iPad

Main Street Memory

SLT Summary

3 high street scenarios are offered (sweet shop, pizza restaurant & a jewellery shop) where the user must order what they are told to via the auditory instruction

Up to 5 levels with increasing number of items & modifiers and also temporal directions. Includes an option to include background noise & adjust the volume of the environmental noise

Designed for children and very American voice . The reward activities can be turned off. However it may be useful for users wishing to work on listening tasks with added levels of distraction

Error handling: none

Prompts/cues: none

Record results: results can be accessed within the app by activity or by date

Aphasia Summary

Listen to  instructions in a sweet shop, jewellers or pizza restaurant

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Exercises for following auditory instructions within real-life scenarios

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Record Results
Prompts/cues given
No
Theory Based
No
Can author/customise
No
Free trial
No

Memory Exercises

SLT Summary

Exercises for working on short-term memory, working memory, attention and processing.  There is an added function of adding in background noise

 

Exercises have 2-3 levels of difficulty with 240 exercises in total

 

·       Recall of visual scenes: 2-6 questions about what the scene depicted. The user must provide a verbal response & decide whether or not it was correct

·       Recall of visual objects: the user must provide a verbal response about the 5 objects seen or the items missing & decide whether or not their attempt was correct

·       Visual/auditory recall of written/spoken words & sentences: read or listen to words/sentences and select from written selection or verbalise the items & decide whether or not it was correct

·       Recall of personal information: verbalise answers to spoken questions or repeat lengthy sentences back & decide whether or not it was correct

·       Recall of recent information: very lengthy auditory information is presented for the user to then verbally respond to questions relating to the information

If using independently, the user must monitor whether their spoken attempts were correct. There is no facility to record own spoken attempts.  There are only a few exercises where the answers are selected from written options

Error handling: none

Prompts/cues: none

Record results: Results are recorded by exercise or by date within the app and can be emailed

Comments:  The results recorded are reliant on the user self monitoring and knowing whether they named the item correctly or not. There is no facility for recording speech attempts and the app itself does not determine level of accuracy. This app would therefore not be appropriate for independent use by someone with poor self monitoring

Aphasia Summary

Exercises for working on short-term memory, attention, processing and working memory

The user speaks their answers for most of the exercises and judges whether or not their spoken response was correct

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Exercises for working on short-term memory, attention, processing and working memory using spoken responses

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Prompts/cues given
No
Theory Based
No
Can author/customise
No
Free trial
No

Verbal Reasoning

SLT Summary

Exercises to practise speaking at a sentence or conversation level.  The topics are all around problem solving situations

50 problem solving scenarios where the user must identify the problem, cause and solution in the photo.  The user can record their spoken responses and/r  they can choose from a selection of 3 written choices 

16 exercises providing written scenarios or questions to which the user must respond with a spoken response which can be recorded

Error handling: None

Prompts/cues: the written scenario is also spoken aloud, on the multiple choice exercises, 3 options are provided to choose from

Record results: spoken attempts can be recorded. On the multiple choice exercises, results are recorded. On the exercises where the user is invited to provide spoken responses, the user must judge for themselves whether their response was correct however the fact they attempted the exercise is logged in the reports section of the app so they can look back at previous exercises completed. It is also possible to organise results by date. Results can be sent by email

Comments: after successful completion of tasks, the user is given a jigsaw to solve as a reward.  This option can be disabled

By turning off the audio, the  exercises could be used as  reading exercises

Aphasia Summary

Exercises for practise speaking at a sentence or conversation level

Exercises to work on problem solving

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Exercises for practise speaking at a sentence or conversation level

Exercises to work on problem solving

Access
Record Results
Prompts/cues given
No
Theory Based
No
Can author/customise
No
Free trial
No

Advanced Naming Therapy

SLT Summary

4 sets of sentence and conversation level exercises:

1. Using verbs to make sentences

250 concrete & abstract verbs. A verb is provided and the user must make 3 sentences by generating content or choosing from multiple choice options. They can write and/or speak & record their options.  The user is then encouraged to expand on their sentence.  6 activties are generated from each verb, encoraging more autonomy with differing levels of cues.

2. Comparing similar items

206 concrete & abstract items are presented in either image or text form.  The user is invited to verbalise how the items are alike and different.  They can record their spoken attempts.

3. Category association naming

320 concrete and abstract categories are provided.  The user must name from 3 to an unlimited number of associated items (e.g. things starting with /r/, appliances). This activity can be timed. There is also the possiblity to carry out a 1 minute semantic fluency test and a 1 minute phonemic fluency test to assess verbal fluency

4. Generating conversations

507 images are provided (e.g. funny food, unusual objects) to prompt description and/or conversation. Questions are provided to prompt the description or conversation.

