Pathways for Core First

Pathways for Core First® is a free learning guide for our TD Snap Core First® communication app to help caregivers, educators, therapists and communication partners achieve their goals. It features intuitive video examples, lesson plans, an interactive goals grid for tracking progress and addressing behavioural challenges, and a suite of supporting digital and printable materials to help you along the way. With Pathways, you'll have an expert guide to help you get the most out of TD Snap Core First.


A guide to communication success

Pathways offers step-by-step instructions for using Core First in TD Snap.

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Whether your child is learning to communicate with core words or already building sentences, Pathways for Core First will show you how to:

  • Set-up & customise TD Snap Core First
  • Try TD Snap Core First with your child
  • Learn partner communication skills
  • Teach your child daily life skills
  • Edit items like grid size and buttons

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Path to literacy

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Video instructions

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Getting Started in Tobii Dynavox Pathways Online for Core First

Engaging and simple

With an intuitive dashboard and Getting Started walkthrough videos, you can get up and running with examples supported by scripts and videos, all while encouraging communication and interaction.

Set-up and instructions

Step-by-step instructions and videos will walk you through setting up your device and practicing with it.

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Video tutorials

Pathways for Core First shows you how to implement TD Snap Core First with real-world video examples for each lesson plan and materials.

Partner skills

Communication is a two-way street, and being a good partner is even more important when developing new skills. Pathways teaches skills proven to facilitate engagement, communication, and language growth.

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Engage and excel

Our goal for every communicator is literacy, independence and engagement. Pathways offers practical advice for the communication partner to help reach this goal.

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Set-up & orientation

Find step-by-step instructions on how to set-up your device with TD Snap and begin using it. Discover tutorials to help you learn how to be a strong communication partner and how to help your communicator begin using TD Snap Core First.

Lesson plans

Lesson plans are available for growing skills in a variety of areas. They include one Core First Learning lesson that covers 12 of the first core words. Each of the core words is complemented with three books.

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Cheat sheets

Written instructions can be viewed and downloaded for quick reference. You will learn what to do, tips for implementing the skill, and how to create and recognise a communication opportunity. Step-by-step instructions for skills such as programming topics and messages and changing grid sizes will help you to implement and customise the skills based on your communicator’s interests.


Videos complement the information so that you can visually reference how to accomplish tasks and skills such as setting up the device, editing skills and learning how to model.

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Pathways for Core First Online

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Online & simple

Pathways for Core First is also available online, accessible directly from your web browser. The online version shows step-by-step instructions, making it ideal for those who would like direction on implementing TD Snap Core First but with less experience and/or knowledge of how to do so.


Pathways Online is available in the following 8 languages:

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Key features

  • Learn to set up and try TD Snap Core First
  • Improve partner skills
  • Learn to teach skills that focus on daily activities
  • Learn basic editing – change buttons and grid sizes

Additional resources include:

  • 21 lesson plans, 5 days of lessons
  • Lessons include all 12 of the first core words
  • Core words are complemented with 3 books each
  • Videos on editing skills
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Window 7 or higher
Mac OS 10.12.6 or later


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