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Vijayachandra Ramachandra Ph.D.

Vijayachandra Ramachandra Ph.D.

Faculty

ramachandra@marywood.edu

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. I conduct research in the area of language and cognition. More specifically, I am interested in exploring the relationship between working memory and novel word learning in children and adults, theory of mind and language in people with brain damage, psychological bases of nonverbal emotions, and linguistic and cognitive aspects of synesthesia. I have published my work in journals such as Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, International Journal of Neuroscience, Reading and Writing, North American Journal of Psychology, and Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology. I have also reviewed papers for journals such as PLoS ONE, Infant and Child Development, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, North American Journal of Psychology, and Biomedical Signal Processing and Control.

Research / Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles   

  • Gadberry, A.L., & Ramachandra, V. (In Review). The Effectiveness of a Music Therapy Protocol for a Person with Nonfluent Aphasia: A Preliminary Case Report.

 

  • Ramachandra, V. (In Preparation). The Phonological and Lexical Factors Associated with Lexical-Gustatory Synesthesia: A Case Report.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Mikajlo, B. (2013). Affective Theory of Mind May Be Unimpaired in People with Aphasia. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences.

 

  • Lettieri, L., & Ramachandra, V. (Accepted). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Non-semantic Whole Word Reading Therapy in Treating a Person with Letter-by-Letter Reading. Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., Meighan, C., & Gradzki, J.  (2012). The Impact of Musical Training on the Phonological Memory and the Central Executive: A Brief Report. North American Journal of Psychology, 14 (3), 541-548.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Schneider, E. (2011). Theory of Mind Reasoning in People with Aphasia: The Role of Language and Executive Functions. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., Hewitt, L., & Brackenbury, T. (2011). The Relationship between Phonological Memory, Phonological Sensitivity, & Incidental Word Learning.  Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 40(2), 93-109.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., Ruda, M., Rickenbach, B., LeCureux, B., & Pope, M. (2010). Fast Mapping in Healthy Young Adults: The Influence of Metamemory. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 39(3), 213-224.

 

  • Ramachandra, V. (2009). On Whether the Mirror Neurons Play a Significant Role in Processing Affective Prosody. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 108(1), 30-36.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., DePalma, N., & Lisiewski, S. (2009). The Role of Mirror Neurons in Processing Vocal Emotions: Evidence from Psychophysiological data. International Journal of Neuroscience, 119 (5), 681-690.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Hewitt, L. (2007). Language Sampling in Kannada: Clinical Challenges and Potential. International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, 36 (1), 15-32 (Published by Dravidian Linguistics Association).

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Karanth, P. (2007). The role of literacy in the conceptualization of words: Data from Kannada-speaking children and non-literate adults. Reading and Writing, 20 (3), 173-199.

 

 

Book Chapters

  • Griffer, M., & Ramachandra, V. (2011). Language and children with learning disabilities. In Reed, V. A. (Ed.), An Introduction to Children with Language Disorders. 4th Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

 

  • Griffer, M., & Ramachandra, V. (2011). Language and other special populations of children. In Reed, V. A. (Ed.), An Introduction to Children with Language Disorders. 4th Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

 

  • Griffer, M., & Ramachandra, V. (2011). Language and children with autism. In Reed, V. A. (Ed.), An Introduction to Children with Language Disorders. 4th Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Mikajlo, B. (2013). Affective Theory of Mind May Be Unimpaired in People with Aphasia. Poster presentation at the Academy of Aphasia 51st Annual Meeting, Lucerne, Switzerland.

 

  • Karthikeyan, S., & Ramachandra, V. (2013). Vocal Responses to Facial Emotions: Potential Cues of Empathy. Paper presented at the International Society of Research on Emotions, University of California, Berkeley.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., Buckley, K., Dixon, C., & Pauline, S. (2012). The Phonological and Lexical Factors Related to Lexical-Gustatory Synesthesia: A Case Study. Poster presented at the Eighth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Montreal, Canada.
  • Ramachandra, V. (2012). A Case Study of Word-Taste Synesthesia. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Kochi, Kerala, India.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Schneider, E. (2011). The Neural Underpinnings of Theory of Mind Reasoning: Evidence from Aphasia. Poster presented at the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Annapolis, MD.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Schneider, E. (2011). Theory of Mind Reasoning in People with Aphasia: The Role of Language and Executive Functions. Poster presented at the Academy of Aphasia 49th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Schneider, E. (2011). Visual Perspective Taking in People with Aphasia: The Role of Language and Executive Functions. Contributed talk at Behavior 2011, the joint conference of the Animal Behavior Society and the International Ethological Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., Meighan, C., & Gradzki, J. (2010). The Influence of Musical Training on the Phonological Loop and the Central Executive. Poster presented at the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (Seattle, WA).

 

  • Lettieri, L., & Ramachandra, V. (2010). Semantic vs. Non-Semantic Whole Word Reading Therapy for Pure Alexia: A Case Study. Poster presented at the Science of Aphasia, Potsdam, Germany.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., Jones, J., Flanagan, K., Bollinger, N., & Reilly, M. (2009). Metamemory, Phonological Memory, & Word Relearning in People With Aphasia: A preliminary investigation. Poster presented at the Academy of Aphasia 47th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., Ruda, M., Rickenbach, B., LeCureux, B., & Pope, M. (2008). Fast Mapping Abilities in Adults: The Influence of Gender and Metamemory.  Poster presentation at the 2008 American Speech, Language, & Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Chicago and the 6th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Alberta, Canada.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., DePalma, N., & Lisiewski, S. (2008). The Role of Mirror Neurons in Processing Vocal Emotions: Evidence from Psychophysiological data. Poster presented at the Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

  • Ramachandra, V. (2008). The neural underpinnings of deficits in auditory emotions in people with right hemisphere damage. Poster presented at the Emotion Pre-Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Hewitt, L., & Brackenbury, T. (2007). Working Memory, Phonological Knowledge & Preschool Word Learning. Poster presented at the 2007 American Speech Language & Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Hewitt, L., & Brackenbury, T. (2007).The Relationship between Phonological Working Memory, Phonological Sensitivity, & Incidental Word Learning. Poster presented at the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Hewitt, L. (2006). Language Sampling in Kannada. Paper presented at the International Conference on Dravidian Linguistics, Kerala, India.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Karanth, P. (2005). The Role of Literacy in Children's Conceptualization of Words. Poster presented at the American Speech Language & Hearing Association, San Diego, California.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., & Hewitt, L. (2003). Language Sampling in a South Indian Language: Clinical Challenge and Potential. Poster presented at the American Speech Language & Hearing Association, Chicago, Illinois.

 

  • Ramachandra, V., Hewitt, L. (2002). Mean Length of Utterance in Kannada. Poster presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, Wisconsin.

 

  • Hewitt, L., Ramachandra, V., & Hammer, C. (2002). Use of derivational morphology by kindergarten children with and without specific language impairment. Poster presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty/Supervisors

  • Shawn Sullivan M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Erin Walsh M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Tara Pagotto AuD. CCC/A
  • Erin Knoepfel M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Maura McGuire M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Maria Balakier M.S. CCC/SLP
  • Byron Almekinder M.S.
  • Kelly Somers M.S.

 


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