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Children with special needs or learning difficulties often have difficulties with communication. Some children require speech and language therapy to improve, and others need greater intervention and perhaps the addition of some form of communication system or device. However, no matter what the level of communication difficulty, there are many ways to help most children to communicate more effectively.
 Even children with profound difficulties have the potential to increase their levels of communication, allowing them to initiate, respond and make choices.

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£74.95
1 Minute Giant Sand Timer Stool
This enormous stylish 1 minute sand timer stools acts as a seat and timing device! Just like a standard egg timer, it is simply rotated to set the sand flowing through the device and to time events.
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£9.99
1 minute sand timer
Our colourful 1 minute sand timer provides a highly visual way to measure time.Each 1 minute sand timer has been tested for accuracy and features a giant, easy-view design that’s ideal for classroom use.
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£12.97
1 Pack Childrens ear defenders
These ear defenders are perfect for a child who covers their ears when it gets too noisy. They come complete with a comfortable padded head band. Lightweight, resistant and adjustable, this noise-canceling headphones delivers 22 dB noise reduction for people who are hypersensitive to noise. It can be folded to fit in the palm of your hand: it's convenient for storage and transport
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£29.99
1.5 Metre Under the Sea Carpet
An amazing CLEARANCE offer not to be repeated,saving you 72% off the normal RRP. This under the sea carpet is the perfect addition to any home or school environment and will add colour and style to your room.
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£9.99
10 minutes sand timer
Large orange 10 minutes sand timer with moulded end caps and thick wall surrounds.  For easy identification each timer is colour coded. Sand timers are perfect for use in games and timing experiments.
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£6.79
10 Pack Silishapes Trace Numbers Yellow
A new concept for pre-schools, nurseries and primary schools are these packs of alphabet letters and numbers made from silicon. Yellow numbers 0-9 showing the dot starting point and trace arrows to help children to write the numbers correctly.
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£2.99
10 Pack Transparent Numbers
A set of colourful, transparent letters for the light box. Each of the numbers measures approximately 5cm high. Excellent for promoting number recognition in young children. Through playing with these numbers on the light box, children can learn basic numerous skills. These plastic numbers can also be used without the light panel. Suitable for children from the age of 3 years.
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£209.99
12 Emotion Cushions set with trolley
Handmade, high quality solid wooden cushion storage trolley. Ideal mobile storage unit for our circular floor cushion ranges (holds 12 cushions). 4 castors, 2 x lockable. Easy assembly.
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£172.99
12 Pack Emotions Donut Cushion Trolley
These emotion floor cushions are ideal for schools and nurseries, especially in reading corners and libraries. A multifunctional classroom essential with an educational benefit, this cushion trolley carries 12 brightly coloured floor cushions (included). Each cushion is printed on both sides; one with a facial expression, the other with key discussion words for group activity.
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£9.99
15 minutes sand timer
Virtually indestructible 15 minute sand timer with moulded end caps and thick wall surrounds. For easy identification each sand timer is colour coded. Perfect for use in games, accurate event timing and experiments.
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£9.99
2 minute sand timer
2 Minute large sand timer with moulded end caps and thick surrounding walls Perfect for use during games and transition times. The 2 minute timer provides the ability to judge how much time is left without having to know how to tell the time. They can assist with anxiety levels and help with transition times. Great for those who have trouble finishing an activity or for helping to build up time on task.
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£74.95
20 Piece Bumper Sensory Liquid Timer Kit
Turn these colourful liquid timers over and watch droplets tumble and bounce to the bottom, bubbles float to the top and fat spherical droplets walking in a line down a spiral staircase.
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£89.99
23 Piece Awesome Visuals Sensory Kit Bag
A fun selection of visual resources which aid colour recognition and exploration.
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£24.99
26 pack of Alpha Bean bags and crate
These bean bags are great for helping children learn the alphabet and ideal for playing a wide range of early literacy, letter and phonics games.
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£4.69
26 Pack Transparent Letters
A set of colourful, transparent letters for the light box. Each of the letters measures approximately 5cm high. Excellent for promoting letter recognition in young children. Through playing with these letters on the light box, children can learn basic literacy skills.
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£176.99
2m Circular Tell The Time Carpet And Accessory Pack
A Tell The Time 2m circular carpet ideal for teaching the time and designed to support many of the front-of-class teaching aids.
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£65.99
3 Minute Giant Sand Timer Stool
This enormous stylish 3 minute sand timer stools acts as a seat and timing device! Just like a standard egg timer, it is simply rotated to set the sand flowing through the device and to time events.
