Gateway for Proloquo2Go By Assistiveware
The Gateway to Language and Learning core word augmentative communication App is available as an in-App purchase for Proloquo2Go. You must purchase the Proloquo2Go App before you can purchase the Gateway. Once you own a copy of Proloquo2Go, you are able to follow the in-App purchase procedure to download the Gateway User Vocabularies. Purchasing the Gateway augmentative communication App for Proloqu2Go is a one-time purchase and you are entitled to all free updates for both Gateway and Proloquo2Go.
To meet a wide range of user abilities and goals, Gateway for Proloquo2Go offers five user Vocabularies – (a) Child Functional, (b) Teen/Adult Functional, (c) Developing Language, (d) Advanced Communicator and (e) Text – each with an assortment of grid sizes ranging from 12 (3*4) – 140 (10*14) locations. The Gateway augmentative communication App for Proloquo2Go includes both Symbol and Text-based vocabularies to support user needs and preferences. Symbol-based pages use SymbolStix, produced by n2y.
Each Gateway Vocabulary contains research-based high frequency core and fringe vocabulary relevant to the population targeted by the user configuration. An associated set of theme pages, matches leisure, educational and recurring conversational needs.
The Gateway augmentative communication App for Proloquo2Go comes with a comprehensive set of manuals to support parents and professionals in implementing Gateway. An Introductory Manual provides an overview of Gateway along with implementation ideas and strategies. Each of the User Vocabularies within Gateway has its own manual that includes both Page Sorts and Alpha Sorts. These manuals can be downloaded from the “Resources” section of this website.
The chart below highlights the page configurations available within the Gateway augmentative communication App for Proloquo2Go.
The CHILD FUNCTIONAL vocabulary of the Gateway augmentative communication App set is designed for children who benefit from a functionally based core vocabulary especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It has eight (8) grid sizes that can facilitate the development of multi-word messages. Consistency of vocabulary organization supports the principles of language acquisition through motor planning. Sentence Development Links help teach children to create telegraphic sentences without requiring complex navigation. The Gateway Vocabulary contains HOME and SCHOOL CORE pages that seamlessly link to relevant topical vocabulary without losing access to the high frequency core. Its core and fringe vocabulary include sensory based vocabulary in additional to its standard set of core words. This makes it a valuable communication app for children with autism and results in less programming time for parents and professionals. Gateway’s Theme pages provide activities to promote communication in educational and social settings. It contains eight grid sizes ranging from 3*4 to 10*14. Below are sample pages from Gateway 12 (3*4) and Gateway 140 (10*14).
The TEEN/ADULT FUNCTIONAL vocabulary set of the Gateway augmentative communication App is designed for individuals with limitations in expressive language abilities, who generate multi-word messages but may have difficulty using correct word order and/or adding endings to words. Its core and fringe vocabulary include sensory based vocabulary in additional to its standard set of core words. It has eight (8) grid sizes to accommodate a range of physical abilities and visual needs. Through use of a HOME page and a COMMUNITY Core page, users can seamlessly access relevant topical vocabulary using a vocabulary that enables spontaneous communication in home, school, vocational and leisure environments. There is limited built-in support for use of grammatical markers, however users have access to the full set of Proloquo2Go morphology features. Gateway’s Theme pages help promote communication across a range of leisure and community-based activities. The Teen/Adult Functional Pages contains eight grid sizes ranging from 3*4 to 10*14. Below are sample pages from Gateway 20 (4*6) and Gateway 88 (8*11).
The DEVELOPING LANGUAGE vocabulary set of the Gateway augmentative communication App is designed for children acquiring language following the typical sequence of language development. It has eight (8) grid sizes providing options for children with a range of physical and visual abilities. It can benefit children who are just learning to combine symbols to form multi-word messages as well as those who are beginning to form more complex syntactically correct sentences. It contains HOME and SCHOOL CORE pages that seamlessly link to relevant topical vocabulary without losing access to the high frequency core. In several of smaller-sized grid arrangements, Sentence Development Links are used to provide a simplified approach to facilitate sentence formation. Semantic Power Strips, sets of paradigmatically associated words, enable users to access related vocabulary without scrolling through pages or complex arrays. All arrangements support use of the full range of grammar functions. A set of THEME pages supports language development in school, play and social activities. It contains eight grid sizes ranging from 3*4 to 10*14. Below are the Home pages of Gateway 30 (5*7) and Gateway 108 (9*12).
The ADVANCED COMMUNICATOR vocabulary set of the Gateway augmentative communication App is designed for advanced or linguistically competent individuals who need an efficient and powerful core word vocabulary to engage in routine dialogues and compete in an educational or work setting. The Advanced Communicator is a logical next step for children using the Developing Language Vocabulary Level, who now require a more mature vocabulary and greater efficiency in message generation to address their daily communication needs. Gateway’s Dynamic Morphology feature enables users to rapidly create messages using an average of less than 1.2 key selections per word. Theme pages support communication in recurring environments and activities. It contains five grid sizes ranging from 5*9 to 10*14. Below are the Home pages of Gateway 40 (4*6) and Gateway 80 (9*12).
The TEXT vocabulary set of the Gateway augmentative communication App is designed for literate teens and adults who seek a highly efficient text-based core vocabulary page set. This page set replicates the contents of the Advanced Communicator Level, however, vocabulary is typically organized alphabetically to enable more efficient word retrieval. The user must configure settings in the options menu to change the text and images setting to text only. It contains five grid sizes ranging from 5*9 to 10*14. Below are the Home pages of Gateway 60 (6*11) and Gateway 80 (9*12).