Welcome To Gateway to Language & Learning
The Gateway AAC apps for special needs was designed by Joan Bruno, Ph.D, CCC-SLP. It is a research-based core word vocabulary designed for users of augmentative communication systems. It includes both text and symbol-based vocabularies that are combined with spelling and word prediction to accommodate the needs of both literate and non-literate users. Gateway includes “Thematic” pages to support communication in predictable and recurring environments. Its intuitive and efficient organization enables message creation using less than 1.5 key selections per word, a factor that’s critically important when communicating using AAC.
Gateway works within widely use AAC App platform such Proloquo2Go, TouchChat HD, and Tobii DynaVox Compass software. It comes with several User Vocabularies, each targeting a different clinical population. All User Vocabularies share a consistent high frequency core, but offer a focused fringe vocabulary that is relevant to the user’s age, abilities, interests, and routine daily activities.
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