Cindy Nichols, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Faculty, The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Loyola University Maryland

“Tom – thanks for this article (Aphasia Recovery and Brain Topiary: Shaping the Networks of the Brain

); I love the idea of people with aphasia being “master gardeners” of their own brain topiary.  (LOVE this phrase: “woven into the mazes of their own recovery”). This suggests the ACTIVE, INTENTIONAL EFFORT that’s needed to effect recovery.  Plants do grow wild, but the result isn’t always something that’s desirable.  To get healthy tomatoes, you need to prune, stake and weed constantly.  Great analogy (7/14/2021).”