When it comes to learning methods, SEN coordinators understand the importance of listening and interacting only too well. Our products have been specifically designed with expert knowledge and creativity, in order to best cater for pupils with special educational needs. 

For children with special educational needs, PENpal offers a means of indirect interaction that may be less intimidating than one-on-one conversation, via the sound-enabled printed material. The pen becomes an intermediary between the educator and the pupil, enabling teachers and support workers to overcome communication difficulties on a practical level, by ensuring that students understand instructions. Using PENpal to communicate through activities and games also allows students who find social interaction challenging to participate fully in group activities and to engage with their peers, gradually building confidence and making them more comfortable in social situations.  More and more supporting evidence is arising highlighting how the sound of birdsong has a profound calming effect, and this is yet another way in which PENpal can be put to use in tailoring SEN education.

Be sure to click on our product list to your right to find details of:

PENfriend, our award-winning Talking Pen with a slightly different design, created specifically for the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB). It works by bringing sound to our range of recordable sticky labels and will work with our range of PENpal books. This is for sale exclusively from the RNIB.

Products that use our innovative Tactile Talk Technology, transforms posters and  books to tactile and audio interactive resources - for partially sighted pupils and children with learning difficulties. This pioneering technology is the first of its kind in the world.