Oct 29 2011
Mobile Learning@Home and at School: Advancing Potential for Every Learner with Proloquo2go
Imagine how difficult it would be if your child had communication challenges. These difficulties are common among children with diverse learning profiles. How would you be able to know what your child needed or might be feeling? And how would your child manage to reach his/her true potential as a diverse learner without a quick and easy way to express his/her thoughts and ideas?
Just a few years ago your choices were limited. But now with the explosion in mobile learning devices and apps, all parents have a choice in helping to advance their child’s potential.
One of the most frequently mentioned mobile apps for overcoming communication barriers is Proloquo2go. The Proloquo2go website provides this description of this incredible app:
“Proloquo2Go™ is a product from AssistiveWare that provides a full-featured communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. It brings natural sounding text-to-speech voices, close to 8000 up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, a large default vocabulary, full expandability and extreme ease of use to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.”
Of course, if you check out YouTube, you will find numerous videos showing this app in action. The videos are quite inspiring and give you a glimpse of the potential impact Proloquo2go can have to provide a communication pathway for many individuals, especially those living with autism. While this app works to open up communication channels, it is worth noting that it is mentioned in at least one of the videos that each autistic learner responds in an individual way and the app doesn’t help all autistic learners to the same degree.
However, Proloquo2go definitely does offer the possibility it will be a helpful app to many individuals living with autism. It provides the needed hope to parents of autistic learners that once communication has been opened up and increased, their children might just be able to advance to their true potential. No parent could ask for more.