Reply To: Help! computer and ipad are destroying my kids


I am a special ed teacher and am working with a group of ADHD kids at the high school level. Our district is 1:1 iPad and students are expected to use these devices on a regular basis to access most all of their school day. It is a CHRONIC problem for our kids with ADHD and other neurodiveristy (autism, emotional disorders). They often do not have the skills to regulate screen usage. They are learning to use screens to soothe their symptoms of attention deficit, sensory input or social anxieties. Teachers are not employed to or capable of ‘baby-sitting’ technology use in class. Parents have no better luck at home.

Sadly, technology in classrooms is leading to our group of kids with learning differences being left further behind, or technology addicts at the extreme end of things.