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Making Sense of Right Hemisphere Discourse Using RHDBank.

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Minga, J; Johnson, M; Blake, ML; Fromm, D; MacWhinney, B
Published in: Top Lang Disord
2021

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. RHDBank, a shared database of multimedia interactions for the study of communication using discourse, was created to address these gaps. The database, materials, and related analysis programs are free resources to clinicians, researchers, educators, and students. METHOD: A standard discourse protocol was developed to elicit multiple types of discourse: free speech, conversation, picture description, storytelling, procedural discourse, and question-asking. Testing included measures of cognition, unilateral neglect, and communicative participation. Language samples were video-recorded and transcribed in CHAT format. Currently, the database includes 24 adults with RHD and 24 controls. RESULTS: Illustrative analyses show how RHDBank can facilitate research using micro- and macrolinguistic discourse analysis techniques both within this population and across populations. Educational resources, such as the Grand Rounds tutorial, were developed using case studies from the database. CONCLUSIONS: RHDBank is a shared database of resources that can facilitate educational and research efforts to address the gaps in knowledge about RHD communication and improve the clinical management of individuals with RHD.

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Top Lang Disord

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0271-8294

Publication Date

2021

Volume

41

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1

Start / End Page

99 / 122

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
  • 4704 Linguistics
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 3903 Education systems
  • 2004 Linguistics
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Minga, J., Johnson, M., Blake, M. L., Fromm, D., & MacWhinney, B. (2021). Making Sense of Right Hemisphere Discourse Using RHDBank. Top Lang Disord, 41(1), 99–122. https://doi.org/10.1097/tld.0000000000000244
Minga, Jamila, Melissa Johnson, Margaret Lehman Blake, Davida Fromm, and Brian MacWhinney. “Making Sense of Right Hemisphere Discourse Using RHDBank.Top Lang Disord 41, no. 1 (2021): 99–122. https://doi.org/10.1097/tld.0000000000000244.
Minga J, Johnson M, Blake ML, Fromm D, MacWhinney B. Making Sense of Right Hemisphere Discourse Using RHDBank. Top Lang Disord. 2021;41(1):99–122.
Minga, Jamila, et al. “Making Sense of Right Hemisphere Discourse Using RHDBank.Top Lang Disord, vol. 41, no. 1, 2021, pp. 99–122. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/tld.0000000000000244.
Minga J, Johnson M, Blake ML, Fromm D, MacWhinney B. Making Sense of Right Hemisphere Discourse Using RHDBank. Top Lang Disord. 2021;41(1):99–122.

Published In

Top Lang Disord

DOI

ISSN

0271-8294

Publication Date

2021

Volume

41

Issue

1

Start / End Page

99 / 122

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
  • 4704 Linguistics
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 3903 Education systems
  • 2004 Linguistics
  • 1702 Cognitive Sciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences