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Verb Toolbox

Word-Finding Therapy for Aphasia

Verb Toolbox

Verb Toolbox adopts 3 evidence-based verb naming therapy approches (Semantic Feature Analysis, Errorless Learning, & Response Elaboration Therapy), and 2 evidence-based comprehension therapy approaches.

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  • Over 100 high-quality pictures of people doing a variety of things

  • Custom verb naming test 

  • 3 evidence-based naming therapy activities (Describe, Elaborate, Repeat)

  • 2 evidence-based comprehension activities (Listen, Read)

  • Choose the words you wish to include in the naming test and in practice 

  • Add and delete new users

  • Keep track of user progress by reviewing past results in-app

  • Option to email results 

Evidence-Based Naming Therapy for Verbs

Verb Toolbox adopts 3 evidence-based verb naming therapy approches (Semantic Feature Analysis, Errorless Learning, & Response Elaboration Therapy), and 2 evidence-based comprehension therapy approaches.

  • Over 100 high-quality pictures of people doing a variety of things

  • Custom verb naming test 

  • 3 evidence-based naming therapy activities (Describe, Elaborate, Repeat)

  • 2 evidence-based comprehension activities (Listen, Read)

  • Choose the words you wish to include in the naming test and in practice 

  • Add and delete new users

  • Keep track of user progress by reviewing past results in-app

  • Option to email results 

  • Available to download on the AppStore

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WHAT

others say about Conversation Paceboard

Tatyana Elleseff

CCC-SLP, Smart Speech Therapy

Having fun and concrete visuals have helped my clients significantly as compared to the usage of traditional static pacing board

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STORY

behind Comprehension Toolbox

Hi, I'm Lorraine. I am a Speech and Language Therapist and the founder of Aptus Speech Therapy. I designed Conversation Paceboard. My inspiration for the app came from my clinical experience of working with adults with dysarthria due to neurological conditions including Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson's Disease, Motor Neurone Disease. Dysarthria is a speech disorder that is characterised by poor articulation, respiration, and/or phonation. 

 

For many people with dysarthria, slowing their rate of speech helps improve speech clarity and intelligibility. Traditionally, speech therapists have used paper-based pacing boards to help the person to slow their rate of speech. A pacing board typically consists of 3-6 circles and the person is prompted to touch a circle each time they say a word. 

I used to use paper-based pacing boards to help adults with dysarthria to speak more clearly. However, I found that they were often not effective. This was because the person using a pacing board would often begin to tap the circles at a fast rate and then their speech would get faster too. I wondered if it would be possible to make a pacing board app that would give the user additional visual cues to help them to slow their rate of speech correctly. Conversation Paceboard was born... 

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