Semantic Feature Analysis
All Talk Around It apps are grounded in an evidence based theory called Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA). This therapy is commonly use by speech and language therapist to address word finding difficulties. There is a great deal of research to support the effectiveness of SFA, for example a meta analysis carried out in the University of Pittsburgh reported that SFA does increase a persons ability to find the correct word. They also conclude that more frequent practice using SFA can help to improve word finding.
“Results of the meta-analysis revealed that SFA intervention promoted increased naming accuracy during naming probes when comparing baseline and treatment phases. In addition, increased dosages of SFA were associated with increased naming accuracy, and treatment-related gains were larger for acquisition (treated) than generalization (untreated) stimuli, likewise for related versus unrelated generalization stimuli.” (Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2019 Mar 11;28(1S):230-246. doi: 10.1044/2018_AJSLP-17-0155. ‘Acquisition and Generalization Responses in Aphasia Naming Treatment: A Meta-Analysis of Semantic Feature Analysis Outcomes’.Quique YM1,2, Evans WS1,2, Dickey MW1,2)