Seller: AssistiveWare B.V.
Version 3.0.3 includes a number of minor bug fixes and some important compatibility enhancements.
The new release also includes all the major new features Proloquo2Go 3.0 recently introduced:
√ ExpressivePower™ - For personalizing with natural intonations, prerecorded expressions and sounds. Coupled with the many free specialty voices, users have a wide range of voice versatility to help them get their point across and spice up conversations. Say “Great!” and “I love you!” with real feeling!
√ Adaptive Switch Access - Single and two switch scanning support with five scanning modes, three scanning patterns, hold duration, visual cues and much more. Users can configure the screen to be their switch or a use any standard external switch through a Bluetooth switch interface.
√ Select on Release - Allows direct access to communication without having to scan or use a keyguard for those users who can tap, but have difficulty keeping only one point of contact on the screen.
√ Natural-sounding Australian Voices co-developed by AssistiveWare and Acapela Group – New genuine children’s voices (Liam and Olivia) and adult, female voice (Lisa).
√ Social Sharing Support - Share text from the Proloquo2Go message window using email, Facebook, SMS, and Twitter, and copy and paste text into other apps.
√ Dropbox Support - For easy importing and exporting of Proloquo2Go backups.
√ Over 25 more refinements and improvements.
Proloquo2Go 3 works on all iPads and on all iPhones and iPod touches that run iOS 5.1.1 or later.
Proloquo2Go® is an award-winning symbol-supported communication app providing a voice to over 75,000 individuals around the world who are unable to speak.
“Users can open Proloquo2Go and begin to use it for effective communication immediately.” – Susan Berkowitz, MS-SLP, AAC Consultant.
First released in 2009, Proloquo2Go’s research-based vocabularies, highly customizable features, natural sounding voices, and unique innovations make it the premier Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution for children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental disabilities, apraxia, stroke, or traumatic brain injury.
Communicate with ease
• Speak by tapping buttons with words or phrases
• Access grammar efficiently with automatic verb and noun inflections
• Repeat spoken messages and create buttons from the current message
Choose a vocabulary that fits
• Start early with Basic Communication vocabulary for beginning communicators
• Support language development with research-based Core Word vocabulary
• Modify a default vocabulary or create your own vocabulary design
Grow along with the user
• Expand vocabulary by changing grid size
• Quickly customize for individual needs and interests using VocaPriority™
• Transition to literacy with word prediction-supported typing view
Customize to fit
• Create and edit grids and buttons as desired
• Choose from 14,000 SymbolStix™ symbols or use photos for your buttons
• Customize vocabulary and settings per student with multi-user support
Edit with ease
• Change color, font, and voice of multiple buttons at once
• Move buttons with drag and drop
• Copy and paste buttons between vocabularies
Access for users with motor impairments
• Prevent accidental selections with hold duration
• Use Select on Release to compensate for fine-motor challenges
• Use one or two switches with configurable scanning access
Speak with a natural voice
• Download free natural-sounding TTS voices, including genuine children’s voices
• Pick from 19 American, 9 British, 4 Australian and 1 Indian English voices
• Enjoy ExpressivePower™ with prerecorded expressions and sounds
Share messages and vocabularies
• Send email, messages, tweets and Facebook posts
• Copy the message window text into other apps
• Backup and share vocabularies using iTunes File Sharing, Wifi, and Dropbox
Have a voice anywhere, anytime
• Use Proloquo2Go on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or iPad mini
• Communicate without an Internet connection
• Contact our global support team 24/7 by email
Explore learning and community resources
• Read the QuickStart guide or full manual
• Learn using step-by-step PDF tutorials and e-learning videos
• Connect on AssistiveWare forum, Twitter and Facebook groups
Enjoy a proven track record
• First full-featured AAC solution on consumer device introduced in 2009
• Four years of free updates
• First AAC solution with genuine children’s voices
• Winner of the prestigious British BETT AWARD 2011
• Success stories covered by major media.
