iName it

Language Rehabilitation
with visual context

Aphasia Therapy apps
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An evidence-based approach

The only app to offer context during naming practice

iName It is specifically designed to help individuals with difficulty recalling the names of common items found in the home with aphasia therapy. Developed by speech-language pathologists, iName It is a speech therapy software that provides users with a systematic way of convergent and divergent naming to recall functional words needed for activities of daily living. iName It consists of fifty nouns that are displayed within the context of the rooms where they are typically located, such as bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, etc… Each target word can be elicited by using one or more of the five different types of cues available: phonemic, phase completion, whole word or semantic.

Perfect as a therapy tool or as a home practice activity.

iName It is designed to work on word-retrieval secondary to aphasia therapy, and includes 10 target items for each household scene: bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom, and garage. Each scene is realistically depicted specifically to assist with visual and sentence completion clues. In addition, the app contains several types of clues or prompts to assist with the verbal recall. You may also check house of learning app and basic concepts skills screener developed by smarty ears.

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The primary objectives of iName It is to:

1. Improve word finding of common functional words found in the home and community.

2. Provide several types of cueing options to meet the needs of a wide range of clients at varying communication levels.

These include printed cues, a definition prompt, a semantic prompt, a phonetic cue (initial sound), and the written word. Each of these prompts was designed using the five types of evidenced based cueing suggested as being useful for word-finding by mta educational reading program (Hillis, 1993; Nickels, 2002, Wambaugh, 2007). Literature suggests using initial syllable cues and sentence completion cues may trigger motor commands for articulation and be beneficial to individuals with apraxia of speech as well (Love, 1977).

iName It can be used effectively by Speech-Language Pathologists and caregivers working with individuals experiencing word finding difficulties for aphasia therapy. It is specifically designed to assist people with a wide variety of word-finding deficits. Although the app is designed primarily for use by adults, it can be used with adolescents and children.

Five Home Settings

Practice functional vocabulary based on five home settings. Each setting includes five cueing techniques.

iname it for aphasia therapy

Technology created by specialists. Helping communication rehabilitation everywhere.

Video Tutorial:

"“This app is super cool for adults because it uses such real looking pictures. If you couldn’t tell from the name of the app, it’s used for naming items within their natural contexts.”"

References:

1. Hillis, A.E. (1993). The role of models of language processing in rehabilitation of language impairments. Aphasiology, 75-26.
2. Love, R., & Webb, W. (1977, May). The efficacy of cueing techniques in Broca’s aphasia. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 42, 170-178.
3. Nickels L. (2002) Therapy for naming disorders: revisited, revising, and reviewing. Aphasialogy.2002; 16:935-980
4. Swathi, K., & Gina, B. (2009, September 18). Evaluating the effectiveness of semantic-based treatment deficits in aphasia: what works? Seminar in Speech Language, 29(1), 71-82. Doi:10.1055/s-2008-1061626.
5. Wambaugh, J., & Ferguson, M. (2007). Application of semantic feature analysis to retrieval of action names in aphasia. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 44(3), 381-394. doi:10.1682/JRRD.2006.05.0038