelopoulou, G., Meier, E. L., Kasselimis, D., Pan, Y., Tsolakopoulos, D., Velonakis, G., . . . Kiran, S. (2020). Investigating Gray and White Matter Structural Substrates of Sex Differences in the Narrative Abilities of Healthy Adults. Frontiers in neuroscience, 13(1424). doi:10.3389/fnins.2019.01424

Munsell, M., De Oliveira, E., Saxena, S., Godlove, J., & Kiran, S. (2020). Closing the Digital Divide in Speech, Language, and Cognitive Therapy: Cohort Study of the Factors Associated With Technology Usage for Rehabilitation. Journal of medical Internet research, 22(2), e16286. doi:10.2196/1628

Dekhtyar, M., Kiran, S., & Gray, T. (2020). Is bilingualism neuroprotective for patients with aphasia Neuropsychologia, 139, 107355. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107355

Sandberg C, Gray T, Kiran S. Development of a Free Online Interactive Naming Therapy for Bilingual Aphasia. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2020 Feb 7;29(1):20-29. doi: 10.1044/2019_AJSLP-19-0035.

Centeno, J. G., Kiran, S., & Armstrong, E. (2020). Aphasia management in growing multiethnic populations. Aphasiology, 34(11), 1314-1318. doi:10.1080/02687038.2020.1781420

Centeno, J. G., Kiran, S., & Armstrong, E. (2020). Epilogue: Harnessing the experimental and clinical resources to address service imperatives in multiethnic aphasia caseloads. Aphasiology, 34(11), 1451-1455. doi:10.1080/02687038.2020.1781421

Carpenter, E., Rao, L., Peñaloza, C., & Kiran, S. (2020). Verbal fluency as a measure of lexical access and cognitive control in bilingual persons with aphasia. Aphasiology, 34(11), 1341-1362. doi:10.1080/02687038.2020.1759774


Kiran S. Introduction to the 2018 Research Symposium Forum. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2019 Nov 22;62(11):3905-3906. doi: 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00297. 

Kiran, S., Meier, E. L., & Johnson, J. P. (2019). Neuroplasticity in Aphasia: A Proposed Framework of Language Recovery. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 62(11), 3973-3985. doi:10.1044/2019_JSLHR-L-RSNP-19-0054

Johnson JP, Meier EL, Pan Y, Kiran S. Treatment-related changes in neural activation vary according to treatment response and extent of spared tissue in patients with chronic aphasia. Cortex. 2019 Dec;121:147-168. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2019.08.016.

Meier EL, Johnson JP, Pan Y, Kiran S. A lesion and connectivity-based hierarchical model of chronic aphasia recovery dissociates patients and healthy controls. Neuroimage Clin. 2019;23:101919. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101919.

Peñaloza C, Grasemann U, Dekhtyar M, Miikkulainen R, Kiran S. BiLex: A computational approach to the effects of age of acquisition and language exposure on bilingual lexical access. Brain Lang. 2019 Aug;195:104643. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104643.

Meier EL, Johnson JP, Pan Y, Kiran S. The utility of lesion classification in predicting language and treatment outcomes in chronic stroke-induced aphasia. Brain Imaging Behav. 2019 Dec;13(6):1510-1525. doi: 10.1007/s11682-019-00118-3.

Kiran, S and Thompson CK (2019) Neuroplasticity of Language Networks in Aphasia: Advances, Updates, and Future Challenges. Front. Neurol. 10:295. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00295

Kastenbaum JG, Bedore LM, Peña ED, Sheng L, Mavis I, Sebastian-Vaytadden R, Rangamani G, Vallila-Rohter S, Kiran S. The influence of proficiency and language combination on bilingual lexical access. Biling (Camb Engl). 2019 Mar;22(2):300-330. doi: 10.1017/S1366728918000366.

