Simply amazing… have used it with so many clients and their feedback has been so positive. Use this more than any other app. Simply amazing… have used it with so many clients and their feedback has been so positive. Use this more than any other app.
Cuespeak has become the go-to app in our team Cuespeak has become the “go to” app in our team. The contents and design clearly shows the developer understands aphasia therapy and what people with aphasia and their therapists want.
Crucially, the material is interesting and relevant, and a bonus is the addition of some humour. The tasks address a wide range of language and speech processing including semantic judgement, phonological access, orthographic access, sentence construction and speech production. There is plenty of “within task support” if extra cues are required and this contributes to the product resembling therapist delivered therapy. The variety of tasks, including activities that other apps do not address, makes it versatile to use with many patients. The quantity of practice items within each task is impressive and means that boredom is avoided, and a large quantity of practice is easily achieved. The app is easy to use, works smoothly and is visually attractive. Optional video tutorials are provided for each task and patients working independently might use these.
The app deserves 5 stars.
Brilliant! The most comprehensive aphasia app that I have ever seen! Brilliant! The most comprehensive aphasia app that I have ever seen!
Genius! I wish I had had this technology 20 years ago! It would have saved days and days of preparation, and I would have reached the answers I wanted a lot sooner! I wish I had had this technology 20 years ago! It would have saved days and days of preparation, and I would have reached the answers I wanted a lot sooner! Cuespeak allows me to support people with aphasia in a way that combines functionality alongside the theoretical underpinning of what we know about psycholinguistic processing. I am confident to use it knowing that its creator has an understanding of aphasia that is glaringly absent in other apps I have tried to use. The configurations of activities to target different areas (semantics, phonology, orthography), change levels of processing required, and vary the prompts, are endless, it is worth taking the time to use the settings available -if I can anyone can. Amazingly, the app updates with current affairs and topical themes which makes it engaging and relevant. I use it with clients with additional cognitive difficulties too as it provides structure to enable people to demonstrate competence rather than failure. It is intuitive for assessment, therapy, teletherapy, practice, teaching students and encouraging clients to ‘own’ their therapy – love it love it!
Hugely impressive… It’s the first time I’ve seen a language therapy app that really makes use of the potential of the technology Hugely impressive… It’s the first time I’ve seen a language therapy app that really makes use of the potential of the technology
An amazing app that will massively save time and resources An amazing app that will massively save time and resources
The best therapy tool I have ever used The best therapy tool I have ever used
Supercharge your aphasia therapy
Flexible, professional therapy all within a single app
Quick, easy customisation
Quick templates. Deep customisation
Large library of content, updated automatically
Built-in remote management for easier teletherapy
Professional therapy resources based on sound theoretical principles
Designed by a specialist speech language therapist with over 25 years experience
Extensively tested and designed with feedback from people with aphasia
Clear, clean interface
Intensive practice at the touch of a button
What are people saying?
Cuespeak is a fantastic, extensive and flexible language therapy tool. We are looking forward to expanding its use with our patients.
The fact that it updates itself regularly with current affairs puts it so far ahead of other apps. Thank you Cuespeak for changing the face of SLT apps! The fact that it updates itself regularly with current affairs puts it so far ahead of other apps. Thank you Cuespeak for changing the face of SLT apps!
Such a brilliant app, filled to the brim with brilliant content Such a brilliant app, filled to the brim with brilliant content
The content and design clearly show the developer understands aphasia therapy and what people with aphasia and their therapists want. The content and design clearly show the developer understands aphasia therapy and what people with aphasia and their therapists want.
“I can’t stress enough how much I love this app. I have been using it today with a lady with apraxia and aphasia and she was just so excited by how relevant it was to her life! “I can’t stress enough how much I love this app. I have been using it today with a lady with apraxia and aphasia and she was just so excited by how relevant it was to her life!
Most. Up-to-date. Therapy App. Ever. Most. Up-to-date. Therapy App. Ever.
