Easy “How to” Guide:
Main page has four different activity choices. Choose the one that you would like to use.
When you click on the Naming Practice button, you will first be brought to the categories page. It is here where you are asked to choose the amount of items and categories that you would like to have appear during your naming practice session.
Start naming practice by pressing the right arrow. A colorful picture of a noun will appear with six buttons below it. This is when you can ask the client to name the picture that arrives on the screen. If the client correctly names the picture, click the green check in the upper right corner. If the client had trouble naming the picture, click the red X. This is how your client’s score is calculated. If you would like the client to receive clues in order to name the picture, then click on one of the cuing buttons. A written cue can be provided by having the word spelled out, a verbal cue can be provided by having a carrier phrase stated, a phonemic cue can be provided by having the first letter stated, a definition of the word can be given if you click on the book icon, or the whole word can be provided by pressing on the button that contains two quotes. I love this cuing ability as I have always had to come up with these type of phonemic and content cues on my own in the past during therapy and now this wonderful app just saves me time and makes things much easier! I love the cues that are provided because when a client can name a picture when given just one or two cues, they stay motivated and positive to do more therapy because they increase naming success!
The Naming Test is a wonderful area that I will use now during my evaluations with aphasics or children to gain a better understanding of their overall vocabulary and naming skills. After selecting the targeted categories section, 30 different nouns will appear on the screen (one at a time). The client is simply asked to name what they see. The clinician is then able to help keep track of the score by asking to press the green check button for a correct answer or the red arrow button for an incorrect score. I did this naming test with an aphasic client this past week and I was able to note several of her aphasic characteristics after doing this naming test. For instance, she demonstrated perseveration, circumlocution and a delayed response time. I took note of that on my own notepad. I also jotted down her ability to use gestures in order to help describe the pictures that she could not name. When I did this test with a child client, I took note of misarticulated sounds in his words and his ability to name or not name certain items in different categories. Once the test was completed, I chose to have the results emailed to me and I put both reports in their client files. The breakdown of what was named and in what category looked professional and specific. I also emailed the child's results to his parents. They appreciated seeing that!
The Naming TherAppy also gives the therapist the ability to add words, prompts and cues. A therapist can add their own photos and create a personalized vocabulary list for specific clients. This a wonderful feature that will help to create more personal and individualized sessions for clients as they can then work on naming family, friends, and objects found in their own environments. Super cool, don't you think? :)
The Naming TherAppy application from Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd is simply wonderful! I love it for its colorful pictures, its ability to provide a variety of cuing techniques to help a client name items, the customization feature that promotes a functional and individualized session, its ability to keep score of a client’s progress and its ability to provide vocabulary understanding information! It can be used during an assessment session and during therapy in order to target a wide range of goals with my adult and child clients. It is professionally made and without glitches. It is a perfect application that is helpful for improving a client’s naming and describing skills and a variety of other skills too. Is it worth the money? YES! I don’t think that you will be disappointed in the purchase. And I also think that it is possible that you could use the app almost every day with a variety of clients!
Manda Riebel, MA-CCC-SLP
Twin Sisters Speech & Language Therapy
3-23-13: And the winnter is......
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