Ohio Governor's Council Member on People with Disabilities
David and I attended an event in Evanston, Illinois last July. We met
Dr. Cynthia Thompson, an aphasia researcher. Northwestern University has received a $12 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research aphasia, a devastating language disorder. Read about "New Therapies to Help Stroke Survivors Recover Language Years After Injury" (The Wall Street Journal).
I watched "What Makes Us Human?" in Oct. 2012 after Dr. Thompson's talk. I learned more about forming a sentence using the Broca's area in the left hemisphere of the brain.
I watched "Optimizing Brain Fitness" with Professor Richard Restak (Feb. 2013). Three lectures are key for understand my brain and recovery: How Your Brain Changes (Neuroplasticity), Focusing Your Attention, and Exercising Your Working Memory. I learned more about forming a sequences, like actions sets (e-mails, texts, new information for directions, cooking, a driving test, etc).
Aphasia Recovery Connection quickly became the largest, fastest growing online support group for people with aphasia, their family, friends, and professionals.
David Dow, Dr. Thompson, and Christine Huggins in July 2013