Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Special iApps

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Special iApps is a social enterprise developing educational apps for children with special educational needs, in early years education, and struggling learners. 

All our apps have a simple, uncluttered design, and can be personalised to suit any child and young adult's abilities. They're ideal to use at school, during speech therapy sessions, to support learning at home, or develop essential skills in daily life. 

Join the Special iApps Membership:  

To help children, families and the support team around them we have introduced the brand new Special iApps Membership.  From only £50 a year you can: 

  • Use both Special Words Plus and Special Stories Plus, with more of our award-winning apps included in the membership later this year 
  • Access 500+ educational resources with 5000+ vocabulary to learn from Special iApps (including Numicon Shapes) with new add-ons released every month 
  • Use on a mix of devices from laptops, desktops, tablets and phones as well as switching between Apple, Google, Chromebook and Windows devices 
  • Create personalised resources to support every stage of learning 
  • Print resources for paper-based learning 
  • Free 14 day trial 
  • More features coming throughout 2022 

Special Words Plus promotes speech, language and communication through word-picture card matching activities.  

Special Stories Plus allows you to create personalised social stories in minutes. A great tool for home-school communication and Education Health Care Plans.   

Start your free trial today and join the Special iApps Membership. 

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Venue/Contact Details
Area coverage
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
Our apps are always available to download from our website.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
A 1 device membership costs £50 a year. A 3 device membership costs £100 a year. For bespoke licence packages, get in touch directly.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 0 years to 25 years
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Dyslexia
  • Global Development Delay
  • Specific Learning Difficulty
  • Visual impairment
  • Severe Learning Difficulty
  • Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Motor Impairment
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Aspergers
  • Hearing Impairment
  • ADHD
  • Learning Difficulty
  • Social Communication Difficulty
  • Moderate Learning Difficulty
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Downs Syndrome
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