Gateway© Vocabulary

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Gateway© Vocabulary

Gateway is a developmentally based set of core word vocabularies enabling efficient message formation by children-adults. Theme pages support AAC use in school, play and the community. Vocabularies include Child 12, 20, 40, 66; Teen 20, 30, 40, Adult 66.

Gateway Intro Manual

Gateway 12-Child

Gateway 12 Child Manual

Gateway 12-Child targets young children who are developmentally ready to create multi-word messages. Gateway 12-Child helps emerging communicators develop language by using their AAC devices in play activities.  Through these topical page sets, children can be engaged in play activities and learn to communicate in focused contexts. Gateway 12-Child includes eleven topical page sets – Basic Needs. Art Activity, Play House, Time to Cook, School, Nursery Rhymes, Let’s Play, Where’s Spot, Birthday, Simon Says – Body Parts, and Simon Says – Actions.  Activities are intended to be mediated by an adult communication partner or peer. One page set has been left blank to be customized for the user.

Gateway 20-Child

Gateway 20 Child Manual

Gateway 20 Child

Gateway 20-Child targets preschool and school-aged children who communicate using 1-2 word messages and have the potential to improve their expressive language performance.  It is a transitional step from Gateway 12-Child to Gateway 20-Child.  Gateway 20-Child includes over 800 words along with features that help children form multi-word sentences.  Sentence Development Links provide a simplified approach to sentence formation.  A “My Themes” folder, located on the Main Page, links the child to five Thematic folders About Me, Time to Chat, Time to Learn, Time to Play, and Time in Town.  Each folder contains a variety of activity sets designed to increase a child’s opportunities to improve social interaction and to facilitate participation in educational and recreational activities.

Gateway 40-Child

Gateway 40 Child Manual

Gateway 40 Child

Gateway 40-Child targets school-aged children who communicate using multi-word messages. It is constructed to facilitate use of advanced language structures. Gateway 40-Child is a logical next step for children using Gateway 20-Child who now require a more complex vocabulary and/or who have made significant gains in expressive language performance.  Its powerful MAIN page has a core of the most frequently used words of our language available through a single key selection.   Combined core and fringe vocabulary total well over 2000 words.  A School Core page enables users to access topical school vocabulary without loosing access to Gateway’s core. Key features of Gateway 40-Child include the use of Semantic Power Strips, sets of paradigmatically associated words; Sentence Development Links that facilitate rapid sentence generation and Dynamic Morphology, where targeted word endings are appropriately presented minimizing keystroke selections. A My THEMES tab links the child to eight topical tabs – About You & Me, Questions, Comments, Manners, Silly Things, Time to Learn, Time to Play, and Time in Town – to facilitate pragmatic and syntactic development and to help increase participation within the school environment.

Gateway 66-Child

Gateway 66 Child/Teen/Adult Manual

Gateway 66 Child

Gateway 66-C targets school-aged children benefiting from an efficient and powerful core word vocabulary.  Gateway 66-Child is a logical next step for children using Gateway 40-Child who now require a more complex vocabulary and/or who have made significant gains in expressive language performance.  The design of this page set results in an average of 1.3 keystrokes per word.  Key features of Gateway 66-C include Gateway’s Dynamic Morphology feature and Semantic Power Strips.  Access to a spelling page with word prediction is provided. Educational pages are designed to support mastery of core-curriculum competences, thus users of Gateway 66- Child can readily compete with peers in a regular educational environment. A School & Community Core page enables users to access school vocabulary without loosing access to Gateway’s powerful core vocabulary.  A “My Themes” folder, links the user to a set of six thematic folders About Me, Time to Chat, Time to Learn, Time to Relax, Time in Town and Manners.  Each folder contains a variety of words, messages and/or activity sets designed to increase a user’s opportunities for enhancing social communication and in educational, recreational and community-based activities.

