Proloquo4Text - Text-based AAC

Category: Special Education

Ages: 7-11 11-14
Price: iPhone/iPad - £89.99

Proloquo4Text is a text to speech app for alternative communication. The app is text based and includes word prediction and sentence prediction. These two features allow much faster communication through the keyboard than simply typing all the words and sentences.

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Teacher Review

The app includes a choice of 85 voices and 15 languages. It is easy to switch languages so a bilingual user can easily communicate in both languages. Messages can be delivered auditorily or through AirDrop, Twitter, Facebook, email and messaging.
 
The user can also create and save frequently-used phrases and sentences. The layout and other features of the app can be customized for an individual user. The app can be used any of the IOS based “i” devices, and an internet connection is not needed for communication.
 
We have used this app with a 15 year old with autism. He previously used a simple text to speech app with a keyboard only. Proloquo4Text allowed him to communicate at a much faster rate, reducing frustration.
 
The app has many helpful features such as highlighting words or even sentences, saving frequently used words and phrases to use as shortcuts, and the ability to pause and play - giving the user ultimate control in the rate of text changing to speech.
 
Because it is text-based, this tool would be extremely useful for children and adults who are literate, including those with diagnoses of autism, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, apraxia, ALS/MND, laryngectomy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.

From the Developer

Proloquo4Text™ is a text‑based communication app that gives a voice to literate children, teens and adults who cannot speak. It is designed to enable easy conversation and full participation in society. It achieves this through a customisable single screen layout with quick access to personal phrases, word and sentence prediction and other effort-saving features. Free voices in 18 languages are included to enable natural-sounding communication.

“Proloquo4Text is a very intuitive Text to Speech app that puts the user in control. Next generation word and sentence prediction immediately make this app stand out. Powerful communication tools can be used to compose messages in record time. Another excellent, full featured AAC app from AssistiveWare which will be backed up with their usual incredible technical support.” - Jane Farrall, Consulting Speech Pathologist

Proloquo4Text’s unique features make it the premier Augmentative and Alternative Communication solution for literate children, teenagers and adults, diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, apraxia, MND, laryngectomy, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.

Communicate with ease
• Speak using single screen access to words, phrases and keyboard
• Create, save and organise commonly used phrases
• Switch between conversations easily
• Show what you typed with the fullscreen view and flip text features

Reduce effort
• Reduce typing with advanced, self-learning PolyPredix™ word prediction
• Type once and say it again with history and sentence prediction
• Decide when you speak with play, pause and speak as you type

Access easily
• Optimised for Switch Control and VoiceOver
• Enhance visual feedback with optional sentence or word highlighting
• Communicate without an Internet connection

Customise to your needs
• Individualise the screen layout to match your communication style
• Configure prediction, abbreviation expansion and privacy settings
• Adjust appearance (font, colour, text size) to your needs

Choose your voice
• Download free natural-sounding Acapela voices within Proloquo4Text
• Use a my-own-voice Text to Speech voice
• Add character and humour to your conversations with free specialty voices

Speak your language
• Pick from over 100 voices in 18 languages: Arabic, English (US, UK, Australia), Spanish (Spain and North America), French (France and Canada), German, Greek, Dutch (Netherlands and Belgium), Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Italian, Turkish, Catalan, Czech, Finnish, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil) and Russian
• Choose English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian as your user interface language
•Switch languages on the fly

Support for Apple Watch
• Use the Apple Watch folder on Proloquo4Text to create a list of commonly used phrases
• Scroll through phrases and tap to show them fullscreen to your communication partner
• Customise the contents shown on the Watch using Proloquo4Text on your iPhone

Share your world
• Send email, messages, tweets and Facebook posts from Proloquo4Text
• Write in Proloquo4Text and copy your text into another app
• Listen to text by pasting into Proloquo4Text

Take your voice anywhere
• Use Proloquo4Text on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, iPad Pro, iPad mini or Apple Watch
• Have a smooth transition when switching devices, thanks to Proloquo4Text’s consistent navigation on iPhone and iPad
• Use multitasking functionality to run another app side-by-side on supported devices

AssistiveWare® is the developer of Proloquo2Go®, an award-winning symbol-based communication app that provides a voice to over 150,000 individuals around the world.

Read more at www.assistiveware.com/proloquo4text

Additional note:

Educational institutions can get a 50% discount if they purchase 20 or more licenses through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program for Education.

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