Most adults and children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) do well using a simple kitchen timer. Decide how much time you need to do something -- five minutes, an hour, and so on -- and set it. When the buzzer sounds, it’s time to move on.
If you have trouble remembering to perform specific, recurring tasks (taking ADD/ADHD drugs, picking up the kids, and so on), you might do well with a WatchMinder (watchminder.com). This wristwatch-like device displays any of 60 preprogrammed messages and up to three customized messages. You can set as many as 30 alarms to vibrate or beep.
If you’re the sort of person who simply loses track of time, you might prefer a Time Timer (timetimer.com). This gadget, available in clock or watch form, as well as a computer program, shows remaining time with a shrinking red disc.
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This article comes from the April/May 2007 issue of ADDitude.