Skip to main content
Livewell Southend / Children, Young People and Families

Special iApps C.I.C.

Special iApps is a social enterprise who develop 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, don't have adverts or tracking, and can be configured and personalised to suit any child. They’re ideal to teach children at school, during speech therapy sessions, to support remote learning at home, or to support essential skills in daily life.

Each app has adjustable settings, allowing you to change the activities to suit any level of ability and age. Our literacy apps; Special Words, Special Spelling, Special Stories and Special Sentences allow you to add your own photos, text and audio to fully personalise learning to individual needs, learning styles and to follow curriculum work. These personalisations are a great way to concentrate on an area of a child's learning and development.

Special Words: An invaluable app for visual learners to promote language and communication, word, picture and sound recognition, speech and sight-readingWe also have a Pro version of this app which offers you everything from the standard edition plus printing, assessment sheets, dual control and free curriculum resources. The Plus version of the app offers a free 14-day trial, monthly or yearly subscription, 60+ free resources and more. 

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

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

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 adaptable for 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

Portland House
Belmont Business Park
View DH1 1TW on a map Get directions to DH1 1TW
Contact Name
Beverley Dean
Contact Position
Founder and CEO
Special iApps Website



This is our registered address.

Opening Times

When is it on
Our apps are always available to download from the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore.
Time of day

Other Details


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


Referral required

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
6-10 years
11-16 years
SEN Provision Type


Sign in to write a review


This service, organisation or event is listed for your information. With the exception of services offered directly by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, inclusion on Livewell Southend does not confer or imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. The Council can take no responsibility for the quality, reliability or accessibility of the service, organisation or event listed. You should thoroughly check the service or event, and the organisation running it, before deciding to take part or attend.

  •  Last user update: 09 Feb 2021
  •  Last admin update: 09 Feb 2021

If you'd like to view this content in another format please email