Improve mental organization skills. Practice categories in a versatile speech therapy app.
When you struggle with categories due to stroke, brain injury, or autism, simple tasks can be impossible. But there’s a way to heal the broken networks of meaning.
GET CATEGORY THERAPY, an app designed for both speech therapists and home users to help restructure the brain and let the ideas flow.
- Take control with evidence-based exercises designed by experts
- Improve word-finding and sorting skills with 4 engaging activities and unlimited practice
- Get an app that works in both home and clinical settings
- Interact with clear photos and a simple interface that's easy for everyone to use
- Adjust settings to target your goals and suit your needs
- Use reports and customization to seamlessly fit the app into your therapy program
** Download Category Therapy Lite for FREE to see how it can help! **
When you lose the ability to group items and identify what they have in common, it gets in the way of your ability to understand, learn, and communicate. But with the right kind of practice, it’s possible to strengthen the connections between words and concepts and navigate your world more easily.
“It will be a LONG time before you run out of content to use with one patient, and the app’s fantastic settings options will allow you to use it with a variety of individuals, regardless of cognitive abilities.”
- Aubrey Klingensmith, MS, CCC-SLP, Speechie Apps
GET THE RIGHT ACTIVITY - FOR EVERY BRAIN.
No two people are the same. With 4 activities ranging from simple to complex, there's something in Category Therapy to match your needs. Work through them gradually or focus on the activity that best suits your needs.
1) FIND: Start with the basics. You'll hear and see a photo of a category (let's say "Fruit"). Tap the item that matches (for example, a banana).
2) CLASSIFY: Switch it up. Now you start with an item and choose the category that matches. This tests your ability to apply categories to what you see.
3) ADD ONE: Train yourself to recognize common features of items – to categorize them – and then choose one item that fits the category you’ve identified.
4) EXCLUDE: Challenge yourself. By choosing an item that doesn't belong, you learn how to independently identify categories. As things get harder, you can always tap Hint for some help.
ALL DONE? Share your progress. The app makes it easy to quickly view, share, or e-mail detailed reports to a therapist or loved one.
GET EVERY FEATURE YOU NEED IN ONE EASY APP.
• 70 categories and nearly 700 words in one package
• 3 difficulty levels ranging from simple objects to more abstract concepts
• Great for aphasia, brain injury, autism, and other cognitive & language impairments
• Switch to Pictures Only to practice naming or Words Only to practice reading
• Customize the number of trials, choices, and more – it’s yours to control
• Designed with adults in mind but easy enough for children to use
• No subscriptions, no monthly bills, no Wi-Fi needed
THERE’S HOPE. With Category Therapy in your corner, you can build stronger connections between words – and learn to speak and think more easily.
** DOWNLOAD NOW to get started – or try it for FREE with Category Therapy Lite! **
Looking for something different in a speech therapy app? We offer a wide range to choose from. Find the right one for you at https://tactustherapy.com/find
Welcome to Category Therapy 2.0!
* a fresh and modern look
* new set-up screen gives easy access to the most important settings
* new View Report option lets you read and share the results without email
* new settings like auto-adjust for number of choices, hide the score, and constant instructions
* new helpful overlays, screens, and pop-ups to ensure you know what everything is
* settings are now broken out by activity, so you can work on different skills without making changes
* some settings are now available during an activity, so you don't have to leave the session
* on-screen audio recording is available for adding verbal tasks to these receptive exercises
* reports now include errors and the settings used for better task analysis, with recordings attached if desired
* touching the labels now selects the image, with separate audio cue buttons
Ratings and Reviews
My go to apps
Therappy has the best apps and category therappy is not an exception. I tend to work with categories quite a bit in therapy and the ability to set up patients to work on this independently is nice. The pictures are appropriate and the categories are difficult enough to challenge moderate level patients. It is very appropriate for adults not childish like many apps. I have mended this app before and likely will again for families to buy. It is great for independent carryover or after patients are not eligible for future therapy.
Great app for adults!
This is a wonderful app that I have use with nearly all of my adults. They enjoy the different levels of difficulty and being able to progress to more abstract levels within the same task. Always a "go-to" app that helps make therapy beneficial and fun!
Needs more category options
This app has a lot of items, but I feel like the number of categories is pretty limited. Also, I would like it better if the 'medium' difficulty was a little more...difficult. When there are 3 pieces of fruit and part of a car, it's a little too obvious which one is excluded, but the 'hard' difficulty is often too hard due to categories being abstract.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback! In version 1.03 we updated the app to make the Medium level more difficult based on your suggestion.
- Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd
- 54.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2012-2019 Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.