Alumna Debuts Documentary on Understudied Brain Disorder

Posted on July 17, 2023

Jamila Minga

Speech problems usually follow from strokes that occur on the left side of the brain. Because of that, Communication Sciences & Disorders alumna (’14) Dr. Jamilia Mijnga explained, clinical education, practice, and research have been on the overt communication impairments from left hemisphere stroke, leaving a whole other half of the brain and population under identified and underserved.

Her documentary (“RHD: Hidden Diagnosis”) sheds light on the under diagnosed communication impairment after a right hemisphere stroke, or what clinicians call apragmatism.