Aphasia therapy apps

  • Aphasia therapy apps can help you to continue your communication practice.
  • An app might help one person with aphasia.
  • But this does not mean it would help all people with aphasia.
  • Ask your speech and language therapist what apps they would recommend for you.
  • We have looked at the most commonly used aphasia therapy apps.
  • We are not endorsing or recommending any of the apps but rather sharing information.
  • To see more aphasia therapy apps visit Aphasia Software Finder in the additional support section on this page.
  • The Stroke Association will not give advice or recommendations on specific technology or apps.

Therapy apps to try

Disclaimer: The Stroke Association provides the details of other apps for information only.

Inclusion on My Stroke Guide does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement.

What is an app?

An app or application is a piece of software on your smartphone or tablet.

You can find guidance about how to download an app here.

image of an open app

Cost

Some apps are free.

You might have to buy some apps.

The apps might have a once off cost, in-app purchases or monthly subscription.

Always check the cost of apps.

Before buying an app, always check if there is a free version.

The free version is often called a ‘lite’ version.

Test the lite version to see if you find the app helpful.

thinking about app costs

Before you download an app

Look at who created the app.

  • If the app is for people with aphasia was a speech and language therapist involved in making the activities.

Look at who the app was made for.

  • Make sure the content and images is appropriate for an adult.

Check that the app works on your device.

  • Some apps will only be available on specific devices.

Be wary of apps that have ads on them. This can be distracting.

what to think about before downloading an app

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