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Special Stories

Create Social Stories and Talking Books

Enhance children and young adult's social skills and reading.

girl and parent using iPad at home

Support home-school communication, explain step-by-step tasks, adapt school work and more by creating stories tailored to individual learning needs.

Why Special Stories?

Create unlimited stories

Personalise with your own photos, text and audio.

Free resources

Download our 60+ resources to adapt school work and improve reading skills.

Improve speech and language

 Develop sight-reading skills, spoken language, listening, reading and more.

Special Stories "5 little ducks read by William and Mummy"

Special Stories "My school day - Monday 5th March"

Support learning at home

Use on any device, platform and browser for effective distance learning.

Endless Possibilities 

Create visual schedules, communication passports, record a day at school and much more.

Create stories in any language

The user interface is available in 18 languages, and you can make stories in any language your child uses.

Share stories

Transfer to and from Special Words and Special Sentences, to other devices and other users.

Print your resources

Use your printed stories in paper-based activities.

App support

Detailed user guide to support you using the app, as well as how-to videos.

Special Stories "We go out to play in the park."

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Special Stories

  • Paid app from App StoreGoogle Play and Amazon
  • For iPad, iPhone, Android and Chromebook
  • Create and print your own stories
  • Wide range of adjustable settings
  • Share content between apps and devices
  • 15 downloadable resources
  • Control using switches

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Special Stories Plus

  • Coming soon! Sign up to our newsletter to find out when it's released
  • Choice of monthly or yearly subscription
  • Free 14-day trial included
  • For iPad, iPhone, Android, Chromebook, Windows and Mac: see list of supported versions
  • Everything in Special Stories
  • 60+ downloadable resources with more coming soon

What our users say

“Ava uses Special Stories to create a story of her day which we look at when she gets home. It’s a wonderful way to explore the world and encourage children to open up about the way they interact with the environment around them.”

Denise Wilson-Bainbridge, SENCO. Read more ►

“My daughter is doing a BTEC in home cooking skills and her Teaching Assistant takes pictures of her making the recipes so she has them all recorded to help her with remembering her skills to make the meals again at home.”

Gillian Bowlas, Parent

“Some of our students have expressed concern about school trips, as they are the ‘unknown’. The way Special Stories can be personalised means we could use the teachers voice and step-by-step photos to show what will be involved in the trip.”

Allison Hills, Teaching Assistant. Read more ►

“This app is amazing, I made a ten page "all about me" story in minutes and my daughter loves it. Within a few hours of seeing it she began asking for the story in a very clear voice. This alone made it worth every penny.”

Debbie, Parent 

Good App Guide RecommendedBETT Awards Finalist 2018Educational App Store 5 star rating