Wordwall – Special Educational Needs

TARGET GROUP: Aimed at children with special educational needs

AGE: 2-7 years

Objective: Work on the main skills, skills and abilities involved in the teaching-learning process with children with special educational needs.


This tool allows the teacher to create his own games for children with special educational needs or to use others already created, even adapting them to the special needs of each student. For these reasons, it has many benefits for the education of children with special educational needs, including:

  • Motivation for its use.
  • The large number of programs and apps available to create educational and adapted content.
  • The availability of apps designed for specific disabilities.
  • Increased active and ongoing evaluation.
  • The promotion of self-learning and autonomy.
  • Removal of barriers.

This tool offers a better adaptation of the teaching to the student, allowing the learning of all students no matter how diverse it may be. It has a great potential for adaptation, ease of use and removal of barriers that make its use a point in favor of education.

Examples of the wide variety of programs and technological resources that can be used with students in special education in Wordwall are collected:

  • For children with motor disabilities, we will use keyboards adapted for people with physical, visual or cognitive disabilities that make it easier for them to access the games.
  • Designed for hearing impairment, there are programs that subtitle videos available on the network, work with icons that represent sounds or even technology has provided cochlear implants and other listening resources, as well as programs or web pages. These resources will make it easier for children to access Wordwall and select the games they like best.
  • Focused on visual impairment, it contains screen reading programs, adapted games and audio storytelling activities available online or created by children.
  • On developmental disorders, augmentative and alternative communication systems can be used to facilitate children’s access to games, pictograms and others that can be designed from the Internet.

To adapt to the level of learning, it is advisable to have the collaboration of parents and professionals who are working with the child outside the school (psychologists, speech therapists, physiotherapists….).

These pedagogical materials can be adapted according to the needs and abilities of the children. It is important to make sure the material is visually appealing, easy to understand and accessible to all children. In addition, the participation of professionals specialised in special education is recommended to provide guidance and adapt the material according to the individual needs of each child.