CANTOO – Cantoo Scribe
Cantoo’s core mission is to support teachers/SENCOs and help students with learning disabilities regain their full autonomy and to succeed at school, regardless of their specific needs.
Cantoo Scribe has been in development for 15 years using state of the art technology; algorithms, artificial intelligence techniques (AI) and predictive tools. It is built by a team of passionate developers, healthcare professionals, teachers, carers of children with disabilities and in conjunction with two research and scientific experts on our expert committee: the SCALab, which specialises in cognitive sciences, and with the CerCA, which specialises in cognition and learning.
Our extensive ecosystem of tools combines the key assistive technology tools, subject specific learning tools, plus practical tools for day-to-day digital technology for reading, writing, presenting, taking notes all on one inclusive platform.
Cantoo Scribe helps students with learning disabilities aged 6 to 17 (and older) to integrate into the mainstream school environment. It meets the needs of DYS (Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia etc.), ASD, ADHD, and visually impaired, to support them throughout their schooling.
By regrouping all tools in one interface, Cantoo Scribe allows students to be autonomous in class and focus on learning.
Part of Music Express, a whole-school cross-curricular primary music programme, Music Express for SEND provides the resources to offer an inclusive, differentiated curriculum, giving students with SEND a chance to experience the joys of music and progress their learning alongside their peers. Six topic-based units of work covering Years 1 to 4 are offered for use in special school classrooms or in small-group and individual intervention work in both special and mainstream schools. Special education teachers selected these topics, which have been appropriately reworked and differentiated from mainstream Music Express lessons. The original learning intentions of the units are mostly retained, enabling pupils with SEND to meaningfully participate in the school’s musical life.
Three lessons are presented in each unit along with unit overviews, printable resources, on-screen displays, music, videos, and interactive content. On-screen instructions and SEND notes are also included to guide educators with and without subject expertise and suggest how to approach different barriers to learning with an inclusive perspective. Overall, Music Express for SEND provides schools and pupils with an accessible and collaborative resource for music education. Through it, schools can actively include children with SEND in music lessons, whilst also nurturing and sustaining long-term provision.
E-Glas – SENcastle
SENcastle represents a unique multi-sensory device. What makes it special is that it represents a link between the child’s sensory needs and their satisfaction in combination with the technological achievements of assistive technology. SENcastle can fit into any space, and at the same time, it can function as a separate element as a quality alternative to a classic sensory integration room. It is a compact sensory room that takes less space is affordable, quick for installation and mobility, and provides each user with high-quality, comprehensive, and individually tailored sensory input. SENcastle provides the necessary, controlled sensory input for the five sensory systems – visual, auditory, tactile, vestibular, and proprioceptive. SENcastle is applicable for sensory integration difficulties (registration, modulation, discrimination), autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, motor difficulties, multiple disabilities, rare genetic disorders, speech-language difficulties, learning disabilities, mental health challenges, and anyone needing a calming and relaxing zone. It is conceived as a sensory corner to fulfill sensory needs in various environments, such as kindergartens, elementary and high schools, rehabilitation centers, healthcare homes, hospitals, specialized clinics, associations, family houses or apartments, shopping malls, and airports.
Hodder Education – SNAP Maths
SNAP Maths is a unique digital diagnostic tool that helps teachers and SENCOs assess learners with suspected dyscalculia/maths learning difficulties, including maths anxiety, and provide support through targeted interventions and strategies.
Learnetic – mTalent
mTalent offers a suite of programs tailored for educators and therapists seeking advanced tools and robust support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Built on an easily adaptable HTML5 framework, mTalent is compatible with computers, smartphones, and tablets across all operating systems. It seamlessly integrates traditional teaching approaches with cutting-edge interactive courseware and technology, accessible both online and offline without any installation. Hosted on a dedicated LMS platform, it ensures educators and therapists can consistently support students, whether in a classroom or remotely, undeterred by school closures or other unexpected disruptions. Recognizing the importance of therapy’s predictability and continuity, mTalent ensures engaging, vibrant activities where learning often feels like play.
Speech and Language Link – Secondary Language Link
Secondary Language Link is a unique and comprehensive assessment and intervention package for identifying and supporting speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in schools.
Created by our speech and language therapists (SaLTs), our innovative online resource, available to schools in annual subscriptions, combines a standardised assessment, targeted interventions with measured outcomes and a teacher training package. It enables schools to pinpoint and effectively support the language and communication needs of key stage 3 students, to boost attainment and improve life outcomes.
Its assessment identifies students whose SLCN make it difficult to access the curriculum and put them at risk of social exclusion. Its ready to go, video-led small group interventions target a range of highly functional core language skills, cross-curricular speaking, listening and social skills, and the development of self-supportive strategies for students. Our two online training modules for teachers and classroom support staff, accredited by CPD UK, detail the impact of SLCN and show how to implement effective support in the mainstream classroom and create an inclusive communication friendly school environment.
Our package is fully guided and supported by our team of in-house SaLTs through video-based user guides, live, termly how-to sessions and our available-all-year-round expert help desk.
The Soundbeam Project Ltd – Soundbeam
Soundbeam – after nearly 35 years of continuous evolution and improvement- has become widely recognised as the pinnacle resource for music and special needs. It enables even the hardest-to-reach SEN students to become creative and expressive with sound and music. Now is in its sixth iteration, each successive generation of the technology has represented a quantum leap in terms of musical accessibility, expressive power, and ease of use. While always keeping Soundbeams unique touch free sensor technology at the heart of the instrument.
With preset musical pieces for up to twelve players in a wide variety of musical styles and idioms, Soundbeam is the go-to resource for delivery of the National Curriculum for Music at SEN level. The technology facilitates improvisation at entry level but also offers the opportunity to calibrate the level of ease or difficulty which the player can experience (including the rendition of complex melodies and chord sequences). This means that all levels of ability can be accommodated whilst at the same time providing a level of challenge which allows players to learn and progress on the instrument. It is the epitome of an inclusive learning resource.
Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) Ltd – TTRS Online
Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) is a research-based typing platform that has been helping students with special needs learn keyboarding for the past 30+ years. The course builds typing skills and boosts spelling and reading ability at the same time. This is accomplished via a structured program of phonics embedded within typing exercises and delivered across short and manageable modules. The display is fully customisable to meet the needs of students with sensory issues, and there are no distracting graphics or loud games. With TTRS, learners can go at their own pace and repeat material as necessary as they earn stars, trophies and certificates of achievement for their work. Moreover, parents and teachers can enter custom spelling lists and find maths, science and English content aligned with the UK curriculum. TTRS is a versatile literacy and learning platform for students of all ages. Learn more at www.readandspell.com.
Wandle Learning Trust – Little Wandle SEND programme
The Little Wandle SEND programme is a web-based product supporting the teaching of reading using Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP). It is part of the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised SSP programme and has been specially created in conjunction with Special Schools for children with complex SEND issues that affect cognition. It draws on the graduated approach as set out in the 2014 SEND Code of Practice and uses a small-step approach to teaching to take children from pre-phonics to fluent reading.