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.,


Stroke Diary video-

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Stroke Diary Vol 3-

The ABCs of Aphasia: A Stroke Primer-

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