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. Return to Overview
The Unity® language system is the original core word system that provides maximum flexibility, as well as communication and educational supports. The Unity language system 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. The Unity language is at the foundation of the LAMP Words for Life and CoreScanner language systems.
With the Unity language system, you have:
Individuals with apraxia, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, RETT syndrome, and other diagnoses that involve receptive or expressive language deficits are candidates for the the Unity system.
The Unity language system 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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Designed for people with autism learning to communicate with AAC, the LAMP Words for Life language system 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.
The LAMP Words for Life program 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 the LAMP Words for Life system, you have:
The CoreScanner language system from PRC is one that directly addresses the unique needs of children who use switches to communicate and access language.
Based on the same principles of the Unity and LAMP language approaches, CoreScanner offers a road map that starts out at a single word and gradually adds language without ever changing the motor plan.
Extensively tested, the CoreScanner system is suitable for children across a wide range of abilities and levels.
With the CoreScanner language, you have:
The UNIDAD™ language system is a bilingual option designed to provide access to complete English and Spanish language systems within an AAC device. The UNIDAD system 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 the UNIDAD system, you have:
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), the Essence language system 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 the Essence system, you have:
The WordPower language 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 the WordPower system, the Picture WordPower language system is also a word-based, generative vocabulary. However, it includes picture supports for individuals who require them. The Picture WordPower system 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 the WordPower and Picture WordPower systems, you have:
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