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Comprehension Therapy helps people with language deficits understand common nouns, verbs, and adjectives they hear or read.

Relearning single words through auditory and reading comprehension exercises is a critical first step toward developing sentence structure and conversation skills.

A multi-lingual app, Comprehension Therapy, provides three user-friendly modes—Listen, Read, and Listen & Read—for unlimited practice with full-color photographs and real recorded voice.

  • More than 700 nouns, verbs, and adjectives
  • Hints are available to improve understanding
  • 3 levels of difficulty with automatic adjustments
  • Data collection is built-in to see progress
  • Add your own photos and words
  • Choose from 5 languages: US or UK English, Spanish, German, & French
  • Available on Apple App Store and Android Google Play Store

Evidence-Based App

Research Shows that Daily Use of this App as Part of Language Therapy 4-in-1 Significantly Improves Aphasia

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Benefits for the Speech-Language Professional

  • Thousands of unique trials at your fingertips
  • • Screen single-word comprehension in seconds
    • One app covers auditory and reading comprehension
    • So much faster and more efficient than photo cards
    • Target nouns, verbs, or adjectives with category controls

  • Professional report format makes documentation a breeze
  • • Built-in scoring accurately records use of cues, repetition, and errors
    • Reports can be used to track progress from session to session
    • Have your clients email you from their home practice for more data

  • Customize the app to each client’s needs
  • • Adjust the difficulty by varying the relatedness of the foils
    • Field size can be set at 2-6 or adjust automatically based on performance
    • Add custom images for an individualized or functional approach

How to Use Comprehension Therapy for Home Practice

If you or a loved one is having difficulty understanding words, Comprehension Therapy can help in 3 different ways. Practice listening, reading, and finding the word you hear. 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 all the nouns in Listen. Touch the word you hear.
  • As you succeed, the app gets harder by adding more items.
  • If it’s too easy, adjust the difficulty or number of items in the settings.
  • Try Verbs or Adjectives to challenge yourself.
  • Stuck? Listen again or give yourself a hint. You can do it on your own!
  • Try Read or Listen & Read to work on literacy skills.
  • E-mail your results to your therapist or a family member to share your progress.

What People are Saying about Comprehension Therapy

The versatility, huge amount of content, fantastic execution and sheer quality of this app easily make it a Top Pick. It oozes quality. … It’s user-friendly. … Many parents, teachers and therapists have older children, teens and adults with special needs and are forced to use apps that are developed for preschoolers which therefore have lots of ‘kiddy’ features. You folks are going to LOVE this app! This app is nearly alone in providing relevant vocabulary for older children and adults.
Deanne & Heather, Smart Apps for Kids
I have been using this app frequently. Actually daily lately with a Wernicke’s aphasia patient in the hospital. iPad + Tactus apps = best acute care SLP tools! I also use them all in outpatient and home care settings. Worth every penny. Highly recommended to SLPs working with adults. Also for patients/clients to purchase and use for homework practice.
SLP, App Store Review, Canada
Comprehension Therapy is easy-to-use, and has the perfect balance of automation and the ability to customize. Despite this being a comprehension-focused tool, the patient produced more spontaneous language while using the app than she usually did during therapy tasks. I am certain this was a direct result of the engagement, interest, and sense of empowerment she felt from being able to use Comprehension Therapy to control her own therapy.
Kevin Frew, M.Sc., RSLP(C),
In the acute care setting, we don’t often have the time to complete full standardized testing. This app not only helps me assess patients’ functioning level, it does it in several languages. As if that’s not enough, the app completes the evaluation write up for me! It has been a huge time saver. I strongly recommend this to patients for carryover activities. By having them email me, I can evaluate progress without having to see them. I’ve used this app with pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics. Across the board, the most common response is “More iPad, please!”
Lindsey, M.S., CCC/SLP, App Store Review, US

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Platforms: iPad/iPad mini/iPhone/iPod touch and Android tablets/phones

Goal Areas: Auditory Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Receptive Aphasia, Alexia, Attention, Auditory Processing, Receptive Language

Helps: Receptive Aphasia, Fluent Aphasia, Wernicke’s Aphasia, Alexia, Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Brain Injury, Auditory Processing Disorder, Language Delay, Autism, Language Learning Disability, English as a Second Language Learners

Vocabulary: 500+ Nouns in 10 Semantic Categories , 100+ Verbs, 100+ Adjectives, unlimited Customization

Languages: English (US), English (UK), Spanish (Español), French (Français), German (Deutsch)

Version: 3.0

Price: $24.99 USD

Included in: Language Therapy

Knollman-Porter, K., Dietz, A., & Lundeen, K. (2011). Severe Chronic Aphasia: An Intensive Treatment Protocol for Auditory Comprehension.

Marshall, J. C., Pound, C., White-Thompson, M., Pring, T. (1990). The use of picture matching tasks to assist in word retrieval in aphasic patients. Aphasiology. 4 167–184

Nov 9, 2015            Version 2.01

  • Fix for recording issue on iOS 9 that some users were experiencing

May 19, 2015            Version 2.0

  • Advance manually or automatically
  • Now available in German
  • New voices and localization for Spanish, French & UK English

Nov 14, 2014            Version 1.09

  • Minor bug fixes

Feb 2, 2014            Version 1.08

  • New ability to backup and restore custom items
  • Mute-lock detection added

Sep 10, 2013            Version 1.07

  • Minor fixes

Feb 20, 2013            Version 1.06

  • Bug fix

Jan 22, 2013            Version 1.05

  • Add your own words with customization
  • Built-in hints now available
  • Improved functionality when navigating between screens

Jun 7, 2012            Version 1.04

  • Minor fix

Mar 9, 2012            Version 1.03

  • 100+ verbs and adjectives now included

Nov 2, 2011            Version 1.02

  • Added Spanish and UK English
  • Email reporting detail expanded

Aug 19, 2011            Version 1.01

  • Child-friendly mode added

Jun 14, 2011            Comprehension TherAppy Initial Release

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