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Synonyms, Antonyms, & Homonyms

This program is for higher level word-retrieval ("word-finding") common in aphasia. It's a companion or follow-on to Aphasia Tutor 2.

Displays a prompt such as "Up is the opposite of ___". The patient chooses or types the correct answer. As the title suggests, has lessons where the patient finds a word that has the same meaning (Synonym), opposite meaning (Antonym) or finds another word that sounds the same (Homonym).

Highest levels are very challenging. The patient is given a definition. S/he must then match that to the definition of another word that sounds  the same.

15 Lessons of increasing difficulty:
  1. Opposites (multiple choice)
  2. Opposites (fill-in-the blank)
  3. Opposites (multiple choice) - Harder
  4. Opposites (fill-in-the blank) - Harder
  5. Words with the same meaning (multiple choice)
  6. Words with the same meaning (fillin)
  7. Words with the same meaning (multiple choice) - Harder
  8. Words with the same meaning (fillin) - Harder
  9. Words with the same meaning (multiple choice) - Hardest
  10. Words with the same meaning (fillin) - Hardest
  11. Words that sound alike (multiple choice)
  12. Words that sound alike (fillin)
  13. Words that sound alike (Hard)
  14. Words that sound alike (Harder)
  15. Words that sound alike (Hardest)  [view sample]

Speech & language therapy software for aphasia and dysphasia - screen shot.

Lesson 1: Pick the opposite


Moderate difficulty exercise for aphasia and word retrieval

Lesson 2: type the opposite of the word


Moderate difficulty aphasia therapy exercise

Lesson 9: Synonyms (words with the same meaning)


Easiest level (#1)

BIG is the opposite of

  1. small
  2. large
  3. bag
  4. bug

(Answer: a. Small)

Appropriate for:
  • Word retrieval
  • Vocabulary development
  • Reasoning
Most challenging level (#15)

"precipitation is ___"

which sounds like the word for :

  1. kitchen appliance which keeps food cold
  2. pants made with denim 
  3. the rule of royalty
  4. paper which assists route-finding

Answer: C, because "the rule of royalty" is "Reign" which SOUNDS LIKE "rain". Precipitation is


Level 15: Match two definitions for different words that sound alike (whale and wail, in this case)

  • Boosts patient self esteem
  • Provides weeks or months of self-paced speech therapy practice.
  • Practical preparation for "the real world"
  • There are also advantages for clinicians, such as saving time and providing an extra service (free demo disks)


  • Over 350 exercises.
  • 14 different lessons, each at a different difficulty. 
  • Sound cues provided for the Homonym lessons.
  • Easy-to-use.  You can use the mouse or keyboard.

Pro version Features

These features are available in the  Professional  version of the program.

  • Save time with automatic progress-tracking. 

    Results of each session are saved, by client, to a file.  You can print this or copy it into other documentation.

  • Automatically remembers settings for each patient

    So, when Mr. Jones comes back in for his next visit, you just select Mr. Jones and the program remembers how he did last time, what lesson he was using, and what settings you used for him.

  • Repetition Practice

    Repeat the first 20 questions 5 times, or repeat as many questions as you like as many times as you like.  You can also control the length of the lesson without repetition, such as having a 25 exercise lesson.  (Bungalow programs have so many exercises we've found that even one lesson can be too much for a patient to do in one sitting.

  • Multiple-computer site license

    Licensed for 2 PCs at one address (one building) and for multiple patients (users) on each PC. Contact us for discounts on multiple Pro licenses.

Computer Requirements

Detailed Answer (for computer geeks)

  • Windows 95 or higher required, Windows 2000 or above recommended.

    That means Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, or Vista. 
    If your computer has a Start button in the lower left comer, you've got one of those versions. There are several options for your Macintosh.

  • Sound Card

    If  your PC ever plays music (even  just at start up) it has a sound card.  If it has external speakers, it probably has a sound card.  Speakers plug into the sound card.

  • CD-ROM drive

  • Microphone

    Required only for programs that record speech (Sights'n Sounds, Numbers'n Sounds, and SpeechPrism) These are inexpensive. We sell them for $9.50.

  • Screen that can display 256 or more colors.
  • 20 MB Hard Drive space per program



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