Thursday Apr 14, 2022
How Tom Broussard Learned about Neuroplasticity and Conquered Aphasia
How does one learn to speak, read, and write after getting aphasia? (Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence.* Up to 40% of stroke survivors struggle with aphasia.)
After having a stroke, Tom G. Broussard, Jr. left the hospital with the word aphasia written on a piece of paper. He had no idea what it meant. Tom spent years to understand aphasia and the impact that (neuro)plasticity has. During that time he learned to speak, read, and write again. Now the founder of Aphasia Nation, he works with hospitals and rehab hospitals to help break through to the wider public and make aphasia a common word.
*The National Aphasia Association
Founder & President, Aphasia Nation, Inc., www.aphasianation.org
Stroke Diary video- http://youtu.be/5jkq-YwWSJk
Stroke Diary—Plasticity video- https://youtu.be/8O-m8kzTJk4
Stroke Diary Vol 1- http://www.amazon.com/Stroke-Diary-Primer-Aphasia-Therapy/dp/1502978040
Stroke Diary Vol 2- https://www.amazon.com/Stroke-Diary-Secret-Aphasia-Recovery/dp/0997965320
Stroke Diary Vol 3- https://www.amazon.com/Stroke-Diary-Stories-Aphasia-Language/dp/0997965347
The ABCs of Aphasia: A Stroke Primer-https://www.amazon.com/ABCs-Aphasia-Stroke-Primer/dp/1734414227
Stroke and Aphasia Recovery: Metaphors Help Us Mend https://www.amazon.com/Stroke-Aphasia-Recovery-Metaphors-Help/dp/1734414235/
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