Keyword Understanding

Fun with Colourful Concepts & Directions

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Keyword Understanding 

Improve listening and reading comprehension skills while working on attention to detail and working memory. 

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Keyword Understanding is suitable for:

  • children with language problems who need to work on vocabulary concepts and the ability to follow instructions of increasing length

  • adults with aphasia or cognitive-communication difficulties following stroke or traumatic brain injury. 

New demo video coming soon

Follow Thousands of Directions 

  • Target auditory comprehension (listening), reading comprehension, attention to detail, and working memory (holding information)

  • Improve the ability to follow directions of increasing keyword/information-carrying word length

  • Develop the understanding of adjectives (size, colour) and temporal concepts (before/after, first/then) 

Keyword Understanding activities

Comprehension Check

Check understanding of vocabulary and the concepts of size and colour in Comprehension Check.

Select the vocabulary items, sizes (small, big) and colours you wish to include in Settings. 

Before & After 

Work on the concepts of Before/After in a variety of position in a sentence e.g.

  • Start of sentence: Before you touch the hat, touch the car

  • Middle of sentence: Touch the hat before you touch the car

Object, Size & Color

Choose a level (2-6 keyword level)

  • 2 keyword level e.g. Touch the red balloon​

  • 3 keyword level e.g. Touch the small, green umbrella 

  • 4 keyword level e.g. Touch the yellow chair and the blue candle

  • 6 Keyword level e.g. Touch the big pink cupcake and the small green glasses

First & Then

Work on the concepts of First/Then in sentences of increasing keyword length

  • Level 1: First touch the book, then touch the flag

  • Level 2: First touch the red paintbrush, then touch the pink clock

  • Level 3: First touch the big, pink candle, then touch the small, red box


others say about Keyword Understanding

Dan Fitch

CCC-SLP, It's All Language blog

Keyword Understanding is a comprehensive auditory processing and receptive language application. You can set levels, monitor data collection, and help your students with multiple listening challenges. I have already found success with it for some of my students with Autism as well as language delays.

Helen Coleman

SLT, Speech Blog UK

Every child I have used it with has been very engaged by the lovely, brightly-coloured pictures, and has quite happily kept on listening and following the instructions. 

Tatyana Elleseff

CCC-SLP, Smart Speech Therapy

This app is great for children with processing difficulties which need to improve their ability to follow directions with a variety of embedded concepts.


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