“Hey Tom, It was a great pleasure meeting with you and getting your ideas on post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation. We certainly think alike about what is important there— what a person with aphasia is able to do in everyday situations. It takes someone like yourself who is living the recovery phase, or an outsider like myself, to realize the fundamental importance of that as something to work on, rather than something that one hopes will happen after work in a treatment setting.
I would like to stay in touch. We have many areas of common interest and agreement. I admire your intuitive understanding of what is important for improving speech after stroke, and in your case returning to virtually normal. That took very clever understanding and a kind of persistence that few people are capable of without a lot of help.” Edward Taub, Ph.D., Director, Taub Therapy Clinic, University of Alabama (UAB), Birmingham, AL (6/25/2018)