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Special iApps C.I.C.

At Special iApps, we develop educational apps for children with special educational needs, including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment and other learning disabilities.Our collection of apps offer a visual-based approach to help children from the first stages of learning about words, numbers, colours, shapes and emotions. The series of follow-up add ons allow children to develop their speech, pronunciation, word recognition and fine motor skills. 

We cater to parent/carers, Teachers, occupational health professionals and anyone who knows a young person who could benefit from extra educational help. Our 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.

My 1st Signs 

My 1st Signs helps children to learn signs through activities that encourage sign and word recognition. It can easily be adapted and personalised to meet the needs of each child as their language, vocabulary and communication skills develop. It includes BSL sign graphics from the popular Let's Sign BSL Series by Cath Smith, along with matching pictures, written words, and optional use of spoken words.

Special Words

Teach your child to recognise early vocabulary written words, and encourage their speech development, on Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and on Android tablets and phones. Supplied with 96 pictures and matching written and spoken words in 20 languages, based on the See and Learn Language and Reading resources from Down Syndrome Education International. Personalise with your own words, pictures and audio, and transfer these to and from the Special Stories app.


Special Stories

Special Stories makes it easy to create your own stories, containing text, pictures and sound, on Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and on Android tablets and phones. You can read and listen to your stories, print them, and share them with friends and family.

Special Numbers

Special Numbers contains a set of activities to help develop early number skills, including counting, matching, ordering, comparing and selecting. Special iApps has designed the app in collaboration with parents, children, teachers and educational psychologists, and with reference to research into how children acquire mathematics skills.

Match & Find

Match & Find is an app for the Apple iPad, designed to help develop young children’s memory, matching, searching and sequencing skills. Working memory is very important for the development of language and numeracy, and the carefully designed activities in this app can help children train and improve their auditory and visual working memory.

Touch Apps

Touch-Words, Touch-Numbers, Touch-Colours, Touch-Shapes, Touch-Animals, Touch-Emotions. This collection of six apps offers a visual-based approach to help children who are at the first stage of learning about words, numbers, colours, shapes and emotions.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Beverley Dean
Contact Position

Where to go

Portland House
Belmont Business Park

As our service provides apps that are directly downloadable onto devices, we don't use a venue and the above is our registered business address. 


Time / Date Details

When is it on
Our apps are always available to download.
Time of day
Session Information
We aim to answer all queries within 48 hours.

Other Details

Our apps range from free to download up to £20. All pricing information can be found on our website
the App Store and Google Play.


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