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CSD Aphasia Clients Participate in USF Art-In-Health Program

Jeff Buchanan suffered a massive stroke four years ago in which he lost all of his speech, hearing, and memory. He has since taken up photography with some of his work shown on his blog. Thomas Day was diagnosed with Broca's Aphasia and Apraxia following a stroke in 2009. Over time, he has taught himself to paint with his non-dominant left hand as a way to communicate. Some of his work can be seen on his blog. Both Buchanan and Day are participants in USF's Art-in-Health Program which engages students to work as artist practitioners in a healthcare environment in cooperation with the USF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.