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Special iApps C.I.C.

Special iApps is a social enterprise developing educational apps for children with special educational needs, including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment and other learning disabilities. 

All our apps have a simple, uncluttered design, and can be configured and personalised to suit any child. They’re ideal to teach children at school, during speech therapy sessions, to support learning at home, or develop essential skills in daily life. 

Plus Editions:  

We have new Plus Editions of our apps: Special Words Plus and Special Stories Plus. All the benefits of our Standard Editions and more: 

  • 14-day free trial 
  • Login and use on any device (laptop or tablet) and can be used on any operating system including Windows and Chromebooks. 
  • 100+ free downloadable curriculum resources (new ones added monthly) 
  • 60+ Numicon resources
  • Choose between an affordable monthly or yearly subscription

Standard Editions: 

Special Words: An invaluable app for visual learners to promote speech, language and communication through word-picture card matching activities.  

Special Stories: Create your own social stories fully personalised with your own photos, text and audio. A great tool for home-school communication and Education Health Care Plans.  

Special Spelling: Help children to become confident with spelling through a range of activities teaching spelling patterns, letter sounds, understanding vowels and much more. 

Special Sentences: Support emerging readers by encouraging sentence building, comprehension, and confidence in reading. 

Special Numbers: Develop vital early number skills such as counting, matching, ordering and comparing, with activities easily adapted to suit all abilities. 

Match & Find: Help children train and improve children's auditory and visual working memory, as well as developing language and fine motor skills. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Beverley Dean
Contact Position
Found and CEO
0191 389 6638
Special iApps Website

Where to go


As our service provides downloadable app,we don't have a specific venue. We do have a registered business address as follows:

Portland House, Belmont Business Park, Belmont, Durham DH1 1TW, UK.

Other Details


All pricing information can be found on our website, the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore.


Other notes

Special iApps support parent/carers, teachers, occupational health professionals and anyone who knows a young person who could benefit from extra educational help.

All the apps are based on Early Years content and the EYFS curriculum, but can be easily personalised and adjusted to suit any level of capability and age. The activities within each app encourage interaction and communication, and can be controlled by parents without interruption of the task at hand.


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