from the ground up
Comprehension Therapy is a professional speech therapy app that targets the ability to understand spoken & written
Match everyday nouns, verbs, & adjectives to beautiful photographs in this app that adjusts to your abilities. There’s nothing childish in this app made for adults & older students who need simple exercises that respect their age. Use it to improve:
Research shows that using this app as part of Language Therapy 4-in-1 for just 20 minutes a day for 4 weeks can significantly improve chronic aphasia.
Comprehension Therapy was our first speech therapy app & continues to be one of our most-used. You’ll discover why when you use it yourself!
See Comprehension Therapy In Action
Practice at Home or Use at Work
Work on identifying the words that matter to you
- Add your own words & pictures to focus on family, favorites, & friends
- Ideal for global or severe aphasia, autism, & brain injury
Quickly screen understanding & observe non-verbal cognition
- Get a quick sense of how impaired comprehension is–in 4 languages
You’re free to watch & learn since data is taken for you
Here’s What People are Saying about
I cannot state enough how well this therapy app has helped my husband!
A huge time-saver!
This app helped my patient speak!
iPad + Tactus apps = best acute care SLP tools!
It’s user friendly & just oozes quality!
What You’ll Get in
Three activities target single-word comprehension for listening & reading
Listen to a spoken word & touch the matching picture on the screen, with a written word hint available
Read the word & find the picture that matches, using the audio hint if needed
Listen & Read is a surprisingly challenging activity to match what you hear to the printed word
Settings adjust the difficulty, number of choices, and more to adapt to changing needs
10 Categories of nouns, plus verbs & adjectives give you over 700 words to practice
Recommendations guide you to the next level or app based on your performance so you stay on the right track
Professional reports have accuracy and error data 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
Language Therapy Lite
Download Language Therapy Lite for free on your iOS or Android device for a sample of the full version. The Lite version allows you to try Comprehension Therapy, with just a handful of the hundreds of words you’ll get in the full version.
Power User Tips
Get the most out of this app. Browse these tips from the speech-language pathologist who developed these apps.
Make it Easier
Reduce the Number of Choices to 2, change the Difficulty to Easy, or select only one category of nouns to make this app as easy as it can go.
Make it Harder
Start with Number of Choices at 6, change the Difficulty to Hard, or select Verbs or Adjectives to make this app the most challenging it can be.
Repeat the target word, name each picture, write the word, or read each word aloud before answering to get expressive language practice. Turn off the Auto-Advance setting to spend more time on each screen.
Press Repeat to hear the word again, and scan all the options on the screen before answering. use the Hint when you’re stuck to see the written word, hear the word, or see a picture to help you understand.
Make it Personal
Add your own photos and words – family members, pets, friends, places, and favorite items – to make practice more functional and meaningful. Save photos from the web to the device or take your own.
If you have custom categories for several users, set My Words Foils to Limited to prevent other categories from appearing as choices to protect the privacy of your users when using personal or family photos.
This app can speak English (North American), English (UK), French, German, & Spanish – change your device language for localized menus & reports, or just select the exercise language in the Settings.
Use the on-screen audio recording to record yourself saying the target word, naming all words on the screen, or using the target word in a sentence and then e-mail those recordings wih the report.
When you use a hint, the item is marked as incorrect since the target task was not completed, but the use can still complete the task correctly to learn the correct answer and feel successful.
Don’t Sweat the Score
For some users, seeing their score is discouraging or distracting. For those who use the hint a lot, it can be deceptive. Turn off the Show Score setting at any time to hide the score from the screen & results (but not the report).
Watch clients use this app to see how well they scan the screen, for signs of impulsivity, whether they remember to use the Repeat or Hint buttons, for how they react to a wrong answer, and how they problem-solve to get the correct one. You can learn by watching!
Use with Kids
Use the Child-Friendly setting to remove items with adult themes (like alcohol & weapons) from the app and deactivate the links to outside sites on the home screen.
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
How To: Treat Wernicke’s Aphasia
If you're looking for information on how to treat Wernicke's aphasia, it's probably because there isn't much. Learn where to start and what to do here.
10 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