Senin, 30 Januari 2012

Watches That Improve ADHD Children's Focus, Memory, and Sense of Time

Watches That Improve ADHD Children's Focus, Memory, and Sense of Time
Parents and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) children tested and reviewed three new watches that promise to grab your child's attention and teach them valuable lessons about schedules and responsibility.
by ADDitude Editors

Filed Under: ADHD Products, Organization Tips for ADHD Kids
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Reviewer: Nancy, mom of Jason, 14
The Challenge: My son’s teachers have told me that he “spaces out” in class, and I’m worried that he will fall behind. Cell phones are prohibited in class, and a beeping alarm would be disruptive to everyone.
The Solution: The WatchMinder looks like a sports watch, so Jason didn’t mind wearing it to school. You can set a silent, vibrating alarm -- he programmed it to go off every 20 minutes during class -- as well as pre-programmed messages. He chose PYATTN (“pay attention”). The vibrating alarm nudges him out of his daydreams -- at least for a few minutes. There’s also a mode for daily reminders, and we set one for taking medication. When it’s time to change the battery, the settings will be saved -- if you follow instructions.

VibraLITE 3 Watch

Reviewer: Cynthia, mom of Chas, 15, and Katy, 13
The Challenge: My kids lose their watches or won’t wear them -- maybe because they see them as annoying reminders from me! I want them to remember to do things on their own.
The Solution: We were mainly interested in the stopwatch function of the VibraLITE, with a silent, vibrating buzzer to notify you of the time. Katy was excited to try it, but she found it too complicated to set up. Chas figured it out easily, but the watch wasn’t his style -- so Katy wore it. Katy had trouble setting the watch with one hand while wearing it on the other. Larger buttons or an easier set-up process would help. The vibrating buzzer does alert Katy to the time and helps her stay on track -- when she remembers to set it.

e-pill’s Cadex 12-Alarm Watch

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