Join UNT"s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter to hear from a special guest, Tom Broussard -- a stroke survivor and author of Stroke Diary. Following his stroke, Tom started Stroke Educator, Inc., with the mission of speaking and educating in every state about strokes and aphasia, as part of his Aphasia Awareness Campaign
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Excerpt from Stroke Educator, Inc. website:
"Dr. Broussard is a middleman between different poles: between therapists and educators and between neuroscience and education. He is part of the therapeutic community, yet is not a therapist. He is part of the educational community, yet not a teacher. He understands that therapy is learning and learning, therapy.
As a stroke survivor, he finds that his situation has positioned him on the therapy/learning continuum with therapists and educators, sharing the same neurological underpinning of learning: the adaptive capacity of the central nervous system called neural plasticity. Neural plasticity is the ability the brain uses to encode experience and learn new behaviors.
Tom Broussard is an educator who has become both an accidental therapist and an aspiring neuroscientist. His experience with his stroke and aphasia have taught him the languages of neuroscience, education and therapy. His experience is its own Rosetta Stone, translating among three different languages to common effect."