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Kids can learn to independently transform printed text into understandable info using WYNN's toolkit. Text can be seen, heard out loud, or both, to improve comprehension and study skills. Kids will learn what works best for them in terms of learning as they explore the many options; they'll get the chance to read and enjoy books that may have been previously out of reach. It's a powerful program that supports different learning styles and needs, opening the door to reading and writing success.
Ease of Play
Given its complexity, WYNN does a good job with its user-friendly toolbars and intuitive design. It makes sense, and the color-coding toolbars assist kids who rely on visual cues.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that WYNN is a versatile software program that helps kids read, study, and comprehend text easily. You can upload any files from your computer or the Internet and quickly and easily import them into either version of WYNN (Wizard or Reader). Wizard has scanning and OCR capabilities, meaning that scanned printed pages can be converted to electronic text. Different toolbars (Web, File Management, Reading Styles, Study Tools, Writing Tools) are then used to read, edit, and study text. Reader has everything that Wizard does except scanning capability and OCR. Both use UDL (Universal Design for Learning) principles. Kids with learning difficulties that keep them from reading text should be able to pick up on the interface pretty quickly, and they'll benefit big-time from WYNN's helpful features.
Is It Any Good?
WYNN is a great program to support kids who struggle with reading and comprehending text. It's pretty powerful and packed with options, including the ability to change the visual display, control the voice output, and highlight, bookmark, or use embedded writing tools. As with any comprehensive software, it takes time to learn all the capabilities and use it efficiently, so kids may feel overwhelmed at first. However, they can learn a few pertinent tools first and then learn as they go.
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