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£9.99
3 minute Sand timer
These Large 3 minute Sand Timers with moulded end caps and thick surrounding walls are durable enough for the classroom, clinic or home. For easy identification each 3 minute timer is colour coded and they’re perfect for use in games, timing experiments and as a behavioural tool.
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£9.99
30 minutes sand timer
Virtually indestructible 30 minute sand timer with moulded end caps and thick wall surrounds. For easy identification each timer is colour coded. Perfect for use in games, accurate event timing and experiments.
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£9.99
30 seconds sand timer
30 second sand timer with moulded end caps and thick wall surrounds,Ideal for children and adults for improved and managed time keeping. It is a very effective visual prompt that helps improve concentration whilst supporting teachers with time management activities.
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£11.95
4 Button Recordable Card
The A4 size is suitable for even the youngest school children while providing four separate recording buttons each with up to 10 seconds recording.
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£4.49
4 Colour Liquid Timer
Four cells of brightly-coloured oil which drip and slide up and down between the cells as the timer is turned over, creating multiple squares of translucent colour and providing a fascinating visual experience.
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£32.99
4 Pack Giant Hand Mirrors
A fantastic selection of hand shaped mirrors and this set comes with an amazing 4 hand mirrors.
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£124.99
4 Pack Mega Sand Timer Kit
This pack of 4 various timed Mega Sand Timers with moulded end caps and thick surrounding walls are durable enough for the classroom, clinic or home. For easy identification each timer is colour coded and they’re perfect for use in games, timing experiments and as a behavioural tool.
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£74.95
5 minute Giant Sand Timer Stool
This enormous stylish 5 minute sand timer stools acts as a seat and timing device! Just like a standard egg timer, it is simply rotated to set the sand flowing through the device and to time events.
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£9.99
5 minute Sand Timer
Virtually indestructible 5 minute sand timer with moulded end caps and thick wall surrounds. For easy identification each sand timer is colour coded. 5 minute Sand Timers are perfect for use in games, accurate event timing and experiments.
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£8.95
5 Pack Ultra Pencil Grips
A carefully researched design of larger, softer and more comfortable pencil grip, offering more control.
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£49.95
6 Pack Shaker Rattles
Babies and toddlers love playing with these delightful shakers. Use for free play, treasure baskets or as an accompaniment to songs and rhymes. Made from Pine wood and acrylic.
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£54.95
6 Pack Special Needs Sand Timer Kit
This pack of 6 Large Sand Timers with moulded end caps and thick surrounding walls are durable enough for the classroom, clinic or home. For easy identification each timer is colour coded and they’re perfect for use in games, timing experiments and as a behavioural tool.
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£9.19
60 Minute Jumbo Timer
Bright colours, large displays, and audio and visual cues combine to keep your child on time!
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£29.95
9 Piece Band Percussion Set
This set of 9 different percussion instruments is a great starter kit for anyone who wants to make a variety of rhythmic sounds. The set includes a headed tambourine, a pair of wooden maracas, and many more. Specifically designed to encourage group interaction, participation and attention.
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£17.49
A Visual Timetable Wall Hanging
Create a visual timetable to help organise a child's day with this handy wall hanging chart. Write the things to be done that day on cards and line them up in order on the wall hanging. Then place them out of sight in one of the 3 pockets at the bottom as soon as the activity has been finished.
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£134.99
A4 Illuminated Writing Boards 4pk
Get creative and see your designs glow. There are seven colour options and an automatic scrolling option. Simply press the button to explore different effects. A four hour charge allows 10-12 hours of continual use.
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£17.99
A4 Sized Mirrors 10 Pack
A fantastic value Set of 10, A4 sized plastic mirrors. These can be used with self adhesive backing so can be set in place if required on a wall or within an sensory room.
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£21.95
AbiliGrip Adapted Foam Grips Pack of 12
Abili Grips enable children with motor difficulty or a weak grip to hold just about any object,from pencils to knifes and forks or even paint brushes, these are an life enhancing and skill developing tool
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£6.95
All About Me  Family Counters 24 Pack
This multi-tasking family helps reinforce maths themes and social development Promote social and emotional development with the All About Me range.
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£17.99
All About Me  Family Counters Tub
This multi-tasking family helps reinforce maths themes and social development Promote social and emotional development with the All About Me range.
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£24.95
All About Me 2 in 1 Mirrors
Help young children learn all about themselves with easy-to-hold, double-sided mirrors! One side is a regular mirror. The other side is a “fun mirror” that warps reflections. Use to teach body awareness, talk about emotions and much more.