Multiple therapy modules, all in one app
The therapy exercises in Cuespeak address the full range of difficulties encountered in aphasia and apraxia of speech, including word finding, sentence processing, auditory comprehension, reading comprehension, writing and articulation.
Most exercises use an interactive question and answer format, meaning that speech and language stimulation takes place in a context which goes some way towards emulating the demands of everyday communication.
There is a range of help available for when the questions prove difficult to answer, including spoken feedback on errors and spoken cues to help elicit spoken responses to questions.
Exercises are highly customisable to individual needs, making them suitable for people with anything from mild difficulties to very severe difficulties.
The main word-finding module in Cuespeak, QA contains nearly 2000 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.
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.
Sentence Sorter addresses spoken production of sentences, offering a range of options for how to do this.
In its default state (the sentence ordering task) the user hears/sees a question and, below, sees an answer in the form of a sentence anagram which needs to be arranged into the correct order. To make the task easier you can pre-fill specified tiles in the answer. You can even pre-fill all the words so that the task merely requires reading a sentence aloud in response to a question.
To make the task harder you can hide various elements such as the question, the answer and the picture. You can control the number of words in the answer and the complexity of those words from the point of view of spoken production.
This new module allows you to match just about anything to anything. Match spoken words, written words, pictures, articulation videos, first letter, and even sound effects. Control the number and type of distractors you want, and introduce a delay in their appearance to control top-down processing. Limited content at present but more arriving weekly!
As its name suggests, Soundspell is a spelling task which uses units of sound rather than individual letters. For example, ch is treated as a single unit, since it represents only one sound. This format aims to re-familiarise users with the relationship between word structure and sound, since many people with aphasia lose some or all of this ability. It can serve as an effective facilitator for spoken word production, and articulation videos are included to this end.
The sound/letter tiles can also be presented blank, making a sound sequencing task.
Perspectives targets wh-question comprehension with thematic distractors. Research has shown that exercises involving judgements about how thematic roles relate to syntactic roles in a sentence (‘mapping’) can have positive benefits for the ability to produce sentences, even when the therapy does not itself require any language output (e.g. E.V. Jones 1986).
We often focus on a person’s ability to say words without considering the extent to which they have accessed the sound of the word internally. Rhyme Judgement taps directly the ability to access output phonology (or “inner speech”) without requiring spoken output, an important consideration when diagnosing and treating apraxia of speech.
Senfill (short for “sentence fill”) addresses word-finding at the sentence level, the main focus being on verbs.
The user hears or sees a question, and needs to touch the written word that answers that question. The selected word will appear in the context of a spoken and written sentence below. The user then needs to judge whether or not the choice was correct, by touching the check button (the green smiley face). Spoken feedback is given on errors.
As with most exercise modules in Cuespeak, videos are available to help the user to say the target word.
Many people with aphasia have difficulty spelling words but can nevertheless retrieve some information about their written form, such as the number of letters. Focussing on this preserved knowledge can serve as a facilitator for word retrieval in both spoken form and written form. How Many Letters is designed to do this. Articulation videos are available for all target words.
Gather metrics on how well you’ve done and what help you’ve accessed
Score summaries and detailed progress history
Send scores to your therapist or helper to inform next steps
Graphs plot your improvements in accuracy, speed of answer and help received
Progress at your own pace
At home therapy
Use Cuespeak at home to continue exercises from in-person speech therapy or to enhance teletherapy. Or design your own programme of therapeutic sessions.
Easily select from a range of professionally created therapy goals to quickly access specially designed therapy sessions, then adjust them to your exact needs.
Menu of pre-made sessions
Drag-and-drop dashboard for easy customisation
Adjust language complexity to suit your needs
Share results with your therapist or helper directly through the app
Receive new sessions designed by your therapist or helper
Offline mode for use on the go
How much does it cost?
Cuespeak is free to download and try out with a generous set of content. You can unlock the complete content by starting a free 1 month trial.
If you like what you see, you can access the full content with an affordable monthly subscription.
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