Special Words – Award-wining app for Special Needs - including Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, speech delays and other learning difficulties
By Special iApps
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Special Words is an award winning, tried and tested app created for children with learning disabilities and additional needs.
An invaluable app for visual learners to promote language acquisition, word, picture and sound recognition, speech and sight-reading. An excellent tool for parents, teachers and health professionals.
Encompasses all prime areas in the EYFS communication and language criteria and is adaptable to any developmental stage.
What parents and professionals say:
“This is without a doubt the best app I have come across for children with special needs. My son signs for more as soon he completes one set of words!” – Helen, parent and teacher, education coordinator at The Education Centre for Children with Down Syndrome.
“I think Special Words is great! I use it at home with my own child who has Down syndrome and at work where I supported a child with autism in school. Both children find it easy to use and get a lot out of it. I find it quick and easy to add my own resources to make it personal and special to each child.” – Angela, learning support assistant.
“Special Words is helping my son to improve his speech, pronunciation, fine motor skills, hand eye co-ordination, recognition of words and objects. The app can be changed to grow with him as his vocabulary expands. It is brilliant for children with additional learning needs.” – Sue, Makaton trainer.
Suitable for use at home, preschool, school and in therapy sessions such as SLP and occupational therapy. For home schooling, you can create your own profiles to follow the curriculum and enhance learning.
• Encourage speaking and help with clarity
• Increase sight word vocabulary
• Develop hand-eye co-ordination
• Improve fine motor skills
• Encourage listening and language skills
• Personalize with your own words, photos and audio
• Develop and build confidence
• Easy to monitor progress
• Can be fully customized to grow with your child
You can transfer content to and from our Special Stories App, to extend the learning process even further.
Special Words has been shown to be accessible and hold the attention of children with autism, Down syndrome, poor fine motor skills, hearing impairment and other learning difficulties, as well
as being appealing to typically developing children.
Includes 96 pictures and matching written and spoken words in 23 languages. This app can also be controlled using Bluetooth and USB switches and keyboards.
Special iApps is a multi-award-winning nonprofit social enterprise that specializes in creating apps for those with learning disabilities and additional needs.
What's New in Version 3.0.2
What's New in Special Words 3:
• All-new set of pictures: clear, simple and engaging
• Extra listening activities: for speech therapy and audiology
• Match 1, 2, 3 or 4 cards per page: adapt to child's ability
• Remote control: using any Bluetooth or USB keyboard
• New language: Polish
• Choose between voices in German and in Norwegian: male and female
• Bug fixes
Customize for iPhone users
My child with Down syndrome learned to read a few dozen sight words at 2 years old through a basic flash card app. I bought this app by recommendation of our developmental pediatrician to help his speech clarity, expand his vocabulary, and add more sight words. I like that I can add words and custom pictures. But we almost always are trying to use it on my iPhone and the words and boxes are just too small! Please add a customization to change the box size, or at least an option to rotate the screen and increase the fonts to readable size on our smaller-than-iPad devices. It's what we have with us all the time so we will get more practice of we can see them better. Thanks for making such a great app for visual readers!
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- Category: Education
- Updated: May 21, 2016
- Version: 3.0.2
- Size: 34.2 MB
- Languages: English, Albanian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Welsh
- Seller: Special iApps
- © 2011-2016 Special iApps
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.