Stroke & Brain Injury
Will help with
It is designed primarily for use by speech and language therapists (SLTs) working with adults with acquired neurogenic communication difficulties such as aphasia, apraxia of speech and their associated cognitive difficulties. Although its potential is greatest when configured by a SLT as part of a full therapy programme, it is designed also to be accessible to users who are unable to access the support of a SLT service.
Cuespeak allows the creation of a bespoke programme of exercises for each individual. The steadily growing exercise library addresses semantics, phonology, word-finding, spelling and sentence processing, as well as some of the cognitive difficulties underlying language impairment. The exercises are designed to be attractive, engaging and motivating, and are peppered with gentle humour. The app uses a mixture of photographs and cartoon illustrations, and a mixture of synthetic speech and real audio. The use of synthetic speech allows us to include a large amount of spoken feedback on errors, and a large number of verbal cues to facilitate spoken word production.
All exercises can be configured using parameters such as the number of sounds in a word, syllable number, initial and final sounds of words, word frequency and topic area covered. Presets are available to simplify the process for users without SLT support.
My TherAppy Review:
Pros: Great therapist features, impairment based activities with video demonstrations and good explanations. Provides detailed reports on progress. Very adjustable.
Cons: Robotic voice, not able to email the results. Although the app is free to download home users are invited to subscribe for £3.99 per month
Version 1.0.2 tested 26/10/17