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Advanced Reading Therapy helps people with language disorders practice auditory and reading comprehension skills with a variety of texts at 3 different levels. The app starts with functional letters and text messages with fewer than 50 words and works up to full chapters of books, with all kinds of interesting articles, jokes, and stories in-between.

Bridging the gap between the phrases and sentences of Reading Therapy and the things you want to read, Advanced Reading Therapy helps you step up to the next level of reading – the paragraph level.

  • Read passages with 20-600 words
  • Answer question to test your comprehension
  • Listen to as much or little as you want 
  • Choose from 200+ passages in 15 categories

Benefits for the Speech-Language Professional

  • Time-Saving Tool
  • • This app makes it easy to assess and treat reading comprehension problems.
    • Carefully-selected foils ensure your client is truly understanding.
    • Stop photo-copying or printing articles, simplifying, and creating questions – it’s all right here.

  • Right for So Many Clients
  • • Aphasia? Check! Work on oral reading, multiple readings, and comprehension of longer passages.
    • Cognitive-Communication? Yep. Attention to detail, memory, inferencing, and self-monitoring.
    • Independent Use? You betcha. An ideal home program with detailed reports, audio supports, and hints.

  • Advanced Materials
  • • 3 levels of difficulty – this app can challenge your most mild clients while helping the moderate ones too.
    • Functional, modern, and interesting – these passages get clients back into reading what they want to read.

How to Use Advanced Reading Therapy for Home Practice

For people who find most apps and exercises too easy, this app is for you! Even if you’re no longer in therapy, you can work with Advanced Reading Therapy to challenge yourself to understand paragraphs and multi-paragraph level passages. Your speech therapist can help you figure out which settings and exercises are best for you, but if you are on your own, try this:

  • Start with Level 2 and select 5 passages that interest you. If you find these too easy, go to Level 3; if they’re too difficult, try Level 1.
  • Try reading aloud to improve your speech. When you get stuck, tap a word to hear it.
  • If understanding is hard, play the passage sentence by sentence. Pause between sentences to make sure you understand.
  • Stuck? Use the Hint button to show you where the answer appears in the passage.
  • E-mail your reports to your therapist or a family member to share your progress.

What People are Saying about Advanced Reading Therapy

It is so hard to find reading passages that are just the right level of difficulty, modern, and interesting for my patients. This app has great articles that give the perfect level of challenge, and the ability to hear the words is better than any workbook or printout could ever be! I’ve been using it to work on reading out loud with aphasia and apraxia patients too. Thanks for another great app for my high-level patients!
Outpatient SLP
I’ve been asking Tactus for a paragraph-level app for years, and they finally made one! I love the functional materials, jokes, and stories. They’re perfect for my TBI patients for getting at the main idea, inferences, and details. I can really see how attention and memory impact comprehension when I watch my clients use this app, and then we work on it. I’m sure many of my clients will be buying this app to use at home.
Community SLP

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Platforms: iPad/iPad mini/iPhone/iPod touch

Goal Areas: Reading Comprehension, Cognitive-Communication, Auditory Comprehension, Inferences, Main Idea, Memory for Details

Helps: Aphasia, Brain Injury, Stroke, Autism, Language Delay or Disorder

Contains: 200+ Passages in 3 Levels of Difficulty

Language: English

Version: 1.01

Price: $24.99 USD

These are practice activities that are similar to real-life reading needs. They are graded by reading level and length into 3 levels of difficulty, paired with increasingly difficult questions. The questions give insight into comprehension, memory, and inferencing abilities. The tools available for each passage allow users to listen, get support for individual words, or listen sentence-by-sentence for increased processing time. A self-monitoring prompt after each passage encourages users to monitor their own comprehension with strategies for improving it. All of these parts of the app (highlighting, audio support, self-monitoring, questions, etc) are researched and clinically-useful techniques for improving reading comprehension.

Watter, K., Copley, A., & Finch, E. (2017). Discourse level reading comprehension interventions following acquired brain injury: a systematic review. Disability and rehabilitation, 39(4), 315-337.

Watter, K., Copley, A., & Finch, E. (2016). Treating reading comprehension deficits in sub-acute brain injury rehabilitation: Identifying clinical practice and management. Journal of communication disorders, 64, 110-132.

Jan 10, 2018            Version 1.01

  • Double the content! Nearly 100 brand new stories for a total of over 200!
  • New categories include: History, Funny but True, Arts & Entertainment, and Functional Passages
  • New “Randomize Order” switch on passage selection screen to mix things up
  • Improved text-to-speech pronunciation of unique words
  • Word counts added to passage selection screen and email reports
  • iPhone layouts added to make the app Universal for iOS
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

Nov 7, 2017            Advanced Reading Therapy Initial Release on iPad

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Advanced Reading Therapy is now available for your iOS devices, with Android coming soon in February 2018!

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