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Apps for Down Syndrome

Special iApps have a long-standing reputation for developing educational apps for Down syndrome.

Children with Down syndrome find iPads and other tablets very engaging. However, without the right apps they can easily become frustrated and disillusioned.


Our apps are different, and can really help your child learn:

  • Developed by parents who have a child with Down syndrome
  • Visually clear and simple with no distracting backgrounds or noises
  • Easily personalised, and designed to grow with your child
  • Enable learning in small steps, with no negative rewards
  • Recommended by Down syndrome organisations around the world

Featured App - Special Words Plus


Special Words Plus is an invaluable app for visual learners to develop speech, language and communication skills.

It allows you to create unlimited word lists tailored to individual learning needs. You can use your own photos, text and audio to bring the learning experience to life, making it one of the best communication apps for special needs. Special Words is an app for life as it can grow with children as they develop new skills and move onto new challenges in life.

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What Our Users Say

"Because Colin and Beverley have William they know what works and what doesn’t. They are personally invested in every app they develop. It’s reassuring to know that all their software is extensively tested by parents, teachers and children. It makes a massive difference"

Lucy Martindale, Parent and Special Educational Needs Coordinator

"There is a particular pleasure in being able to discover and show to parents something which neither I nor they were aware that their child could do, this has happened more than once! Special iApps are a welcome addition to our toolkit."

Hilary Stock, Computer Specialist at The Champion Centre