While working to rehabilitate people at Catawba Valley Medical Center, speech therapist Elizabeth Morrison got an idea sparked by a stroke patient.
Morrison works with those struggling with speech. Often, that means stroke patients, some of whom struggle with a aphasia — an inability to say words they mean, or interpret or hear words correctly.
One of Morrison’s early patients was getting ready to leave the hospital after some time in rehab. The patient’s family needed help explaining the aphasia to the patient’s grandchildren, Morrison said.