Assistiveware completed a new version of Proloquo2Go and it is now available on the App Store
Proloquo2Go is a full-featured augmentative and alternative communication AAC solution for people who have difficulty speaking. Proloquo2Go provides natural sounding text-to-speech voices CURRENTLY AMERICAN, BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN, and INDIAN ENGLISH ONLY, a high resolution library of over 14,000 symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, two researched-based vocabulary organizations, advanced word prediction, multiuser support, and the ability to fully customize vocabularies for users along a broad continuum of abilities, from beginning symbolic communication to full literacy.
Having a vocabulary organization that is matched to the user’s communication skill level and promotes language development is crucial to successful AAC use. Creating a vocabulary organization from scratch can be extremely time consuming, and requires help from someone with knowledge of AAC vocabulary design. Proloquo2Go comes with two pre-programmed vocabulary organizations to choose from, Core Word and Basic Communication. These vocabularies are based on language development research, and have been carefully designed and reviewed by Speech-Language Pathologists SLPs with extensive AAC experience. Both vocabularies are easily customizable to suit the personal needs and preferences of individual users.
Core Word allows for efficient access to the most frequently used words in English, along with a rich array of fringe vocabulary to allow for precise expression and vocabulary growth. Fringe vocabulary is organized using VocaPriority™, so frequently used words can be reached quickly, while less frequently used words remain accessible but don’t get in the way of finding the words you need most often.Core Word comes in six configurations from 9 to 64 buttons per page, and provides a balanced and flexible single-word vocabulary for saying whatever you want to say.
Basic Communication is designed for new communicators at the one and two word level, and comes in four configurations from 9 to 36 buttons per page, to promote developmental progression in communication skills.
Proloquo2Go is for anyone who cannot afford to spend thousands of dollars on a dedicated AAC device and yet wants a solution that is just as good if not better. SLPs, teachers, and parents recommend it for children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, developmental disabilities, apraxia, ALS, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.“A significant amount of time, care, and attention to the research accompanies the changes to Proloquo2Go. Creation of user page sets at different levels of communication development makes the app much more user friendly for the unsophisticated user/support person, as well as for more experienced AAC professionals. The ability to move seamlessly between grid sizes and levels of language complexity, improved ability to change individual button appearance and behavior, and improved button arrangement are all great answers to users’ requests. Users can open this app and begin to use it for effective communication immediately.” Susan Berkowitz, MS-SLP, AAC consultant .
Proloquo2Go is a universal application that can be used on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad without requiring the user to purchase it twice. Proloquo2Go can be used to communicate without requiring a WiFi or 3G connection.
Educational institutions can get a 50% discount on Proloquo2Go if they purchase 20 or more licenses through Apple’s Volume Licensing Program for Education only available in the US right now. Contact us for more information
INCLUDED VOICES: The current version includes North American English male, female, girl and boy voices. These can be swapped at no costs for British male, female, girl and boy voices, an Australian male voice, or an Indian English female voice that can be downloaded through WiFi by Proloquo2Go. Support for other languages and voices is expected later in 2012.
New in Version 2.0
With version 2.0, Proloquo2Go has been completely redesigned to provide greater flexibility while further improving our remarkable ease of use.
Version 2.0 introduces two new, research-based pre-programmed vocabularies to help you quickly create an efficient communication system that is customized to your user’s current needs and allows for future language development. An analysis of commonly used sentences has shown that the new Core Word vocabulary reduces the number of steps to build a sentence by more than 30%, when compared to the previous version of Proloquo2Go.
In addition, Proloquo2Go now supports multiple users on the same device, providing improved ease of use for therapists and teachers supporting multiple clients.
Proloquo2Go’s symbol library has been updated to include the full SymbolStix catalog of 14,000 symbols, up from 7,000 symbols in our previous release.
Proloquo2Go’s editing interface has been completely redesigned for finer grained customization of buttons and pages. Now you can:
- Dim or hide individual buttons
- Set the color of individual pages and buttons
- Edit multiple buttons at once
- Create pages with different grid sizes in the same vocabulary
- New options for button order on a page:
- Alphabetical buttons are next to each other and in alphabetical order
- Custom Order buttons are next to each other, but in any order
- Free Positioning buttons can be located anywhere on the grid, in any order, and don’t need to be next to each other
- Rearrange buttons by dragging or swapping them
Used advanced features such as:
- Creating pages with customized layouts for different numbers of columns
- Dividing vocabulary on a page into primary, secondary, and storage groups depending on how important they are to an individual user