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Special Words

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What is Special Words?

Special words is an award-winning app for children with learning disabilities of all ages as well as 0-5 year olds. Helping children with speech and language development, increase their sight vocabulary and develop hand-eye coordination as well as fine motor skills. It comes with 96 words and can be extended by downloading curriculum resources as well personalising with your own photos and words.
Languages include: English (American, British and Australian), Afrikaans, Albanian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian and Welsh..

Recommended Usage

30 minutes per week.

Educational Impact

improve attainment
88%
save school money
88%
provide school data
50%
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 10-11, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19+, 19+
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Requirements
Equipment needed are include:
  • iPads with iOS8 or above installed
  • Android tablets
  • Chromebook
  • Training
    The app is very easy to use, there is a quick start guide, user documentation alongside videos on our website.
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    Pricing Plans
    For organisations that buy apps through Apple School Manager VPP there is a 50% discount with 20 or more apps purchased.

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    Special Words Reviews

    4.75 out of 5

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    Special Words has collected 0 reviews in the past 6 months

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    Gina Robinson

    Teacher

    St Mary’s Primary School, UK

    Used special-words for 6 months

    Apr 2019

    Excellent for children with additional needs and children who learn to read using sight vocabulary and not phonics

    Gina Robinson found special-words:
    • Moderately improves attainment
      My child can read familiar words.
    • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
      Helps for children who do not learn to read through phonics
    • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
      Runs alongside teaching of phonics
    • Moderately saves school money
      Saves uses card/paper to make word matching boards
    • Not provides school data
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    Laura Corkin

    Teaching Assistant

    Used special-words for 6 years

    Feb 2019

    It is an absolute gem of an app and I am so proud to be using it.

    Laura Corkin found special-words:
    • Significantly improves attainment
      The child I currently use the app with has progressed from group C on Read, Write, Inc onto guided reading.
    • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
      I no longer need to print countless photos, labels, flash cards. They are all in a safe place!
    • Moderately improves teacher knowledge and skills
      Using the app for RWI, I was able to quickly recognise which sounds belong wot which group, and making assessing much easier and quicker!
    • Significantly saves school money
      I no longer have to print and laminate resources. It has massively reduced my workload and therefore increased productivity and efficiency.
    • Significantly provides school data
      I am able to provide the RWI coordinator data, update H’s assessment data quickly.
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    Last updated 3rd July 2022
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