Proloquo2Go, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) App

I have been reviewing apps for a while now, but have never come across an app that is as powerful as Proloquo2Go. Sure I review game apps, apps about nothing (TMZ, Entertainment Tonight, etc), book apps, etc, but none of those apps let you directly speak to another person with an artificial voice. A lot of us take talking for granted (some more than others), but to some it is a very difficult activity. Some who have been traumatically inured and lost partial or all speaking abilities. Others may have a disease that has hindered or prevented them from speaking. Either way, what many of us do (talking) without thinking others struggle to get words out they can think of, but can’t verbalize. Well, I am happy to say there is an app for that! Proloquo2Go by AssistiveWare for the iPhone and iPod Touch “provides an alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking”. This is quite amazing when you think about it. A person who can think the words, but cannot actually speak them can use this app to communicate with others (truly awesome). There are emotions, symbols, actions, etc in this app to communicate effectively. I played with this app for a couple of weeks and found it to be very useful. There is a little bit of a learning curve to get to know the app, but that pales in comparison to the alternative. The top of the app has a running communications box, which allows you to make sentences or complete thoughts. This app is not AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) certified, but it also does not cost thousands of dollars. This brings us to Proloquo2Go’s price, $149.99 in the iTunes App Store. This is cheap compared to AAC approved devices. Proloquo2Go is definitely an alternative to those who cannot afford a certified AAC device. App’s like this one will continue to revolutionize the iPhone making this device an integral part of many peoples lives. CM Proloquo2Go

About Michael Vallez

Michael Vallez - (CrazyMike) is the Founder of Mike is a regular guy who has a tech side, specifically a love for mobile apps and touch gaming. He is a retired cop, husband, father, and son. Current Devices: Galaxy Note 3, iPad Air, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX. Twitter - @MichaelVallez.