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Updates for iPad and iPhone

This week we released updates to 5 of our apps on the App Store: Special Words, Special Words Pro, Special Stories, Special Numbers and Match & Find. These all now fully support iOS 12.1 and Apple's latest devices.

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Important Updates for Android

Our latest updates for Android address a number of issues, including crashing and inability to take pictures or record sound, as well as printing-related issues in Special Stories.

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Bett Awards 2019 Finalist

We are thrilled to announce that our app Match & Find has just been shortlisted as a finalist for the Bett Awards 2019 in the 'Special Educational Needs Solutions' category.

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Match & Find - now for iPhone too!

We are pleased to announce that Match & Find is now available for iPhone. You can use all the fun activities on your iPhone wherever you go, without needing your iPad!

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How schools can purchase apps

Purchasing apps for your school can be a confusing process. To help make things clear and easy, we have put together a simple guide on how to buy apps through Apple School Manager.

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Communication is a two-way street

Effective home-school communication is an essential part of any child's development. Our Special Words and Special Stories apps can allow children to receive consistency with their education, care and support both at home and in school.

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Special Words and children with EAL

Many children are now arriving at English-speaking schools only able to speak in their native language with a non-existent or limited range of English vocabulary. Our apps allow children to develop their language skills and sight word vocabulary, and for educators to assess the knowledge of the English language that the child currently has.

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Special iApps turns 7

Special iApps is 7 years old today! The time has certainly flown by and there have been many exciting developments over this past year from a growing team, new offices and an MBE!

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Preparing for Your New Class

Special iApps are here for the year ahead (and beyond!) to support all newly-qualified and experienced teachers in the education of children with additional needs and in the wider classroom setting.

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Preparing for the New School Year

It's perfectly normal for some people to need extra help to explain and introduce new faces and new routines, particularly when returning to school. This is where our Special Stories app comes in!

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