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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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SLP Department Hosts “Art Through the Hemispheres”

Just as artists and art lovers gathered in South Florida for Art Basel, there was a smaller but equally enthusiastic crowd recently converging on Nova Southeastern University’s Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Center on Griffin Road in Davie. They came for a mixed media art exhibit, “Art Through the Hemispheres,” which showcased the work of a dozen emerging artists.

While colors, media and subject matter of the painting varied, the common thread was that all the artists were clients of NSU’s Speech Language Pathology Center who are dealing with aphasia. This condition –which can come on suddenly following a medical event like a stroke or can be progressive over a period of time–affects the clients’ ability to speak.

“Research has proven that creating artwork stimulates the neural pathways of the entire brain,” said Wren Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, chair of NSU’S SLP department, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences. “This enables the stronger parts of the brain to take over for the weaker areas that may have been damaged and we see more spontaneous language.”

The added benefit is that NSU’s speech pathologists see that the art sessions help rejuvenate their clients and help them feel better about themselves.

For more information about NSU Speech Language Pathology services, please contact the clinic at (954) 678—2273.