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Special Words - Update for iPad & iPhone

An updated version of Special Words for iPad and iPhone is now available on the App Store. This is a free update if you already have the app.

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Bett Awards - Finalist

We are delighted to announce that two of our apps have been short-listed for the 2018 Bett Awards!

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Special Words - Two New Editions

We are very pleased to announce 2 new editions of our Special Words app, Special Words Pro and Special Words Web.

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Apple's iOS 11

On Tuesday, Apple released iOS 11, the latest version of its operating system for the iPad and iPhone. We have found one issue that may affect you.

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Back to School

For some people extra help is needed to explain and introduce new faces and new routines, and this is where our Special Stories app comes in. It's being used around the world in lots of ways, at home as well as in school, to help children and adults through school transitioning, home-school communication, and assisting with homework and topic work.

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Happy Birthday to Special Words!

Six years today we launched our first app, Special Words. Since then it has been helping thousands of children around the world with their speech, sight vocabulary, and much more.

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Let's Sign - My 1st Signs

Yesterday we released a free update to our Let's Sign - My 1st Signs app for children who are deaf or hearing-impaired. For use on iPad, and featuring graphics from the Let's Sign BSL series that's widely used in the UK, the app is designed to help children learn signs for over 150 words.

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Apps in Afrikaans

We are very pleased to announce that 6 of our apps now include support for Afrikaans: Special Words, Touch-Words, Touch-Animals, Touch-Colours, Touch-Shapes and Touch-Emotions.

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Our Brand New Teacher Manual Trial

We're thrilled to announce the launch the first in our series of Teacher Manuals this Autumn – and if you're a professional working in a school or nursery following EYFS in the UK, you're exactly who we'd like to hear from!

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Colin's Visit to Ukraine

Colin flew from England to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, on Friday April 28, as guest of the Ukrainian Charitable Down Syndrome Organization. Parents and professionals gathered for two workshops all about Special Words and Special Stories.

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