Naming & Word Finding

  • Difficulty thinking of words is present in all types of aphasia.


  • Naming deficits can range from mild (occasional problems thinking of less common words) to severe (difficulty naming everyday objects).

  • Talking about an object's physical characteristics (size, shape, color), location, use, action, and common associations can sometimes help facilitate naming.

Compound Words

TARGET: Use these pages to practice word finding, reading, and writing. It's also a great way to practice saying words of increasing syllable length (go slow!) for people with apraxia of speech.

Compound Words - 1

Compound Words - 2

Compound Words - 3

Compound Words - 4

Tips for Helpers!

Grocery List Puzzle

TARGET: Use this page to practice word finding, spelling, and phonics. It also incorporates cognitive elements, such as language-based reasoning and mental flexibility.

Grocery List Puzzle


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