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The Best Software and Gadgets for ADHD Students

If your attention deficit student needs help with school work or homework, assistive technology can capitalize on her strengths while working around her challenges.

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You’ve spent hours working with your ADHD child on math at home. His teacher has done the same at school. You’ve even hired a tutor to help him improve his sagging grades. The result? He’s still doing poorly, and you get on each other’s nerves more than ever.

It may be time to change the program -- to use software and other assistive technology (AT) to help your attention deficit child excel in school. Studies show that AT can improve certain skill deficits and increase self-reliance. Children who struggle in school are often overly dependent on parents, siblings, friends, and teachers for help with assignments. By using AT, ADHD students can achieve success by working independently.

Here are some gadgets and software that have turned around the grades of many struggling students.

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NOTE: Product names, models, prices, and specifications were current as of print. Please leave a comment below if you are aware of more accurate and up-to-date information.


This article comes from the Winter 2009 issue of ADDitude.

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