Read more at www.assistiveware.com/products/proloquo2go
See http://www.assistiveware.com/support for step-by-step tutorials, free e-learning videos and frequently asked questions.
Educational institutions can receive a 50% discount when purchasing 20 or more licenses through Apple’s Volume Licensing Program for Education.
This has improved our sons quality of life. He went from no communication to fully communicating with this app. There was so much inside him and his behavior was often bad. We still have some behavior issues, but his ability to communicate has made his behavior so much better. He can participate in activities at school. The programming is easy and with the new iPad having a camera, pictures are a snap to add. He said the pledge this morning on announcements using proloquo with his classmates. He has completed oral home work assignment using proloquo. He shares our family vacation photos and talks about them with others using this app. The list is endless of things he can do now that were impossible before. The drop box feature allows me to easily put his folder on my iPhone so all his customizations are there too. Worth every penny to buy this app. It is expensive, but the results are priceless! Thank you so much proloquo for allowing my son to be just like every other child that can communicate thoughts. ❤
To Al's mom, Is there any chance that where you live they charge a tax? Have you contacted the developers? These are some things I would look into.
I think this app was nice, but I had nothing to compare it too. It is very expensive, confusing screens, but just about everything you'll need. I mean, real life stick figures are the way to go! :/
Our daughter has been using this app for about 3 years, I believe, after using an $8,000 dedicated device. I've said it before, but it's so worth saying again. I literally used to have nightmares about her expensive device not working, breaking, and my daughter not having a voice. It happened twice while we had the device and it was the most heartbreaking thing for her not have her voice! Now, I can afford to have her voice on multiple devices and sleep a good night sleep, knowing that my daughter's voice isn't something out of my control so much! And, I won't even get into the cost of repairs and warranty for her expensive device! Then the updates, my goodness, they just keep getting better and better! Hearing her say 'please mom' with so much expression, just like I imagine she could do if she could speak, is just priceless! And, I know she will continue to learn more and have the option to use expression with so many of her words! And, for me, mom, being able to use Dropbox is just the best, so simple to put it on other devices, to share her updated vocabulary with her therapist. I'm just so thankful, after years and years of struggling with finding my daughter the best option that we could, for her voice, that this is available! Saying that it has changed our lives, is putting it mildly!:)
This app open the door for my autistic son to be able to express himself better! No more frustration when trying to communicate. Thank you so much!!
My 10 yr old, nonverbal, Autistic daughter uses this app. It has become a part of our lives.. she never goes anywhere without her IPad now.
Most reviewers speak of what Proloquo2Go can do for children with communication difficulties. But it is important to point out that it is also a powerful communications tool for adults who have lost their ability to speak due to neuromuscular disorders or other conditions. I lost my voice to primary lateral sclerosis and have been relying on AAC technology for about 6 years. I've been using Proloquo2Go since the first iPad came out. I love having the power of sophisticated speech in a lightweight package. I especially appreciate the amazing customizability that gets increasingly powerful with each update. I've created more than a thousand custom buttons that get me through most of the situations I encounter, from shopping through doctor visits. The new voices that come with the latest upgrades let me modify my sound for a bit of fun in social situations. A suggestion for using P2G in noisy environments such as a party: get a small battery-operated Bluetooth speaker to make your P2G voice louder. The iPad's built-in speaker is loud enough for most but not all situations.
My son is severely autistic and non-verbal, he has a Dynavox communication device that he loves!! The problem is that it is hard for me to program and make adjustments to, it usually is left at his school which does not help is at home, and is very cumbersome, also hard for me to program! I have been searching for different apps to use on my iPhone and have found nothing that works like Proloquo2Go! This program is AMAZING! It lets us use the program on my phone as well as his iPad, which we purchased just to use this app and he is sooooo excited to have a voice any where and if we need to charge the phone or iPad in the car we can and it is more socially acceptable! Thank you soooo much for helping my son!!!!
Proloquo2Go is an excellent product and the support we received from Pam was first rate.She is knowledgeable & patient & was as determined to solve our problem as we were. Success!
