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Special Words: Autism & Down Syndrome Education for Android

Developer's Description

Achieve educational milestones with our award-winning app designed for speech and language development. An invaluable app for visual learners that is adaptable to childrens individual needs and abilities.

Children, parents, teachers and professionals in 100+ countries and 27+ languages are using Special Words to turn screen time into an active and engaging learning experience.

Areas of Development

Enhance communication, language and literacy skills

Increase sight-word vocabulary

Encourage listening and speaking skills

Develop hand-eye coordination

Improve fine motor skills

Personalize to Suit Abilities

Use your own text and photos to harness interests and personalize activities

Include your voice or audio to bring the learning experience to life

Create word lists tailored to childrens learning needs

Adjustable animation speed to suit abilities and concentration levels

Activities adaptable to any developmental stage and for adults with learning difficulties and memory impairment

Can be fully customized to grow with a child as they develop

Share Your Words

Copy content to and from the app on another device

Exchange word lists using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Dropbox, Google Drive or email

Transfer content to and from our Special Stories app to extend the learning process

Accessible For All

Choice of fonts, plus a large text option to support those with visual impairments and dyslexia

Use at home, school, in speech or occupational therapy sessions, and for home schooling to follow the curriculum and enhance learning

Proven to be accessible and hold the attention of children with a variety of abilities and skill sets

Speak Your Language

Special Words includes 96 pictures, spoken words and written text in 27 languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, English (American, British and Australian), Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian and Welsh

All languages use audio provided from native speakers

Replace words and re-record audio in any other language your child uses

Why Our Apps Are Different

Visually clear and simple, with no distracting backgrounds or noises

Tested and recommended by Down syndrome and ASD experts and organisations around the world

No in-app purchases, pop-up ads or user tracking

Developed in collaboration with parents, professionals and teachers of children with special educational needs

Part of the Special iApps Family

Special iApps is a multi-award-winning non-profit social enterprise with a worldwide reputation for creating educational apps for those with learning disabilities and additional needs, as well as in early years education. They initially created apps to teach their youngest son William, who has Down syndrome and autism, now they support children internationally.

Discover more of our apps on Google Play or visit www.specialiapps.org.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.5.0


Release November 14, 2019
Date Added November 14, 2019
Version 3.5.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires Android 4.1 and up


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