William Blackburn, Ph.D. student, Southeastern Louisiana University

“Dr. Broussard’s presentation regarding his experience of an ischemic stroke and his recovery process was enlightening. Dr. Broussard effectively bridged the recovery experience of a stroke victim with the academic principles of recovery. Having had the opportunity to see him present to both an audience of stroke survivors as well as an academic audience of speech pathologists and students, his skill in reaching both audiences was superb. As a future clinician, I have gained a deeper understanding of stroke victims’ perspectives in recovery through Dr. Broussard’s description of his personal journey. He combined his natural curiosity and skills as a researcher to draw the community of clinicians and stroke survivors together into that space where recovery and renewal take place. I look forward to hearing him speak again.”