• Advanced Naming Therapy

    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

    Suppliers: app store & google play store

     

    Easy to use independently: Yes

    Number of exercises: Very Large

    Version: UK, American

    Access: Touchscreen

    Record Results: No

    Evaluation:
    • Developed with SLT
    • Free trial
    • Record own speaking attempts
    • Remote results access
    • Theory based