CoughDrop allows users to adjust the level of Quick Core communication boards to fit the needs of their communicator. Each level hides or shows additional speech buttons to make a board set less overwhelming and easier to learn while still preserving the motor plan by maintaining the position of each button no matter the level chosen.
Select a Quick Core Board Set
In order to use the "levels" feature, you will need to select a Quick Core board set within your CoughDrop account.
CoughDrop offers three Quick Core choices which are built into the program.
Quick Core 24 holds 600+ words all accessible in 1-3 button presses with 24 buttons per page.
Quick Core 60 Holds 2000+ words all accessible in 1-3 button presses with 60 buttons per page.
Quick Core 112 holds 4500+ words all accessible in 1-2 button presses with 112 buttons per page.
If you plan to customize the chosen Quick Core board set with edits and personalized images, words, or buttons you will probably want to make a copy of the board set for your account before you set the level.
Set a Level on Your Quick Core Home Board
If you want to set a level for a Quick Core board saved as your home board, first hit the home board button on your CoughDrop dashboard.
Next, open the "levels" window and select the desired level. For each level, you will see information listing the number of available buttons.
Once you have found an appropriate level, hit the "speak mode" button to enter the board with that level. This will set the board to that level and entering speak mode at other times will maintain this level setting.
To change the board level for the communicator, open the board to the board actions page. You can do this by tapping the "i" icon in the top right corner of the board preview on the communicator's account page.
Open the drop-down menu under "more" and select "set as homeboard" then select the communicator account for which you would like to set the board as the home board. If you want to be able to make adjustments, personalizations, and changes to the board set for this communicator select the option to "make a new copy" of the board set.