Platforms: iPad/iPad mini/iPhone/iPod touch and Android tablets/phones
Goal Areas: Auditory Comprehension, Cognitive-Communication, Reading Comprehension, Syntax, Following Directions, Understanding Sentences
Helps: Aphasia, Brain Injury, Stroke, Autism, Language Delay or Disorder
Contains: 730 Identify & Build Sentences, 1000’s of Follow directions
Price: $24.99 USD
Bundled in: Tactus Collection Part 1 – Aphasia
All these activities provide time-tested stimulation of syntax and comprehension. These tasks can be used for assessment to determine where comprehension breaks down, as well as for therapy to bring the user’s attention to their problem and develop strategies for improving performance and skill.
The Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination (BDAE) and the Psycholinguistic Assessments of Language Processing in Aphasia (PALPA) contain items similar to the exercises in the Identify activity. Complex syntactic structures and pronouns are more difficult for people with aphasia.
The Northwestern Anagram Test (NAT) and the Verb and Sentence Test (VAST) both examine comprehension of sentences using activities similar to the Build activity in this app. It uses a method free from verbal expression to assemble grammatically-correct sentences.
Weintraub, S., Mesulam, M. M., Wieneke, C., Rademaker, A., Rogalski, E. J., & Thompson, C. K. (2009). The northwestern anagram test: measuring sentence production in primary progressive aphasia. American journal of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
The Token Test (De Renzi & Vignolo 1962) has activities similar to the Follow activity in this app. Following complex directions is a skill particularly challenging for people with aphasia as every content word must be understood.
Dec 1, 2016 Version 1.01
- Now a universal app for iPhone and iPad with a free Lite version!
- Added Color Blind, Presentation Order, and Speech with Emphasis settings
- Added help overlays and emphasis to text after errors
- Minor tweaks and bug fixes
Nov 7, 2016 Advanced Comprehension Therapy Initial Release