Gateway 20-Teen

Gateway 20 Teen Manual

Gateway 20 Teen

Gateway 20-Teen targets teens and young adults with limited expressive abilities who can benefit from a 20-location grid.  Users of Gateway 20-Teen can recognize symbols of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Some users who could benefit from a more functionally based vocabulary can seamlessly transition to Gateway 20-Teen from Gateway 20-ChildGateway 20-Teen includes over 800 words along with features that help users form multi-word messages. Sentence Development Links provide a simplified approach to facilitate sentence formation. Semantic Power Strips, sets of paradigmatically associated words, provide a focused array of vocabulary to broaden the options available to the user.  A My Themes folder, located on the Main Page, links the user to a set of five thematic folders About Me, Time to Chat, Time to Learn, Time to Relax, and Time in Town.  Each folder contains a variety of words, messages or activity sets designed to increase a user’s participation in social situations, as well as educational and community-based activities.

Gateway 30-Teen

Gateway 30 Teen Manual

Gateway 30 Teen

Gateway 30-Teen is designed for teens and young adults who demonstrate limitations in their cognitive-language performance.  Candidates communicate using single or multiple word utterances and typically do not use function words (e.g. the, with) or word endings such as “-ing or “ed” as a part of their spontaneous message generation. The vocabulary of Gateway 30-Teen is functionally based, reflecting many activities of daily living.  Gateway 30-Teen includes over 1500 words along with features such as Sentence Development Links that provide a simplified approach to facilitating sentence formation.  Semantic Power Strips, sets of paradigmatically associated words, provide a focused array of vocabulary to broaden the options available to the user.  The Gateway 30-Teen page set includes simple object categories such as Foods, Household, Hygiene, Clothing, along with folders for Community Places and Things, News, Events and School Places and Things.  A My Themes folder links the user to six Tabs - About Me, About You, Comments & Questions, Time to Learn and Time to Relax.   These folders contain a variety of words, messages and activity pages designed to increase a user’s participation in social situations, and educational and community-based activities.  

Gateway 40-Teen

Gateway 40 Teen Manual

Gateway 40 Teen

Gateway 40-Teen targets teens and young adults who have good receptive and expressive language abilities but benefit from a reduced symbol set.  Its powerful MAIN page has a core of the most frequently used words of our language available through a single key selection.  Combined core and fringe vocabulary total well over 2000 words.  A School & Community Core page enables users to access topical school vocabulary without loosing access to Gateway’s core. Use of the full complement of Gateway’s “Dynamic Morphology” results in keystroke savings enhancing the efficiency of Gateway 40-Teen.  Generating a sentence takes an average of 1.5 keystrokes per word.  Semantic Power Strips, and Sentence Development Links that facilitate rapid sentence generation are provided.  Core, fringe and “Thematic pages” address needs and interests of teens and young adults.  A set of Tabs is available – About me, Time to Chat, Questions, Comments, Manners, Silly Things, Time to Learn, Time to Relax, Time to Relax and Time in Town - increasing a user’s opportunity to use their AAC system for participating in social situations, well as in educational and leisure activities.

Gateway 66-Teen/Adult

Gateway 66 Teen/Adult Manual

Gateway 66 Teen/Adult

Gateway 66-Teen/Adult targets teen and adult users who require an efficient core word vocabulary.  It effectively meets the needs of competent communicators as well as those working to gain linguistic competence.  Its powerful MAIN page has a core of the most frequently used words of the English language available through a single key selection.  A School & Community Core page enables users to access topical school and community-based vocabulary without navigating from Gateway’s core.  It utilizes Gateway’s Dynamic Morphology feature to minimize keystrokes.  The design of the Gateway 66-Teen/Adult page set results in an average of 1.3 keystrokes per word.  Semantic Power Strips provide expanded vocabulary selection without navigating from the MAIN page.  Access to a spelling page with word prediction is provided. A My Themes folder, links the user to a set of six thematic folders About Me, Time to Chat, Time to Learn, Time to Relax, Time in Town and Manners.  Each folder is designed to increase opportunities for participating in social situations, well as in educational and leisure activities.


 

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