Chaleece W. Sandberg, Ph.D., CCC/SLP

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Assistant Professor

Contact Information

401D Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802

814-863-2006

(fax) 814-863-3759

cws18@psu.edu

csd.hhdev.psu.edu

Education

Ph.D., Boston University, 2014

Research Interests

Finding ways of optimizing language therapy for adult language disorders, with a primary interest in aphasia. Specifically, exploring what neuroplastic processes are taking place during successful therapy and how to enhance these processes. Additionally, exploring how cortical reorganization due to aging affects the way we interpret the cortical reorganization that results from language therapy.

Selected Publications

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.

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.

Gibson, E., Sandberg, C., Fedorenko, E., Bergen, L., & Kiran, S. (2015). A rational inference approach to aphasic language comprehension. Aphasiology, 1-20.

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.

Sandberg, C., & Kiran, S. (2014). How justice can affect jury: Training abstract words promotes generalisation to concrete words in patients with aphasia. Neuropsychological rehabilitation, 24(5), 738-769.

Sandberg, C., & Kiran, S. (2014). Analysis of abstract and concrete word processing in persons with aphasia and age-matched neurologically healthy adults using fMRI. Neurocase, 20(4), 361-388.

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-S309.

Kiran, S., Grasemann, U., Sandberg, C., & Miikkulainen, R. (2013). A computational account of bilingual aphasia rehabilitation. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16(02), 325-342.

Kiran, S., Caplan, D., Sandberg, C., Levy, J., Berardino, A., Ascenso, E., ... & 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-S102.

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-S165.

Courses Taught

CSD 331 Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Hearing

CSD 497 Neurological Foundations

CSD 546 Language Disorders in Adults