How did you all acquire Proloquo2go?

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Kristen Hampton
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How did you all acquire Proloquo2go?

Hi there! I hope I'm not intruding by asking this question, but I was curious as to how you all were able to acquire Proloquo2go?

I have tried looking for charities/organizations that may be able to help in the South Carolina area, unfortunately with no luck. Brett does well with Proloquo2go in his speech therapy, so much to the point where his therapist created a folder for him where she asks him questions about his age/etc.

He is still nonverbal, and he navigates through the folders so well. I barely even know how to use it!

Carol Villars
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Kristen,

Kristen,

You may want to join our Facebook group, Parents/Family members of Proloquo2Go users and ask your question there. This is an awesome group and they may have some suggestions for you. If interested please go here and ask to join: http://www.facebook.com/groups/241684205905600/

Kristen Hampton
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Thank you! My name is Kristen

Thank you! My name is Kristen Hampton, if you are an admin over there. Thanks so much again!

Sandy Jameson
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Hi Kristen,

Hi Kristen,
My daughter is non-verbal and has used AAC for years. When P2G came out we bought for her to use. Much cheaper than dedicated devices and much easier to use. If your child is school age, then the school should be providing this for Brett's use in the classroom, and for home use. AAC works best when everyone buys into it. That means the teacher, speech and you.
Unfortunately, that means you may have to take the lead in getting the program for Brett, at an IEP meeting. Then, making it part of his IEP that you and his teacher receive training on how to use the program.
GOOD LUCK! It opens a whole new world to our kids. The extra work is definitely worth it!

David Sofi
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We are in SC as well. We

We are in SC as well. We bought the 1st P2G after kindergarten when the Dynavox, provided by Medicaid, became too big, clumsy, and time consuming for customization. We had an ITouch which ran it, and we eventually got Iphones as well. When the district adopted Ipads for HS and MS, we thought we'd move to the less expensive, more portable P2G. Every upgrade since then has been free. The District supplied Aubri's Ipad via IEP, and the Assistive technology Team added a 2nd Ipad, dedicated to "Communication", so that she could communicate more quickly. We are still using those antique Ipad-2s, and will meet with the District this Summer to see about upgrading. Medicaid will pay for the Dynavox, but not the Ipad; rationale is "new" rules or interpretation is that Medicaid will only pay for communication device, not internet accessible hardware. I don't know what school district you are in, but Lexington District 1 has purchased P2G, and can provide it on Ipads.

Pam - Moderator
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Thank you Sandy and David for

Thank you Sandy and David for sharing your experiences with acquiring Proloquo2Go!

Gerry Lieberwirth
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Kristin,

Kristin,

Sandy and Sam are right, our daughter Abby is non verbal too and since she started P2G her and our life changed for the better. The school should provide you with an iPad and P2G if needed. You might need to take an advocate on you side as not all school districts are jumping up and down to provide one. But to be clear, it is wise to also get your own copy for home, it works better and for us it has been well worth it.

Good luck.

Zaen Ahmad
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nice information

nice information

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