Introducing a speech-language therapy app
by Aphasia Talks Inc.

Cue→Name

Objects
 
Simple level
Moderate level
Complex level

Select English, Spanish, Chinese, or Hindi

Simple
Image by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlba
Image by Cayla1
Book
Soup
Image by Edson Torres
Dog
Wine
Image by Apolo Photographer
Moderate
Image by Debby Hudson
Image by madison lavern
Image by Margarita Zueva
Pear
Oatmeal
Yoga
Referee
Referee
Complex
Image by Meghan Rodgers
Basil
Calamari
Fried Calamari
Image by Stephanie Klepacki
Cruise
Kiwi
Image by Bermix Studio

Materials at the ready

As busy speech-language pathologists with high productivity levels, we are always searching for useful therapy materials that are easily adaptable for a variety of clients. We are a group of dynamic, caring professionals who strive to provide skilled services in a constantly expanding field. Apps & technology have emerged as effective tools for functional, interactive aphasia therapy for in-person sessions, telepractice, and home carryover. 

Introducing Cue→Name (Objects), an app with clear photographs designed to treat word finding deficits, a common component of aphasia.

  • 500+ clear photos grouped by 3 complexity levels to fit all of your clients' needs, including aphasia, apraxia, and dementia.

  • Confrontation naming, responsive naming, forced-choice naming, description, repetition, oral reading, gesture, and writing goals can all be addressed with this app!

  • Cue→Name (Objects) is SMART-goal ready: The client will improve confrontation naming for simple / moderate / complex objects to enable communication of wants and needs with minimal / moderate / maximal assist to __% accuracy within __ sessions.

  • Clients can select a first letter cue for min assist, a printed word cue for mod assist, or a verbal model for max assist as needed for success. The uncluttered aphasia-friendly interface enables home practice for clients to continue work independently or with a family member/caregiver.

  • English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin) and Hindi versions are included in one app, with more languages coming!  Images were selected with mindfulness for cultural inclusion. 

 

EBP research* has supported app use to allow for additional client practice which can enhance progress and possibly extend coverage for rehab services.

 Cue→Name (Objects)   

is available for download onto your mobile device

 Cue→Name
Actions 
Simple level



Moderate level
         


Complex level






 

Driving
Eating ICe Cream
Sleeping Baby

driving

eating

sleeping

Elderly Woman at Gym
Snow Trekker in Tent
Knitting Needles
Woman Kayaking
Exfoliation Treatment
Wine Toasting

exercising

camping

knitting

kayaking

massaging

toasting

Many would argue that recovery for verbs is equal to, or even more vital, than for nouns. Action words carry content and communicate ideas. Access to this vocabulary help progress expressive language from the single word to the phrase and sentence level.

Cue→Name (Actions) contains over 165 verbs within 3 complexity levels. This app has the same features for cued assist for word retrieval, which is uncluttered and user-friendly.  

Speech-language pathologists will utilize the images and word prompts in therapy with their clients to address confrontation and responsive naming, create verbal and written sentences, and to describe the scene.

The app is amenable to EBP treatments including:

  • Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) 

  • Response Elaboration Training (RET) 

  • Gestural Facilitation of Naming (GES)

  • Copy and Recall Treatment (CART)

  • Promoting Aphasics' Communicative Effectiveness (PACE)

  • Communication Partner Training (CPT) and more!

 Cue→Name (Actions)   

is available for download onto your mobile device

Cue→Name Objects

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Cue→Name Actions

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Aphasia Talks Inc.
is excited to expand
our app selections,
so stay tuned!

Mindy Schnell, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP is a clinical educator and adjunct instructor with 30 years of experience treating adult neurogenic speech-language-cognitive disorders. She utilizes technology extensively with her clients and runs app seminars and groups to introduce graduate students in speech-language pathology to all that apps have to offer for a variety of deficits and treatment plans.

The mission of Aphasia Talks Inc.is to provide high quality, affordable apps to SLPs, clients, and families to support them in their communication journey.

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Flurie, M., Ungrady, M., Reilly, J. (2020). Evaluating a maintenance-based treatment approach to preventing lexical dropout in progressive         anomia. J of Sp, Lang & H Research. (63), 4082-4095.

Hashimoto, N. (2020). The use of written naming and repetition to treat naming deficits in aphasia. Amer J of Sp-Lang Path. 29, 216-237.

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