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£17.49
All About Me Mirror Boards Pack of 4
Build self-awareness! Handheld boards feature the outline of a face on the write & wipe side and a mirror on the reverse. Children look at their reflections and then draw matching facial features on the outlined face. Great for About Me themed lessons.
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£229.99
Alphabet carpet
A large colourful 3 x 2m highly visually appealing carpet. Designed specifically with Key Stage 1, Literacy Curriculum relevance in mind. Perfect for children to sit and enhance learning word and letter recognition in a fun interactive way. Word, letter and picture associations using clearly identifiable Sassoon Infant font in upper and lower case.
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£187.99
Alphabet Circular Carpet
This highly visual 2 x 2m circular carpet depicts examples of items corresponding to letters of the alphabet. Excellent for group use and teaching the alphabet.
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£329.99
Alphabet Donut Cushion Set
Highly colourful vinyl Alphabet donut™ cushions set features the alphabet and is great for teaching letter and word recognition, suitable for reading areas or just a bright addition to the classroom or nursery environment. 
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£274.99
Alphabet Learning Puppet Set
Our cuddly soft alphabet puppets feature whimsical characters children will love—from an adorable alligator for A to a zany zebra for Z! Each big puppet has an uppercase and lowercase letter sewn on the front, so children learn to associate each character with a letter. 26 machine-washable plush puppets have working mouths and arms, and come with an activity guide. Each is approximately 12"​​​​​​​
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£13.49
Alphabet Mirror Set
A fun way to learn about letters. These letters provide an aesthetic opportunity for children to develop letter recognition and other important pre reading skills. All pieces come with a 3mm hole in them so they can be strung up to create mobile displays. Made from a highly reflective acrylic. Small measures 7 H x 0.2cm D. Large measures 17 H x 0.2cm D
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£59.99
Alphabet Puppet Man
Alphabet Man is a comprehensive and versatile teaching tool, designed to help children learn and understand the alphabet. He introduces each letter of the alphabet in a detailed and ordered way, together with letter sounds, in a memorable and fun fashion.
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£182.99
Alphabet Square Carpet
This Alphabet Square Carpet is perfect for children to sit and enhance learning word and letter recognition in a fun interactive way. The carpet features distinctive and brightly coloured, child friendly designs It designed specifically with Key Stage 1, Literacy curriculum relevance in mind. Word, letter and picture associations using clearly identifiable Infant font in upper and lowercase.
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£339.95
Alphabet Square Cushion Set
The alphabet square cushion set is designed to offer a set of soft cushions that are targeted to be an aid to literacy lessons for curriculum development.
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£162.95
Alphabet Squares Classroom Rugs
26 x square carpets for comfortable group placement seating. To encourage and stimulate children’s recognition of words and letters in a group interaction environment
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£77.99
Anger is not for me Puppet Set
Suitable for anger management, being a good sport) This set is a simple, entertaining way to teach children about how to deal with others. Roger Referee is a fun character who can be used even outside of the scripts to encourage children that obeying the rules is the best way to have fun
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£44.95
Animal Puppets Set of 6
The puppets enable good interaction opportunities to be created between peers and between children and teacher. Each puppet has its own unique character and design. A hanging loop enables them to be tidied away easily.
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£16.95
Animals Jungle Counters
Kids can take an early math safari with the Learning Resources Jungle Animal Counters, Set of 60. It is a wonderful teaching tool for use in the home or classroom.
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£13.99
Answer Buzzers pack of 4
Get Children actively engaged! “Game-show buzzers” turn any lesson into a game. Four different colors and fun sounds— horn honk, boxing bell, doorbell and boing!
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£19.95
Answer Lights
These answer lights come in a set of 4 and have provided tons of excitement to many different classroom activities. The lights have 4 different colours and each light is labeled with a letter or a number. They are great for counting syllables, letter sounds, and multiple choice questions.
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£4.99
Applied behavior analysis program
Ever wanted to try a Applied behaviour analysis program and didnt know what it is or how to get going? This disc provides everything you need to get the program up and running and hopefully make a real diffrence to you and your childs lifestyle.
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£11.25
Ark Brick Stick Chew
Made in the USA! ARK's Brick Stick Textured Chew Necklace provides a safe, wearable, discrete, and cool solution for those who need to chew. It comes with a breakaway cord and can be discreetly worn at school or at home. It gives great oral sensory input and helps calm children who struggle in stressful situations.
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£12.95
Assorted Pack of 4 Puppets
Cute set of 4 cuddly hand puppets which are made of quality materials and are soft to touch and handle and act as a great imaginative play game, also great for group activities.
