• Aphasia Recovery & Neuroplasticity

    • Date(s): May 01, 2018  –  May 01, 2018
    • Times: Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:00PM
    • *Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time.
    • Location:

      Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
      Assembly Rooms 1 & 2
      3599 University Blvd South
      Jacksonville, FL 32216

    Dr. Broussard will share his stroke experience including the track of his recovery from emergency care through outpatient rehabilitation including OT, PT and SLP therapy.  He will talk about his work with speech-language pathologists and the novel therapy he employed to help him regain his communication skills.  Finally, Dr. Broussard will discuss the concept of neuroplasticity and how it relates to aphasia recovery.  This class will allow speech-language pathologists and other rehabilitation professionals to see aphasia recovery from a patient’s point of view.

    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the patient experience of surviving a stroke, including symptoms and treatment.
    • Describe the rehabilitation process for aphasia as a result of stroke.
    • Describe the concept of neuroplasticity as it relates to aphasia recovery.

    Thomas G. Broussard, Jr., Ph.D.

    Thomas G. Broussard, Jr., Ph.D. is a neuroeducator, author and public speaker.  He had his stroke in 2011 and could not read, write or speak well. Since then he has founded Stroke Educator, Inc. and is running a 50-state Aphasia Awareness Campaign, talking about stroke, aphasia recovery and plasticity. He has published Stroke Diary: A Primer for Aphasia Therapy (Vol I), Stroke Diary: The Secret of Aphasia Recovery (Vol II), and Stroke Diary: Just So Stories, How Aphasia Got Its Language Back (Vol III). He was a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, naval officer, naval shipbuilder, and a business owner in career development and training.

    Disclosure Statement

    Financial: Dr. Thomas G. Broussard, Jr. receives royalties from his books, Stroke Diary, A Primer for Aphasia Therapy; Stroke Diary, The Secret of Aphasia Recovery and Stroke Diary, Just So Stories, How Aphasia Got Its Language Back. Dr. Broussard’s book is self-published through Stroke Educator, Inc. He also receives speaking fees and honorariums for presentations and seminars. Brooks Institute of Higher Learning is providing an honorarium for this presentation.

    Non-Financial: Dr. Broussard has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

    Intended Audience:

    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapists (PT), Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), Nursing and Social Workers.  


    This course is approved for 3 contact hours (0.3 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association 
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Florida Board of Nursing
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
    • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional area).

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

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