Award-Winning App for Special Needs
An award-winning app for children with learning disabilities:
- Encourage speaking and help with clarity
- Increase sight word vocabulary
- Develop hand-eye co-ordination
- Improve fine motor skills
- Personalize with your own words, photos and audio
- Transfer content to and from our Special Stories app
Now in 3 editions:
Special Words Web (Free Edition)
Try the activities in Special Words for free before you buy either of the paid editions.
Includes fully-functioning activities with 20 of the 96 pictures, words and audio, but no personalization or sharing facilities.
Can be used on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Windows, Mac & Linux for up to 14 days. Requires registration.
Special Words (Standard Edition)
Includes 96 pictures and matching written and spoken words in 26 languages. Easily personalize with your own words, photos and voice, and share content between devices.
Available for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and Android tablets and phones. The version for Apple devices includes support for Bluetooth and USB-connected switches.
Special Words Pro (Professional Edition)
Everything in the Standard Edition, plus printing, assessment sheets, dual control, and a growing library of curriculum resources.
Available very soon for Apple mobile devices.
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What People Say
Helen Taylor, parent and teacher
This is without a doubt the best app I have come across for children with special needs. The fact you can personalize the resource is a brilliant motivation to my 2yr old son, and he engages so much better with special words than with any paper/card based activity. He signs for more as soon he completes one set of words!
Angela, learning support assistant
I think Special Words is great! I use it at home with my own son 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.
Sue, Makaton trainer
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, it capitalizes on visual learning, it is a fun interactive game that would also be useful for pre-school children.
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