The main word-finding module in Cuespeak is called QA (short for “Questions and Answers”). QA contains over 1800 questions, which combine two related tasks: a semantic task and a word-finding task. Any element on the screen can be hidden, creating 13 variants (available in settings), each variant placing a different amount of emphasis on the various aspects of language processing, such as understanding spoken questions, reading comprehension, word-finding and articulation, as well as non-verbal semantic difficulties.
Since virtually all people with moderate to severe aphasia have difficulties in at least one of these areas, QA tends to be suitable for most users, and is usually the best starting point in a therapy programme, even if the person’s problems aren’t primarily semantic in nature.
As in many of the Cuespeak modules, every question in QA has a button which, when pressed, displays videos showing the articulation of the target word and the word broken down into syllables and the individual sounds.