Our daughter is verbally challenged, she has been using this app for almost a year now and we been so happy! The first time going out to use it she had her very first conversation with an old school friend. I cried from how she glowed from benign able to cross that language gap. The school finally upgraded to using this same app for her at school, so she taught them to use and input things. Love that you can customize the voices! She sounds like she should and not a robot. She can now tattle on her siblings lol
My son is nonverbal and autistic, along with a few other acronyms. He did Ok with sign and PECS but never really GOT IT and never really had motivation. We did a trial with talkers and he had no interest. Just when we gave up, someone mentioned proloquo. I mentioned it to school, they got him a loaner, we downloaded it onto our ipad . In two days he was interacting with it INDEPENDENTLY. He has some significant academic and other delays so I was skepitcal. But he loves it. It was easy for us to set up and personalize, we even downloaded a young boy's voice. We can take our own pictures of things that aren't in the database. We can customize it fully. WE LOVE THAT. We also have PRC and it is a good program but for some reason Proloquo is a bit easier for our son to use. We have the support of the school and he is suddenly vocalizing since starting to use it! He is now saying, "I WAAANT". I like that you can choose between core words and basics, too. I cannot say enough good things about it! Just be sure to work with your child's therapists or educators. It will pay off!
I am so happy you now allow back up and exchange through Dropbox! I recently bought a new iPad and was struggling with the transfer of all the boards I had created for my students. Now a few simple clicks...and there they all were. I haven't had a chance to check the other upgrades, but this piece by itself is worth the price increase.
My 5 year-old son has been using Proloquo2Go for two and a half years as his primary AAC program, on a dedicated iPad (no other apps on it) that travels with him everywhere. My son has complex communication needs, so his “Talker” is an extremely important part of his life. I have researched and tried out most of the other main AAC programs out there; all have their pros and cons, but in the end, I am extremely happy with our choice of Proloquo2Go. It has changed our lives, and opened up my son’s world profoundly. Pros: - Longevity. Proloquo2Go is the dominant iPad AAC app out there, is well-supported, and so seems as likely as any other AAC app to be around for the long run. - Customer support. AssistiveWare are ALWAYS quick to respond to any emails, and work hard to incorporate suggestions for improvements into the product. - Stability. In my experience, the current version of Proloquo2Go does not crash. Even with a vocab file of over 5000 words, it never crashes or slows down. - Customization. Since version 2.0, this is an area where Proloquo2Go excels. Its interface makes a lot of sense and gives you a lot of power in creating what you want to create. - Aesthetics. Of any AAC app on any platform, I consider Proloquo2Go to be the most beautiful. Seriously, it makes me happy to look at my son’s AAC, which is important if you are using it all throughout the day. - Voices. The Josh and Ella child voices are FANTASTIC. Best ever. - Value: Good price for what you get. Can use on both iPad & iPhone, no extra charge. Also, AssistiveWare doesn’t charge for upgrades. Room for Improvement: - Default (grid) vocabulary. While many improvements were made in version 2.0, I feel the default vocabulary is still not as developed as some of its competitors (TouchChat, LAMP Words for Life, Speak for Yourself, Grid2, or the old-school devices). Love the increased emphasis on core vocabulary and motor memory, but wish these were more fleshed out past the main page. - Morphology. I find the interface for morphology (verb tenses, noun plurals, etc) within the grid to be awkward. Some people may like it but it doesn’t work for us. On the whole, Proloquo2Go is a amazing. It has really changed our lives. If I were choosing an AAC app again today, I would definitely choose Proloquo2Go.
Really good app just needs an EDIT button really bad
We love Pro2go. I love the josh voice. Such a huge deal to have a real voice when that is how people define you. I love how customizable it is, I love being able to hold down a button and have the conjugations pop up (huge real estate saver). I will say, though, that we almost jumped ship. We bought SpeakForYourself and I fell in love with the babble button (you can turn buttons on/off so it's not overwhelming at first, and toggle between the on buttons and all buttons so the child can explore all of the buttons and increase their vocabulary organically like a typical verbal child). I also love that the SFY program bounced back to the main page after a button was tapped. The search button was so handy, especially for the aides in our boy's classroom that weren't familiar with the program and needed to find a button. In the end, the voices and the flexibility won out so Pro2go is our ACC app of choice, but please consider adding a search and babble type feature and an option to bounce back to the home page after a button is tapped.
