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Special Stories User Guide - Downloadable Resources

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Downloading Resources

There are a number of differences downloading resources in the web-based editions or native editions of the app. We have detailed the differences below.

Special Stories Plus

Special Stories Plus features 350+ resources from Special iApps and 70+ Numicon resources to download, with more added monthly. The resources are presented as single word flashcards, and early next year we will be adding story books and 2-3 word level sentences.

To download the resources tap Import Story then Download. You will then be presented with 2 options: Special iApps and Numicon. The following instructions are about downloading resources from Special iApps, but you can follow the same steps for Numicon resources.

Tap Special iApps and you will then be presented with a list of Collections to choose from, you may have to scroll to see them all. Each collection contains a number of stories to download. Simply select the collection and then tap the resource you would like. You will then be given more information about the resource and how many words it contains. Tap Download and you can then either to Add new collection or add to an existing collection. We always recommend you select Add new story so you don't accidently lost one of the stories you have created.

Once downloaded you can re-record audio, change text and replace images with your own photos to suit your child's learning needs.

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Please Note

Some resources downloadable using web editions have copyright restrictions, and may not be used in native editions, or redistributed in electronic or paper form without the permission of the copyright owners. These include resources licensed by Special iApps from third parties, including Oxford University Press (in the case of Numicon resources) and The Makaton Charity (for Makaton symbols). If in any doubt as to your legal obligations, please contact Special iApps or the copyright owner.

Native Editions

The native editions of Special Stories feature a sample of only 15 downloadable resources. To access the full collection of add-ons, with 350+ from Special iApps and 70+ Numicon resources, purchase a subscription to Special Stories Plus.

Downloading from Special iApps

Selecting Download from Special iApps will present you with a list of collections in our free online library at Special iApps, from which you can download various resources.

The first time you do this on a particular device, you will be prompted to register or activate. You need to register once, and then use the product key you will receive by email to activate the app on each device where you'd like to use this feature. Answers to common questions about product registration can be found in our FAQ.

Simply select the collection and then the resource you would like, and once downloaded choose Add new when prompted.

Once downloaded you can re-record audio, change text and replace images with your own photos to suit your child's learning needs.

The screenshots below show the lists in the Annual Events collection in the native editions of Special Words (you can find this in the Celebrations collection Early Years category in Special Words Plus). Simply select the list you would like, and once downloaded choose Add new profile when prompted.

Special Stories - downloading a story iOS    Special Stories - downloading a story Android

Please Note

Some lists contain text, images and audio. Others only include text and images, or just images: the intention in these cases is that you add your own written words and/or voice to suit your needs.

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