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Naming Therapy helps people who can’t find the right words to learn strategies to communicate their thoughts or needs.

Anomia, or the inability to recall words and names, is one of the most common, persistent, and frustrating aspects of aphasia for a person who has suffered a stroke or other brain injury.

Naming Therapy, a professional speech therapy app, provides techniques proven effective to help users recall items as well as develop the skills to describe an idea when the name can’t be immediately retrieved.

  • Evidence-based treatments
  • 4 activities using nouns, verbs, & adjectives
  • 700 full-color photographs
  • Built-in hierarchy of cues and self-scoring
  • Completely customizable words, pictures, prompts, & sounds
  • Choose from 5 languages: US or UK English, Spanish, German, & French

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

  • Quick screenings with Test
  • • Determine if the app is at the right level for you client
    • E-mail your report to see results broken down by category

  • Photos and cues are ready to go in Naming Practice
  • • Use the built-in cueing hierarchy to improve independence in retrieval
    • See what your clients can do on their own & empower them to self-cue
    • Use successful cues to determine the best strategies to teach
    • E-mail results easily for tracking progress over time

  • Circumlocution maps at the ready in Describe
  • • Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) for nouns and verbs
    • Phonological Components Analysis (PCA) for all words

  • Flashcards offer choose-your-own approach flexibility
  • • Adjust syllable length for clients with apraxia
    • Use verb category for response elaboration training

How to Use Naming Therapy for Home Practice

If you or a loved one is having difficulty saying the names of things, Naming Therapy can help in 3 different ways. Use the hints to help you think of the word or describe it. Practice using the words in a sentence, writing them down, or getting someone to guess what the word is. 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 the Test to see how many pictures you can name. If you can name them all, go straight to Describe. If not, try Naming Practice.
  • In Naming Practice, try to say each word. If you can’t say it right away, start giving yourself cues by pressing the buttons along the bottom, starting from left to right. Press the green checkmark as soon as you get it right.
  • In Describe, try to answer each question as best you can. You’re learning to describe the item so others can guess when you can’t think of the word. Thinking of the sounds and meaning can also make the word come out faster!
  • Use Flashcards to practice naming quickly, describing, reading aloud, or writing the names of things. Hear the word when you touch the picture or see it printed on the screen.
  • Add your own words, pictures, and cues to practice family names, local places, or the words that matter to you. Practice just short words or long words by changing syllable length settings, and e-mail your results to your SLP or a family member to share your progress.

What People are Saying about Naming Therapy

My husband had a stroke earlier this year and I searched all over looking for apps that I could use on my iPad and found Tactus Therapy! We used Naming on a daily basis and even recommended it to our speech therapist to use for her patients. Thank you for making such a wonderful app & series. As of today my husband’s aphasia has improved dramatically and I credit part of it to these apps! Thank you!
Wife of Stroke Survivor, App Store Review, US
This is by far one of my most used apps in my clinical practice as a SLP and one of my most recommended apps as well. I love not having to carry a huge deck of cards around the hospital, and the patients are thrilled to use an iPad. Even some of the doctors have requested we “show them the pictures.” But the part I love the MOST is the way the app collects data for me. HUGE time saver!
SLP, App Store Review, US
This is one amazing app. It was the first of all the Tactus Therapy apps I have purchased for my husband after his stroke just over a year ago. The ease of use for him was awesome. I had been using picture cards with him, yet there were few that didn’t appear child like. With this app his naming has improved so much along with his confidence level. I can’t thank Tactus Therapy enough for playing a role in my husband’s ongoing recovery.
Wife of Stroke Survivor, App Store Review, Canada

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

Goal Areas: Verbal Expression, Confrontation Naming, Responsive Naming, Circumlocution, Word-Finding, Repetition, Describing, Semantic Memory, Semantic Feature Analysis, Cued Lexical Retrieval

Helps: Expressive Aphasia, Non-fluent Aphasia, Anomia, Broca’s Aphasia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Cognitive-Communication Impairment, Brain Injury, Expressive Language Delay, Autism, Language Learning Disability, English as a Second Language Learners

Vocabulary: 500+ Nouns, 100+ Verbs, 100+ Adjectives, Unlimited Custom Photos

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

Version: 3.0

Price: $24.99 USD

Included in: Language Therapy

Boyle, M. (2010). Semantic feature analysis treatment for aphasic word retrieval impairments: What’s in a name? Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 17(6), 411–422.

Leonard, C., Rochon, E., & Laird, L. (2008). Treating naming impairments in aphasia: Findings from a phonological components analysis treatment. Aphasiology, 22(9), 923–947.

Wambaugh, J. L., Mauszycki, S., & Wright, S. (2014). Semantic feature analysis: Application to confrontation naming of actions in aphasia. Aphasiology, 28(1), 1–24.

Wisenburn, B., & Mahoney, K. (2009). A meta-analysis of word-finding treatments for aphasia. Aphasiology, 23(11), 1338–1352.

Nov 9, 2015            Version 2.01

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

May 19, 2015            Version 2.0

  • Now in Spanish, French, German, & UK English
  • Verbs added to Describe

Nov 14, 2014            Version 1.06

  • Minor bug fixes

Apr 23, 2014            Naming TherAppy developed and released for Android platform

Feb 03, 2014            Version 1.05

  • New ability to backup and restore custom items

Sep 10, 2013            Version 1.04

  • Minor fixes

Feb 20, 2013            Version 1.03

  • Bug fixes for customization

Dec 21, 2012            Version 1.02

  • Customization added to Practice & Describe
  • New evidence-based phonological prompts for Describe

Apr 22, 2012            Version 1.01

  • 100+ verbs, 100+ adjectives, and customization added to Flashcards

Aug 04, 2011            Naming TherAppy Initial Release

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