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Writing Therapy helps people with aphasia and other language difficulties practice spelling common words they hear or see.

Unlike other learn-to-spell apps, users select and then rearrange letter tiles until they are satisfied, rather than letters only fitting into the correct spot.

With its built-in hierarchy, Writing Therapy works at several levels of difficulty and provides hints, which allows users to work independently and achieve success. Relearn to spell familiar names and places by adding your own words and pictures.

  • 4 modes: Fill-in-the-Blank, Copy, Spell What You See, and Spell What You Hear
  • 3 levels of difficulty creates 12 different exercises
  • Set word length between 3 to 10 letters
  • 500+ words and full-color photographs
  • Add your own photos and words
  • 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

  • Easily work on spelling with clients who can’t write
  • • Activities cover completion, copying, dictation, and written naming
    • Clients learn to self-monitor and self-correct using preserved reading abilities
    • So much faster and more efficient than Scrabble® or Bananagrams® letter tiles

  • Professional report format makes documentation a breeze
  • • Built-in scoring accurately records accuracy and benefit of cues
    • 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 limiting the length of the words
    • Select the starting difficulty level for your client
    • Add custom images for an individualized or functional approach

How to Use Writing Therapy for Home Practice

If you or a loved one is having difficulty spelling words, Writing Therapy can help with four ways to practice. You can even put in your own family names to practice these important words. 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 Fill-in-the-Blank or Copy on Easy.
  • If it’s too easy, adjust the difficulty to Medium, then Hard.
  • If it’s too hard, limit the number of letters in the words in the settings.
  • Try Spell What You See and Spell What You Hear to challenge yourself.
  • Stuck? Give yourself a hint to make it easier. You can do it on your own!
  • There’s no penalty for trying – drag the letters into place, make changes until you’re happy, then hit Check to find out how you did.
  • If you have trouble dragging the letters, change the setting to tap them into place.
  • E-mail your results to your therapist or a family member to share your progress.

What People are Saying about Writing Therapy

I really like that this app can be used by both children and adults. I love the great real-life photographs used instead of cartoon pictures or line drawings. The functional, categorized vocabulary you use in your apps is appreciated!! I especially like the feature allowing older students/clients the opportunity to analyze their responses prior to submitted them. This app has great control over the length of the words selected, the voice quality is good, and clinicians will appreciate the data reporting! Great job!
SLP, App Store Review, US
Beautifully done! This is a very great app intended to help users learn to spell words. It has a very simple interface but excels at its intended purpose. A child or an adult can use this; the very nice part is that it isn’t childish as many learn to spell apps are, which I absolutely love. My favorite part is the fact that words can actually be misspelled which allows the user to decide for themselves if it is correct or not BEFORE hitting the check button. So the target word is actually learned rather than just swiping letters until they all go into the correct slot. Love this app!
Parent, App Store Review, US
Great app, highly engaging! I used this app with two of my aphasia clients- one in her 30s and one in his 50s. Both found it engaging and wanted to continue to use the app throughout their session. I like the different levels of difficulty and the hints (which both of my clients appreciated as well). Great app!
SLP, App Store Review, US

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

Goal Areas: Written Expression, Spelling, Written Naming, Writing to Dictation, Copying

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

Vocabulary: 500+ Nouns + Unlimited Custom Words

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

Version: 3.1

Price: $24.99 USD

Included in: Language Therapy

Coltheart, M., Sartori, G., & Job, R. (Eds.)(2013). The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Language (Psychology Revivals). Psychology Press.

Ball, A. L., de Riesthal, M., Breeding, V. E., & Mendoza, D. E. (2011). Modified ACT and CART in severe aphasia. Aphasiology, 25(6-7), 836-848.

Beeson, P. M., & Egnor, H. (2006). Combining treatment for written and spoken naming. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12(06), 816-827.

Beeson, P. M., Hirsch, F. M., & Rewega, M. A. (2002). Successful single-word writing treatment: Experimental analyses of four cases. Aphasiology, 16(4-6), 473-491.

Robson, J., Marshall, J., Chiat, S., & Pring, T. (2001). Enhancing communication in jargon aphasia: A small group study of writing therapy. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 36(4), 471-488.

Nov 9, 2015            Version 2.02

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

Jun 19, 2015            Version 2.01

  • Minor updates

May 19, 2015            Version 2.0

  • Spanish, French, & German languages added
  • UK English localization and new voice recordings
  • Auto-advance or manually move to the next item
  • Select any combination of word length
  • Hear letter names pronounced as you touch each tile

Nov 14, 2014            Version 1.07

  • Minor bug fixes

Feb 2, 2014            Version 1.06

  • New ability to backup and restore custom items

Sep 11, 2013            Version 1.05

  • Minor fixes

Feb 19, 2013            Version 1.04

  • Bug fix

Jan 23, 2013            Version 1.03

  • Interactive letter now initiate sound when touched
  • Full database control turns words on/off

May 9, 2012            Version 1.02

  • Add your own words with new customization added
  • Child-friendly mode added to deactivate outside links

Oct 28, 2011            Version 1.01

  • Added UK English voice and vocabulary
  • Functionality additions allow choice between lowercase and capital letters, and tile movement from drag to tap

Sep 30, 2011            Writing TherAppy Initial Release

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