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Jamila Minga

Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Communication Sciences
Duke South Yellow Zone 4000, DUMC Box 3805, Durham, NC 27710
40 Medicine Circle, DUMC Box 3805, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Identifying Spatial Neglect in Chronic Right Hemisphere Stroke Survivors Using the RHDBank Outcomes.

Journal Article J Speech Lang Hear Res · February 12, 2024 PURPOSE: The chronicity of spatial neglect (SN) and the utility of existing diagnostic measures used by speech-language pathologists remain poorly understood. In this retrospective study, we examined how the RHDBank test battery informs the identification ... Full text Link to item Cite

Apragmatism: The renewal of a label for communication disorders associated with right hemisphere brain damage.

Journal Article Int J Lang Commun Disord · March 2023 BACKGROUND: Right hemisphere communication disorders are neither consistently labelled nor adequately defined. Labels associated with right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) are broad and fail to capture the essence of communication challenges needed for strok ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intersectionality of Race and Question-Asking in Women After Right Hemisphere Brain Damage.

Journal Article J Speech Lang Hear Res · January 12, 2023 PURPOSE: Atypical pragmatic language can impede quality health care access. Right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) results in changes in pragmatic language use; however, little is known about whether there are racial/ethnic influences. Recent research indicat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Aprosodia Following Focal Brain Damage: What's Right and What's Left?

Journal Article Am J Speech Lang Pathol · October 25, 2022 PURPOSE: Hemispheric specialization for the comprehension and expression of linguistic and emotional prosody is typically attributed to the right hemisphere. This study used techniques adapted from meta-analysis to critically examine the strength of existi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Clinical Guidelines for Eliciting Discourse Using the RHDBank Protocol.

Journal Article Am J Speech Lang Pathol · September 7, 2022 PURPOSE: Examining discourse after right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) can provide invaluable clinical data and insight into functional communication capabilities. Yet, clinicians preparing to enter the field may have limited experience eliciting and analy ... Full text Link to item Cite

Aprosodia Subsequent to Right Hemisphere Brain Damage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Journal Article J Int Neuropsychol Soc · August 2022 Featured Publication OBJECTIVE: To identify which aspects of prosody are negatively affected subsequent to right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) and to evaluate the methodological quality of the constituent studies. METHOD: Twenty-one electronic databases were searched to identi ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Effects of Right Hemisphere Brain Damage on Question-Asking in Conversation.

Journal Article J Speech Lang Hear Res · February 9, 2022 Featured Publication BACKGROUND: Right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) can cause challenges with information gathering. Cognitive processes aid in implicit and explicit information gathering, yet the relationship between these processes and question-asking, the most explicit ave ... Full text Link to item Cite

Making Sense of Right Hemisphere Discourse Using RHDBank.

Journal Article Top Lang Disord · 2021 Featured Publication PURPOSE: Right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) commonly causes pragmatic language disorders that are apparent in discourse production. Specific characteristics and approaches to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders are not well-defined. RH ... Full text Link to item Cite

Question Use in Adults With Right-Hemisphere Brain Damage.

Journal Article J Speech Lang Hear Res · March 23, 2020 Featured Publication Purpose Right-hemisphere brain damage (RHD) can affect pragmatic aspects of communication that may contribute to an impaired ability to gather information. Questions are an explicit means of gathering information. Question types vary in terms of the demand ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association of Right Versus Left Hemisphere Stroke on Rehabilitation Outcomes

Conference JOURNAL OF WOMENS HEALTH · November 1, 2019 Featured Publication Link to item Cite

Discourse Production and Right Hemisphere Disorder

Journal Article Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups · March 31, 2016 Featured Publication Discourse production deficits associated with right hemisphere disorder (RHD) can impede aspects of daily living, including socialization, community reintegration, and vocational duties. Adults with RHD are referred to speech-language pathologists ... Full text Cite

RHDBank Discourse Protocol Corpora

Dataset · 2016 Featured Publication Full text Link to item Cite

Question Use Following Right Hemisphere Brain Damage.

Thesis Dissertation · December 15, 2014 Featured Publication Pragmatic communication deficits are among the most recognized deficits following right hemisphere brain damage (RHD). Deficits in one’s ability to comprehend and produce appropriate language leads to conversational exchanges that are often unsuccessful. R ... Cite

Developing an Effective Framework for the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Evaluation Process

Journal Article Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication · April 2014 Featured Publication A comprehensive augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) evaluation is critical to providing a viable means of expressive communication for nonverbal people with complex communication needs. Although a number of diagnostic tools are availab ... Full text Cite

RHDBank Grand Rounds

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Question use in adults with right hemisphere brain damage

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