Cuespeak 12+

Speech Therapy: Stroke/Aphasia

Cuespeak Limited

    • 4.5 • 192 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



“Hugely impressive. It’s the first time I’ve seen a language therapy app that really makes use of the potential of the technology” Dr. Anna Caute, Lecturer in Speech & Language Therapy, University of Essex

“Cuespeak has become the ‘go to’ app in our team. The contents and design clearly show the developer understands aphasia therapy and what people with aphasia and their therapists want” NHS Tayside, Scotland

“Brilliant! The most comprehensive aphasia app I have ever seen!” Kit Clewley, SLT, Keep Communicating, North Wales

“This is the best therapy tool I have ever used” Elizabeth McBarnet, SLT, Lismenary Speech and Language Clinic, N. Ireland.

Cuespeak is a professional rehabilitation tool for people with speech, language and cognitive difficulties after stroke or brain injury. Produced in the UK and used and recommended by the NHS, Cuespeak contains over 10,000 images, 5,000 videos showing target words being spoken and broken down into syllables and sounds, and more than 30,000 spoken prompts.

Exercises from any of the fourteen therapy modules can be highly customised to individual needs and combined into a complete bespoke therapy programme which will run automatically at the single press of a button. This enables people even with significant cognitive problems to carry out prolonged, intensive, independent practice to supplement their face-to-face therapy programme.

Cuespeak moves beyond traditional 'picture naming' approaches towards a more dynamic 'question and facilitated answer' format which seeks better to emulate the processing demands of conversation. The 30,000+ spoken prompts include questions, spoken feedback on errors and cues designed to elicit spoken production of target words and phrases. New content is added weekly, including up-to-date questions on current affairs.

Cuespeak is optimised for use with a Speech & Language Therapist, but can also be used independently. The app can be managed remotely from another location, with the clinician or other helper sending session updates via the internet, and the user sending back results. An advanced settings menu allows SLTs to tailor exercises for very specific linguistic needs. Target words can be selected according to number of phonemes (sounds), number of letters, number of syllables, first and last sounds, grammatical word class and thematic role. The app contains a library of video tutorials to guide the customisation process.

Exercises cover:

Spoken word retrieval and production
Sentence construction and production
Understanding spoken language
Practising personally relevant scripts
Conversation starters
Asking questions
Semantic associations

This version of Cuespeak is primarily aimed at UK users, using British English throughout and with cultural references geared towards the UK. However, a filter is provided to remove UK-specific questions if desired.

The app with sample content is free to download. The full content is unlocked by subscription, through in-app purchases (free trial available).

Subscription Names: Monthly * / Yearly / 3 Yearly
Subscription cost: £7.49 / £89.99 / £249.99 (GBP)
Subscription duration: 1 month auto renewing / 1 year non-renewing / 3 years non-renewing
Terms of use:
Privacy policy:

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– Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

What’s New

Version 3.0.1

Version 3 is here - all the power of Cuespeak with a simpler and more intuitive set-up process.
Create your therapy session and easily set your level of difficulty in one place.
Explore a ready made list of professionally configured exercises to create the therapy session that best fits your needs.
Improved screen layouts to improve the discoverability and understanding of the many options you might want to explore.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Aphasia therapist ,


I wish I had had this technology 20 years ago! It would have saved days and days of preparation, and I would have reached the answers I wanted a lot sooner!
Cuespeak allows me to support people with aphasia in a way that combines functionality alongside the theoretical underpinning of what we know about psycholinguistic processing. I am confident to use it knowing that its creator has an understanding of aphasia that is glaringly absent in other apps I have tried to use.
The configurations of activities to target different areas (semantics, phonology, orthography), change levels of processing required, and vary the prompts, are endless, it is worth taking the time to use the settings available -if I can anyone can.
Amazingly, the app updates with current affairs and topical themes which makes it engaging and relevant. I use it with clients with additional cognitive difficulties too as it provides structure to enable people to demonstrate competence rather than failure. It is intuitive for assessment, therapy, teletherapy, practice, teaching students and encouraging clients to ‘own’ their therapy - love it love it! Susie Hayden Specialist Aphasia SLT

Developer Response ,

Super-delighted that you’re finding Cuespeak useful, thank you so much for this wonderful feedback!

Rehab SLT ,


Cuespeak App
Cuespeak has become the “go to” app in our team. The contents and design clearly shows the developer understands aphasia therapy and what people with aphasia and their therapists want.
Crucially, the material is interesting and relevant, and a bonus is the addition of some humour.

The tasks address a wide range of language and speech processing including semantic judgement, phonological access, orthographic access, sentence construction and speech production. There is plenty of “within task support” if extra cues are required and this contributes to the product resembling therapist delivered therapy. The variety of tasks, including activities that other apps do not address, makes it versatile to use with many patients. The quantity of practice items within each task is impressive and means that boredom is avoided, and a large quantity of practice is easily achieved.

The app is easy to use, works smoothly and is visually attractive. Optional video tutorials areprovided for each task and patients working independently might use these.

The app deserves 5 stars. Voluntary subscriptions to this not-for-profit venture will allow the addition of more content giving more people more quality aphasia therapy.

Developer Response ,

That's great news that your team are finding Cuespeak useful, thank you for the feedback!. There are lots of exciting new features on the way, so please let us know what you think!

susie stobes ,

Versatility and massive support for SLTs working with Aphasic clients

I was recommended this app by another SLT. Since then I have not looked back. Jon Hunt the SLT mastermind behind this app has created such an amazing product with such incredible flexibility and enables individualisation for each client. Try it - you honestly won’t be disappointed as an SLT. Encourage your clients to buy but you will need to learn to customise and then send exercise sessions that work at YOUR client level.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for this lovely review! You're absolutely right about the importance of configuration - we've recently added a user manual to our website that explores the configuration options in some detail. Please do contact us if you have any suggestions/requests for new configuration features or new modules. We always love to hear from SLTs!

App Privacy

The developer, Cuespeak Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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