OK, I didn't like the earlier versions because of all of the folders but had a fantastic day today with a fourth grader with autism. He was able to navigate the app on the Itouch and find all the language using the word core, He supplemented his phrase with original text after carefully checking the available options for what he wanted. He was so happy. So was I. He is ambulatory and I just wanted to see if we could get him on something small but I really wanted some core language rather than the folder system. The only problem I had was clearing things once said. I guess I will check the manual to see if it can be tweaked. Very exciting! Features included picture icons with some core, word prediction and a letter board that says the words once spelled. Love the changes.
I have a 7 y/o nonverbal autistic son. With this app he is now able to comminicate his needs and wants. It has been such a frustration saver!!!! The only thing i would like to see improved is the back button is too small. We have tiers of "I'm thirsty" and it brings you to drink choices.. he can't get back to chosoe (ex:) I'm hungry" because he is in the drinks and needs to back out to his main choice menu and the back button is too small...
Great app, Price is a bit too high, max I would pay is $80!
I have been using Proloquo2Go with my non-verbal severely disabled students for about six years. We have started to use it on the iPod first and when the iPad came out the sky became the limit for us. Naturally the bigger screen of the iPad made this exceptional text to speech communication application accessible for all my students. If I remember correctly my first student has purchased this application for about $150.00. Since then the price went up to about $200.00 and it worth every penny of it. The application is upgraded free and often, the vocabulary is getting bigger and bigger and now it even has a multi-user option. It is very easy to use and is very fast when you need to add some pictures, photographs, make new buttons or folders or individualize it for any of your needs. This portable communication solution stays with my students wherever they go and provides them with a quality of life that they deserve. The Proloquo2Go costumer support is exceptional and the free -always-upgraded - manual is very well written. I can strongly recommend this application for all who are able to activate a screen with a light touch and who are misunderstood and underestimated because they are not able to communicate legibly with spoken words for any reason. This application opens up a whole new world for many people who were misunderstood before and for those who are willing to get to know them truly and better.
We purchased this app in hopes of being able to give our son a way to communicate with us. The app would be perfect if not for one major flaw... My son is a "slider", when he uses his hands. He can't just pick up his hand and place on the button he wants, he slides his hands from the bottom up. When he does this the edit menu pops up every time and he never gets to say what he wants. I would really love it, if that feature was changed. It sounds crazy, but I specifically bought this iPad so that we can use the app, and its pretty disappointing that we can't use it.
Updated today, the app is completely blank now, shows nothing but options. This is a very expensive app and I would certainly like to get my money's worth! Come on, people!
Proloquo2Go is a wonderful app for individuals with Autism or other speech and language challenges. It allows the individual many opportunities to express themselves through pictures and different options for speaking voices. The color coding of buttons allows the user a better chance to quickly select special categories or important words. The app can be used to store important, medical, family, scheduling, recipes, favorite programs, important educational words, grocery list, etc. If a caregiver purchases only one app, Proloquo2Go would be the single most important one to purchase. Why do I feel so strongly about this app? The answer is simple: I have an adult son with Autism. He continues to benefit from using Proloquo2Go.
My son has Down syndrome and this app has been wonderful for him. I wish that it had the ability to record your own speech for some situations. Many names are mispronounced in the synthesized speech. That confuses my son. He is 16 years old and has this on his iPod. I love it when I can't understand what he is trying to tell me and he will use the app to make it clearer to me.
