Target Language & Cognitive Skills Using
One Super-Flexible App!
Categories help us to process information, learn, remember, and integrate new information. Without the ability to group items together, we struggle to make sense of the world. It’s harder to find the word we’re looking for and understand how things are organized.
Category Therapy is a professional speech therapy app that uses a hierarchy of categorization exercises to help people of all ages improve:
Word Finding & Vocabulary
Listening & Reading
Reasoning & Logic
Attention & Memory
Category Therapy doesn’t require any verbal output, but it’s still exercising the brain in ways that can help people talk, using their own voice or AAC. This app is perfect for schools, hospitals, and home use, with flexible activities to challenge all ages and abilities.
See Category Therapy In Action
Practice at Home or Use at Work
Organize the words in your brain so you can find them faster
- Practice on your own as much as you want – you don’t have to say a word
- Share your results with others so they can celebrate your progress
It’s for comprehension & expression & cognition… oh my!
- Quickly assess non-verbal clients with aphasia, TBI, or autism
- Easily add-in expressive tasks like naming or sentence formulation
Here’s What People are Saying about
One tight, comprehensive app!
Easy to use with a range of abilities
Wonderful for both kids and adults!
Tactus has the best apps and Category Therapy is no exception!
A great app worth the $$
Ideal for the special needs population
What You’ll Get in
Four activities provide thousands of semantic exercises for language & cognition
1) Find category members in the easiest activity to work on understanding
2) Classify items into the right category to work on organizing words by features
3) Add One by first determining what the category is in this logical reasoning task
4) Exclude the non-member after you reason through what goes together
Customize each activity based on difficulty, choices, and target type
70 Categories to choose from in concrete, abstract, & subcategories with 700 words
Clean design with clear photos & voice provides distraction-free learning
Adjust to any user’s needs with settings available during therapy for full control
Professional reports for you to e-mail, print, or save
All the Tactus Therapy apps are designed by a certified speech-language pathologist and are based on research and clinical best practices. Learn more about the evidence behind this app.
Try Before You Buy
Category Therapy Lite
Download Category Therapy Lite for free on your iOS or Android device for a sample of the full version. The Lite version allows you to try all 4 activities with a limited selection of targets. The full version gives you 700 words in 70 categories for a powerful therapy tool.
Power User Tips
Get the most out of Category Therapy. Browse these tips from the speech-language pathologist who developed this app!
Make it Easier
Use the Find or Classify activities for the easiest exercises. Set the Difficulty to Easy (concrete categories) and choose the first option after Auto for Number of Choices. Use Words & Pictures for Target Type.
Make it Harder
Use the Add One or Exclude activities for more of a challenge. Set the Difficulty to Hard (abstract categories) and choose the last option for Number of Choices. Use either Pictures Only or Words Only for Target Type.
Target Your Goal
Change Target Type to Words Only to work on reading comprehension or visualization. Select Pictures Only to work on word finding or reasoning.
Talking Not Required
This app works well for people with severe apraxia or aphasia to target semantic skills in the absence of verbal expression. Use it for a quick screening or for therapy in the clinic or at home.
Don’t Forget to Download Your
FREE USER GUIDE
Get the most out of this app when you have all the power user tips & step-by-step instructions. Fill out the form so we can send your free PDF user guide straight to your inbox!
Start using this app or save with a bundle
Using Speech Therapy Apps to Treat Severe Aphasia
For those with severe aphasia, including global aphasia, use these apps in this way to help restore the basic building blocks of language and communication.
9 min read
Using Speech Therapy Apps to Treat Talking
From repeating phrases to naming pictures to discussing hot topics, we've got you covered with 5 core and 5 bonus speech therapy apps to improve verbal expression.
7 min read
Using Speech Therapy Apps to Treat Reading
From identifying words to following written directions to reading paragraphs, we've got you covered with 4 core and 4 bonus speech therapy apps to improve reading comprehension.
4 min read
Using Speech Therapy Apps to Treat Listening
From listening to words to following directions to understanding stories, we've got you covered with 4 core and 2 bonus speech therapy apps to improve auditory comprehension.
5 min read
The Importance of Categories
Why do we work on categories in speech therapy? How does categorization help us learn new words or remember things? Learn why categories are important.
4 min read
Using Speech Therapy Apps to Treat Thinking: Cognitive-Communication Disorders in Adults
Cognition plays a vital role in communication. Learn how to integrate 5 of the best apps for cognitive-communication rehab into your therapy.
5 min read