MOUNT PLEASANT, MI (Presented Aphasia, Regaining your language from a stroke to the SLP 717-Aphasia & Right Hemisphere Disorders class (WEBEX), 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon), Thursday, September 19, 2019 with host, Katie Strong, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology Dept., College of Health Professions, Central Michigan University (CMU).
I presented to about 40 first-year students and staff in the program and the role of SLP therapists as master teachers using metaphors to live by.
It went very well with plenty of questions including Auditory function deficits like rise time and information capacity deficits, goal setting, motivation, interest and effort, trim tab-a rudder for the rudder, plus the habits needed for recovery that don’t appear all of a sudden.
The headwaters (the source) of habits provide the interest (motivation, habit) as a result of years (yes, years) of regular, persistent activities etching (that is what plasticity does) the action path into the brain. It was a good aphasia day in Michigan!