JACKSONVILLE, FL (Presented CEU approved class “Neuroplasticity & Recovery” at the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) at Brooks Rehab Hospital, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 22, 2019).
I presented my CEU approved class “Aphasia Recovery & Neuroplasticity” at the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) at Brooks Rehab Hospital on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The class included two PPTs, “Regaining One’s Language from Aphasia” plus “The Impact of Enriched Environment on Plasticity.” The class was wonderful with lots of energy and questions!
The class enjoyed the exercises included writing with their other (non-dominant) hand. They got tired, frustrated and anxious just doing that! They got a taste of the energy that it takes to recovery from aphasia. That is what learning feels like. The mental effort to consciously affect one part or another of any cortical representation (i.e., changing dominant hand) provides a perceptible window into how our brain operates such that you can actually physically see the results in real time.
The students were motivated with lots of questions including; What would have been an appropriate way to co-treat with other disciplines? What did the words look like in your head? Did your wife do anything medical? Do you visit other patients with aphasia in an acute settings? What was your specific aphasia diagnosis? How did stress affect me? How did I become motivated and disciplined and more.
I have another class at Brooks Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) at Brooks Rehab Hospital, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 entitled, Aphasia Improvement Strategies. In many ways, it is a continuation of the presentations from the October 22, 20199 class. Please attend and register at https://www.brooksihl.org/continuing-education/2019-aphasia-improvement-strategies/ (I am the instructor for the class…but the wrong instructor is listed on the website…sorry!)
It was a GREAT Aphasia Awareness day!