Anderson, Elwood G. 1929-
ANDERSON, Elwood G. 1929-
Born March 8, 1929, in Harrisville, MI; son of Thomas C. (a farmer) and Josephine (a homemaker; maiden name, Hogue) Anderson; married, 1952; wife's name, Lorraine P. (a homemaker); children: Allen, Rogill, Roger, Thomas, John, Paul.
Ethnicity: "English, Irish, Scotch." Education: Attended Albion College, 1945-52, and Wayne State University, 1952-67; earned B.A., M.Ed., and Ed.D. Politics: Independent. Religion: Protestant. Hobbies and other interests: Wetlands protection.
Home and office—552 Robin Rd., Alpena, MI 49707; fax: 989-356-6588. E-mail—[email protected].
Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI, speech and language pathologist and supervising teacher, 1953-70; Alpena Public Schools, Alpena, MI, speech and language pathologist, 1971-91. Wayne State University, adjunct professor and supervising teacher, 1967-70; Marygrove College, associate professor, 1968-70; consultant to State of Michigan. Alpena Zoning Board of Appeals, vice chair.
American Speech and Hearing Association, Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation.
Therapy for Young Stutterers: The Kopp Method, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), revised edition, 1970.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
The Anderson System—An Introduction: Neural Reintegration through Multimodal Stimulation, with Merlin Taylor, Jr., on "how to rewire the brain after a stroke."
Elwood G. Anderson told CA: "My primary motivation for writing has been the need to advance the professional quality of practicing professionals in the field of speech and language disorders. The writing process essentially involves expository text and exercises for practice material to effect a positive change in the behavior of the student-learner. Recently I have been working with the older population in nursing homes and health care facilities treating strokes and swallowing disorders. The most serious and important discovery for me in the past twenty years has been how to rewire the brain following a stroke with vibration procedures to very specific areas of the brain. It is a procedure which I personally discovered."