Core First

The Core First pageset is designed for learning to begin at one's current skill level, then encourages a systematic progression.

Core First is a small set of basic, commonly used words that can be combined to create unique messages and that are systematically introduced so the user can grow with it. 

Core First is included with the Snap for iOS, Windows and also with Compass. 

The new Tobii Dynavox Core First pageset is unlike any others because it allows the user to start where their skills are and then encourages a systematic progression of skills, which keeps them moving forward!

What is Core

Core is a small set of basic, often used words that can be combined to create unique messages and that are systematically introduced so the user has an appropriate and manageable number of words that increases at subsequent steps, while not changing position as new vocabulary is added.

Core First Pageset

The Core First pageset places Core at the center of this pageset. In addition, it maintains focus on the production of efficient and precise language with a variety of tools, offers a progression and customization of communication tools in addition to Core, and provides supports for independence and entertainment. The Core First Pageset teaches three things: where the word is, what the word means, and how it is used.

Program Documentation

Core First Learning Whitepaper - Explains the instructional approach and the research basis for its effectiveness.


Core First Books

Use our Core First Books and Lessons to help support you in teaching students specific Core Words. 

Set 1

Set 2

Set 3


Device Overlays






Tech Speak

Tech Talk 

Printable Core First Communication Boards

Low-tech versions of the Core pages in Core First are available in all grid sizes. These boards can be an introduction to Core First for some people before they get their devices or can be used as a back-up in case something happens to their device (e.g., repair, not charged, not available, etc.).  

US English







Spanish (Mexico)


United Kingdom

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