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Special Words

Develop Communication and Language Skills

Achieve educational milestones with our award-winning app designed for speech and language development.

Our flagship app has become invaluable for visual learners, designed to:

  • Enhance communication, language and literacy skills
  • Encourage speaking and help with clarity
  • Increase sight word vocabulary
  • Develop hand-eye co-ordination
  • Improve fine motor skills
  • Use your own text photos and audio to bring the learning experience to life
  • Adjustable settings to suit abilities and concentration levels 
  • Transfer content to and from our Special Stories app to reinforce learning 

Now in 3 editions:

Special Words Web (Free Edition)

Try the activities in Special Words for free before you buy either of the paid editions.

Includes fully-functioning activities with 20 of the 96 pictures, words and audio, but no personalisation or sharing facilities.

Can be used on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Windows, Mac & Linux for up to 28 days. Requires registration.

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Special Words (Standard Edition)

Includes 96 pictures and matching written and spoken words in 27 languages. Easily personalise with your own words, photos and voice, and share content between devices.

Available for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Android tablets and phones. The iOS version includes support for Bluetooth and USB-connected switches.  The Android version is compatible with Chromebooks running recent versions of Chrome OS.

Buy on Apple App Store

Buy on Google Play

Buy on Amazon Appstore

Special Words Pro (Professional Edition)

Special Words Pro is ideal for educators, therapists and parents wishing to do more with their child. 

It offers everything in the Standard Edition, plus printing, assessment sheets, dual control, and a growing library of curriculum resources which are a great way to extend a child's learning.

Available for Apple iPad and iPhone.

Find out more

We also have detailed user guides for Special Words, for both iOS and Android users. You can read them by clicking the buttons below:

     iOS User Guide     Android User Guide