Proloquo2Go Version 4.0 Update

The team at Assistware have been working hard to update one of our favourite AAC apps:

They have been putting together a series of blogposts outlining some of the new features we will see when Version 4.0 is released.

Here is an outline and a summary for you all! But if you want to know more, please follow the links and read all about it!

Proloquo2Go 4.0: It’s all about Communication.

This blog post gives us an insight into how Assistware planned the update; what goals they had in mind and what new features could be included in the update to help overcome any barriers to using Proloquo2Go.

Some of the key highlights for me include:

  • recustomising of the core word vocabulary,
  • making it easier for students to transition from basic communication vocabularies to core word vocabularies
  • enhancements to the grammar supports which will provide support for language development
  • easier and more intuitive editing interface
  • activity templates

Road to Proloquo2Go 4 – Part 1 : Grammar Support

Proloquo2Go already provides grammar support for verbs (verb tenses) and nouns (plurals and possessives), however this has been improved and enhanced in Version 4. There will be more verb tense options, as well as grammar support added for adjectives and pronouns. Also students can now have a chance to hear or preview the word before they select it for their message.

Road to Proloquo2Go 4 – Part 2: Verbs

This blog post gives a more detailed outline of how the grammar support will work for verbs. In version 4, the grammar support for verbs will include more verb tenses as well negative forms of verbs (eg. is NOT running). The other great feature of this, is that it is all customisable, so you can turn on and off different tenses and add the additional tenses gradually depending on the student.

Road to Proloquo2Go 4 – Part 3: Core word

We already love the Core Word vocabulary in Proloquo2Go, but in version 4, it just gets better.

I love these new landscape-optimised layouts for the core word vocabulary, – more vocabulary for those students using their Proloquo2go in landscape view, and with the square buttons it means that the image and text are easier to see.

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Road to Proloquo2Go 4 – Part 4: Core Word Templates

This is, by far, one of the most exciting developments in Proloquo2Go 4! The new design of the core word vocabularies allows for the consistent location of symbols across different pages. When symbols are kept in a consistent location, it gives a student the best chance of learning and then using their words faster and more efficiently.

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Road to Proloquo2Go 4 – Part 5: Grid Sizes

New grid size combinations, especially if you use Proloquo2Go in landscaper mode! And an easier way to add and remove rows and columns!

 

Road to Proloquo2Go 4 – Part 6: Alternative Access

Proloquo2Go has some great Alternative Access options, and again they are improved in Version 4. The biggest change is the addition of Auditory Scanning.

 

There are even more features in Version 4, so you need to keep checking the Assistware blog page for updates.

I can’t wait for this Version 4.0 update!

 

Thanks for popping by today…

Amanda

 

 

 

 

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About Amanda Hartmann

Amanda is a Speech Pathologist with over 17 years experience. She has worked within educational settings, as an Inclusive Technology Consultant with Spectronics www.spectronics.com.au , and currently focuses her time on her busy private practice.

Amanda is a Key Word Sign/Makaton Presenter, an official Proloquo2Go trainer www.assistiveware.com/amanda-hartmann and an official expert TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box. She is also a certified Apple Trainer and regularly runs iPad workshops to help schools integrate iPad technology into the classroom, for all learners.

Amanda has a special interest in supporting and developing communication, literacy and learning for a wide range of diverse learners, often through the use of visual tools, sign language and technology. She has spent many years providing therapy support and teacher/parent training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for students with complex communication needs, due to disabilities such as: Cerebral palsy and other Physical impairments, Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Intellectual Impairment, Angelman Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and others. She also has specialist knowledge to support the literacy learning of students with learning difficulties, language impairments and other diverse learning needs. She is passionate about providing interactive and engaging presentations to educators, parents and therapists.

2 Responses to Proloquo2Go Version 4.0 Update

  1. Trish says:

    I wish to purchase the Proloquo2go for use in an aged care facility for residents who have speech impairment. can you please provide me with a price.

    Thank you
    Trish

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