Category Therapy


Type of exercises & brief description

  • Semantic categorisation of 269 nouns (animals, body parts, clothing etc) and adjectives/descriptors (e.g. things that fly)
  • 3 levels (easy, medium & hard). The easy level contains concrete categories, the medium level contains sub-categories, the hard level contains abstract categories
  • 4 sets of exercise: Find, Classify, Exclude & Add one (i.e. find another item to fit the category)
  • 10-50+ items can be selected per exercise
  • The targets can be presented as pictures only, words only or words & pictures. Audio cues are provided
  • A tutorial is provided to demonstrate how the app can be used

Error handling: None

Prompts/cues: None

Record results: Results are shown after the session with % of items named correctly. Results can be emailed to a designated address.


  • There is only one version for UK, US, Aus and there are a few American words (e.g. cart, trunk)
  • FREE TRIAL available through the Category Therapy Lite app

Supplier: Tactus


Easy to use independently: Yes
Number of exercises: Large
Version: UK English, American English
Access: Touchscreen
Record Results: Yes
Evaluation: Developed with SLT, Free trial, Remote results access, Tutorials