Project Description

Let’s See Why You Need Spaced Retrieval Therapy


Spaced Retrieval Therapy uses a scientifically proven method to help people with dementia or other memory impairments actively train to recall important information.

Recalling an answer over multiplying intervals of time, such as 1 minute, 2 minutes, 8 minutes, and so on, helps to cement the information in memory.

Spaced Retrieval Therapy is an enhanced interval timer with independent data tracking and prompts. It automatically increases the time between prompts with correct responses and decreases it with incorrect ones.

  • Work on up to three targets at once
  • Keeps track of expanding intervals
  • Works in the background while doing other therapy exercises
  • Prompts on screen and with sound when it’s time to ask again
  • Tracks performance accuracy and interval data automatically
  • Available on Apple App Store and Android Google Play Store

Benefits for the Speech-Language Professional

  • Put away your stopwatch, calculator, and tally pad
  • • Tracks time intervals and responses for up to 3 targets at a time
    • Works in the background so you can use other apps while training
    • Send yourself the report with detailed data and professional language

  • Better outcomes for your clients
  • • Evidence-based technique is proven effective for people with dementia
    • Select personalized, functional goals for your clients to improve memory or safety
    • Train caregivers, volunteers, or care staff to increase frequency of treatment

How to Use Spaced Retrieval Therapy for Home Practice

If your loved one has difficulty remembering important names, schedules, or safety precautions, they might benefit from memory training for these facts. Spaced Retrieval Therapy is an app meant to help you administer and track this memory training program that gradually adds time between attempts to recall information. Hopefully you have a Speech-Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist working with you and your loved one on a personalized rehab program, but if you’re on your own, start here:

  • Think of one name or fact for your loved one to recall, such as a name.
  • It’s important to only train facts that don’t change, since once they are remembered, it’s not easy to forget them!
  • Ask the question and start the timer. Give the correct answer if needed.
  • Ask again when the timer goes off, following the program’s time intervals.
  • Talk about other things or do another activity between questions.

What People are Saying about Spaced Retrieval Therapy

The whole idea about apps for therapy is that it makes the work easier for both the clinician and the client. There are thousands of therapy apps in the App Store, but there are only a handful that are as effective, as functional, and as flexible as Spaced Retrieval Therapy. We foresee the increased usage of Spaced Retrieval Therapy especially among our client’s caregivers because of its simple and easy-to-use interface. It really just works.
Carla, SLP,
I love this app for working with my patients with dementia. Spaced retrieval is excellent for helping individuals with dementia remember important things (names of caregivers, where they live, where to look if they need to find information, etc.). I love that with this app, I don’t have to constantly check my watch to see if its time to ask the question again, or set my cell phones alarm clock for a dozen different time intervals.
SLP , App Store Review, US

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

Goal Areas: Memory, Word Retrieval, Orientation, Safety Procedures, Schedule Recall, Face-Name Association – any memory target!

Helps: Aphasia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Cognitive-Communication Impairment, Brain Injury, Special Needs Students

Used by: Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Family member, Neuropsychologists, Researchers, Care Home/Skilled Nursing Facility staff, Psychologists, Social Workers, Students, Anyone who wants to remember something specific

Languages: English (US)

Version: 1.04

Price: $4.99 USD

Bundled in: Tactus Collection Part 2 – Clinical Tools

Sep 18, 2015           Version 1.04

  • Minor fixes for iOS 9

Apr 15, 2015           Version 1.03

  • Minor fixes and updates

Sep 14, 2013           Version 1.02

  • Minor fixes

Aug 1, 2013           Version 1.01

  • Landscape and iPhone 5 displays added

Feb 20, 2012           Spaced Retrieval Therapy Initial Release

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Spaced Retrieval Therapy is available for your iOS and Android devices.

It can also be purchased as part of the following iOS bundles:


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