My son is almost 6 years old, and thanks to a very rare genetic disorder is functionally non-verbal. At this point, he is able to occasionally repeat words, and make a lot of sounds, but he is unable to answer most questions, and when he is, it's difficult to understand him. As with learning all forms of communication, it takes time. A typically developing child doesn't start out speaking sentences - communication in all forms is learned over time, as is the case with using Proloquo2go. It takes time for the child to learn how to use it, and it takes time for a parent or speech specialist to learn how to best set up the program. Without P2G, I wouldn't have been able to hear my son's answers about the animals he saw on a recent kindergarten field trip to the farm, or hear him tell me that he doesn't like snakes. What a blessing it has been to be able to communicate with my son.
This app has opened up my son's world. Now he can communicate with the world. I am so grateful for this technology. The online tutorials and support make it accessible for parents and therapists to personalize the vocabulary. I have been very impressed with how the developers listen to parent feedback to improve their product to make it accessible to all and easier to use. Thank you!
We paid good money for this app when it first came out, but our special little man will not benefit from it much until the developers add a switch scanning access. We have been patiently waiting. Hopefully they can get the ball rolling with this one!
For two years, I have been told that proloquo2go will be adding switch scanning access "before the end of this year". I'm sick and tired of being told that something else is a higher priority than my son and thousands of other kiddos being able to access this app. We spent a lot of money on it because I was told that it would be switch accessible within months; money that could have paid for medical supplies, therapies, or medical equipment. It's time for assistiveware to follow through on their promises or refund our money!
I LOVE this app but, since I downloaded the child's voice it's been crashing when I try to open it. Has anyone else has this happen? I'm not sure how to explain to my daughter her voice isn't working today. :( I will contact tech support Monday.
I'm so sorry to read about the troubles other people experienced with p2g. I don't know if the ipad version is what caused the problems? I currently have it installed in a 1st generation ipad and now in my ipad3 both working properly thus far. My autistic son loves P2G over his novachat10/ prev. Dynavox AAC device! I do too considering the time i've spent customizing devices. Full onscreen customizing is 200% easier than the novachat and dynavox aac devices. Editing is great, i edit on one device and just backup the vocabulary file to my pc through itunes then update it on the other ipad. We go back and forth between both devices while one is charging the other is in use. I love the ease of flow in my son's vocabulary. We went from completely non-verbal to complete sentences in a matter of months!! i must make it clear, this is not a magical solution. We sit and practice often. We have conversations through the device so he learns to form sentences. It takes love, patience, time and practice to teach any child to communicate with any speech device. They catch on pretty quickly though. My son is thriving, he is excited he can finally communicate. The only thing i dislike is that sneaky kids can freely exit the app. There is no kiosk mode or dedicated user setting. (this also prevented my insurance company from purchasing an ipad and p2g over an aac device) If there was a way to password lock the app open and disabling any other ipad use aside from the camera.. this would be a 10 star app! This was the only reason we had to get an aac device for him. It would be a competitive alternative to more expensive aac software that's for sure. (ps. Proloquo people can you also give us an undo button when using editing mode?) none the less, i love what you guys have done with the app. But what i love even more is what you guys have done for my son/ family. Thank you P2G developers! You rock!!
Our 12-yr-old son who is nonverbal has been using P2G for about 2 years. Every update the dev's have made have been based on user input. The dev's are the most empathetic, caring, responsive group--they will do everything (and I mean virtually everything...they personally respond to questions within minutes) they can to make P2G successful for the user and their caretakers. This latest update is amazing, especially with the real American child voices. If you are a parent with a nonverbal child, you will rejoice at being able to hear your child speak with a voice you could only imagine before this. Dedicate yourself to making P2G a priority to use every day and I believe you will find this app to be a miracle for your child.
This app is wonderful! They have so much support I can't imagine having a hard time using it. Just like with any technology, they update it to make it better! There are webinars that are extremely helpful and Facebook support groups. This app gave my non-verbal son a voice! I have used other voice apps and found none as versatile and easy to use as this one. The customer support is always on top of their emails. If you compare the price to the prices of many voice boxes that can range in the 1000s, it's a steal! My son uses this program every day and was able to pick up on it quickly. I love the fact that we can put it on his iPod touch as well and he can keep it in his pocket. I can't say enough good things about this program.
