Chaleece Sandberg

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Lab Director


2015, CCC-SLP, American Speech Language Hearing Association

2014, PhD, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Boston University

2008, MA, Speech Language Pathology, The University of Texas at Austin

2005, BA, Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

My work focuses on the recovery of language after brain injury, such as stroke, and how factors that contribute to healthy aging may affect this recovery process. I use brain imaging technology to explore changes in language networks in both aging and recovery after stroke, with the goal of improving language therapy.


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  1. Sims, J. A., Kapse, K., Glynn, P., Sandberg, C., Tripodis, Y., 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.sims-2016-the-relationships-between-the-amount-of-spared-tissue-percent-signal-change-and-accuracy-in-semantic-processing-in-aphasia
  2. Gibson, E., Sandberg, C., Fedorenko, E., Bergen, L., & Kiran, S. (2015). A rational inference approach to aphasic language comprehension. Aphasiologygibson-2015-a-rational-inference-approach-to-aphasic-language-comprehension
  3. Sandberg, C. W., Bohland, J. W., & Kiran, S. (2015). Changes in Functional Connectivity Related to Direct Training and Generalization Effects of a Word Finding Treatment in Chronic Aphasia. Brain and Language, 150, 103–116.
  4. Sandberg, C. & Kiran, S. (2014). How justice can affect jury: Training abstract words promotes generalization to concrete words in patients with aphasia. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 24(5), 738-769.
  5. 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. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2013/12-0085kiran-2013-rehabilitation-in-bilingual-aphasia-evidence-for-within-and-between-language-generalization
  6. Sandberg, C. & Kiran, S. (2013). Analysis of abstract and concrete noun processing in persons with aphasia and age-matched controls using fMRI. doi:10.1080/13554794.2013.770881sandberg-2013-abstract-and-concrete-word-processing-in-pwa-and-nhoa
  7. Kiran, S., Grasemann, U., Sandberg, C. & Miikkulianen, R. (2012). A computational account of bilingual aphasia rehabilitation. Bilingualism, Language and Cognition, 16(2), 325-342. doi: 10.1017/S1366728912000533.kiran-2012-a-computational-account-of-bilingual-aphasia-rehabilitation
  8. 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. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 21(2), S88-102. PMC3348417.kiran-2012-development-of-a-theoretically-based-tx-for-sent-comp
  9. 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. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 21(2), S154-165. PMC3371337.levy-2012-effects-of-syntactic-complexity-semantic-reversibility-etc-on-discourse-comp
  10. 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.2012.01.003sebastian-2012-semantic-processing-sp-eng-aphasic-bilinguals
  11. 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.sandberg-2012-typicality-mediates-performance
  12. 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.grasemann-2011-impairment-in-bilingual-aphasia-som-based-model
  13. 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. PMC21173393kiran-2011-category-typicality
  14. Kiran, S., Sandberg, C., & Abbott, K. (2009). Treatment for lexical retrieval using abstract and concrete words in patients with aphasia: Effect of complexity. 23 (7-8), 835-853. PMC27587935kiran-2009-abcon-treatment

CWS CV April 2016