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Reading Therapy strengthens literacy with phrase- and sentence-level exercises. Build attention to detail, decrease impulsivity, & practice oral reading while improving reading skills.

Users can progress from reading word to reading stories using the comprehension tasks in this app: Phrase Matching, Sentence Matching, Phrase Completion, and Sentence Completion.

Reading Therapy is the catalyst to go from the single-word exercises of Comprehension Therapy to reading paragraphs, directions, signs, and labels for independent living.

  • 1,800+ reading comprehension tasks
  • 4 activities with adjustable levels of difficulty
  • Instant feedback if right or wrong
  • Automated scoring with reports
  • Add your own exercises
  • Ideal for independent practice
  • 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

  • Step up your reading therapy to the phrase and sentence levels
  • • Use matching or completion exercises to work on higher-level reading
    • Monitor your clients’ attention and problem-solving skills as they work
    • Stop photocopying worksheets for reading homework – it’s all here

  • Professional report format makes documentation a breeze
  • • Built-in scoring accurately records accuracy
    • 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 changing the number of answer choices
    • Add custom items for an individualized or functional approach

How to Use Reading Therapy for Home Practice

If you or a loved one is having difficulty reading, Reading Therapy can help. Sometimes it appears that a person understands what they read, but you don’t know for sure until you challenge their comprehension with matching and completion exercises. Discover and improve on your reading challenges. 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 Phrase Matching. Pick the phrase that best matches the picture.
  • If it’s too easy, try Phrase Completion or Sentence Matching.
  • If it’s too hard, limit the answer choices to 2 or 3 in the settings.
  • Try reading each phrase or sentence aloud for extra practice.
  • E-mail your results to your therapist or a family member to share your progress.

What People are Saying about Reading Therapy

★★★★★ Wonderful app for stroke patients – I purchased this app for my mother to use as an additional aid to the speech therapy she’s getting. She’s found it very helpful, and extremely user-friendly. When doing paper exercises, she can get very frustrated when she gets an answer wrong, and she can’t see the way forward to the right answer. This app avoids that by eliminating the wrong answer and giving her the chance to keep working out the right answer. Being able to pick and mix categories is a big advantage too. A fantastic app, and a good price too. This app has been expertly thought out and implemented. Very pleased with it.
Daughter of a stroke survivor, App Store Review, UK
I’ve come to expect only the best from Tactus Therapy. Reading Therapy delivers the same attention to detail, high quality photographs, flexibility, ease of use, automated scoring, and email results. I like that the app allows you to keep trying before advancing to the next exercise. The matching exercises may seem easy but upon trying, but they are rather challenging. You really need to read carefully and use your problem solving skills. The Completion exercises were great for testing my older kids’ knowledge of common phrases and functional use of the English language. If I have my way, Reading Therapy will get the attention from educators and parents that it deserves.

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

Goal Areas: Reading Comprehension, Attention, Problem Solving

Helps: Aphasia, Alexia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Cognitive-Communication Impairment, Brain Injury, Early Language Learners, Language Learning Disability, Autism, English as a Second Language Learners

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

Version: 3.0

Price: $24.99 USD

Included in: Language Therapy

Capitani, E., Laiacona, M., Mahon, B., & Caramazza, A. (2003). What are the facts of semantic category-specific deficits? A critical review of the clinical evidence. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 20(3-6), 213-261.

Druks, J. (2002). Verbs and nouns—a review of the literature. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 15(3), 289-315.

Nov 9, 2015            Version 2.01

  • Minor bug fixes

May 19, 2015            Version 2.0

  • German, Spanish, French, & UK English added

Nov 14, 2014            Version 1.06

  • Minor bug fixes

Feb 2, 2014            Version 1.05

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

Sep 10, 2013            Version 1.04

  • Minor fixes

Feb 19, 2013            Version 1.03

  • Bug fixes

Dec 21, 2012            Version 1.02

  • Control answer choice options between 2, 3, or all 4
  • Turn any picture on or off

Nov 20, 2012            Version 1.01

  • Customization—add your own exercises to each activity with separate storage folders
  • Usability updates

Jan 23, 2012            Reading TherAppy Initial Release

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Improve asking and answering questions with this 2-in-1 app for interrogatives.

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