Parrot Cognitive Reasoning Module

SLT Summary

Type of exercises:

  • Category discrimination & reasoning (semantics)
  • Category naming & completion (semantics)
  • Cause & effect (what would happen if…)
  • Conditional statements (if X then Y…)
  • Deductive reasoning (semantics)
  • Form & function (semantics)
  • Inferential naming (semantics)
  • Logical thinking
  • Problem solving (pragmatics)
  • Reasons why (pragmatics)
  • Situation Reasoning (pragmatics)
  • Things in common (semantics)

Access: Mouse for all exercises except inferential naming which also requires keyboard

Developed with SLT: Yes

Theory based: No, based on clinician experience

Record own speaking attempts: N/A

Correction of own speaking attempts: N/A

Easy to use? No. The user must click on an answer, then click again to input their answer and then click again to move onto the next question.

The internet subscription exercises are very slow to accept the answer making multiple activations possible and therefore potentially confusing.

Customisation/personalisation: No

Error handling: None

Prompts/cues given: None

Tutorials: Yes

Free trial: Yes but not the complete program

Support: Via Livechat. The suppliers can also log onto the user’s computer. Support takes place 9am-5pm New York time


  • The online subscription allows access to all the modules available so as the user progresses they don’t need to purchase new modules. It feels like an app when downloaded on an ipad
  • The CD version has more functions than the internet subscription version
  • A download version exists for $19.95 per program but works only on Windows, not mac
  • The pragmatics exercises are aimed at ‘what if’ scenarios
  • Remote access to results is possible as long as the SLT has the user’s login & password.

    US terminology
    Voice is American and computer generated
    Need single word/simple sentence level reading or good auditory comprehension to complete the tasks
    US terminology & vocabulary
    No visual rewards for correct answers

Aphasia Summary

Type of exercises:

  • Putting things in categories
  • What happens if…
  • If…then…
  • Word meanings
  • Problem solving
  • Reasons why

Access: Mouse (for all exercises except inferential naming which also requires keyboard)

Can use own words?: No

Help given: No

Free trial: Yes

Support: Free


  • Online subscription allows access to ALL modules so as you improve, you don’t need to buy new modules
  • The CD version has more functions than the internet version
  • Speech and Language Therapist can access results on your computer via the internet

    American words
    American, computer voice
    Need good reading or good listening

Easy to use independently
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Exercises on problem solving, word meanings and categorising

Record Results
Prompts/cues given
Theory Based
Can author/customise
Free trial