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Using Proloquo2go Text for Story Writing

by Joanna Courtney

on Thu May 30, 2013

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I was asked recently by a teacher in a primary school about whether a child using an iPad with Proloqu2Go for communication could use the text she created within the app for story writing and recording her written work.

At the time, the only way to do this was by creating a page for 'stories' and saving spoken phrases from the 'Recents' view onto buttons to retell a story later on.

That has now changed with the release of Proloquo2Go version 3.0, which you can update to FREE if you have already bought the app. As well as some new Australian voices, expressive voice capabilities (words like wow, yummy, oh no! said with feeling by the synthetic voices) and scanning for switch users, the new version enables you to copy text from the message window into other apps.

This means you can use your spoken text output in a text message, email, on Facebook or Twitter or within a story writing app (any app that accepts text basically) e.g. Clicker apps, Book Creator, notebook etc

Let me show you how it works.

First the child types in what they want to say in their story using Proloquo2Go e.g. It is a sunny day

Then the child (if possible) or a helper selects the copy button:

They then open the app into which they want to copy the text e.g. My Story (lovely little story app £1.49)

and hold down their finger in the area where the text is to go and then press paste:

et Voila, the text appears!

The child can then either use the app's simple drawing tools to do a picture to go with their text or use photos from the camera roll or take a new photo straight onto the story page:

You can't record the voice output from Proloquo2Go into the app, so if you want the story page spoken out too, someone will need to record it.

However, this is great for AAC users who want to do some creative story writing and record their written work as the story will be saved within the MyStory app and can also be emailed to the teacher to read, save, print out and mark.

Also nice to take home to show parents or carers.

Happy story writing! 

 

Tags: Apps, fun, Proloquo2Go, iPad, stories

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