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1 Tools For Individuals Struggling with AD/HD: Organization and Attention The iTECH Center A Program of Parents Helping Parents

2 Your Hosts From Parents Helping Parents iTECH Center… Debbie Drennan– AT Specialist and *Leading Expert in the AT World Special Guest- Agnes *Based on peer-review

3 Overview of Presentation Participants will become aware of; Tools for Organization including; Scheduling Reminders Tasks Tools for Attention/Focus

4 What is AD/HD? DSM IV criteria: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.html http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.html Either 6 out of 9 symptoms from A OR 6 out of 9 symptoms from B A: Inattention B: Hyperactivity or Impulsivity

5 Profiles of AD/HD What does this look like? 50-something professional 20-something college female Considerations: Medications Strategies-includes behavior management Assistive Technology

6 Strategies first… Consistency is key! Create new habits Same place for items Same time for routines Use appropriate learning style Auditory, Visual or Kinesthetic

7 Tools for Scheduling/Reminding Calendars Posting daily schedule/assignments and reviewing daily Websites http://assignaday.4teachers.org free for teachers! http://assignaday.4teachers.org www.google.com/calendar Google calendars www.google.com/calendar http://www.cozi.com/ Cozi calendars http://www.cozi.com/ Printable calendars www.pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/time focus on school age www.pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/time www.donnayoung.org school and household www.donnayoung.org

8 Tools for Scheduling/Reminding Calendars Use of Day Planners Day Runners www.dayrunner.comwww.dayrunner.com Franklin Covey http://store.franklinplanner.com/store/index.jsp? http://store.franklinplanner.com/store/index.jsp Hipster PDA Free! http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/03/introducing -the-hipster-pda http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/03/introducing -the-hipster-pda Make your own Planner- Free! http://www.diyplanner.com/templates/official/begi nner http://www.diyplanner.com/templates/official/begi nner Pocket Mod Free! www.pocketmod.comwww.pocketmod.com

9 Tools for Scheduling/Reminding Lists of tools needed daily posted in prominent place ie, on desk, hanging from door handle, etc Doorganizer $11.99 www.containerstore.comwww.containerstore.com Doorknob Reminders Magnetic Dry Erase Memo Boards-$5.29 on Amazon

10 Tools for Scheduling/Reminding Auditory WatchMinder 3- $69 introductory price www.watchminder.com www.watchminder.com On-Task, On-Time for kids $49.95 www.timelymatters.com Visual and auditory cues www.timelymatters.com

11 Tools for Scheduling/Reminding Auditory Auditory/Voice Memos for cell phones Iphones: Voice Memo, Android: Unote Voice Recorders Voice Cue ($39) and StepPad ($29) www.attainmentcompany.com www.attainmentcompany.com

12 Tools for Scheduling/Reminding Auditory Jott- www.jott.com call the number, they will convert voice message to text and send it to your e-mailwww.jott.com Voice Candy for Mac ( $12.95) http://www.potionfactory.com/voicecandy/ http://www.potionfactory.com/voicecandy/

13 Tools for Organization-Papers Color Coding Tools Highlighters/Highlighter tape www.onionmountaintech.com www.onionmountaintech.com Color-coded filing system for papers http://www.organization-makes- sense.com/how_to_organize_paperwork.html http://www.organization-makes- sense.com/how_to_organize_paperwork.html Different colored papers for subject area 3-ring binder, with color coded dividers for each class (DocOA) www.bookwindows.com KidTips by Attainment- has an organizational strategies section www.attainmentcompany.comwww.attainmentcompany.com

14 Tools for Organization Designated place for homework, items needing attention, etc http://organizedhome.com/shes-organized Way to create filing system for cleaning/organizing the house http://organizedhome.com/shes-organized Utilize a labeler to indicate what goes where in the home/office

15 Internet Organizational Systems Use of checklists, organizational systems that provide reminders www.flylady.net www.housefairy.org teaches kids (and adults!) how to clean and organize their room $15 www.housefairy.org www.planner.zoho.com on-line organizational system-free! Can share with friends, have reminder emails sent www.planner.zoho.com www.lib.umn.edu/help/calculator/ assignment calendar www.lib.umn.edu/help/calculator/ Firefox add-ons: Sticky Notes, Hyper Words Google Chrome: ToDo.Ly, The Deadline apps www.rememberthemilk.com Cloud to do list with reminders www.rememberthemilk.com

16 Tools for Organization-Meetings Pens LiveScribe: needs special paper, also can capture digital image of notes to transfer to computer $149 http://www.livescribe.comhttp://www.livescribe.com IRISnotes: Take notes with standard paper and this pen, converts them to editable text on computer $129 www.irislink.comwww.irislink.com Audio notetaker: software that helps organize digital audio http://www.audionotetaker.com/ http://www.audionotetaker.com/

17 Tools for Organization Computer Software for organizing notes The NoteTaker (Mac only) $69.95 www.aquaminds.com/product.jsp www.aquaminds.com/product.jsp OneNote by Microsoft (has apps for portability): Part of Microsoft Office Evernote: www.evernote.com Digital notebooks, organizational tools in the cloudwww.evernote.com Zoho: www.zoho.com Calendar, notebook, planner, business applications in the cloudwww.zoho.com

18 Tools for Increasing Attention Instructional Systems Learning systems Play Attention- www.playattention.comwww.playattention.com EEG Biofeedback Interactive Metronome- www.interactivemetronome.com www.interactivemetronome.com RoboMemo www.cogmed.comwww.cogmed.com The Listening Program- www.advancedbrain.comwww.advancedbrain.com

19 Tools for Increasing Attention Software Tools Brain Builder $199.95 www.advancedbrain.com www.advancedbrain.com LocuTour Attention and Memory v.1, v.2 $129 www.locutour.com www.locutour.com Sound Smart and Captains Log (subscription) www.braintrain.com www.braintrain.com

20 And, for the Young at Heart… Wild Divine video game DanceDance Revolution video game Wild Divine $159.95 www.wilddivine.com Dance Dance Revolution

21 Tools for Increasing Attention Assistive Technology FM listening systems Music CDs that help with concentration Sound Health music tapes $49.95 www.advancedbrain.com www.advancedbrain.com Medical Resonance Therapy Music www.concentrationmemorymedicalmusic.com www.concentrationmemorymedicalmusic.com Hemi-Sync Attention Series http://hemisyncforyou.com http://hemisyncforyou.com

22 FM Systems Personal systems Classroom systems Can be used with hearing aid

23 Extra Sensory Tools Oral- chewing gum, mints, chewie tools Aural- listening to music, tones, white noise Kinesthetic- Fidgeting, fidget tools Not all tools work for all people! Trial and error, and be aware of learning style.

24 Helpful Web Sites www.help4adhd.org National Resource Center on AD/HD: Program of CHADD www.help4adhd.org www.add.org Attention Deficit Disorder Association www.add.org www.wrightslaw.com/info/add.index.htm Wrights Law website www.wrightslaw.com/info/add.index.htm www.ldonline.com Website for Learning Disabilities and AD/HD www.ldonline.com www.addconsults.com Terry Matlen, ADHD coach, website plus resources and store www.addconsults.com

25 Parents Helping Parents & iTECH Services Trainings Techsplorations T.I.P program (Early Start ages 0-3) Consultations AAC/Communication expertise Information and referral Toy-switch surgeon Member, AT Network of California Member, Alliance for Technology Access www.php.comwww.php.com (855)727-5775 toll free


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