FindTheWord Software for Dysphasia & Aphasia Sufferers

My mother suffered a stroke in 2006 and had difficulty finding words, which is symptomatic of dysphasia (often known as aphasia). Her speech therapist suggested that we develop a scrapbook so that she can point out everyday objects and family members. Being a software engineer I decided to take that a step further and write a program to achieve the same end.

The program is based on navigating through various levels (click here for more details). On the first level are images of everyday objects including a house, food, drinks, clothes, etc, etc. Moving the mouse over an image prompts the software to speak the name of the object. Clicking on an image takes you to the next level, so clicking on house would take you to the various rooms in a house (living room, kitchen, bathroom, etc). Clicking on bathroom would take you to wash basin, shower, toiletries, etc. Clicking on toiletries would take you to soap, shampoo, toothpaste .... well you get the idea! It is possible to identify almost any everyday object with just a few clicks of the mouse.

I have used the word 'mouse' above, but in fact the program is designed to be used with a touch screen, which makes life much easier for the user. It is possible to purchase touch screen overlays for existing monitors for around US$160.

The program can be run in edit mode so you can easily add your own images and sounds, and extend and personalize the object database.

You can download a free trial version of the software by clicking on the button below (file size around 3.5 MB). The trial version is limited to a period of 30 days.

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FindTheWord is published by GrenSoft. This is the primary distribution source for FindTheWord software.

What if Windows prevents me from running the installer?

If you find the program useful you can register it for a nominal fee of US$59.95 to cover our development costs. After the program is registered there will be no limitations to its use. Enter the registration string generated by your copy of FindTheWord and click on the 'Buy Now' button below to register. We will send you a registration key to unlock the program.

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I hope that you will find the program as useful as my mother did.

Richard Worth, GrenSoft
Phone (toll free US & Canada): 1 888 213-4610

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