1800+ phrase & sentence level reading comprehension tasks with the option of creating your own exercises!
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This app gives adults with neurological impairment (stroke, brain injury, aphasia) and older children with special needs the practice they need in between reading words and reading stories. It's a digital workbook of semantically organized reading comprehension tasks with the added ability for you to create your own exercises in each mode!
Goal Areas: Reading Comprehension, Attention, Problem Solving, Visual Processing, Reasoning
Can be used with: Aphasia, Alexia, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Cognitive-Communication Impairment, Brain Injury, Early Language Learners, Language Learning Disability, Autism, English as a Second Language Learners
*4 modes with over 450 exercises each, for 1,800+ reading comprehension practice items
*Hundreds of clear full-color photographs selected by a Speech-Language Pathologist used in both matching modes
*Carefully-crafted foils on each exercise challenge users to read carefully
*Clean interface with symbol support allows for independent use
*Automated scoring allows for easy data-tracking
*Wrong answers are grayed out once selected
*Forward and back buttons allow users to skip items and go back to discuss completed items or retry skipped exercises
*Child-friendly mode removes references to adult themes and disables links to outside sites
*Users see their answers paired with the stimulus for reinforcement of the correct answer
*Turn any picture/word on or off
*Limit answer choices to 2, 3, or 4, or automatically adjust based on performance
*Results can be e-mailed in a report-ready format so clients can keep their therapist informed of their progress and therapists can send results to themselves for charting later, using the copy-and-paste ready format to decrease documentation time
- Recommendations for what to do next now include the new Advanced Writing Therapy and Advanced Language Therapy apps
Ratings and Reviews
Good for classroom as well
I've used this in my classroom for students with autism. One of the things I like best about the app is phrase matching, where students match a photo to the words describing it. This is great for working on reading comprehension with my students. I especially like that some of the words are similar so students really have to descriminate, such as if it's a "slippery snake" or a "sugary snake", or choosing the correct color as well as the item. I'd love to have a simpler option where "snake" was the answer, for students who don't read as many words yet. Love that one of the categories is body parts!
I see a lot of potential with the fact that you can add your own categories and photos to work on custom vocabulary. It would be great if you could access the photos already in the application for this, so that you didn't need to take a photo of each item you wanted to add in order to use a custom list, but I love that you can set up your own list. Another "wish for" item would be the option to have the data tell me which items a student missed, rather than just percentage of accuracy, but these are just wish items that would make a great app even better.
Advancing from speaking single words to phrases and sentences
The NamingApp and the ReadingApp have similar user interfaces which is great. For my wife suffering from aphasia and apraxia, it was a natural step to use the ReadingApp to move from saying single words to saying phrases and complete sentences. The ReadingApp has options of phrase matching and completion and sentence matching and completion. My wife likes to use the sentence completion feature and then speak the completed sentence. Unlike the NamingApp, the ReadingApp does not have the facility to speak the completed sentence so I or someone else has to work with her. It would be great if Tactus added this or created another app that speaks sentences.
This is a very helpful app for patients to use during a therapy session or on their own. Many of the patients I work with have reading issues and this app is very helpful. It is so nice not having to carry around multiple photocopies. The app will work for children or adults. The app is multifunctional without being visually distracting. The therappy set of apps are excellent and the ones I use most often. I have also had many patients buy this app.
- Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd
- 37.9 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.