Reading & Writing Roadblocks: How WYNN Can Help
Challenge Feature Support
DYSLEXIA Bi-modal presentation Seeing & hearing each word read out loud simultaneously improves comprehension
Syllables Speaks words in syllables to help with decoding
Color overlays Eliminates light sensitivity when reading black text on white
Masking Dims out everything on the screen except the selected text to increase ability to focus visually and cognitively
Word prediction Suggests appropriate words to use while writing to enhance written fluency
Homophones Aids in understanding meanings of words that sound alike
Spell check Aids with spelling difficulties
AUDITORY
PROCESSING
DEFICIT
Self pace Controls speed of the reading allowing readers to cognitively keep pace with information
Pause button Sets a pause at end of each sentence to aid in comprehension
Voice Notes Allows dictation of information to assist with studying and comprehension
VISUAL
PROCESSING
DISORDER
Size Makes text larger allowing readers to focus on comprehension
Line spacing Helps student who have trouble tracking from line to line not lose their place by adding an extra space between lines of text
Word spacing Eliminates visual bleed or words running together by increasing space between words
Margins Adjusting margins makes each line of text shorter assisting readers to maintain visual focus
Masking Dims out everything on the screen except the selected text to increase ability to focus visually and cognitively
WRITTEN
LANGUAGE
DISORDER
Keyboard Provides ability to type and bypass the need to handwrite
Pre-set outline formats Helps visually organize ideas for writing exercises
Word prediction Suggests appropriate words to use while writing to enhance fluency
Homophones Aids in understanding meanings of sound-alike words
Spell check Checks spelling of single words and entire documents
Voice Notes Allows dictation of information for those who struggle to write
ENGLISH
LANGUAGE
LEARNERS
Bi-modal presentation Seeing & hearing each word read out loud simultaneously improves comprehension
Talking dictionary Aids in pronunciation and vocabulary building
Word prediction Suggests appropriate words during writing
Phonetic spelling Helps with spelling
Homophone Aids in understanding the difference between words that sound alike
Voice Notes Allows dictation to practice pronunciation
ADD/ADHD Color overlays Different color text and backgrounds helps maintain focus
Pre-set outline formats Helps visually organize ideas for writing exercises
Masking Dims out everything on the screen except the selected text to increase ability to focus
Text Note & Voice Note Allows on-the-spot note taking for important reminders
STRUGGLING
READERS
Bi-modal presentation Seeing & hearing each word read out loud simultaneously improves comprehension
Color overlays Different color text and backgrounds helps maintain focus
Talking dictionary Aids in comprehension, vocabulary and pronunciation
Syllables Speaks the words in syllables to help with decoding
Masking Dims out everything on the screen except the selected text to help maintain focus
Internet access Motivates reluctant readers with interesting content