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Introducing Proloquo and Proloquo Coach - the next generation of AAC

In 2009 AssistiveWare set out to democratize access to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). We introduced Proloquo2Go - the first affordable AAC solution available on a consumer device. Today we are taking the next step: Bringing successful communication within reach of families by introducing Proloquo and Proloquo Coach.
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Why can't I change the base vocabulary of Proloquo?

A good vocabulary is essential for effective communication with an AAC system. It is even more important when implementing AAC across a classroom or school. In this blog post, we explain why the base vocabulary in AssistiveWare Proloquo® cannot be changed. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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How does Proloquo promote literacy?

Developing literacy is essential for AAC users. AssistiveWare’s Proloquo® is designed to support users to grow their vocabulary as their literacy skills develop seamlessly. In this blog post, we explain how you can use the unique features of Proloquo to teach literacy to all students. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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Why does Proloquo have a fixed grid size?

The grid size is an important part of any AAC system. In this blog post, we explain why we decided to offer only a single grid size for Proloquo®. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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How did we make Proloquo extremely efficient?

AAC is always slower than speech so a good AAC system needs to be as efficient as possible to make it easier to participate in conversations. In this blogpost we explain how we were able to make Proloquo® really efficient. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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How is the Proloquo vocabulary organized?

For an AAC system to be easy to learn and use it is essential to have a good vocabulary organization. In this blogpost we explain how the vocabulary in Proloquo® has been organized really efficiently. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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Why don’t all buttons in Proloquo have symbols?

AssistiveWare’s Proloquo® combines buttons with graphic symbols and text-only buttons. In this blogpost, we explain why this is the case. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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How are verbs organized in Proloquo?

Verbs are an important part of speech. In this blog post we explain the organization of verbs in Proloquo®. As part of the “Proloquo explained” series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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How are adjectives and adverbs organized in Proloquo?

Adjectives and adverbs are an important parts of speech. In this blogpost we explain the organization of adjectives and adverbs in Proloquo®. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app
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Can I teach grammar with Proloquo?

Grammar is an important part of language and communication. In this blogpost we explain how you can teach grammar with Proloquo®. As part of the “Proloquo explained” blog series, it is written for anyone who wants an in-depth explanation of the design of the new Proloquo AAC app.
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AAC Awareness Month 2021: Presume competence, always

At AssistiveWare, we make Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) apps. Still, there is far more to AAC than downloading an app to an iPad or printing out a communication board and sticking it to the wall. That’s why this AAC Awareness Month, we want to focus on one of the guiding principles of AAC - presuming competence.
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