We absolutely love this app and would be lost without it! The customer service is wonderful. They are quick to respond and provide clear, easy to understand instructions. If you get this app and have any questions definitely contact them and they will take care of you well!!! I also love that the developers really listen to the suggestions and concerns of users and parents. I love that the app is so customizable!!! You can make it as simple or complex as you need to fit the user. We started out with just 4 or 6 "buttons", then we started adding folders. We now have multiple folders and our son can easily navigate and tell us his wants/needs and feelings. Just last night he was struggling during dinner out. He wanted to go outside but we weren't done eating. I was able to add a folder on the spot and add "buttons" to say first we eat then we go outside. Every time he wanted to go out I was able to visually show him it wasn't time yet. In no time he was "saying" first we eat then we go outside. And thanks to proloquo2go our son was able to say I love you well before he could attempt to say the words!!! It was a wonderful moment!!!! He uses the app not only to communicate, but also as a way to explore language, letters and numbers. We have folders for letters, numbers, transportation and music (all are things he loves) specifically to let him learn. Since he began using this app, he has tremendously increased the number of words and speech sounds he can say! This app is worth every single penny!!!! If you get this app and have any trouble, do NOT give up - Customer Support can walk you through any issue you might have. It will be well worth it in the end! Oh, and I love love love the new child voices!!!!
I have 21 year old non-verbal son. For most of his life he has used sign language, but now Proloquo2Go has given him an actual voice. He uses Proloquo2Go on an iphone and we LOVE it! Proloquo can go on other devices, but for him the iphone works the best because he is now moving into adulthood and is more out in to the community. It has a large amount of vocabulary of its own, but it can also be programmed to be totally custom to the individual. It has buttons and folders, like most speaking devices do, but it also has a typing mode, for which my son uses the most of. You can also add picture symbols, your own photos, or none at all, if you prefer. It is totally customizable! It can do some truly amazing things! I can not brag on it enough. The support people are amazing as well. They have set up certain group pages for sharing and questions and are extrememly fast at answering questions and helping troubleshoot. They also listen to feedback and do app updates that are user requested. The support team and developers are all about the users. Again, I can not say enough great things about Proloquo2Go and recommend it to anyone looking for a voice!
my 10 year old severely apraxic daughter has happily using pro log quo for about a year. she is astonishing all with what she knows and for so long was unable to tell us!. we(me, her speech therapists, teachers etc) absolutely love this product. the new ella voice is amazing. my daughter is so excited about it - the program is very easy for me to customize for her. the support staff of proloquo are always (really! always!) available for questions, and are so kind and supportive (im not the most computer literate person !) . give it a try! you will not be disappointed! anne in ny
I bought Proloquo2Go for my 7-year-old son who has Down syndrome and autism. He is completely non-verbal and we mostly communicate at home through sign language. His school put him in the iPad program and just started using Proloquo with him before the end of the school year. I had heard of it and it had been recommended by various "experts" as the best AAC app out there. I decided to get it to work with him over the summer so that he'd be ready to use it more at school in the fall. Well, what a frustrating experience. The app is way too complex and after reading the directions (which aren't great), I was able to set up our own user space. It took a lot of time. Then, Proloquo updated the app, multiple times. Now I can no longer edit a single button in a simple way and I'm going to have to go back to the drawing board and read the directions all over again, yet another waste of time!!!!! My son has not been that accepting of it at home since we know what he wants without using it, but I hoped he would see it as an avenue to be able to express more. He does not see it that way, he sees it as a chore. Why? Because it is a chore! It's too laborious to be motivating for my son to use. Not sure why this app is so expensive. What a waste of money for us.
We love proloquo2go.....we love the new American children's voices they just added with this update my son sounds like a kid now. We still love all the features that came with 2.0 update the Page buttons have made it easier for him to use and being able to color buttons different has helped him due to his visual impairment. Thank you for giving my a voice!
