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Snap Core First

Snap Core First

Snap Core First

Overview

  • Overview
  • Why it's unique
  • Resources
  • Page sets
  • Specifications

Nurture potential

Snap™ Core First® is a symbol-supported app that helps people with speech and language disabilities communicate. Offering multiple access methods and clear speech output, this easy-to-use AAC solution grows alongside the communicator.

Tobii Dynavox communication app Snap Core First featured on an SGD
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Speech output

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Multiple access methods

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Easy to edit

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Ecosystem of support

Success Story

Meet Ava, a young, vibrant girl with Rett syndrome. With the help of her family, she's on the path towards independent communication and literacy.

Engagement, growth & literacy

Snap Core First is designed for all ages and stages of language development.

irl using her Tobii Dynavox Snap Core First to communicate in class

Engagement

Engagement is the first of many small, successful steps on the road to communication. Snap Core First helps you facilitate engagement by easily guiding conversations and exploring interests together. You can even choose from a variety of voices and languages to find one that feels most authentic.


Growth

Meet your communicator where they are. Adapt as their communication, independence and social emotional skills evolve. Language grows naturally over time through exposure and practice. Snap Core First provides those opportunities with features like Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) and customisable grid sizes.

Mum and son using Snap Core First on an AAC device to communicate

Adult male and SLP using Snap Core First on I-Series

Literacy

Communicate in almost any situation with core words, a set of small, flexible words such as want, not, and go. As your communicator’s language skills develop, they can string core words together and gradually start adding in other vocabulary. Quick access to a keyboard also helps foster literacy skills and independence.

Devices that come with Snap Core First

Tobii Dynavox SGD featuring Snap Core First app

I-Series

A fast, light and durable gaze-enabled speech generating device, featuring the world's #1 eye tracker.

Tobii Dynavox AAC device featuring Snap Core First

I-110

An ultra-durable touch screen speech generating device designed for effective communication on the go.  

Tobii Dynavox Indi 7 device featuring Snap Core First software

Indi 7

A compact touch screen speech tablet purpose-built for symbol-supported communication on the go.

What makes Snap Core First unique?

Snap Core First is a comprehensive, evidence-based solution that makes communication, literacy and independence possible. These features summarise its key benefits.

Teacher using Snap Core First AAC app with his student

Core First page set

Communicate right away with access to core vocabulary, a small number of words that make up 70-90% of what we all use in many daily situations. Our language strategy is based on core vocabulary. Because of this we’ve named our flagship page set Core First. It supports your communicator from their very first words while providing a focused path for growth.


Additional page sets

Tailor communication to suit your needs with different language systems such as PODD, Gateway Text and Aphasia page sets.

Tobii Dynavox PODD and Gateway page sets within Snap Core First.

Environmental controls & life skills

Turn on the lights, turn up the volume, play games and get information. Control your environment with smart home integrations such as Google Assistant.


Built-in support

Find the support you need right inside Snap Core First. Use the search bar to show if a word exists and a path to find it. Click the light bulb icon to learn about updates to the app.

Family members modelling Tobii Dynavox Snap Core First communication app

Literacy & behaviour tools

Access some of the most popular teaching tools directly within Snap Core First via Boardmaker Player. Get direct access to your pre-made Boardmaker visual schedules, interactive activities, games, books, calendars, calculators and more.

Key features

The app is designed for quick wins that matter to the communicator and their communication partners, with new features continuously added by popular request, such as:

Grid sizes that grow step-by-step to help communicators learn.

Tobii Dynavox Snap Core drag and drop editing

Intuitive drag and drop editing tools help customise buttons to meet your child’s unique needs.

Tobii Dynavox Snap Core Google Assistant page set

Integrated access to Google Assistant lets you turn up the music, find information you need, get weather forecasts and more with the click of a button.

Tobii Dynavox Snap Core Light Bulb tool

Easy-to-find release notes in the Light Bulb help you get the most from the app.

Tobii Dynavox Snap Core search bar

A search bar to show if a word exists and a path to find it.

Tobii Dynavox Snap Core Boardmaker Player

Integrated Boardmaker Player offers access to books, games, calendars, calculators and more.

