Saturday, January 28, 2012

The BEST Apps for AD/HD and Other Distractions

In the aftermath of the holiday gift-giving of so many tech devices, we have been receiving more calls and email requests than usual over the past month for educational and organizational apps, particularly those for AD/HD.

In response to these requests, we have gathered here a collection of app lists helpful for the AD/HD community with credits to Mr. Mark Kawate, ADDitude Magazine, and the editors of the Reader’s Digest, respectively. We hope these organizational and educational resources will provide you or someone you know challenged with AD/HD the needed assistance to make each day just a little bit better.

We would like to hear from our readers, too. If you know of another great AD/HD app not included in the lists below, please tell us and our readers in the comment boxes below. We will certainly appreciate your input!

Our readers are also telling us that their Reading Focus Cards work very well when used with their e-tablets (for iPads, etc.---the longer Reading Focus Card) and e-readers (for the Kindle, Nook, etc.---the smaller Reading Focus Card). This is an excellent way to get more focus on 1 or 2 lines of text on a webpage AND block out more surrounding text. We recommend that when doing this, the reader also use a scratch-proof, film shield to protect the tech device’s screen.

So, without further ado, here are 4 lists of the BEST apps we know of at this writing for children and/or adults challenged with the symptoms of AD/HD: The 5 Best iPhone/iPad Apps for ADHD-by Mark Kawate The Top 6 FREE iPhone/iPad Apps for ADHD-by Mark Kawate To-Do List Apps for ADHD Kids and Adults from ADHD and iPads: 5 Apps to Make Life Easier by Reader's Digest Editors A family of apps for ALL learners (courtesy of Ms. Rosie Simms---thank you!)

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  1. Hadn't thought of using reading focus cards with technology! I'm following you now.
    Conversations in Literacy

  2. Lori,

    Appreciate your comment here AND for the follow!

    The parent of a child challenged with autism told us this week that he really likes the longer Reading Focus Cards for his iPad. The focus provided by the tools makes it even easier to "stay on task".

    Last week, a college student mentioned his use of the smaller Reading Focus Cards for his Kindle. He said his eyes don't tire when reading with the tool.

    BTW, both the parent and the student use a non-scratch, protective film on the screens of each of their tech devices either with or without the Reading Focus Cards. We recommend this.

    Thanks again for your good comment AND for following our blog, Lori!

  3. I'm Very Glad I found you threw " MOMS With ADD/ADHD " facebook
    I was diagnosed and put on Adderall in 1996,changed my WHOLE life (O:

  4. Lauralee,

    We are very glad that you found our blog for struggling readers here! It sounds as though you have experienced real success through the benefits of medication. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    We look forward to your future comments and successes here! Thank you!