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Snap™ Core First® is a symbol-supported app that helps people with speech & language disabilities communicate. Offering multiple access methods (incl. eye gaze, touch & switch) combined with speech output, this easy-to-use AAC solution grows alongside the communicator. Based on a core word strategy for all ages and stages of language development, it focuses on engagement, growth and literacy for those with conditions such as autism, Down syndrome, Rett syndrome, and cerebral palsy among others.

Key Features:
*Grid sizes that grow step-by-step
*Fuss-free editing/button customization
*In-app access to Google Assistant
*In-app release notes, tips & tutorials
*Search shows a word and path to find it
*In-app access to Boardmaker material
*Built-in behavior supports like visual schedules
*Well-organized core words, topic words & phrases

Main benefits include:

Core First
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 core word language strategy supports your communicator from their first words while providing a focused path for growth.

Hey Google!
Turn on the lights, turn up the volume and get information with the click of a button. Control your environment and live life more independently with smart home integrations such as Google Assistant.

Built-in Support
Find the support you need right inside the app. Use the search bar to show if a word exists and a path to find it. Click the light bulb icon to discover tips, tutorials, help & app updates.

Literacy & Behavior Tools
Access some of the most popular special education teaching tools in app via Boardmaker Player, a tool that lets you access pre-made Boardmaker visual schedules, interactive activities, games, books & more.

Facilitate engagement by easily guiding conversations and exploring interests together. Choose from 18 languages and a variety of voices to find one that feels most authentic.

Meet your communicator where they are and adapt as their communication, independence and social emotional skills evolve. Discover opportunities for language to grow naturally over time with features like Picture Communication Symbols ® and customizable grid sizes.

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.

What’s New


- Send Google Assistant Commands from Snap.
- PODD and Gateway Page Sets now available for purchase.
- Rearrange and resize buttons in the Message Bar.
- Search for button actions and add them to your favorites list.
- Add sound files to button messages and keyboard buttons.
- Create and save custom colors for buttons, borders, and page backgrounds.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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Volume randomly stops working

Great app but when the volume randomly stops working, how is that beneficial to a person using it to communicate?

Will with autism ,

Love the app but updated to iOS 13

So I updated to the latest version of iOS and I'm now experiencing a lot more bugs with snap. Very upsetting.

Rsgduke ,

App Does not open and it crashes

I am an SLP who is always researching and purchasing AAC apps, I had the free version of Snap+Core and was able to use it without technical difficulties last school year. Today as I prepared my lessons, I tried opening it and it crashed, so I updated my IOS to newest version thinking it was on me. Then I deleted the free app and re-installed it and it still crashed. So I decided to purchase the FULL version thinking the free version was defective, and having the FULL version paid for 49.99 in the apple store would guarantee me a functional app. However, the app did not open and it crashed as did the free version.
I really liked this app and have two students I modeled AAC communication on Snap+Core, all my other students are on other AAC apps, I am very disappointed that this AAC app was developed for communication is non-functional even with the FULL PAID VERSION. I welcome the developers to help me solve the problem, and solve this issue for future purchases. I emailed the tech support system, but have not received a response.


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2.1 GB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.


English, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. PODD Page Sets $149.99
  2. Nuance Voices $39.99
  3. METACOM Symbols $49.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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