Word Retrieval was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for children and adults with word-finding difficulties.
Word Retrieval was built around research on remediation of word retrieval difficulties to help children and adults organize their lexicons through activities including confrontational naming, associations, and divergent and convergent naming to improve their abilities to access already known words and increase their retrieval of words.
Word Retrieval can be used for individuals with:
-Specific language disorder
-Cognitive deficits leading to word finding difficulties
-Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Word Retrieval includes 7 different activity types. (Each activity offers 80 trials, organized into four sets):
-Name this Picture
-Sentence Completion (e.g. I eat soup with a…)
-Opposite Meanings (e.g. What’s the opposite of the word “open”?)
-Convergent Naming (This is an animal that has fur and four legs and is used to catch mice.)
-Divergent Naming (Name five musical instruments.)
-Associations (What things go with a house?)
-Definitions (Define the word “lake.”)
Word Retrieval offers two activity types: Flashcards and the Word- Challenge Game. In the Flashcard activity, children or adults are presented with a picture or other verbal task (such as a sentence completion task).
In the Word Challenge Game, children or adults practice these tasks in more fun way by playing the “Game of Challenge.”
Word Retrieval is easy to navigate and employs several tools to allow users to perform the following tasks:
-Enter multiple students or patients
-Save selected goals for future sessions
-Select alternate counts for multiple students or patients
-Enable or disable written descriptions
-Use the audio recording feature
-Track correct and incorrect responses
-View reports in table form
-E-mail results at the end of the game
Fixed issue with recording.
Ratings and Reviews
Terrible, expensive game
After paying $10, I tried to play this game. It's a terrible app that I thought would help me in my word retrieval difficulties. Well, that sure was a waste of $10 because it was difficult to use, not responsive to my answers and didn't really help me grow in word finding.
Great app - speech therapist here
This has been a great app for my 2nd-4th grade students. They feel like they are playing a game and love the competition.
A couple things I wish it had that I haven't noticed.
1. A final score page at the end for the kids to see who won. They don't care about their percentages of questions right but the score they got when picking the numbers.
2. More questions available. It seems limited with the amount of questions in each category.
3. A way to pick questions so each kid has different ones. A lot of times when in a group the kids will get the same question and know the answer right away if they were paying attention.
A great app!
Variety of activities
There are a variety of language activities but I would love to see it adapted or modified to allow users to not only have incorrect and correct, but another option for responses that may be an approximate but not completely the answer... Addition of 3-4 picture choices would be a nice option to use when working with children with severe communication deficits.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.