Godlove, J., Anantha, V., Advani, M., Des Roches, C., & Kiran, S. (2019). Comparison of therapy practice at home and in the clinic: A retrospective analysis of the Constant Therapy platform data set. Frontiers in Neurology, Stroke. Neurol.  doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00140

Europa, E., Gitelman, D., Kiran, S., Thompson, C.K. (2019). Neural connectivity in syntactic movement processing. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00027

Gilmore N, Meier EL, Johnson JP, Kiran S. Nonlinguistic Cognitive Factors Predict Treatment-Induced Recovery in Chronic Poststroke Aphasia. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jul;100(7):1251-1258. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.12.024. 

Gilmore N, Ross K, Kiran S. The Intensive Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation Program for Young Adults With Acquired Brain Injury. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2019 Mar 11;28(1S):341-358. doi: 10.1044/2018_AJSLP-17-0153.

Gilmore N, Dwyer M, Kiran S. Benchmarks of Significant Change After Aphasia Rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jun;100(6):1131-1139.e87. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.08.177.

Johnson JP, Meier EL, Pan Y, Kiran S. Treatment-related changes in neural activation vary according to treatment response and extent of spared tissue in patients with chronic aphasia. Cortex. 2019 Dec;121:147-168. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2019.08.016.


Niziolek CA, Kiran S. Assessing speech correction abilities with acoustic analyses: Evidence of preserved online correction in persons with aphasia. Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2018 Nov;20(6):659-668. doi: 10.1080/17549507.2018.1498920.

Wallace SJ, Worrall L, Rose T, Le Dorze G, Breitenstein C, Hilari K, Babbitt E, Bose A, Brady M, Cherney LR, Copland D, Cruice M, Enderby P, Hersh D, Howe T, Kelly H, Kiran S, Laska AC, Marshall J, Nicholas M, Patterson J, Pearl G, Rochon E, Rose M, Sage K, Small S, Webster J. A core outcome set for aphasia treatment research: The ROMA consensus statement. Int J Stroke. 2018 Oct 10:1747493018806200. doi: 10.1177/1747493018806200.

Meier EL, Johnson JP, Kiran S. Left frontotemporal effective connectivity during semantic feature judgments in patients with chronic aphasia and age-matched healthy controls. Cortex. 2018 Nov;108:173-192. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2018.08.006. 

Ryskin R, Futrell R, Kiran S, Gibson E. Comprehenders model the nature of noise in the environment. Cognition. 2018 Dec;181:141-150. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.08.018.

Kasdan A, Kiran S. Please don’t stop the music: Song completion in patients with aphasia. J Commun Disord. 2018 Sep-Oct;75:72-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2018.06.005.

Gilmore N, Meier EL, Johnson JP, Kiran S. Typicality-based semantic treatment for anomia results in multiple levels of generalisation. Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2020 Jun;30(5):802-828. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2018.1499533.

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. (2019). The effect of task complexity on linguistic and non-linguistic control mechanisms in bilingual aphasia. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition,22(2), 266-284. doi:10.1017/S1366728917000712


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

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

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

Bose A, Wood R, Kiran S. Semantic fluency in aphasia: clustering and switching in the course of 1 minute. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2017 May;52(3):334-345. doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12276.

Des Roches CA, Kiran S. Technology-Based Rehabilitation to Improve Communication after Acquired Brain Injury. Front Neurosci. 2017 Jul 28;11:382. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00382. 

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.

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

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

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. DOI:


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

Meier EL, Lo M, Kiran S. Understanding semantic and phonological processing deficits in adults with aphasia: Effects of category and typicality. Aphasiology. 2016;30(6):719-749. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2015.1081137.

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.

Kiran S. How Does Severity of Aphasia Influence Individual Responsiveness to Rehabilitation? Using Big Data to Understand Theories of Aphasia Rehabilitation. Semin Speech Lang. 2016 Feb;37(1):48-60. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1571358.

