This series highlights apps and software as well as creative ways to use non-aphasia-specific tools.
OneLook may not have been specifically created to be an aphasia-friendly tool, but OneLook is an amazing thesaurus for people with aphasia.
You can enter any “word, phrase, description, or pattern above to find synonyms, related words, and more.”
For instance, maybe you can’t remember the word for that thing you ride in the snow, but you can remember a bunch of related words. Circumlocute (that means speaking around the word you want) and start typing the words you DO know into the box: “snow, ride”
OneLook returns a definition and a list of related words:
And there’s YOUR word — sled!
You can type in any single word or phrase, and the program will start making suggestions.
OneLook works on your phone, and they also have a paid iOS app, which requires a $0.99 monthly or $9.99 yearly subscription. The app comes with additional features, such as a Wordle and crossword helper. Additionally, they have a Spanish version currently in beta that you can test out. Learn more about all of OneLook’s tools.
Try out the online version and see if it helps you find more words.