My name is Charlea Munoz, and I am currently an M.A. linguistics candidate at the University of North Texas (UNT). In addition to conducting neurolinguistic research for my master’s thesis, I work as a graduate research assistant in a discourse aphasiology lab where I analyze narrative discourse as a potential therapeutic tool for measuring pragmatic ability and expressive coherence in aphasic individuals. I feel very passionate about spreading aphasia awareness and hope to continue working with people who experience aphasia and other neurogenic communication disorders in the future.
To learn more about aphasia, visit the National Aphasia Association website or watch the newest TED-Ed video on how aphasia affects the brain: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/aphasia-the-disorder-that-makes-you-lose-your-words-susan-wortman-jutt