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How to Gift an App

Gifting an app is a great way to support children's education, particularly through lockdown when many of us are learning remotely. Learn how you can gift an app through the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore.

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Returning to School After Lockdown

In England, plans are being put in place for certain age groups to return to school at the start of June, after the schools were closed in early March due to the Coronavirus outbreak. With a number of changes being put in place in classrooms, using Special Stories can help children prepare for the changes they may find in their school. 

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Using higher quality text to speech voices

Our new text to speech feature is now available in Special Word and Special Stories. To hear the the most life-like simulated speech, if using an Apple iPad or iPhone, you can choose from one of the Enhanced voices that you can easily download to your device from Apple. 

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Support Learning at Home with a Visual Timetable

Children thrive on the routine of the school day, and now many of us around the world are home schooling due to school closures, it can be difficult for them to lose this structure to their day. 

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App Updates for iOS and Android

New updates for Special Numbers, Special Spelling, Special Sentences and Match & Find are now available on App Store, Google Play and Amazon. 

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Resources to Support Learning during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Given current circumstances around the world, many of us are now homeschooling our children. We wanted to share with you all our new resources which we hope will support your children’s learning over the coming weeks and months.

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Business As Usual

With a lot of uncertainty in the world, we just wanted to update you with what is happening at Special iApps and how you can use our apps to support learning at home. 

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William's Story - World Down Syndrome Day 2020

William was born with Down syndrome and diagnosed with autism in 2017, and with World Down Syndrome Day and World Autism Awareness Day coming up, we thought it would be great to share an update about his progress. 

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Special Words Pro is now available for Android

We have been busy here at Special iApps working to bring Special Words Pro to Android devices. We're happy to say that is is now available to download from Google Play and Amazon Appstore!

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Additional British Voices and support for Special Spelling in Special Words

There's now a choice of 3 British English voices in Special Words, and you can send word lists to Special Spelling.

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