Students with specific learning disabilities often struggle with the level of achievement that is expected of them versus what they are actually achieving, often leading to frustration. Wixie and Pixie provide platforms for students to showcase their ideas and feelings using the same tool as their peers.
Students on the spectrum need additional support with communication and social skills.
The visual nature of Wixie and Pixie make it easy for both teachers and students to highlight important words and phrases and support text with pictures. Teachers and students can use these tools to develop social stories that help them see situations from the perspective of other people and practice working with social cues
It is helpful for struggling students to express their emotions in an alternative, non-threatening, non-violent way. Releasing creative energy by scribbling with the paint tools and using color to show feeling helps these students calm down and express themselves in a positive way.
Students with speech challenges can record their voice, giving them a vehicle to practice and perfect their narrations. They can also build phonological awareness with auditory and visual word games. Wixie and Pixie include activities like digraphs, diphthongs, and rhyming words that support language acquisition. Students who cannot articulate the difference between similar-sounding words can use the clip art and drawing tools to illustrate their comprehension.
Students with language challenges can use activities to practice grammatical patterns, build visual cues for vocabulary words, and develop artwork to support their writing.
Wixie and Pixie can help students in both their receptive and expressive language skills. These tools provide many ways for students to use words in context, express their ideas, build vocabulary, follow directions, and practice using words and their proper meaning.
Both Wixie and Pixie have settings and options to make less distracting and confusing.
For example, you can create activities that display only one folder of images in the Library panel. You can also add both text and audio instructions to activities as well as lock objects on the screen or set them so they don't resize when students attempt to move them.