IMG_20150509_085542397_HDRStorytelling is at the very framework of human interactions. We form relationships, friendships, and families around them. Yet, for those who suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or from a neural-based communication disorder such as Aphasia, telling stories or forming narratives can be almost impossible, thus isolating them from forming and maintaining healthy relationships, working and interacting with co-workers, or even taking part in simple, daily tasks such as ordering a pizza. Because stories have a measurable, dependable structure (and because most of us enjoy telling them) they can be used to provide both a way to qualitatively and quantitatively study language after an injury or stroke. In addition, as a method of therapy that not only impacts language output, improving language through stories allows patients to refine on the linguistic patterns that they can use daily, thus significantly improving quality of life.