Getting Lost Trying to Use and Navigate Proloquo2Go?

The AssistiveWare website has tutorial videos to help you out!

From simple topics like “Introduction to Proloquo2Go” and “Customizing the Vocabulary” to more advanced features like “Access Methods”, AssistiveWare has got you covered with over 20 how-to videos that are conveniently broken down by specific features.  To access the videos, click on one of the links below and fill out the e-learning registration form, with just your name and email, then click “Watch”.

(NEW denotes video recorded with Proloquo2Go version 3.0)

It is noted on www.assistiveware.com that videos 2-7 were recorded using Proloquo2Go Version 2.0, and will look a little different if you have the latest version (3.0).

Proloquo2Go Supplemental Videos

These videos will be helpful if you are using an older version (1 0r 2) of Proloquo2Go:

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Check out these Guest Videos that are featured on their website:

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Autism & Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Research-based Best Practices – Joanne M. Cafiero, Ph.D. (2012)

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Co:Writer Word Prediction App Released!

CoWriter screenshotI am always excited when our trusted special education software manufacturers make a program available in app format. I am REALLY excited this week, as Don Johnston just released an app version of Co:Writer®!!

This is a word prediction tool that reduces the number of keystrokes required to type and that makes it a great tool for students with physical disabilities or just poor typing abilities.  Since it provides support for spelling and grammar with writing tasks, it’s an amazing tool for our LD students who know what they want to say but can’t seem to think of the right word or struggle with spelling.  As the first letters are typed, Co:Writer predicts the intended word and presents a selection of word choices. The program uses ‘inventive’ spelling to predict words, even if the student misspells the word or omits vowels.

Word suggestions can be read aloud with a swipe; selecting the intended word places it into the document. Built-in text to speech will read letters, words, sentences, and the entire document using the Heather voice.  Control settings allow for adjustingt the font, text size and color contrast for improved readability.

Co:Writer has access to a main prediction dictionary (that includes core words) and an endless range of Topic Dictionaries (that includes topic specific words).  Available today on iTunes, it will be the best $17.99 you’ve spent in a while!

I already have it and absolutely LOVE it.

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