Keyword Understanding

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Keyword Understanding is designed to help improve their auditory and reading comprehension skills while working on attention to detail and working memory. The app is ideal for children with language problems who need to work on vocabulary concepts and the ability to follow instructions of increasing length. It is also suitable for adults with aphasia or cognitive-communication difficulties following stroke or traumatic brain injury. 


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

  • 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

  • Work on the concepts of Before/After in a variety of position in a sentence

  • Work on the concepts of First/Then

  • Available on the AppStore

Keyword Understanding Tips

  • Ensure that you check understanding of vocabulary items, size and colour before moving to harder levels

  • Interact with the user when they are using the app e.g. give praise, repeat the questions if needed

  • Keep track of user progress by emailing result summaries 

What Others Say About Keyword Understanding

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.

By Dan Fitch, CCC-SLP, It's All Language blog

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. 

By Helen Coleman, Speech Blog UK

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

By Tatyana Elleseff, CCC-SLP, Smart Speech Therapy

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