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Chaleece  Sandberg
Chaleece W. Sandberg
Assistant Professor
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders - CSD
  • Graduate Faculty
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  • Ph.D., Boston University, 2014
Office Address
401D Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Professional Credentials


Grants and Research Projects

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.

  • Sandberg, C. (2017). Hypoconnectivity of resting-state networks in persons with aphasia compared with healthy age-matched adults. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 11(91). doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00091

  • 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.

  • Sebastian, R., Kiran, S., & Sandberg, C. (2012). Semantic processing in Spanish–English bilinguals with aphasia. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 25(4), 240-262.

  • 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.

  • Grasemann, U., Sandberg, C., Kiran, S., & Miikkulainen, R. (2011, June). Impairment and rehabilitation in bilingual aphasia: A SOM-based model. In International Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps (pp. 207-217). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

  • 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(4), 1101-1117.

  • 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(7-8), 835-853.