"Great!!! This is a fantastic and very practical application! This app is well worth it! 5 stars!"
"This app has proven to be very helpful for multiple children on my caseload who have difficulty using expanded descriptive language. 5 stars!"
Naming Therapy is the best-selling word-finding app to help people with aphasia and children with special needs practice important naming and description skills.
Designed by a Speech-Language Pathologist for use in the home and clinic, this app features beautiful photos, real voice, and full customization with over 700 words included!
***Try it for FREE as part of Language Therapy Lite***
***One of four full apps included in Language Therapy***
This app has 4 parts:
1) Naming Practice: 400+ pictured nouns with an evidence-based cueing hierarchy and optional self-scoring, with the option to add your own photos and cues. The app records which cue was used to get the correct answer and produces a score report for email. Use different cues within Naming Practice to target confrontation naming, responsive naming, phrase completion, repetition, and oral reading.
2) Describe: 580+ pictures with 4-6 semantic & 4 phonemic question prompts for semantic feature analysis, phonological components analysis, and expanding expression skills. You can add your own words and select from 25 prompts to go with them. Icons representing questions prompting for information about the appearance, category, function, shape, size, color, taste, location and more surround each picture. Target sound knowledge by hearing prompts for first and last sound, rhyming words, and syllables.
3) Naming Test: a set presentation of 30 pictures with scoring and a report. This is a non-standardized test intended for screening a person's ability to name common items. It contains common and less common items of the categories contained in this app. A perfect screener!
4) Flashcards: 700+ clear, full-color pictures including verbs and adjectives; touch to hear the spoken word or see the printed word with the ability to add your own pictures. Use the verb pictures to create sentences or implement response elaboration training.
*Limit words by syllable length to just practice the short ones or target the longer ones - perfect for apraxia
*Real recorded male voice provides a neutral accent in 5 languages with slow, natural speech for easy comprehension
*Child-friendly mode turns off references to alcohol and violence and deactivates links to outside sites on the home screen
*Database controls let you turn each word on or off within the app, so you can customize even further
*Tap is the only motion required - no dragging, swiping or pinching needed for new users and those with motor impairment
NO in-app purchase and NO collection or sharing of private information.
50% discount for Education Volume Purchase Program - put this app in every classroom!
* many new photos to better represent diversity
* minor bug fixes & improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great app--age appropriate for preschool through adulthood
I originally bought this app to 1. get a better idea of how Tactus TherAppy apps performed, and 2. use it in presentations for speech-language pathology graduate students. I quickly realized how useful the app would be in my job as an itinerant speech-language therapist for preschoolers. I started by mostly using the "naming practice" portion. As I explored the app more, I realized how useful the "naming test" section was for objective data collection--I gave it to a couple children at the beginning of a quarter and then gave it again so I could easily get an objective measure of their progress. The "describe" section uses the concept of semantic feature analysis to strengthen semantic relationships. I haven't really used the "flashcards" section with my clients.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the app. It is easy to navigate, incorporates evidence-based techniques, and gives me an easy, objective way to take data. Very few apps I've encountered are age-appropriate for both adults and preschoolers. I will be working in a medical setting later this year and cannot wait to try out the app with adults with aphasia!
Needs more diversity
All of the models appear to be Caucasian. Many of my patients are African American or Hispanic. They are already struggling with their language concepts post stroke. Not having images consistent with their own experience doesn’t help would give it a higher rating except for this.
Developer Response ,
We understand the need for greater representation of all people. Unfortunately this is a systemic problem with stock imagery (especially those available in 2011 when the app was created), but we have done our best to include photos of non-Caucasian models whenever possible. The vast majority of images are of objects or animals, and you are able to add your own photos that best represent the important words in your patients' lives. Thank you for the feedback, and we do hope that the evidence-based exercises can be used to help your patients to communicate better.
For expressive aphasia
My wife had a stroke March 2011 and has moderate-severe expressive aphasia. This app is quite good for helping her recover her speech. It is professionally done and is easy to use. The price is reasonable.
We use the naming practice which has the option of cueing words by having the user complete a sentence, showing the first letter, spelling the word, describing the word,and sounding the beginning of the word. It has a substantial list of nouns. The user can select one or more categories to work on at the same time.
You really cannot get enough professional SLP hours on most insurance. NamingTherapy enables a non-professional to provide additional support for recovery.
- Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd
- 324.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2011 - 2020 Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.