Word Retrieval was created by a certified speech and language pathologist for children and adults with word-finding difficulties. Word Retrieval was built around research on remediation of word retrieval difficulties to help children and adults organize their lexicons through activities including confrontational naming, associations, and divergent and convergent naming to improve their abilities to access already known words and increase their retrieval of words.


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Word Retrieval can be used for individuals with:

  • Aphasia
  • Specific language disorder
  • Learning disorders
  • Cognitive deficits leading to word finding difficulties
  • Autism
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Word Retrieval includes 7 different activity types. (Each activity offers 80 trials, organized into four sets):

  • Name this Picture
  • Sentence Completion (e.g. I eat soup with a…)
  • Opposite Meanings (e.g. What’s the opposite of the word “open”?)
  • Convergent Naming (This is an animal that has fur and four legs and is used to catch mice.)
  • Divergent Naming (Name five musical instruments.)
  • Associations (What things go with a house?)
  • Definitions (Define the word “lake.”)

Word Retrieval offers two activity types: Flashcards and the Word- Challenge Game. In the Flashcard activity, children or adults are presented with a picture or other verbal task (such as a sentence completion task). In the Word Challenge Game, children or adults practice these tasks in more fun way by playing the “Game of Challenge.”

Word Retrieval is easy to navigate and employs several tools to allow users to perform the following tasks:

  • Enter multiple students or patients
  • Change settings
  • Save selected goals for future sessions
  • Select alternate counts for multiple students or patients
  • Enable or disable written descriptions
  • Use the audio recording feature
  • Track correct and incorrect responses
  • View reports in table form
  • E-mail results at the end of the game