'Tis the season for giving and giving back. Tactus Therapy Solutions has made the latter possible with a generous giveaway of almost all of their apps. If you have a need for vision or language therapy whether for an adult with aphasia or a child with language delays, then these apps are right up your alley. Even better they have recently been updated to allow customization.
Take a look at the iTunes descriptions below and see if any of these SLP designed apps are right for your students, clients or family members. We want them to be used by those who need them most.
Goal Areas: Word-Finding, Verbal Expression, Confrontation Naming, Responsive Naming, Cued Lexical Retrieval, Semantic Memory, Repetition, Circumlocution, Describing, Semantic Feature Analysis, Expanding Expression
1) Naming Practice: 400+ pictured nouns with a cueing hierarchy and optional scoring
2) Describe: 480+ pictures with 4-6 question prompts for semantic feature analysis and expanding expression
3) Naming Test: a set presentation of 30 pictures with scoring and a report
4) Flashcards: 700+ clear, full-color pictures including verbs and adjectives; touch to hear the spoken word with the ability to add your own pictures and words for practice!
Comprehension TherAppy is a professional speech therapy app that targets auditory and reading comprehension of single words with 4 language settings. Designed to help people with aphasia and cognitive deficits from stroke and other brain injuries, it is also a valuable tool for older children with special needs including autism. 3 user-friendly modes include Listen, Read, and Listen & Read to target individualized goals. The app automatically adjusts difficulty based on performance, allowing for independent massed practice. Built-in scoring and a results summary that can be e-mailed to the therapist in copy & paste report format makes therapy easy! Over 500 nouns, 100 verbs, and 100 adjectives are paired with full-color photographs, recorded voice in 4 languages, and clear text for hours of therapy.
➤4 modes with over 450 exercises each, for 1,800+ reading comprehension practice items!
➤Hundreds of clear full-color photographs selected by a Speech-Language Pathologist used in both matching modes
➤Carefully-crafted foils on each exercise challenge users to read carefully
➤Clean interface with symbol support allows for independent use
➤Automated scoring allows for easy data-tracking
➤Wrong answers are grayed out once selected
➤Forward and back buttons allow users to skip items and go back to discuss completed items or retry skipped exercises
➤Child-friendly mode removes references to adult themes and disables links to outside sites
➤Users see their answers paired with the stimulus for reinforcement of the correct answer
➤Results can be e-mailed in report-ready format so clients can keep their therapist informed of their progress and therapists can send results to themselves for charting later, using the copy-and-paste ready format to decrease documentation time
Writing TherAppy is a unique app for spelling practice for adults with brain injury or stroke as well as ESL speakers or children learning to spell. With 4 modes and 3 levels of difficulty in each, users have access to 12 different exercises to practice writing over 500 words + unlimited custom words!
Unlike other learn-to-spell apps, Writing TherAppy allows users to select and rearrange letter tiles until they are satisfied, choosing when to submit an answer, rather than letters only fitting into the correct spot. Writing TherAppy also has a built-in cueing hierarchy to give "hints" on each level, making the exercise one step easier to allow success on each trial. A virtual set of letter tiles makes therapy go faster with more repetitions in less time. Now you can add your own words and pictures to create completely customized spelling lists! Learn to spell names, places, or words related to each user's needs.
These four apps are all included in Language TherAppy ($59.99 iPad/iPhone) and may be tried for free by downloading the Lite version using this link:
Category TherAppy $14.99
The most powerful and comprehensive app available for teaching categorization skills for speech therapy, special education, and stroke rehab! Three levels: Concrete Categories, Subcategories, & Abstract Categories. Approximately 700 images in 70 categories!
This professional speech therapy app is so versatile - it can go from a simple activity such as "Find the animal" up to "Find the one that doesn't belong" for a selection of abstract categories such as "hot things", requiring inferencing and reasoning to figure out how the items are alike before knowing which item to exclude. Hints are built-in to enable independent practice. You control which categories to target!
Items can be presented as words, picture, or both with each word pronounced in real speech with a neutral North American accent. With the words and speech paired together, users can improve their reading skills or choose to challenge themselves with only one mode of presentation.
Get your hands on this new professional therapy app designed to improve reading, scanning, concentration, memory, attention to detail, and speed of processing! Race against time to find letters and symbols in a field of adjustable size - perfect for rehab therapists, brain injury survivors, and special needs classrooms!
Scanning from left to right all the way across the page is an essential skill for reading, both for children learning to read and for those with brain injury causing visual or attention deficits.