How would you add sound to any book, poster or object? With PENpal Talking pen you can!

vIVOS enables Visually Impaired children to see paintings, maps, diagrams and more. Click the picture below to watch a video.

This handheld device can record onto sticky labels, laundry labels, even books.Each Recordable sticky labels can hold 60 minutes audio. Labels help in organising and adapting to the immediate environment. Use for kinaesthetic learning with dyscalculic and dyslexic children for visual timetables and study skills. Use for drama therapy with role-play, mime, acting. Use with story cards to check logical sequencing and comprehension skills. . PENpal costs £80.00. To ORDER please click here. PENpal comes with 2 rechargeable batteries, 100 free recordable stickers, and four free software programmes that gives you freedom to make your own audio books.

We supply the RNIB with ‘PENfriend’ where VIs record food cans, CD collections, their clothes with labels that are washing/drying machines proof, medicine boxes, etc.   And with the new recordable magnetic badges, they can use for food cans..



The viVOS ARTframe

Touch any paper with your finger, speak to record, touch again to playback. viVOS adds sound to your paper artwork easily. Add tactiles, photos, glitter, collages… and listen! Make publications on the ‘hoof’ and help to promote voice communication and sound tolerance. You can stimulate self-expression through art and increase tactile tolerance. Use with story boards (free from Mantra) and add audio to test comprehension, story- telling abilities. Use with ‘swell paper’ to guide Vis to sound spots or for dyspraxic children to gather information easily.  ViVOS costs £150.00. To ORDER please click here. viVOS comes with free software that works like the boardgame “Battleships”. Click video to see here.

Dual Language Books that speak and records your voice on every page

Over 1300 books, including Board Books, Big Books, Picture books, Dictionaries and posters that speak! You can record your voice on every page. Use audio ‘recordable assessment sheets’ to monitor progress and collect children’svoices, make your own spelling word lists suitable for any child. Make ‘text to speech’ versions of any book or make your own phonics books/posters for individual needs. Use home language audios for assessments… Talking Books from £8.50 including sound files


Ballu ‘Talking’ Bear

Ballu Bear is a soft toy with a difference! Tap a ‘sound card’ on Ballu’s nose and listen. Ballu is an cuddly alternative to PENpal and used with  CD sized cards that you create or share with others. Access the vast range of pictures and artwork from the web. Print out and stick to any card and make your own recordings on any topic.  Use Ballu for communication, especially for reluctant speakers, test sound tolerance, and the ease of use is great for dyspraxic children. Make your own flash cards that speak, and Ballu could be a substitute for authority to manage behaviour. Comes with 5 self recording cards. Ballu costs £120.00

e-Books for Whiteboards, iPads, Android and Smartphones…


Over 500 e-books in the library which builds multi-modality in learning through stories. English text is highlighted while spoken, home language is narrated by native speakers.  Expandable fonts and key word highlighting is helpful for dyslexic children. Teacher-made notes retained electronically for each child. Work with the printed equivalent book to check voice recordings and audio notes. The strong visuals with videos can hold attention of ADHD children. Include parents to continue learning in a fun way at home on iPads, Android, laptops, computers.

'Super Hero': a new development in community publishing


"Add your child's name and photos as part of this book that talks to a child with autism"

This is a 'World's First"! Using the free 'YOUcreate" software you can edit this paper back book so that your child becomes 'Super Hero'. There is a mirror on the last page to add to the fun and of course, like all our books, you can record your voice on every page! Then order the printed copy of this 20 pages softback book (about £15) and receive also a free e-book version of your book to email to family and friends.



At Mantra Lingua, we strive to increase accessibility to learning for pupils with a range of special educational needs. We create assistive technologies that encourage social interaction and communication, and create a multi-sensory learning experience.

Mantra Lingua is a founder member of the British Assistive Technology Association and a member of both the British Dyslexia Association and NASEN. Our products are suitable for a range of additional communication, learning, and interaction needs, including, but not limited to:

  • Visual impairment (VI)
  • Hearing impairment (HI)
  • Multi-sensory impairment (MSI)
  • Speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN)
  • Behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties (BESD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Specfic learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Dyscalculia
  • Physical disabilites that can hinder communication, such as cerebral palsy