Timers for ADHD Children

ADDitude readers -- and their attention deficit children -- put three timers to the test.

On Task On Time for Children with ADHD

On Task On Time for Kids

On Task On Time for Kids timer, timelymatters.com

Reviewer: Theresa, mom of Harley Ann, 7, and Hayden Marie, 5

The Challenge: My attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) daughter has trouble staying focused on a task. She starts out well, but scrambles to get the task done or to be somewhere on time.

The Solution: The timer looks like a see-and-say toy. It has three clear disc plates, to which a child attaches stickers depicting a variety of tasks -- getting dressed, brushing teeth, eating breakfast, and so on. A child aligns the dial with a sticker and sets the number of minutes for the task. The first day we used it, my daughters loved it -- and they did complete their tasks. By the second week, the novelty wore off, though.

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