Help for Special Education Students

Students have renewed their joy of learning. The ease of using Study Buddies made a difference and helped us tremendously.”
– Jerri Jones, SPED Director
“We’ve seen significant student gains overall, with outstanding gains for our Special Ed and LEP students.”
– Gil Rey Madrid, Principal


They want to learn. Give them the power!

Success for special education students requires a focus on individual achievement and individual progress. This requires specific, individualized instruction for struggling learners. Help them learn at their own pace!


Brainchild’s software and assistive technology strengthens students’ IEP’s.

• Break learning into small steps.
• Supply regular, quality feedback.
• Provide independent, intensive practice.
• Model instructional practices for students.
• Increase parental involvement.


Variety Stimulates Achievement!

Struggling learners are easily distracted. Rotate students through stations that provide self-paced, individualized instruction.


1. Instruction and progress monitoring on computers.

2. Study Buddies or iPads for self-paced instruction and cooperative learning.

3. Small-group instruction.

Self-Paced Study

Self-Paced Study

On Computers

On Computers

On Study Buddies and Tablets

On Study Buddies and Tablets


Special Ed Research Shows 32% Gains
Texas A & M Graduate School of Education compared an “at-risk” student control group receiving traditional instruction to an experimental group that added Study Buddy personalized learning activities. The control group’s average score went from 55% to 59%. The Brainchild group’s went from 55% to 87%.

Math and Language Arts Software


Mechanics is a basic skills series for students who perform 2 or more grade levels below their peers.
It lets them start low and work their way up.


Achiever! is standards-based, grade-specific and built from your state standards.

Our Customers’ Feedback

“Study Buddy easily engaged our students. It addresses gaps in their learning. Other tools we use don’t work nearly as well.”
-Genie Jhingoor, Special Ed Coordinator

“Study Buddy has changed our outlook in Special Education. It engages students. They feel they are succeeding and they feel better!”
– Sylvia Sepulveda, SPED Director

“Teachers loved it!  Our documented evidence for RTI shows this was a great success tool to pull 3 of our schools out of school improvement and keep us out of school improvement.”
-Dr.Randy Pettus, Federal Programs Director

“Brainchild has allowed me to provide a form of technology that can be done independently to support the district curriculum. It is used with my third graders who have an educational diagnosis of Other Health Impaired with a medical diagnosis of ADHD. It can be self monitored and the students can see their progress after charting their scores.”
-Sally Edler, Special Services Teacher

“Our teachers and students compete to use Study Buddies!  Teachers use them for remediation and enrichment, but have also used them to minimize student behavior issues. Teachers can use them right away, with minimal instruction. This is critical, because teachers are already overextended.  All students have to do is turn on the device and they are instantly engaged in meaningful learning.”
-Angie Bowen, Instructional Technology Specialist

“Parents are engaged with their students. Study Buddies are always rated my top resource from our resource center. One parent told me that Study Buddy helped her child with a learning disability pass the state test for the first time!”
– Garolyn Grooms, Parent Liaison

3 Steps Transform Learning

Brainchild’s software is a patented, research-based process of Play Lesson – Study – Test.
Struggling students build confidence. They transform from discouraged learners into excited learners.

Demonstrate the concept.
Play Lesson plays a one-minute multimedia lesson for teaching and learning the concept.

Teach the concept.
The Study mode offers 10 questions as guided practice with step-by-step feedback. Students learn at their own pace.

Test the concept.
A ten-question test on each lesson with a Review Mistakes feature lets students measure progress and correct their mistakes immediately at the end of test.