Word It: Word usage
Aim of the training
Aphasia – Word usage
Word It offers 6 task areas:
- Sounds Alike
The trainee learns the basic handling of words, their meaning, content and pronunciation. Various types of tasks convey words in an entertaining way.
Synonyms and antonyms must be recognized and clicked.
Words that sound alike must be recognized in their different meanings and assigned correctly.
In the field of vocabulary, words of similar meaning or description are assigned to each other.
At categorizing task word groups are formed from up to 24 words, words of similar meaning are grouped together.
In the last task the meaning of abbreviations can be practiced.
Choice of exercise
Right after starting the training, the user selects the exercise. There are 6 task areas in Word It.
The order of the exercises is not a graduation of the difficulty levels. Almost every task has different requirements, so that the type of disturbance is responsible for which tasks are more challenging for the person training.
Limit training duration
Due to time management or for therapeutic reasons, limiting the training duration may be useful.
When you are clicking on “Limit training duration”, a slide control appears. By means of this slide control, the therapy duration can be set between 10 and 60 minutes.
Num tasks per level
This parameter is used to set how many tasks have to be solved by the training person before the level of difficulty is increased (in case of a good performance). If the tasks were too difficult, the level of difficulty can also decrease.
Pictures for terms
For (almost) every word used in training, one (or more) picture(s) is/are available. Overall, HeadApp has more than 10,000 labeled pictures. This helps the trainee to work out concepts whose meaning he (still) does not know.
Next to each word is a “picture” button. If the user clicks this button, a picture matching the term appears.
The option “With pictures for terms” can also be switched off, if the assistance via pictures is not desired or the trainee is distracted too much by the pictures.
Course of the training
After selecting the desired task area, several difficulty levels of a task are available.
Once a level has been selected, switching between difficulty levels and tasks will be autoadaptive.
Tasks are handled in two modes, depending on the type of task.
Mode 1: Click. The correct answer is chosen from a selection by clicking (multiple choice). If the selection was correct, the button color changes to green, wrong answers are marked in red.
Mode 2: Drag and Drop. An answer consists of several sub-elements which placed with the mouse (or finger (touch-screen)). When all (partial) tasks have been solved, a “Done!” button appears. By clicking this button the exerciser actively decides that his solution is complete.