“Tom, Thank you again for your time with us today. I'm sure you will be the topic of discussion tomorrow in the camp. Your messages were so inspiring, and your answers to their questions were encouraging and informative. I'm glad that you spoke about memory. We have a participant with Primary Progressive Aphasia, and it was good for her to hear your thoughts about memory. I know you will hear from some of them soon. Thank you for offering to continue the conversations with them. Lastly, I want you to know that I saw a marked difference in your language and presentation this time compared to a couple of years ago. You must have been practicing😊, Best, Marilyn” Marilyn J. Dunham Wark, MA, CCC-SLP, Director of Speech-Language Pathology Services Clinical Professor ASHA Fellow, The University of Memphis School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Memphis, TN (6/24/2021).
“Hi Tom, Thank you again for taking the time to enrich our Bootcamp with your words of wisdom about aphasia. It gave our campers, families and clinicians (including me) a lot to think about - think hard. I especially appreciate your explanation of enriched speech therapy activities at home. That is timely information with our camp coming to a close next week. Your use of metaphors helps to put a handle on some abstract concepts. The imagery makes them easier to understand. I think your fan base grew by at least 25 this morning. I will make sure they all have your email & website. After you left the meeting, I encouraged them to subscribe to your newsletter - it’s like a monthly vitamin or shot in the arm from Dr. Tom ;), Sincerely, Tawni” Tawni Ballinger, MA, CCC/SLP, Aphasia Boot Camp Supervisor, University of Memphis Speech & Hearing Center; Staff Therapist, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN (6/24/2021).
What an incredible speaker and you expressed yourself in such a wonderful way. Your images and your ability to share with all of us what you went through was empowering. I have worked as an OT for 34 years and loved everything you shared! Thank you—Thank you! xx
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