Sights 'n Sounds 1

Speech therapy software that improves articulation and  word retrieval.  Useful for aphasia and oral apraxia.

Patients sees a word and/or picture and  hears the word (human speech), the speaks the word themselves. Patient then hears their speech, and the model speech for comparison.

With over 400 words, this program provides weeks (or months) of therapy. 

Add your own words pictures and sounds, for unlimited, customized therapy (in Pro and Deluxe versions).

Available in Spanish.

Speech therapy software screen shot
Lesson 4: Pictures and word for nouns
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Therapy for all skill levels ...

Make the exercises easier or harder by changing which cues are provided: text, spoken model, picture (in picture lessons).  The more cues you choose to have shown, the easier the exercise is. If a cue is not shown, the patient can click on a button to see or hear it.

6 Lessons, over 400 words.

Appropriate for:

  • Word Retrieval
  • Articulation
  • Apraxia
  • Aphasia
  • Anomia
  • Oral Reading
  • Auditory Discrimination
  • Repetition
Easiest level has single letter, like "b", hardest has words like "pouring", with a wide variety in between.
  1. Single syllable words
  2. Short words, organized by beginning sound (at, abe, able, boy, bay, boat, etc.)
  3. Short words, organized by ending sound (cat, boat, tow, stow, etc.)
  4. Pictures and words for nouns.
  5. Pictures and words for verbs.
  6. Words for abstract concepts (mind, happy, etc.)

Add your own words, pictures and sounds!

Add family members, hobby and work vocabulary.  Professional version lets you add up to 400 lessons each with 400 exercises (160,000 ) . In the Deluxe, you can create one custom lesson with up to 400 exercises.

Jayne Quigley
Caregiver
when my husband uses it, his diction improves.
I can always tell when my husband has been using   Sights and Sounds because his diction really improves."

- Jayne Quigley, caregiver.
From their story in the Stroke Connection magazine of the National Stroke Association

Easy to use - run it with the spacebar

Operate it with only a single key (spacebar) or the mouse. Anyone can use it.

Spanish version

Has the spoken and written cues in Spanish. translations were by Javier Cano, speech pathologist certified in both Spain and Columbia.

If the patient also need to watch someone's mouth moving in order to repeat words back clearly (due to severe apraxia, articulation difficulty, etc.) try our apraxia software program Speech Sounds On Cue, which shows them video of how to move their lips and tongue.

Additional Clinical Info

This aphasia & apraxia software is helpful for word-retrieval due to anomia (expressive aphasia), in which the patient has difficulty naming objects or retrieving words. So, if you show them pictures of objects, they have difficulty verbally naming the object.  It's particularly effective for fluent aphasia (also called Wernicke's Aphasia), in which the patient can speak, but much of that speech is in appropriate.  So if you show them a baseball and ask "what is it" they might respond  "round...you throw...you know...the catcher..." 

Computer Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows (Any version from 2000 to present:  2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7, 8 ),
  • 32 MB or more memory
  • About 80  MB Hard Drive space
  • Color screen (monitor)
  • Recommended: a Sound Card (which most computers have already.  If you have speakers they are plugged into the Sound Card.)

Also requires Soundcard and microphone.

[It's] a godsend
Clay,
Your Bungalow S & L CD lessons have been a godsend for my stroke which left me with a speech problem. I have been working which my speech therapist.

- Edward G. Volick P.E.
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