5 Back to School TIPS for AAC Families!

New backpack: check! New school supplies: check! New schedule: check! When preparing your child for the first day back to school, it is important to plan ahead. Have a game plan and be calm, be cool, and be organized!

Here are some tips to help you prepare for back to school and make sure your child has a happy, productive school year:

 

  1. Update to the latest versions of Proloquo2Go and iOS.
    The most recent Proloquo2Go update (version 5.1.1) was released in July. If you haven’t already done so, we recommend you update as it brings many new features and improvements. For example, Search and Progressive Language. Search allows you to find a word within your Crescendo vocabulary. Proloquo2Go doesn’t just find you the word so you can use it, it also teaches the navigational pathway to find the word. And Progressive Language supports your AAC learner progress to full communication. Proloquo2Go 5 requires iOS 10.2 or up, so you may also need to update your version of iOS.

  1. Update your child’s vocabulary.
    During the summer, things may have changed like new friends, or new hobbies and interests. Make sure you update the Proloquo2Go vocabulary with your son or daughter, so you can add vocabulary that is important to them. Check out the ‘About Me’ folder in the ‘Chat’ folder for ideas. 

  1. Save a backup of your child’s vocabulary.
    To be sure you do not lose any of your customizations, it is very important to always have a recent backup saved. We strongly encourage you to also manually save and export backups using Dropbox, Google Drive, iTunes File Sharing, or Connect to Computer (WiFi) after any major customizations. Learn more here: Automatic and manual backups to Dropbox, Google Drive & iCloud

  1. Check out the collection of resources on our AssistiveWare website.
    We offer many resources, such as PDF tutorials, e-learning videos and FAQs. Also be sure to check out our AssistiveWare Blog for articles on topics related to AAC, literacy, best practices and implementation.

  2. Connect with other parents.
    AssistiveWare hosts a closed Facebook group for family members of Proloquo2Go and Proloquo4Text users. It’s an active, warm and welcoming group that shares resources and support.

Information compiled by the AssistiveWare Support Team. You can reach the team at support@assistiveware.com They are available 7 days a week and always happy to help! 

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