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What is PODD?
PODD, short for Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display, was created by Gayle Porter to offer people who can’t speak a way to select and organize symbols to communicate.
How it’s organized
The Snap PODD page set contains several communication tools that enable learners to communicate efficiently, with a clear growth path.
A collection of pages designed for pre-school and school-aged learners just starting out and using one to four keyword sentences. It’s made up of 15 cells representing common areas of communication, complemented by language prediction.
A collection of pages designed for children who are starting to use 1-4 word sentences. It enables learners to create phrases in a more grammatically complete way. It’s also suitable for those who need symbols to support their understanding.
PODD 60 Expanded Keyword
A collection of pages designed for children and teenagers who are ready to begin creating more complex sentences. It’s made up of 60 cells, with language development supported via symbols, whole words, spelling, introductory verb tenses and word prediction.
PODD 60 Complex Syntax
A collection of pages designed for children and teenagers who can use sentence starters, core words and word morphology to form more complex sentences. For example, selecting a verb leads to the presentation of different forms of that verb to help learners build accurate sentences.
What is Gateway?
Gateway is an AAC language strategy created by Joan Bruno focused on core words. It offers pages designed for different stages of language development. A related set of themed pages match leisure, educational and recurring conversational needs.
How it’s organized
The Snap Gateway page set contains communication tools that enable learners to communicate efficiently, with a clear growth path.
A set of pages with a high frequency of core and fringe words, designed to make it easier for children to create multi-word messages. Home and School Core pages link seamlessly to relevant vocabulary. Related theme pages provide activities to promote communication in educational and social settings.
A set of pages designed for people who can create multi-word messages but struggle with word order and word endings. Home and School/Community Core pages link seamlessly to relevant vocabulary, encouraging more spontaneous communication. Related theme pages promote communication across a range of leisure and community-based activities.
Child Language and Literacy
A set of pages designed for children acquiring language who are just learning to combine symbols to form multi-word messages. It also offers options for those who are learning to form more complex sentences. Home and School Core pages link seamlessly to relevant vocabulary. Related theme pages support language development in school, play and social activities.
A set of pages designed as a next step for children using the Child Language and Literacy page set, who now require a deeper and more efficient level of message creation to meet their needs. Related theme pages support communication in recurring environments and activities.
A set of pages designed for teens and adults with advanced literacy skills, looking for a highly efficient text-based core vocabulary page set. It replicates the Advanced Communicator page set in text format instead of pictures. Vocabulary is organized alphabetically for more efficient retrieval.
A page set designed for those who prefer to spell with word prediction as their primary mode of communication. It contains the alphabet, folders to access core and fringe vocabulary and access to a high frequency of core word vocabulary.
A page set designed for literate individuals who use scanning as their access method and prefer word prediction-enabled spelling combined with a rich core vocabulary to communicate. This page set also offers access to a wide range of fringe words that may not be accessible via word prediction.
A Comprehensive Ecosystem of Support
Snap + Core First is supported by an unparalleled ecosystem of content and a library of resources to help you learn and grow your literacy and communication skills. Created by leading professionals in the field, Snap + Core First’s broad range of supports will help to ensure successful language development.
Pathways for Core First
Tobii Dynavox Pathways is a free, one-of-a-kind companion app for Core First that’s packed with expert advice for how to meaningfully impact user communication success and guide them on their journey to literacy and independence. Designed to facilitate successful use of Snap + Core First software, Pathways is a unique learning gateway that will enhance your partner communication skills and features an interactive goal setting tool, lesson plans, and materials, cheat sheets, and videos to help you make the biggest impact on user success.