 

Error handling: none. The user must decide themselves whether or not the got an item correct

Prompts/cues: In the verb sentences exercises, multiple choice items are provided.  The user can also opt to hear their sentences spoken aloud. Keywords are also provided as hints. No cues are given on the other exercises

Record results: a score is given at the end of each exercise and results can be emailed. The user cannot look back at previous results within the app

Free trial: yes, free trial available through Advanced Language Therapy Lite app

Comments: On-screen, aphasia friendly instructions on how to use the app are provided. Comprehensive written instructions are also provided however these would not be accessible to someone with compromised reading skills

 

Supplier: Tactus

 

Aphasia Summary

Sentence level activities for speaking and writing with a focus on verbs

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Sentence level activities for speaking and writing with a focus on verbs

Access
Record Results
Prompts/cues given
No
Theory Based
Yes
Can author/customise
No
Free trial
Yes

A+ spelling test

SLT Summary

Personalised word lists for spelling practise

Create your own, personalised spelling lists & record the associated spoken word

2 functions:

Spell to dictation

Unscramble anagrams (spoken word also provided)

Results are recorded & errors are highlighted. Can select to correct errors at the end of each exercise

Results can be emailed

No prompts or cues

 

Aphasia Summary

Practise spelling your own, personalised word lists

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Practise spelling your own, personalised word lists

Access
Record Results
Prompts/cues given
No
Theory Based
No
Can author/customise
Yes
Free trial
Yes

Apraxia Therapy

SLT Summary

3 exercise sets:

  • sequences (automatic speech such as ABC, alphabet)
  • 1-6 word phrases (7 levels)
  • 2-5 syllable words (4 levels)
  • 175 exercises in total

The words/phrases are of a functional nature, useful for conversation

Rate of speech can be altered

Visual (video & text) and auditory (spoken) cues given

5 stepped approach to verbal production (listen/tap rhythm/say with model/say with model fading out/say with verbal but no auditory model)

Items can be presented in stepped order of difficulty or randomised

User needs good self-monitoring skills to be able to self-rate whether they got the response correct

Self-ratings and audio recordings can be emailed to SLT

NB audio recordings are with an American accent

A free trial is available through Apraxia Therapy Lite app

 

Supplier: Tactus

 

Aphasia Summary

Exercises for practise speaking words and sentences 

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Exercises for practise speaking words and sentences 

Access
Record Results
Prompts/cues given
No
Theory Based
Yes
Can author/customise
No
Free trial
Yes

Keyword understanding

SLT Summary

Exercises for following written and spoken multi-step instructions with 100 stimuli items

Choose from 2-6 information carrying words

Features worked on include size, colour, before, after, first, then

There are preliminary exercises to check the person has understood all the concepts, before moving onto the full exercises

Results can be emailed or consulted in-app

No prompts/cues are provided

 

Aphasia Summary

Exercises for understanding written and spoken directions

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Exercises for understanding written and spoken directions

Access
Record Results
Prompts/cues given
No
Theory Based
Yes
Can author/customise
No
Free trial
Yes

Number Therapy

SLT Summary

Exercises to work on understanding numbers in the written & spoken form, speaking numbers & writing numbers

Choose to work on numbers in different formats (e.g. money, years, time, fractions, ordinals)

Option to add personalised phone numbers

Option to record spoken attempts

3 difficulty levels

A Free trial is available through the Number Therapy Lite app

Suppliers: App store & google play store

 

Supplier: Tactus

 

Aphasia Summary

Exercises to work on communicating about numbers

 

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Exercises to work on communicating about numbers

Available in US and UK English.

Access
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Prompts/cues given
Yes
Theory Based
No
Can author/customise
Yes
Free trial
Yes

AlphaTopics - AAC

SLT Summary

Cueing app

Keyboard and topics list to help cue a conversation partner into speech by providing context through topic area and/or initial letter(s)

24 topic areas 

Numbers & keyboard (ABC/frequency layouts)

Laugh button to express pleasure, "huh?" button to express surprise/confusion

No message window so user cannot build a message, they are simply using the keyboard and topics to cue someone into their speech

 

Supplier: Tactus

 

Aphasia Summary

Keyboard and topics list to cue conversation partner into topic of conversation 24 topic areas

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Cueing app

Keyboard and topics list to help cue a conversation partner into context of spoken conversation

Access
Prompts/cues given
No
Theory Based
No
Can author/customise
No
Free trial
No

More speech

SLT Summary

 

 

Program:

More speech

 

Type of exercises:

 

•    3 auditory discrimination activities

•    15 listening activities (single word to sentence level)

•    18 reading activities (letter to phrase level)

•    11 writing activities (copying to whole word phrase completion

•    5 speaking activities (naming & completion tasks)

•    9 graded apraxia exercises

•    4 levels within each activity module

•    All of the listening, reading & writing exercises can be accessed under the memory exercises but there is a delay before responses are required (i.e. to work on auditory/working/visual memory)

 

Access:

Touchscreen or keyboard & mouse

 

Developed with SLT:

Yes

 

Theory based:

No

 

Record own speaking attempts:

No

 

Correction of own speaking attempts:

No

 

Number of exercises:

Over 5,000

 

Easy to use?

Yes

 

Customisation/personalisation:

No

 

Error handling:

None

 

Prompts/cues given:

Text hints for some exercises

 

Record results:

Yes but only % score, no detail

 

Tutorials:

Yes, video tutorial

 

Free trial:

Yes, 14 day free trial

 

Support:

Yes

 

Comments:

US accent

•    Distractors are unrelated (i.e. not visual/semantic/phonemic)

•    Some exercises work on a combination of skills (e.g. auditory memory + semantics)

•    Can’t record spoken attempts

 

Supplier details:

www.webapp.morespeech.com

 

Aphasia Summary

A range of activities to work on listeningreadingwriting and speaking

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A range of activities to work on listening, reading, writing and speaking

This is online software but it behaves like an app when downloaded to a tablet/phone homescreen

 

Record Results
Prompts/cues given
No
Theory Based
Yes
Can author/customise
No
Free trial
Yes