Sims JA, Kapse K, Glynn P, Sandberg C, Tripodis Y, Kiran S. The relationships between the amount of spared tissue, percent signal change, and accuracy in semantic processing in aphasia. Neuropsychologia. 2016 Apr;84:113-26. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.10.019. 

Sarah Villard & Swathi Kiran(2017)To what extent does attention underlie language in aphasia?,Aphasiology,31:10,1226-1245, DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2016.1242711


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

Sandberg CW, Bohland JW, Kiran S. Changes in functional connectivity related to direct training and generalization effects of a word finding treatment in chronic aphasia. Brain Lang. 2015 Nov;150:103-16. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2015.09.002.

Keane C, Kiran S. The nature of facilitation and interference in the multilingual language system: insights from treatment in a case of trilingual aphasia. Cogn Neuropsychol. 2015;32(3-4):169-94. doi: 10.1080/02643294.2015.1061982. 

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

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

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

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

Edward Gibson, Chaleece Sandberg, Evelina Fedorenko, Leon Bergen & Swathi Kiran(2016)A rational inference approach to aphasic language comprehension,Aphasiology,30:11,1341-1360, DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2015.1111994

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

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

Johnson, J., & Kiran, S., (2015). 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, Balachandran, I., & Lucas, J. (2014). The nature of lexical-semantic access in bilingual aphasia.  Behavioral Neurology. Article ID 389565, 18 pages.

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. (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.

Kiran, S., Des Roches, C., Balachandran, I., & Ascenso, E. (2014). Development of an impairment based clinical decision making workflow using an iPad-based software platform. Seminars in Speech and Language. 35:38–50. doi:10.1055/s-0033-1362995


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, Grasemann U, Sandberg C, Miikkulainen R. A Computational Account of Bilingual Aphasia Rehabilitation. Biling (Camb Engl). 2013 Apr 1;16(2):325-342. doi: 10.1017/S1366728912000533.


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, Marcus et al. “Neuroimaging in aphasia treatment research: consensus and practical guidelines for data analysis.” NeuroImage vol. 73 (2013): 215-24. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.02.058

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., Kiran, S., Sandberg, C., & Miikkulainen, R. (2011). Impairment and rehabilitation in bilingual aphasia: A SOM‐based model. In J. Laaksonen & T. Honkela (Eds.), Proceedings of WSOM11, 8th workshop on self‐organizing maps (Vol. 6731, pp. 207–217). Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Espoo, Finland: Springer Verlag.

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 case study. Clin Linguist Phon. 25(6-7):565-83. doi: 10.3109/02699206.2011.566664. 

Kiran S, Sandberg C, Sebastian R. (2011). Treatment of category generation and retrieval in aphasia: effect of typicality of category items. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 54(4):1101-17. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2010/10-0117). 


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. 10.1007/978-3-642-02397-2_22.

Kiran S, Sandberg C, Abbott K. (2009). Treatment for lexical retrieval using abstract and concrete words in persons with aphasia: Effect of complexity. Aphasiology. 23(7):835-853. doi: 10.1080/02687030802588866. 

Swathi Kiran & Patricia M. Roberts(2010)Semantic feature analysis treatment in Spanish–English and French–English bilingual aphasia,Aphasiology,24:2,231-261, DOI:10.1080/02687030902958365

Edmonds LA, Nadeau SE, Kiran S. (2009). Effect of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) on Lexical Retrieval of Content Words in Sentences in Persons with Aphasia. Aphasiology. 23(3):402-424. doi: 10.1080/02687030802291339. 


Kiran S. (2008) Typicality of inanimate category exemplars in aphasia treatment: further evidence for semantic complexity. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 51(6):1550-68. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2008/07-0038).

Kiran, Swathi, and Gina Bassetto. (2008). “Evaluating the effectiveness of semantic-based treatment for naming deficits in aphasia: what works?.” Seminars in speech and language vol. 29,1: 71-82. doi:10.1055/s-2008-1061626

Kiran S, Johnson L. (2008) Semantic complexity in treatment of naming deficits in aphasia: evidence from well-defined categories. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 17(4):389-400. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2008/06-0085).

