Specifically designed for children who may have difficulty interpreting facial expressions, such as autism, Down syndrome and other visual learners. Helping them to understand emotions and react appropriately in social situations.

Also promotes:

• Word recognition
• Independent learning
• Language acquisition
• Fine motor skills
• Cause and effect understanding

Includes 10 languages:

• English (US)
• English (UK)
• Afrikaans
• Catalan
• Croatian
• French
• German
• Norwegian
• Polish
• Spanish

Consists of specifically designed images of 8 faces, with matching written and spoken words with a choice of lower or upper case letters.

Designed to be used alongside the other apps in our Touch series: Touch-Words, Touch-Colors, Touch-Shapes, Touch-Animals and Touch-Numbers.

Children can then progress to our highly configurable and easily personalized follow-on apps, including Special Words, Special Stories and Special Numbers.

Designed for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Contains no ads, in-app purchases or external links, collects no data, and doesn’t require an Internet connection.

For switch users, the app has built-in support for simple switch control using most Bluetooth-connected switches.

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

Version 1.2.5

• New language: Afrikaans

Ratings and Reviews

Good but...


The design is good but I was unable to scroll through the emotions. Had to uninstall.

Developer Response

Thanks for downloading Touch-Emotions. To move on to the next emotion, just tap the picture. If you'd like select which emotions are shown, and their order, and even use your own pictures and audio, you can easily do this with the free add-on resources for our Special Words and Special Stories apps:


Special iApps C.I.C.
5.2 MB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Afrikaans, Catalan, Croatian, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-2017 Special iApps C.I.C.


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