April 29, 2015 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Amsterdam, Netherlands - AssistiveWare, a leading innovator in the assistive technology market, today announced Proloquo2Go 4.0, a major new release of its award-winning symbol-supported Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app that provides a voice to over 125,000 children, teens and adults who cannot speak. Proloquo2Go 4.0 is designed to enhance language development and communication for AAC users. It also aims to better support parents, teachers and therapists to implement AAC best practices.
"We have worked two years on Proloquo2Go 4 and are extremely excited about all the new features," said David Niemeijer, AssistiveWare's founder and CEO. "Our focus for this update was to ensure the user's growth of communication skills and language development while making customization easy and fast for teachers, therapists and parents."
Proloquo2Go is one of the few AAC apps that covers all users, from beginning to advanced communicators, while catering for a wide range of fine-motor, visual and cognitive skills. It is designed to grow along with the user. The multi-level Crescendo(TM) vocabulary offers three vocabulary levels in 23 different grid sizes. Users can easily transition as language skills expand whilst customizations are retained. Core words appear in the same location across folders to support learning through motor planning. Through an easy to use template system these benefits also extend to user created folders.
"Proloquo2Go 4 is a very exciting step forward for this comprehensive AAC app. Many of the new features lead to more efficient (and therefore faster) communication," said Jane Farrall, world-renowned AAC specialist. "However, the most exciting feature is that Proloquo2Go 4 is not just about communication - but also has a big focus on language development."
Proloquo2Go has been used successfully with individuals with the following diagnoses: autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental disabilities, apraxia, stroke, traumatic brain injury and others.
The headline new features of Proloquo2Go 4 include:
* Research-based Crescendo(TM) vocabulary, offering three vocabulary levels: Basic Communication, Intermediate Core and Advanced Core
* American, British and Australian vocabulary variants
* Templates with core words on a consistent place throughout the vocabulary to support learning through motor planning
* Activity templates making it easy for user to create consistent activity-specific pages
* Expanded and full customizable grammar support for verbs and inflection support for nouns, pronouns and adjectives
* Redesigned Edit Mode that speeds up common editing tasks by 35%
* Share folders (one level deep) between users
* Enhanced word prediction that is 25% more efficient than in Proloquo2Go 3.x
* Over 5000 new symbols
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.2 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus
* 390 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Proloquo2Go 4.0 is $249.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively on the App Store in the Education category. Version 4.0 is a free update for existing users.
AssistiveWare(R), a leading innovator of assistive technology software for iOS and Mac OS X with over 125,000 customers worldwide, is committed to collaborating with the global community to make a difference in peoples lives. The company's flagship product, Proloquo2Go(R), is an award-winning Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that provides a "voice" for people who have difficulty speaking or cannot speak at all. Founded in 2000, AssistiveWare was the first company to deliver universal access to Mac OS X with its award-winning KeyStrokes(TM) on-screen keyboard and the first to create genuine children's Text to Speech voices. Focused on its vision to empower people through innovative technology, AssistiveWare offers a wide-range of assistive technology products and services. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 AssistiveWare. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.