Love the app for our 4 yr old son who has autism. Only issue is that he can exit out of the program to easy. Need an option to lockout the home button!
My son is 13 years old and non verbal. He has been using proloquo2go for several years now. He has gone from basic communication to using complete sentences independently at home AND in the community!!! DO NOT HESITATE IN PURCHASING THIS APP!!! This new update makes it easy to create different users and vocabulary. The webinars and tutorials make it easy to learn, and the company is very receptive to its users and creates features that are requested. My sons frustration level has dramatically decreased now that he can communicate his wants and needs!!!
After some great customer service from the people from assistiveware my sons problem has been solved. Super great support for such a great program. My son is now happy and successfully using his program just like before the upgrade.
Thank you for this update! I love it!!
Great idea but not so user friendly.
We have a nonverbal daughter who has FAS. We adopted her at 5 years old and she was unable to tell us anything. One day I discovered this app and tried it……she suddenly has a voice. It has changed our world. easy to use. Helpful tutorials online to learn how to do more advanced things. Able to grow with her. I would recommend this to anyone. we had tried a more expensive 'durable medical equipment' speech device and it was useless…heavy, cumbersome, awkward……this makes her fit in, she loves having something that every other kid has, she is cool enough and it does not look 'unusual' which is important.
My daughter was almost nonverbal. We were given a chance to try this app for free along with an IPad. After the 2 weeks, I cried when we had to return my daughter's voice. This app gave her a voice. There was no more screaming and I could understand what she needed. We took this app to her school and her teachers were able to program things they needed to know from her with only 10 minutes of me showing how to use this app. I wish this app could be given to all families that need a voice for a loved one.
This program has made my son's world a much better place. I am so thankful. He had a severe brain injury 6 years ago and can not speak. He has cognitive problems, and gets the meaning of words mixed up. Before Proloquo he used only a few gestures to communicate, because the $8,000.00 communication device that medicaid purchased for him was to complicated for him to navigate. Proloquo is much easier for him to navigate. I was able to add personal pictures of his family, friends and of all his daily needs. Instead of having a word for each picture we added a phrase. It shows the phrase and speaks it. He can add more words or phrase to make a sentence and then replay the sentence. This makes him feel like he is really communicating in a normal way. As he made progress the program grew with him. I am looking forward to the day he can use the keyboard area to type his own sentence. This program is priceless in my opinion....
Had this for my son for over a year now. Very capable and flexible product. Such an advancement over the dedicated devices. It would be awesome if they could create a lock within the device that allows proloquo to be locked as the main app. This would help teachers from kids playing when they need to be communicating. We jailbroke our sons unit and added some features to do this, so we are ok. What a difference from 2 years ago with only those huge $high dollar dedicated devices from Harland Clark.
Works well with iPad, iPod ,iPhone
My brother with down syndrome never ever talked. With this every time he needs to talk to use he uses this amazing ap. after only 2 weeks he has already said a sentence. Also this is helping him understand yes and no more, go to bed easier, and use the restroom. I can also put in my own words I would like him to know, like the pets and family(before he called every girl mama and boy daddy,now he is going by their names) this ap is amazing.its life changing. I've always wanted to hear him talk.
Several years ago, my husband and I saw communication. Unfortunately, they started at one thousand dollars. Plus we couldn't find info on what they did really. What a discovery this has been! Not only did we find info, but tutorials on how to use the app! And the information was free! He's had it for several months now. The updates are always great. Customer service gets back to you very quickly. He flies through his screens and tells us what he wants. He can also tell us if he feels sick. Couldn't do that before. What a life changer!
My 11 year old mostly non-verbal son now has a VOICE! We finally know that his receptive language is right on target, and it's his expressive language that is delayed. Also because if this app, we now know that he's a smart-Alec, and it's GREAT!! :) Thank you, this program is changing lives!
My son is now able to communicate with everyone instead of just me. He has been using it for a year and it has been a life saver. Love that you can use your own photos and personalize it to him Josh was able to converse with Leslie Stahl while being interviewed on 60 minutes.