As of today the proloquo2go app is installed on JR’s iPod. Tonight I will begin viewing again the videos and working with the app at the same time. We have uploaded several of JR’s favorite movies onto the touch and he is practicing using the touch and it’s command features as they pertain to the movie feature. For anyone who is/was concerned about adding movies to their child’s touch because of the child being distracted by the movies; a major concern for the Delp clan; it is safe to add movies as there is a way to turn off the movies when you don’t want the child to access them. Following are the steps:
1. From the main screen click on settings.
2. Click “general”
3. (Scroll down) click on “restrictions”.
4. You will need a 4 digit pin, type that in.
5. (Scroll down) and click movies.
6. Check “don’t allow movies” and this makes the movie selections invisible to the individual.
To turn them back on follow the previous 5 steps and at step 6 select: “allow all movies” or the maximum rating you will allow your child to have access to.
On another related note: I was speaking with the supervisor of special education for my local school district and apparently the school district is very interested in replacing the dynavox systems with the iPod/iPad systems. The primary reason of course is the cost ratio between the two devices. He asked my opinion of both the dynavox and iPod and I of course referred him to the blog entry I wrote a little while back called “iPod Touch – A new door to Communication“. I also referred him to the Proloquo2go main website. In addition I referred him to a warranty company that will give you an extra year warranty for the same price of store warranties. That website is called Square Trade. We do all of our electronic warranties via square trade and their customer service, response time and turn around time makes them a 9, out of a possible 10, in my book.
As time goes and we all get better at the P2G app Iwill be adding more blog posts on the issue.