Snap + Core First gives you the power to fulfill your potential
Learning language, achieving literacy, and becoming an independent communicator is a journey with many stages. Tobii Dynavox Snap + Core First meets each communicator wherever they are on that journey and evolves with users as they grow. It’s designed to be the most intuitive and engaging symbol-based software solution on the market. The Snap + Core First pageset includes a wide variety of pre-designed button layouts, a full range of Acapela voices, and comes with free cloud storage backup so you don’t have to worry about complicated setup, just download the app and start communicating! In addition, bilingual English/Spanish pages are now available.
A companion for your literacy and learning journey
Start communicating immediately
with tools and supports, like core words, quick phrases, and topics, that allow a communicator to initiate and guide the interaction.
Created to be the best
with years of research, feedback, and user testing. In user testing of SLPs and educators, 9 out of 10 tested preferred Snap over competitor apps.
Built for confidence
with the easiest navigation, no instructions are necessary, and a toolbar is always available with tools to support you as you move through the system.
Designed for easy customization and consistency
with a new user interface for easy editing and grid size changes, standard functions for dragging and dropping, quicker actions for linking pages, and a new Search tool for finding words quickly.
Who is Snap + Core First for?
Snap + Core First is the pinnacle in communication software for symbol-supported communicators and is designed to be the easiest to use, most intuitive, and consistently arranged solution available on the market, for both the user and the communication partner. Individuals of all ages with speech and language disabilities, including those with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other intellectual disabilities, can all benefit from Snap + Core First.
What makes Snap + Core First unique?
Snap + Core First builds on Tobii Dynavox’s years of experience delivering AAC solutions. It brings the best parts of our previous titles together in a focused, solutions for symbol communication. The focus on AAC users who primarily use symbol-based communication has allowed us to create an intuitive user experience unlike anything before.
“Snap + Core First is so fast and responsive! When you touch a symbol, you get immediate voice output. This ensures the motor, auditory, and visual input the user gets when they activate a button is simultaneous and that helps the child learn!”
- SLP & PROFESSOR FROM VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
Research-based for success
The success of the Snap + Core First platform stems from the cohesive use of the Core Word framework, topics, quick phrases, behavior supports, word lists, and keyboards that let a user naturally interact. Core First, which has its roots in research by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, helps the communicator continuously build vocabulary and skills and takes advantage of motor learning by introducing new vocabulary systematically and purposefully, which allows users to move up or down and always know where to find vocabulary. It is built on three pillars for communication success: growth, engagement, and literacy.
The Snap + Core First difference
Statistically, literacy rates are extremely low for those who use AAC to communicate. In fact, according to “Literacy Intervention for Transition-Aged Youth: What Is and What Could Be,” by B. Foley and Julie A. Wolter, 90% of students in America with complex communication needs enter adulthood without acquiring functional literacy skills. Lack of literacy is an enormous barrier to education, independence, and many of life’s opportunities. With Snap, we are providing the best symbol-based communication experience available but also what is needed for a parent, teacher, or therapist and a child to work together so that the child can become a successful communicator, learn language, and ultimately achieve literacy.
Core First allows its users to be engaged fast, real-time conversations about topics that are important to them, which leads to engagement. These are the features that make real-time conversations possible! In Core First, you can easily find the right kind of message for any level of communication, including the Core word page, a library of topics covering many situations and events. Among the tools are also Quickfires, keyboards, word lists and behavior support. And of course, it’s a snap to add buttons on the go! It enables communications in a variety of situations and environments, which leads to greater user engagement.
We believe that communicators should have access to literacy tools, no matter your starting level. Core First will help you continuously sharpen your skills and build upon them- making literacy possible. In this application, you can start at the most basic level- making literacy possible! We also offer a variety of tools to help pave the way; from Snap Scene, which engage emerging communicators to become literate with Core First Learning and The Accessible Literacy Learning (ALL) program.