Our work is focussed on supporting children and young people with speech, language and communication challenges through education, training and research using innovative technology.

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We're SpecialKidz

Speci@lKidz aims to promote the education of children and young people with a variety of disabilities and/or difficulties for the purpose of enabling them to learn, appreciate and enjoy the skill of communication through the use of technology.

We’ll do this by providing facilities, equipment and research with the view to build and maintain the social networks of children and young people.

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Latest News

These are our latest pieces of news about SpecialKidz and our work. Click on any of them to view more information.

Understanding Sensory Reactivity in Autism

An interactive talk given by Professor Teresa Tavassoli for autistic individuals, parents and carers. Organised by the Centre for Autism, Department of Psychology, University of Reading.

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HRH Prince Harry visits Nature Fun Ranch

His Royal Highness Prince Harry visited the Nature Fun Ranch in Barbados

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Working Partnership with Centre for Autism

Specialkidz is very pleased indeed to announce that they will be working in partnership with the Centre for Autism which is based within the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading as from the beginning of 2015

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ICED Overview and Report by Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq

Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq (MA Art Psychology, MA Psychodynamics, MA Fine Art, BA(Hons) Fine Art) attended the ICED (International Congress on the Education of the Deaf) held in Athens in July 2015, she was sponsored by SpecialKidz.

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"Tuned To Each Other" - Budapest (Hungarian) Project

Decibels and Specialkidz have agreed to share the costs of sponsoring Ruth Montgomery who is a deaf professional musician and an excellent mentor to become involved with Budapest Music Project entitled “Tuned to Each Other” from Monday, 28th September to Friday, 2nd October, 2015.

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Welcoming Peter Boos

SpecialKidz & SpecialKidz International are honored to have Peter Boos as their first Honorary President

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Job Vacancies

We have a number of Job Vacancies open. Please read on to see full descriptions of the roles and to apply. We'd love to work with you!

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CALYPSO Project

An exciting new Audiovisability & Decibels project working with Deaf, Autistic and Hearing performers in Barbados, UK and other parts of the World

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The Year of Sound begins at the House of Lords

The SpecialKidz & Decibels Year of Sound – London 2016-2017 began with a highly successful event at the House of Lords on Wednesday, 25th May 2016 and was hosted by Lord Michael Berkeley of Knighton, CBE who is the Honorary President of the Decibels Charitable Trust.

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Listening to the future

How can technology be used to support deaf children’s education? Ken Carter takes us on a lifetime’s voyage of technological discovery in this article published in SEN Magazine.

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