Description

Proloquo2Go is an award-winning symbol-based communication app that gives a voice to those who cannot speak. Over 200,000 people already use this AAC app as a powerful tool for expressing themselves and increasing their communication skills and language development. Its innovative features let users, parents, teachers and therapists quickly personalize the app.

Proloquo2Go is an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) app used by people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. It is available in English, Spanish, French, and Dutch for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Apple Watch.

“Users can open Proloquo2Go and begin to use it for effective communication immediately” – Susan Berkowitz, MS-SLP, AAC Consultant.

Feature highlights

• Crescendo™, a complete research-based core word vocabulary with 10,000+ fringe words

• Quickly and easily customisable – everything from the vocabulary to the appearance

• Designed for a range of fine-motor and visual skills with options like 23 pre-programmed grid sizes

• Use your regional vocabulary and accent with Australian, British and American English, European and Canadian French, Castilian and American Spanish, and Dutch and Flemish. The app also supports bilingual use, and you can even switch languages mid-sentence

• 100 natural-sounding free voices across all languages, including children’s voices

Research-based

Proloquo2Go puts the user’s development first with features based on clinical knowledge and user research. Studies show that just 200-400 words make up 80% of what we say – known as core words. Combined with best practices like modeling, teaching core words has been shown to grow language and communication skills. Our Crescendo™ vocabulary is based on this insight and puts core words front and center for easy access.

Grows communication skills

Proloquo2Go is one of the few AAC apps designed to support all users, from beginning to advanced. This lets someone develop from single words to full grammatical sentences in the same app. With over 10,000 words available, there’s no limit on what you can say. Our Progressive Language feature reveals words step by step. This helps communicators learn words and their location as their vocabulary gradually grows.

Research has shown that consistent placement of objects supports easy recognition, known as motor planning. With this in mind, Proloquo2Go's thematic templates keep core words in the same places throughout the vocabulary. This helps communicators by reducing time wasted trying to find words.

Easy customisation and accessibility

Buttons, pages, navigation and access - the whole app is customisable. With just a few taps, you can make it suit both vocabulary and accessibility needs. For the most important things, you can add your own buttons. The app comes with more than 25,000 symbols for new words – but you can use your own photos too. Accessibility settings support scanning and Apple’s VoiceOver, for users with fine-motor challenges and vision impairments. These make the app work with how you’re comfortable using it.

Comprehensive support

We’re there for you every step of the way. Help articles in the app are there whenever you need them. New to AAC? Our website has background resources in the Learn AAC section, and the AssistiveWare Core Word Classroom includes activities for teaching AAC effectively. You can also connect directly with our AAC community on our Facebook groups. If you have any questions, our support team is available 7 days a week, and is happy to help.

Discounts available with Apple’s educational Volume Purchase Program – 50% off on 20 licenses or more. Joan Bruno’s Gateway to Language & Learning© vocabulary is available as in-app purchase (English only).

What's New

Version 6.0.1

This update makes Proloquo2Go even more versatile and easy to use through new audio, customisation and sharing options.

Audio

We’ve added new volume options like a shout function. The maximum volume for voices can now be made noticeably louder. This comes in handy in noisy and busy environments, especially if you don’t have external speakers. You can now also record your own sounds for each button - for sound effects, a special noise or emotion, and more.

Customization

Adding your own recording is just one of the new ways to customise the buttons. We’ve added new symbols requested by users to our library and made it easier to see the full list symbols library, so you have much more choice and can better match new words you add. We’ve also made it easier to edit a word’s pronunciation, right from the button’s edit mode.

Sharing

Sharing is now easier too, as we’ve added AirDrop functionality to sharing your backups, folders or individual buttons. This means you can pass these along to any Apple device in your vicinity, without signing up for another service like Dropbox.

A few little extras

Adding to these major features, we made a few small changes which we hope will really improve your experience. We revamped our in-app help section to make it much easier to navigate and understand. We also improved the Search function, so that it includes all inflections and tenses in the pop-ups. And finally, we made it possible to remove the Home button in the bottom toolbar, since many of our users report accidentally touching it.

This version also fixes a few minor bugs.

We hope that you enjoy this update, and thanks for using our app!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

207 Ratings

207 Ratings

Communication for the 21st century!

ImogenMay

Its possible that many people won't have even heard of AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) before so understanding the breakthrough this app has made may be hard. Usual communication aids are large laptops that are either attached to a wheelchair or carried about by hand. They are often heavy and there cost is huge. Costing around £5000 each, communication is far too often reserved for those who can afford it .. not a system I believe in as a social model using disabled person!

This app offers me communication that is as easy to use as writing an e mail while on the bus. It is so simple to start, even though this is my first AAC, and can be ammended with personal information or terms with 3 clicks. Having it on my iPhone means I can listen to music, watch last nights Casualty & tell the bus driver where I want to go.

I have yet to use this app to its full petential but it already gets 5 stars from me. With a vocabulary of over 5000 words & the ability to use sentences I created yesterday, I have the chance of indeligent convsation where ever I go. Not to mention the value for money!

Thanks guys!

Good with Room for improvement

Kay222

I've brought this to help me communicate as I'm very weak/often mute with M.E. I was quite disappointed with the voice quality on my iPod, even with a speaker (maybe it's better on an iPhone?). It could be clearer & less electronic. Hwvr I now know they are the respected "acapella" ones so it's not the fault of this particular app& they are to be found on other similar AACs aswell. The female "neo speech" voice (go on the Gus communication's web page>iPod to listen to both) is definitely clearer but unfortunately, for the iPod, they dont do a symbol-flow based AAC.

On the positive I like the interface, GB voice option & the typing view with it's excellent, learning word prediction (the text of which can be copied & pasted in other apps, handy!!)

To improve i wd say it Cd do with more customisation options, icons/ pg & background colours etc & i would appreciate an easier one button press to access typing view. Rather than >options> type> options> grid. Also snippets or text expander integration wd help alot. & more subtle adjustment of pitch is required - I don't want to sound like mickey mouse at the level above normal! The acapella female voices do need to improve.

The comparable AAC "touchchat" with acapella (own also) has some feature advantages (& disadvantages) which should be weighed up. & the Gus "type & phrase" based AAC for iPod with neo speech "EZspeech" is worth investigating as are their AACs for laptop/tablet.

A great and more importantly an affordable AAC solution

Cfoxy

I work with people who have communication difficulties and was looking for a solution for someone I work with. Proloquo2go is a brilliant solution. Please keep at the introductory price for as long as possible. I would like to see Assistiveware make a desktop editor so that we can make and edit on the mac, this would make things easier when you are working with more than one user. Also the scrolling needs to be improved as it is not very smooth on my iPhone but I am nit picking. For a version 1 application this is an amazing achievement. Well done, I can see this causing quite a stir in the AAC community. When British English voices are available could we have them as a no cost option to replace the American voices. Just downloaded the update and I think scrolling is still jerky and should be looked at. Still an excellent product.

Information

Seller
AssistiveWare B.V.
Size
927.8 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Dutch, French, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2008-2018 AssistiveWare
Price
£249.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Gateway to Language & Learning© £149.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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