Pena, E., & Kiran, S. (2008). In Defense of Cookbooks: From Novice to Competent Clinician. Topics in Language Disorders.28 (3), 239-255. doi: 10.1097/01.TLD.0000333599.30468.9d

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. doi: 10.1080/02687030701818034.

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. PDF


Kiran, S., Ntourou, K., & Eubank, M. (2007). The effect of typicality on online category verification of inanimate category exemplars in aphasia. Aphasiology, 21(9), 844–866.

Kiran S, Lebel KR. (2007). Crosslinguistic semantic and translation priming in normal bilingual individuals and bilingual aphasia. Clin Linguist Phon. 21(4):277-303. doi: 10.1080/02699200701243873. 

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


Edmonds LA, Kiran S. (2006). Effect of semantic naming treatment on crosslinguistic generalization in bilingual aphasia. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2006 Aug;49(4):729-48. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2006/053).

2005 & Before
Swathi Kiran & Julie Tuchtenhagen (2005) Imageability effects in normal Spanish–English bilingual adults and in aphasia: Evidence from naming to definition and semantic priming tasks, Aphasiology, 19:3-5, 315-327, DOI: 10.1080/02687030444000778
Swathi Kiran (2005) Training phoneme to grapheme conversion for patients with written and oral production deficits: A model‐based approach, Aphasiology, 19:1, 53-76, DOI: 10.1080/02687030444000633

Edmonds, L., & Kiran, S. (2004). Confrontation naming and semantic relatedness judgments in Spanish/English bilinguals. Aphasiology. 18 (5/6/7), 567-579 DOI:10.1080/02687030444000057

Kiran, S., & Thompson, C. K. (2003). The role of semantic complexity in treatment of naming deficits: training semantic categories in fluent aphasia by controlling exemplar typicality. Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR, 46(4), 773–787.

Kiran S, Thompson CK. (2003). Effect of typicality on online category verification of animate category exemplars in aphasia. Brain Lang. 2003 Jun;85(3):441-50. doi: 10.1016/s0093-934x(03)00064-6. 

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 efficacy (CATE). Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR, 46(3), 591–607.

*Kiran S, Larson CR. Effect of duration of pitch-shifted feedback on vocal responses in patients with Parkinson’s disease. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2001 Oct;44(5):975-87. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2001/076).

*Hain TC, Burnett TA, Larson CR, Kiran S. Effects of delayed auditory feedback (DAF) on the pitch-shift reflex. J Acoust Soc Am. 2001 May;109(5 Pt 1):2146-52. doi: 10.1121/1.1366319.

*Larson CR, Burnett TA, Bauer JJ, Kiran S, Hain TC. Comparison of voice F0 responses to pitch-shift onset and offset conditions. J Acoust Soc Am. 2001 Dec;110(6):2845-8. doi: 10.1121/1.1417527.

*Larson CR, Burnett TA, Kiran S, Hain TC. Effects of pitch-shift velocity on voice Fo responses. J Acoust Soc Am. 2000 Jan;107(1):559-64. doi: 10.1121/1.428323.

*Hain TC, Burnett TA, Kiran S, Larson CR, Singh S, Kenney MK. Instructing subjects to make a voluntary response reveals the presence of two components to the audio-vocal reflex. Exp Brain Res. 2000 Jan;130(2):133-41. doi: 10.1007/s002219900237.

*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

Gilmore, N., Braun, E.J., & Kiran, S. (2020, accepted). Neurology, Connectivity and Aphasia. In Coppens (Ed.), Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorder. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Kiran, S., & Gray, T. (2018).  Understanding the nature of bilingual aphasia. Bilingual Cognition and Language: The state of the science across its subfields, 54, 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