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.

METEC Coronavirus Appeal

We are determined to fight on and publicise the excellent work we are achieving with deaf and disabled children, young people and adults, both nationally and internationally.

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CALYPSO Press Release

Calypso will bring together deaf and hearing musicians, artists, film makers, and writers from across the UK, USA and Barbados to help raise awareness in Barbados to deaf people’s needs

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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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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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SpecialKidz supports Anna's 'Insane Bolt' for Winchester Go LD

Anna is challenging herself to run 400 yards for Winchester Go LD because she wants to support the charity

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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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HRH Prince Harry visits Nature Fun Ranch

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

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SpecialKidz sponsors Adam Feinstein's lecture on Autism & Employment

The event was organised by the Centre for Autism, University of Reading and took place in the University’s Agricultural Building on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019.

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CALYPSO Project Postponed due to Coronavirus

The Barbados CALYPSO Project has been delayed due to the global Coronavirus outbreak

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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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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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Welcoming Peter Boos

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

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