Here is a video I took today of Jus and I playing the alphabet game we have engaged in for years. Currently it is our old faithful, but initially it was quite a task and was filled with many other aspects that eventually led us to here...where he now communicates using an array of methods...including the iPod touch - proloquo2go.
My daughter Bri, who is also diagnosed on the Specturm did not speak until she was five years old...she spoke in sign language for over a year prior to that...then started increasing her expressive language by over 50 words per day. She came back to school after summer vacation, fully verbal with an incredible vocabulary. I firmly believe that alternative communication systems should be introduced early, diligently and with the most potential for the maximum creative expressive possibilities in mind.
Please watch, post questions or comments...and let's get some Guru V communication rolling. Not only between us...the parents, the community, and the teachers...but with those kids who do not have a voice.
They have so much wisdom to offer us. Let's do this!!!!
Proloquo2Go - AAC in Your Pocket
(The communication device & application
that Guru V Justin uses... and one of the
most user-friendly, affordable systems available.
A great compliment and now
essential component to the
ITM teaching method jen designed.)
Proloquo2go must be intricately programmed to meet the needs and level of each child and I can teach anyone how to operate it with time and coaching. If a 200 dollar app is not in your budget I would love to give you some simple starter tools, apps and activities you could start with with or without an iPod touch or iPad.
The ITM teaching method was developed without high-tech devices and encourages the full creative use of the brain, language, both receptive and expressive, reading, writing, typing, sign...all for use in communication!!!
Here are some Guru V beginner communication apps, because now technology is readily available for the iPod touch and/or iPad. The following are simple, fun, free and/or very inexpensive:
1 Plus 1 - math app
First Then Visual Schedule
Grace - a perfect bridge to ITM as well as proloquo2go
iComm - FREE excellent beginning app
Tap to Talk - FREE
Spell Block with Sight Words - 99 cents
great for young kids who are nonverbal