Proloquo2Go

Symbol-based AAC

Rating Proloquo2Go - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 5+
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About Proloquo2Go

Proloquo2Go is an Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) app that can provide a voice for those with expressive and receptive language difficulties. From basic wants and needs to more complex sentences, Proloquo2go is a viable communication tool for children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, apraxia, aphasia, or traumatic brain injury. 

Proloquo2Go Review

What is Proloquo2go?

Probably the most complete Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) app that enables non-speaking children and adults to express themselves confidently and initiate conversations. Proloquo2go can be used to support basic language communication such as wants and needs right through to the development of full sentences.

Related: Autism Apps for Kids

How much Proloquo2Go cost?

Proloquo2Go costs $249.99 for iPhone and iPad. Proloquo2Go costs $124.99 for Mac. AssistiveWare offers a 50% discount when schools purchase 20 copies or more through Apple School Manager Program.

Features - Proloquo2Go

Buttons represent words which when tapped provide vocal output, for children who can type, a text-to-speech feature is also available. Realistic accents are available for both children and adults in American, English, Australian and Scottish. 

Tailored Vocabulary Levels

Three vocabulary levels are available; basic communication, intermediate core and advanced core, which are customisable to meet different levels of communication needs. Each screen is presented in a grid layout (3x3 up to 8x8) and further folders can be created within these grids. The app uses the SymbolStix system which is widely used and these symbols can be also replaced if needed with images that are more familiar for the user.

Consistent Core Word Placement

Core word location throughout the application is consistent and easy to use for those with motor planning difficulties. When the user becomes more proficient, minimal customisation is needed to expand vocabulary. 

Data Management and Support

All grids and information that have been created for users can be saved to PC or MAC, these profiles can be uploaded again quite easily. Instructional videos on how to create grids and customise the app are available on the developers website and 24/7 support is also there if you need it. 

Using Proloquo2Go has not yet completely reduced the need for expert advice, but it has brought AAC into the mainstream and more accessible for users and their families. The latest research reveals that  the biggest factor in choice of AAC system should be the users preference rather than any particular advantage that one system has over another.

Traditional Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) were certainly more cumbersome in nature and often required advanced technical know how to ensure optimum performance. The release of the iPad with associated apps such as Proloquo2go has changed the field in this respect, the reliability of new mobile technologies has taken away the stresses and strains associated with older SGDs.

Comprehensive Support and AAC community

In addition, one of the key contributing factors in AAC device abandonment is the lack of after support for users and their families once a particular hi-tech AAC system has been chosen. AssistiveWare are ahead of the game in this respect, comprehensive support is available through their website along with research-based evidence to support families on their AAC journey. There is also a growing AAC community now present on many social media platforms that allow families access to support if needed. 

Social Media Integration

In the most recent update, social media links are now available enabling the user to post a status directly to Facebook or create a tweet. Email and messaging are also possible. Sending the message 'Hi Mum, how are you today?' direct from the classroom to an unsuspecting parent, was truly a special moment for both a parent and child in our school.

What devices will Proloquo2Go run on?

Proloquo2Go is available for iPhone, iPad and Mac devices.

What ages is Proloquo2Go for?

Proloquo2Go is handcrafted for ages 5 and up.

Does Proloquo2Go require internet connection?

You do need an internet connection and an email account set up on the device for this to work.

Final Verdict: Proloquo2Go Review

Proloquo2go is the most expensive AAC application on the market but when used to its full potential, it provides excellent value for money. 

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Additional Information

Ratings

Devices

iPad, iPhone

Topics

Skills

Cognitive Development
Communication Skills
Engagement and Usability

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

AssistiveWare

Developer Website

Download Proloquo2Go

You can download Proloquo2Go on your iOS devices from the Apple App Store.

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