Special Words
Special Words – Award-wining app for Special Needs - including Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, speech delays and other learning difficulties.
Special Words is an award winning, tried and tested app created for children with learning disabilities and additional needs.

An invaluable app for visual learners to promote language acquisition, word, picture and sound recognition, speech and sight-reading. An excellent tool for parents, teachers and health professionals.

Encompasses all prime areas in the EYFS communication and language criteria and is adaptable to any developmental stage.

What parents and professionals say:

“This is without a doubt the best app I have come across for children with special needs. My son signs for more as soon he completes one set of words!” – Helen, parent and teacher, education coordinator at The Education Centre for Children with Down Syndrome.

“I think Special Words is great! I use it at home with my own child who has Down syndrome and at work where I supported a child with autism in school. Both children find it easy to use and get a lot out of it. I find it quick and easy to add my own resources to make it personal and special to each child.” – Angela, learning support assistant.

“Special Words is helping my son to improve his speech, pronunciation, fine motor skills, hand eye co-ordination, recognition of words and objects. The app can be changed to grow with him as his vocabulary expands. It is brilliant for children with additional learning needs.” – Sue, Makaton trainer.

Suitable for use at home, preschool, school and in therapy sessions such as SALT and occupational therapy. For home schooling, you can create your own profiles to follow the curriculum and enhance learning.

• Encourage speaking and help with clarity
• Increase sight word vocabulary
• Develop hand-eye co-ordination
• Improve fine motor skills
• Encourage listening and language skills
• Personalise with your own words, photos and audio
• Develop and build confidence
• Easy to monitor progress
• Can be fully customized to grow with your child

You can transfer content to and from our Special Stories App, to extend the learning process even further.

Special Words has been shown to be accessible and hold the attention of children with autism, Down syndrome, poor fine motor skills, hearing impairment and other learning difficulties, as well
as being appealing to typically developing children.

Includes 96 pictures and matching written and spoken words in 23 languages: English (American, British and Australian), Albanian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian and Welsh.

This app can also be controlled using Bluetooth and USB keyboards making it ideal for educators to use during assessments as well as when children are learning to use a keyboard. The app can also be used with assistive switches.

Special iApps is a multi-award-winning nonprofit social enterprise that specialises in creating apps for those with learning disabilities and additional needs.
Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
  • Special Words - £9.99
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Target Users
  • Professionals supporting children such as Teachers and Speech Therapists as well as Home Educators. Parents and Carers. Typically developing pre-school children as well as those who have a learning disability.
Customer Ratings
Available in the following app stores
Google Play, iTunes
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