The answer to all teachers prayers! Well, I shouldn’t hype it up that much, but I’ve stumbled upon a pretty amazing application that can help so many students. Proloquo2Go is an incredible app for iPad/iPhone that can help so many students communicate, whether they are deaf, mute, low comprehension, just about any students with a learning difficulty.
In a staff meeting today, we were trying to find a way that a student who is a selective mute to be able to better engage in class and be able to meet the criteria for her English assessment where the ICP goal stated that by the end of term 2 she would be able to speak and present her poem. This student speaks very well and clearly at home but for some reason, she won’t speak at school. So as a group all the Junior Secondary teachers were trying to find ways so that the student would be able to meet her criteria as she is choosing not to speak. PROLOQUO2GO! The idea that we came up with is that she would type what she wants to say into the app and then present her poem to the class while proloquo2go spoke for her. I also suggested in the meeting that she could have one (if there was one spare) on her desk so she could better communicate and participate in class.
While this app doesn’t add/change any content, this will 100% transform her learning and communication as she will be able to participate in class like never before.