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£22.99
Attention Tracker Timer
Teachers or children can set the task time, 5, 10 or 20 minutes, the red, amber and green lights will indicate how far through the task you are. Reward or reprimand by adding or taking away time using the remote control.
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£1.75
Autism Bracelet Autism Parent
 Autism Awareness Stretchy Silicone Gel Bracelet which says either of the following Autism Mum,Or Autism Dad, dependant on the style you choose.
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£1.75
Autism Bracelet Proud Parent
 Autism Awareness Stretchy Silicone Gel Bracelet is blue, says “I am a proud Autism Parent”,Stretches very well and fits comfortably.
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£229.95
Back to Nature Chloe Caterpillar Outdoor Play Mat
This fun 3 x 2m mat features a giant alphabet caterpillar and numeracy ladybirds. Great for cross-curricular use.
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£154.99
Back to Nature Counting Ladybird Carpets
24 x round bug carpets ideal for classroom floor soft seating activities like reading and group play.
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£183.99
Back to Nature Giant Alphabet Caterpillar Carpet
A colourful caterpillar shaped placement carpet is great for reading areas or just a bright addition to the classroom or nursery. Great for teaching letter recognition, learning through interaction and play.
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£183.99
Back to Nature Ladybird Carpet
This highly colourful ladybird shaped placement carpet is great for reading areas or just a bright addition to the classroom or nursery environment.
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£147.99
Back to Nature Ladybird Cushions
A fun and cuddly cushion set which is ideal for nursery and play school.
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£169.99
Back to Nature Life Cycles Carpet
Colourful, clear graphics showing 4 examples of typical life cycles including birds, frogs, trees and butterflies.
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£309.99
Back to Nature Square Bug Placement Carpet
This colourful rug will brighten up any nursery or classroom. The size makes it ideal for dividing up space or creating themed areas for movement or music. Manufactured from extra thick, washable pile with a non-slip backing. 
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£12.99
Backyard Bugs Set of 72
These colorful creepy, crawly counters turn sorting and counting activities into fun adventures. Set of 72 includes grasshopper, bumblebee, beetle, spider, dragonfly and caterpillar. Soft rubber counters come in six colors and are packaged in a reusable storage bucket.
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£14.94
Bean Bag Throwing Mat
The child throws a bean bag or something similar on to the mat and has to make a word beginning with the letters it landed on.
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£16.99
Bear Family Counter Rainbow Set of 96
Back Pack Bear counters come in 3 sizes and weights, and 6 colours. Ideal for counting, sorting, weighing, creating patterns and using with simple mathematical processes (adding, subtracting, dividing or multiplying).
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£5.99
Bee-Bot Kit
Bring Bee-Bot to life with our innovative Bee-Bot Talking mat: make him talk, sing or trigger moving models as he makes his around the mat.
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£335.99
Beech Computer Desk Double
The quality double computer desks feature space for storing a tower unit, under counter shelf, pull-out keyboard drawer, monitor shelf with access for cable management.
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£58.99
Big Head Puppet Set-Boys and Girls
Set of 4 puppets. Happy and sad boy and happy and sad girl.
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£53.95
Big Points 6 Pack
The Big Point pack of 6 is ideal for speaking and listening, records and plays back 45 seconds of sound. With a removable clear top you can create pictures, symbols, numbers or letters to match your recording.
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£44.95
Birdie Puppet Set
Set of 6. All these hand puppets are child size, but can still be operated by a teacher. 6 different colours with varying features.
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£1.49
Bubble Liquid Timer
The liquid timers have a reservoir at both ends in which the coloured liquid drips into when the liquid timer is turned over
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£99.99
Bullying Puppet Set
suitable for dealing with bullies, courage and friendship) This set comes with two separate plays and groups of puppets to teach children about two different types of bullies:
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£183.99
Bumble Bee Carpet
Part of the Back to Nature collection, our Bumble Bee Shaped Indoor Carpet is fantastic for ready and play areas. Features a crease resistant unique Rhombus anti-skid Dura Latex safety backing. The tightly bound edges prevent fraying and it has been laboratory rub tested to heavy duty standards.
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£31.95
Car Roadway Playmat
Car shaped Playmat with detailed illustrations of roads and railways as well as buildings, a farm and a pond. Designed for children 2 years and up, this Car playmat stimulates the imagination as well as developing knowledge about different community roles.
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£24.99
Carry around Timer Kit
Set of 5 colour-coordinated larger timers perfect for teachers or therapists, all the sand timers come supplied in a handy carry case perfect for moving around.
