Free aphasia therapy resources on the Web.
Here are some resources for practicing your skills. Some sites are specifically for people with aphasia, some are for English language learners, some are intended for kids but can be useful for all ages. Some sites require you to open a free account to use them, but all the resources are free as of the time of this writing.
Slide your mouse over the letter to hear the name of the letter.
See the word and watch a very short video (about 15 seconds) that explains what the word means. Includes nouns, verbs, and prepositions.
Pictures are organized by category. Slide your mouse over the picture to see and hear the word.
Many languages besides English are available, including Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish.
Has photos and written words, arranged by category. Available languages include English, Spanish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
Reading Sight Words
Have difficulty reading the “little words”? Here you can see common pronouns, verbs, adverbs, and prepositions. Click on the word to hear the word. (Scroll down the page to see the words.)
Listening Comprehension and Reading
Yappr has hundreds of videos, with a written translation of what the person said. For some videos, the words are also read aloud at different speeds for listening practice. You need a free account to watch the videos.
The BBC has two sites for listening and reading practice.
Read articles and listen to the audio. You can also download the article as a pdf document and download the audio.
Watch news videos. You can also download the story as a pdf document and download the audio.
TalkPath offers language exercises for people with aphasia. The News section has short, simple news stories. The website will read the story to you. You can stop and start the audio portion if you want to. You must open an account to view the articles.
Talkpath also has an app for iPhones and for Android phones.
Newsela has many news articles, each one at different reading levels ranging from 2nd or 3rd grade to advanced (12th grade). You must open an account to view the articles.
Aphasia Reading Access
Aphasia Reading Access has easy-to-read articles created by a speech language pathologist. You do not need an account to read the articles.
News In Levels
News In Levels has very short articles at three different levels of difficulty. You do not need an account to read the articles.
Breaking News English
Offers hundreds of news articles, each one written in a variety of levels of difficulty. You can listen to each level if you download the mp3. Each level is also offered at different listening speeds, including normal speaking rate, slow and fast.
Aphasia Reading Access
Aphasia Reading Access has short articles about a variety of topics – aphasia, personal stories, the natural world, funny stories, recipes. It has not been updated recently, but is still worthwhile.