Tobii Dynavox Snap Core visual schedule

Built-in behaviour supports like visual schedules assist communicators.

Tobii Dynavox Snap Core topic words, phrases and core words

A combination of well-organised core words, topic words and phrases to maximise effective communication.

An ecosystem of support

Snap Core First comes with a set of resources and supports to guide AAC professionals, teachers and families through the step-by-step process of fostering communication and literacy skills.

Tobii Dynavox AAC device featuring Snap Core First PCS symbols

Teacher using Tobii Dynavox Core First Communication Boards with her student

Core First Communication Books

A free set of printable communication books based on the Snap Core First app, available in many languages.


Core First Learning

A web-based program that uses print and interactive activities to teach children how to find, use and read Core Words.

Kids using Tobii Dynavox Core First Learning on a Speech Case device.

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myTobiiDynavox

A free, cloud-based resource that allows you to syncronise and share your Tobii Dynavox apps.


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Pathways for Core First

A free companion app for Snap Core First, packed with clear advice to help you succeed with AAC.

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Boardmaker 7 on laptops and desktop

Boardmaker 7

A powerful tool for creating materials with access to 45,000+ PCS to enrich learning for everyone.


Training

A suite of training resources for parents, caregivers and professionals, including expert-led events and self-guided learning.

Tobii Dynavox live training event

What is a page set?

A page set is exactly what it sounds like – a set of pages. In Snap Core First, page sets contain words and symbols. They’re based on the organisation of language, designed for different needs and communication preferences. All page sets within Snap Core First are accessible via touch, eye gaze and switch access methods.

Page sets included with Snap Core First

The following page sets are included with a purchase of Snap Core First.

Tobii Dynavox Core First page set in Snap Core First

Core First page set

A page set based on core vocabulary - a small number of words that make up 70-90% of those used in most daily situations. Snap Core First centers on the Core First page set, which supports communication from first words to literacy.


Text page set

A page set designed for people transitioning from symbol supports to literacy. Language is organised by topics, and keyboards offer word prediction.

obii Dynavox Text page set in Snap Core First

Tobii Dynavox Aphasia Page Set in Snap Core First on an iPad

Aphasia page set

A suite of simple-to-use AAC tools designed to help people with aphasia and their families, caregivers and therapists.

Additional page sets for Snap Core First

The following page sets can be accessed via in-app purchases in Snap Core First.

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Snap PODD

A page set based on the Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) vocabulary strategy developed by AAC expert Gayle Porter.

Tobii Dynavox PODD page set in Snap Core First

Tobii Dynavox Gateway page set in Snap Core First
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Snap Gateway

A page set based on the Gateway vocabulary strategy, developed by AAC expert Joan Bruno.

Model

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Tobii Dynavox Snap Core First for Windows

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Tobii Dynavox Snap Core First for iOS


System Requirements

Operating System

Windows 10 Version 1607 or higher

Size

1.46 GB

Memory (RAM)

2 GB at least (4 GB recommended)

Operating System

Apple iOS, iPad 3 or newer and at least iOS 10

Size

1.6 GB

Memory (RAM)

2 GB at least (4 GB recommended)


Software

Languages

Chinese (simplified)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English (CAN/US/UK)
Finnish
French (FR/CAN)
German
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese (Hiragana & Kanji Core First Page Set)
Norwegian (Bokmål)
Portuguese (BR)
Portuguese (PT)
Swedish
Spanish
Spanish (MX)
Swiss German (PCS & Metacom)

Compatibility

I-Series
I-Series+
PCEye
I-110
Speech Case
SC Tablet
Indi
Windows devices (such as tablets/laptops)

Languages

Chinese (simplified)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English (CAN/US/UK)
Finnish
French (FR/CAN)
German
Icelandic
Italian
Japanese (Hiragana & Kanji Core First Page Set)
Norwegian (Bokmål)
Portuguese (BR)
Portuguese (PT)
Swedish
Spanish
Spanish (MX)
Swiss German (PCS & Metacom)

Compatibility

iPad