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Evaluating Discourse Production After Right Hemisphere Brain Damage (On Demand Webinar) (PD102570)

Presenter(s): Jamila M Minga, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) commonly causes pragmatic language use impairments that are most apparent during discourse production. This webinar provides SLPs with guidance on discourse elicitation and evaluation using scripted tasks to help increase clinicians’ confidence when assessing and diagnosing communication impairments after right hemisphere stroke.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Outline RHD discourse production characteristics 
  • Explain the functional impact of language production impairments 
  • Differentiate forms of discourse 
  • Describe methods for capturing discourse 
  • Describe methods for evaluating discourse production


  • Discourse defined 
  • Discourse elicitation methods 
  • Right hemisphere discourse skills 
  • Selecting and interpreting discourse tasks

Presenter Information

Jamila Minga, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor and speech-language pathologist in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences and the Department of Neurology, Stroke and Vascular Neurology Division at Duke University School of Medicine. Her primary research interests are adult neurogenic communication disorders following stroke and stroke rehabilitation outcomes. Specifically, she is interested in investigating the impact of right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) on pragmatic communication performance and the development of population-sensitive measures for determination of rehabilitation needs. Dr. Minga is co-developer of the RHDBank and the RHDBank Protocol. It is her long-term research goal to contribute to the increased recognition and distinction of the functional impact of stroke based on hemisphere of lesion by developing a comprehensive expertise in language production deficits and representative diagnostic markers as a precursor for engineering assessments and treatment protocols to enhance functional integration of persons with brain damage into their respective communities. This goal stems from her clinical experience providing adult neurogenic rehabilitation services in acute, subacute, and skilled rehabilitation settings. Other research interests include cultural language analysis, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and health disparities.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation 
  • Research shared in this presentation supported in part by NIH grants awarded to the speaker

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Developer of RHDBank and RHDBank protocol

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by September 16, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: September 14, 2022
End date: September 16, 2027

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102570
Available Through: September 16, 2027