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All our apps provide children the tools needed to help them thrive with their education.

They allow children to show just how much they know, and help families, teachers and speech therapists to see their strengths and areas of development. 

Apps for Every Child

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Special Words Plus

An invaluable app for visual learners to promote language and communication, word, picture and sound recognition, speech and sight-reading.

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Special Stories Plus

Create social stories personalised with your own photos, text and audio. A great tool for home-school communication and Education, Health & Care Plans.

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Special Spelling

Help children to become confident with spelling with a range of activities to teach spelling patterns, letter sounds, understanding vowels and more.

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Special Sentences

Support emerging readers by encouraging sentence building, comprehension, and confidence in reading.

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Special Numbers

Develop vital early number skills such as counting, matching, ordering and comparing, with activities easily adaptable for all abilities.

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Match & Find

Help children train and improve their auditory and visual working memory, as well as developing language and fine motor skills.

Why Special iApps?

Save time creating resources

Personalised word list in Special Words

Create your own resources fully personalised with your own photos, text and audio. It’s quick and easy to create them to expand learning, allowing you to create something with your child and not for them.

Share information 


It's easy and safe to share content to and from school, with speech therapists, family and friends. Copy content between devices and apps, or exchange resources using AirDrop, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cloud-based services or email.

Free resources


Bring learning to life with our free resources to use in our apps to support children’s development and use as a basis for adapting curriculum work.

Adjustable settings for all abilities 

Special Words settings

Adjust the settings of all the activities to suit changing abilities. It's a powerful facility for revealing a child’s full potential and developing new skills.

What Our Users Say

teacher using apps with students

"Special Words is an effective resource to enhance communication, language and literacy skills, and has a positive impact on children's development."

The Durham iPad Project

"Special iApps are fantastic apps that cater for children with SEN, they have thought of everything to ensure children can enjoy and achieve using their apps."

The SEN Resources Blog

"We credit Special Words with kick-starting my daughters reading and now at very nearly 10, she is a fantastic reader."

Sarah Sutton, Parent

"Special iApps are my go-to for the children in my class as they can be adapted to meet all of their needs." 

Allison Hills, Teaching Assistant

Bett Awards Finalist 2019Bett Awards Finalist 2018Educational App Store 5 Star AwardFundamentally Children Good App Guide Recommended

Ready to help your children reach their full potential?

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