Road to Proloquo2Go 4 - The Three Vocabularies

Last week we introduced the new vocabulary levels that will be available in Proloquo2Go 4: Basic Communication, Intermediate Core and Advanced Core. So what is the difference between these vocabularies and how do you decide which to use?

Picking one of the two

Through the user feedback that we receive through support, social media, and by visiting users at school or at home, we noticed that it was difficult to choose between the two vocabularies that we offer in Proloquo2Go 3. Users often became stuck in Basic Communication when they were ready for Core Word because Core Word looked too complex. The difference between Basic Communication and Core Word was simply too big.
 
That is why we decided to offer three different vocabulary levels in Proloquo2Go 4:

Basic Communication

Basic Communication in Proloquo2Go 4 still offers sentence starters and is very much geared towards making requests and simple comments. Basic Communication does not provide support for creating grammatically correct sentences or developing language skills and vocabulary. It does, however, offer a way to communicate immediately about basic needs. We strongly urge people to try Intermediate Core or Advanced Core as soon as possible.

Intermediate Core


The new intermediate level for our Core Word vocabulary offers a bridge between Basic Communication using core words. Users will have access to all the important (core) words, and can start developing language. However, the Intermediate Core vocabulary is set up in a way that is less overwhelming to the user.

In Proloquo2Go 3, larger fringe folders such as Verbs, Adjectives, and Food were filled with folders for smaller, more manageable subcategories such as “Sensing Verbs”, “Colors”, and “Breakfast”. This design required additional navigation and some abstract thinking in order to find what you were looking for.

In Intermediate Core, we’ve put popular fringe words in these folders, and moved the subfolders aside. The subfolders are still available, but you no longer need to use them to reach your most frequently used fringe words. Of course these frequently used fringe words are completely customizable so it can be adjusted to the user’s personality and needs.

Advanced Core


Advanced Core is the same as our original Core Word vocabulary. It’s really intended for those who are comfortable with the concept of subcategories and can navigate through an additional level to find the vocabulary they want.
 
Intermediate Core Food Primary Intermediate Core Food Secondary Advanced Core Food Primary Advanced Core Food Secondary
Intermediate Core
Food Primary

Intermediate Core
Food Secondary

Advanced Core
Food Primary
Advanced Core
Food Secondary

Templates

Have you read our blog post about Core Templates? Do remember that, to support motor planning, all core words can be found on exactly the same place on every page. Aside from the Core Templates that keep everything in the exact same location, we are also introducing Activity Templates. These templates will provide support for users who need all vocabulary for an activity on a single page, while still retaining the advantages of core words and motor planning. Look for more information in a future Road to Proloquo2Go 4 blog post!
 
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