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£237.99
Cars and Alphabet and Numbers Rug
Bright and attractive play rugs to help your children learn the alphabet and numbers in a fun playful way. A novel approach to teaching colours, shapes and letters in a way that appeals to children
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£97.99
Chatter Tracker
Classroom too noisy? The Chatter Tracker will help you to keep the noise level low. Using a traffic light method, as the noise gets louder the lights move from green to amber to red. When the light turns red a siren goes off to indicate that the noise is too loud - the siren stops as the noise in the room lowers. 
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£75.99
Chefs Jumbo Puzzle
Part of the Jumbo Puzzle range this Chef puzzle is the perfect way to encourage inclusive play, with each child able to sit at a different meal and take part in creative role play games. Inspire discussion on different foods whilst developing key formative skills. Jumbo Puzzles are made from 100% Polyester Felt and are the perfect addition to any educational or play setting. 
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£5.19
Chew Buddy Pencil Pack of 2 Green
Our brand new multi functional Chewbuddy Tubes made from medical grade material. A set of 2 Tubes are included in each pack - one smooth and one with tactile nodules for sensory feedback.
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£9.99
Chew Pencil Toppers Star and Train Pack of 2
The use of this product decreases exposure to dangerous chemicals, is safe for teeth, is socially acceptable, is allowed in classrooms, increases attention, lowers anxiety, and has been proven to increase concentration skills in children constantly seeking sensory input.
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£7.99
Chew Stixx Blue
Chew Stixx combines multiple food simulating textures into one cost-effective chew
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£7.99
Chew Stixx Ice Flavour
Chew Stixx combines multiple food simulating textures and taste into one cost-effective chew
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£5.19
Chewbuddy Tubes pack of 2 Green
Our brand new multi functional Chewbuddy Tubes made from medical grade material. A set of 2 Tubes are included in each pack - one smooth and one with tactile nodules for sensory feedback.
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£12.99
Child safety alarm
The item comes a with wristband can be put on child's wrist and be locked by the key, so it's very safe and can not simply be pulled off by the child.
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£135.95
Children Of The World European Flag Cushions
Pack of 12 European Flag Cushions. Each one of the 12 cushions has a different European flag on one side and the country name on the opposing side for identification
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£239.99
Children of the World European Flag Cushions and Tuf 2 Trolley Set of 12
Distinctive and highly visual, wipe clean cushions detailing the European Flags.  Designed to stimulate and engage group teaching discussions into ethnicity, develop cultural identification and religious awareness. 
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£9.99
Children with Challenges Learning Cards
Use the 23 photo cards and teacher’s guide card in the Children with Challenges set to spark conversations that will broaden the children’s understanding of disabilities and increase positive social skills. Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children.
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£109.95
Class 12 Pack Whisper Phone
WhisperPhone is an invaluable tool for helping with language processing, vocalization, articulation and enunciation. This set of 12 Whisperphones is perfect for use in a classroom or clinic.
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£129.99
Classroom Break Box
When children start fidgeting and lose focus, open the Break Box! The complete kit is filled with our  some of our best sensory solutions, our Break Boxes help kids channel their energy and regulate emotions.
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£10.49
Claw Pencil Grip Pack of 6
When using the CLAW, students can focus on good handwriting rather than the mechanics of holding the pencil. The result is an efficient pencil grasp and improved handwriting!
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£24.95
Clear Writing Slope
This fabulous Writing Slope enables children to work and write at the optimum angle. Encouraging good handwriting practice. A classroom essential!
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£84.99
Clown Jumbo Puzzle
Printed on a super thick polyester material, designed specifically to aid children in their development. Each puzzle has large tactile pieces, ideal for small hands, that fit together snugly and securely. Designed to be used alone or by several children at once, our Jumbo-puzzles are ideal for the learning of key formative skills and the stimulation and development of children’s imagination.    
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£14.95
Colour Caterpillars
Explore early learning skills by the bucketful! Each appealing insect invites little hands to snap together and pull apart pieces, reinforcing fine motor skills
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£13.95
Combi-Pack Pencil Grips
This pack of 12 grips contains one of each of our different kinds of pencil grips and will enable you to check which best suits your needs.
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£3.95
Comfort Pencil Grips
Made in soft foam this grip provides a comfortable and secure grip for small or less able fingers.
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£15.00
Daily Schedule Chart
Display the daily schedule for all to see and with the use of visual aids make the day easier for children to understand and cope with.
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Parents and schools and many local authorites use Cheap Disability Aids for there special needs communication ideas and learning resources.

We supply a fantastic range of products such as PECS systems and a fantastic range of electronic Pecs systems which allow you and your child to communicate on the move.

From traditional Pecs systems through to the latest Pecs system we have a great variety of special needs communication products.

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