Category Therapy Lite gives you a sample of the types of activities available in the full app. Category Therapy is a professional speech therapy app that practices mental organization skills for individuals who have language problems due to stroke, brain injury, or developmental disorders. You’ll see why speech-language pathologists & families “absolutely love this app,” calling it “highly recommended,” “my go-to app for categories,” & “well worth it!”

When mental organization skills (the ability to group items & name common characteristics) are lost or damaged, it affects our basis for structuring & understanding the world. Category Therapy encourages re-learning categorization skills by providing unlimited therapy using evidence-based exercises on your mobile device.

Category Therapy features four exercises:
Find | Classify | Exclude | Add One
and three levels of difficulty:
Concrete | Subcategories | Abstract

Category Therapy helps patients develop categorization skills along a hierarchy from simple to complex. It was designed by a Speech-Language Pathologist as a stroke recovery tool and is perfect for people who have difficulty speaking or finding words.

“What Category Therapy has managed to do is to collate four kinds of activities into one tight, comprehensive app & spruced it up with customizable field sizes, filtered target categories, cue types & best of all, difficulty levels that range from concrete to abstract categories.” — Carla C, SLP of iSPeakApp

Category Therapy fits within a collaborative rehab model, seamlessly linking the clinic to the home, while connecting therapists to families & clients. It’s a useful assessment tool for professionals to gain insight into the cognition & comprehension of non-verbal patients, and the comprehensiveness of the app allows for extended engagement & practice time. Category Therapy is simple & intuitive for both professionals and patients, providing more repetitions & faster improvements.

“The ability to e-mail results makes therapy so much easier because you can focus your time on explaining why different choices were correct or incorrect & actually teach rather than have to write down results.” — Jessica C, SLP of Consonantly Speaking

The clean, high-contrast layout uses realistic photos, recorded voice & easy-to-read print. Interactive text & icons enable the user to hear an item, category, or instruction stated aloud. With 700 images in 70 categories, four activities with three levels, & multiple settings, the full app has literally thousands of unique exercises.

“It will be a LONG time before you run out of content to use with one patient/student, & the app’s fantastic settings options will allow you to use it with a variety of individuals, regardless of cognitive abilities.” — Aubrey K, SLP of Speechie Apps

Category Therapy is valuable for learners of all ages & abilities. Try Category Therapy Lite for a small taste of how this app can add educational value to any rehab center, special education classroom, or speech clinic.

We believe that therapy should continue as long as you want to improve. We make apps that let you decide when, where, & how often you want to practice.
* Use the same tools at home as are used in therapy
* Adjusts to challenge you as you improve & measure progress
* Affordable single purchase & no ongoing subscriptions

We believe that apps should make therapy easier for clinicians.
* Fast access to high-quality, evidence-based materials
* Ready-made customizable home programs
* Detailed summaries in clinical language for fast reporting
* Designed for collaboration & engagement between therapists, families, & clients

What’s New

Version 1.09

- fixing a problem some users were experiencing after updating to iOS 12

Ratings and Reviews

AlphaDonkey ,

Key word 'light'

Very disappointed with this tiny teaser of an app. I have a relative with dementia, and would love to be able to afford to buy the full suite of these apps to use to work with her. I expected more than just one series of exercises. Am deleting this huge waste of my time researching and downloading apps to help. Not expecting much for free but this was disgusting.

Developer Response ,

We're sorry you're disappointed. We understand it is very difficult trying to help a loved one on a limited budget. We offer these Lite apps so people can see if they contain the right types of exercises and get a feel for how they work before paying hard-earned money for the full versions. We try to keep the full versions priced affordably while still sustaining our ability to keep them updated and supported.

keast ,

so so

i would write the developer instead of doing this review, but no email is given ! It's an ok app but needs improvement. We should be able to select the number of questions given. The app only lets a student do 3.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your review. We have added a clearer link to our email in the app based on your feedback. You can select the number of questions and field sizes in the full version of the app. This is just a sample version so you can see how the full app works. Thanks for checking it out!

stberhow ,


I love this app. It is so versatile in offering many different ways to determine the persons ability to understand and use categorizing skills!


Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd
11.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012-2018 Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.


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