Posts Tagged ‘proloquo2go’

I recently bought a new iPod Touch for Archie’s use. Well I’m hoping to get it free via a special offer from Apple but I seem to have lost the original box, and I need the sticky label from that to claim. I presume it went in the recycling.  I have the internal bits of the box, and the external packaging the box came in, but no actual iPod Touch box. Bizarrely I think I still have the box from the original iPod Touch we bought many years ago. This is typical of my life really.

Anyway irritations aside the iPod Touch is a dream. Super fast and with an inbuilt speaker it really is a super little communication aid. At the moment I have it running Proloquo2go, iPrompts and Time Timer. I love the Time Timer- it does look just like the big clocks, so very familiar, but often we do need to countdown for longer than an hour (which is where iPrompts steps in). We use it mainly for countdowns  but it’s a good little app for choices and for schedules.

I also have a little pre-school literacy app called First Words which Archie surprised me by spending about half an hour at one sitting playing on it.

I’m off to search for more and in the meantime I’m going to add an ‘apps’ category to my blog.


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I rushed off to bed last night with a migraine, so didn’t really finish having a good look at Proloquo2Go. I’ve had a further play around today and found it is very easy to add new buttons using photos on the iTouch, and easy to shift buttons around so they’re stored in the categories you want. You can also resize the buttons to make them larger if you wish. This quick start guide gives a good indication of the sorts of things you can do with this app.

The only difficulty my son has had is learning to touch and let go. If you touch and hold the iTouch it doesn’t register. I would expect this to come fairly easily and may have arisen because my son is familiar with the boardmaker activity pad which requires the user to touch and hold the buttons for a bit longer.

I’ve also just been told about another app for the iPhone/iTouch called iPrompts which allows you to make visual timetables and has a countdown timer. Two of my favourite things for £29.99!

Video here:

We live on ‘first this, then this’ in our house. Guess what’s going to be my next purchase…..

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