Proloquo2Go

LQ: 9

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Brain grade: 9.6
Fun score: 8.4

Platform/Console: , , LWK Recommended Age: 5–12 Thinking Skills Used: , ,

Proloquo2Go is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assistive technology tool that can help children dealing with a range of speech challenges better communicate and express their needs. Proloquo2Go provides images and symbols to depict common emotions, requests, and responses. Frequently used verbal commands or requests can be organized on the app’s main page for quick and easy access. Users can also manually enter text to be read aloud by one of the pre-programmed voices. Proloquo2Go‘s easy to use touch-based functions make it a useful assistive technology for ages 5 and up.


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THIS APP IS GOOD FOR KIDS WHO NEED HELP WITH:

Flexibility

Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations. 

AAC apps are an extraordinary and effective mode of communication for users who have difficulty communicating verbally, and to express a concern, need, desire, or opinion, users must select from pre-existing vocabulary or use the keyboard function to customize their language. Adapting to this digital form of communication takes a modus of Flexibiltiy, as users must learn to communicate statements or questions in a variety of ways. The exact language a user may want is not always immediately available, and in these situations, users must be able to adapt their approach, utilizing different words, phrases or the keyboard function to express their message. Being able to articulate the same thought using different tools of language requires users to remedy communication challenges by adapting to the available vocabulary, or creating their own.

Working Memory

Recalling and retaining information in our mind while working.

Proloquo2Go requires users to familiarize themselves with a detailed layout of words and phrases. Becoming efficient with the app requires exercising the Working Memory thinking skill as users learn the location of commonly used vocabulary or other key phrases. The user's capability and overall experience of Proloquo2Go will improve over time as he or she becomes accustomed to the layout of the app.

Self-Awareness

Understanding our own actions, thoughts and feelings.

Users who require aid from Proloquo2Go may have difficulty expressing emotions, needs, desires, and opinions verbally. This app provides a platform in which users can communicate these essential messages to teachers, parents, or peers and receive reactions and feedback. Reciprocation is an essential component to fostering Self-Awareness. Users of Proloquo2Go can gain new perspective on their own thoughts and desires by communicating them to others and engaging in an exchange of ideas.

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