Language Systems

Individuals with complex communication disorders span a wide range of ages, abilities and settings. PRC offers an unparalleled array of tested, research-based language systems designed to provide the best solutions for individuals who will benefit from AAC. These systems include the innovative Unity family of language systems (Unity, Words For Life, CoreScanner, Unidad), Essence and WordPower.


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Unity

Unity®is the original core word language system that provides maximum flexibility, as well as communication and educational supports. Unity is designed for people of all ages who communicate by touching the screen with a finger or selecting with their eyes, a head mouse, or switch. Start at early first words and grow to sophisticated adult communication. Unity is at the foundation of LAMP Words for Life and CoreScanner.

With Unity, you have:

  • Key options - 4, 8, 15, 28, 36, 45, 60, 84, and 144
  • Easy access to core words, nouns, and routine messages
  • Consistent motor plans for words
  • Two versions:
    • 1-hit – simple language, hundreds of words, limited word endings
    • Sequenced – complex communication, thousands of words with all words endings
  • Word Finder - tells you where a word is located
  • Vocabulary Builder™ - temporarily limits the amount of vocabulary appearing on the display
  • Activity Sets – pre-made vocabulary builder sets designed to use during routine activities
  • Data logging – a tool to help measure and maximize use
  • Pages for remote controls and computer access

Individuals with apraxia, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, RETT syndrome, and other diagnoses that involve receptive or expressive language deficits are candidates for Unity.

Unity is the most established AAC language system in the industry, is used by tens of thousands of people using AAC and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

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LAMP Words for Life

Designed for people with autism learning to communicate with AAC, LAMP Words for Life is a full language program that combines the power of PRC’s Unity language system with Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) principles and strategies.

LAMP Words for Life is appropriate for a wide range of individuals, from those just beginning to communicate to those with advanced language skills. Throughout the language learning process, the motor patterns used to say words remain consistent to allow for the development of quick and easy communication.

With LAMP Words for Life, you have:

  • Key options - 84
  • Easy access to core vocabulary and nouns
  • One, consistent motor plan for each word
  • Three versions:
    • 1-hit – 84 early words that speak immediately when selected
    • Transition – about 200 frequently occurring words with an introduction to verb tensing. Most words require selecting two keys before a word is spoken.
    • Full – access to thousands of words by selecting three keys or less. Robust vocabulary and full grammar.
  • Word Finder - tells you where a word is located
  • Vocabulary Builder™ - temporarily limits the amount of vocabulary appearing on the display
  • Data logging – a tool to help measure and maximize use
  • A bilingual Spanish option
  • Available on the Accent line of products from PRC as well as an app on iTunes
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CoreScanner

CoreScanner is a language system from PRC that directly addresses the unique needs of children who use switches to communicate and access language.

Based on the same principles of Unity and the LAMP approach, CoreScanner offers a road map that starts out at a single word and gradually adds language without ever changing the motor plan.

Extensively tested, CoreScanner is suitable for children across a wide range of abilities and levels.

With CoreScanner, you have:

  • Easy access to core words, nouns, and routine messages
  • Consistent motor plans for words accessed via switch activations
  • Seven levels:
    1. Just More – 1 word "more"
    2. Cornerstones – 8 early words for communication accessed via a linear scan
    3. PrePathway – 23 frequently used words accessed via a block linear scan
    4. Pathway – two additional words, 25 total, and an introduction of word families
    5. PreJam – very similar to Pathway; however, with 108 words
    6. JAM! – grows to 200 words
    7. Blast –thousands of words with grammatical endings, all parts of speech and phrase handling
  • Word Finder - tells you where a word is located
  • Data logging – a tool to help measure and maximize use
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Unidad Espanol

The Unidad® language system is a bilingual option designed to provide access to complete English and Spanish language systems within an AAC device. Unidad was developed to enable bilingual individuals who use AAC to express themselves fully in both languages, thereby communicating successfully in all environments. Language and communication skills grow as individuals learn to use words to generate spontaneous, novel utterances without having to spell out every letter of every word.

With Unidad, you have:

  • Key options – 36 and 84, English and Spanish versions of each
  • Easy access to core words, nouns, and routine messages
  • Consistent motor plans for words
  • Sequenced – complex communication, thousands of words with all words endings
  • Word Finder - tells you where a word is located
  • Vocabulary Builder™ - temporarily limits the amount of vocabulary appearing on the display
  • Data logging – a tool to help measure and maximize use
  • Pages for remote controls and computer access

 

 

 




Essence

A powerful, yet simple, spelling-based program designed for literate individuals such as adults with ALS. Optimized for use with NuEye (eye gaze technology) and NuPoint (head mouse technology), Essence combines spelling with word prediction and abbreviation expansion for expressing novel thoughts. Tab-based navigation allows for quick access to routine messages, notebooks, settings, accessories and pages for computer access and remote controls.

With Essence, you have:

  • Key options - 36, 60, 84, and 144
  • ABC and QWERTY keyboard layouts
  • Tab-based navigation
  • Access to spoken and written communication:
    • Face-to-face
    • Over the phone
    • With Notebooks
    • Via Email
  • Pages for remote controls
  • Pages for web browsing, social media and other third party software
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WordPower and Picture WordPower

WordPower is a word-based generative language system that combines core vocabulary and spelling with grammar and spelling prediction. It facilitates fast, efficient communication for nonspeaking individuals in a short period of time.

Like WordPower, Picture WordPower is also a word-based, generative vocabulary. However, it includes picture supports for individuals who require them. Picture WordPower consists of single-hit words, category-based words, and spelling with word prediction. In addition, it includes a Phrases and Categories version – a vocabulary option for individuals not able to use a strictly word-based system.

With WordPower and Picture WordPower, you have:

  • Key options - 45, 60, and 84
  • Two versions:
    • WordPower
    • Picture WordPower
  • Options with and without keyboards on the home screen
  • Options with PRC or PCS symbols
  • Data logging – a tool to help measure and maximize use
  • Pages for remote controls and computer access

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