JACKSONVILLE, FL (IHL, Brooks Rehab Hospital, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 1, 2018).

I presented my class “Aphasia Recovery & Neuroplasticity” at the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) at Brooks Rehab Hospital on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
It was wonderful! About 40 people attend with several OTs, many SLPs, one PT and several of my fan base. Of course, the two that attended ARE my fan base! They are it! Flo Singletary and Jodi Morgan, both from Brooks Rehab, have assisted me for the last four years to get to this class. Thank you Flo and Jodi!
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 presentation went very well…so well…that we ran out of time before finishing the info. Too many great questions from the group is always the best! Thank you!