View Full Version : looking for a good program for kids with ADHD


Sharm
12-20-07, 08:38 AM
what do you suggest for home ?

QueensU_girl
12-20-07, 12:20 PM
1. What kind of software program? (Do kids with ADD really need more PC or TV time? LOL)

2. What issues or symptoms are you looking to address and improve?



For example, organization problems? task completion? executive function problems? impulsivity problems? ('blurts out?') hyperactivity (needs to burn off steam)?


ADHD is a very complicated and MULTI-FACETED disorder.

Has your child been Tested? Perhaps it would help to tell us more about your child's strengths and issues/deficits from their Testing Report.


~Emma[U]

Sharm
12-20-07, 04:56 PM
just learning software that could help him learn more and good concentration games or whatever

FrazzleDazzle
12-20-07, 11:30 PM
try lumosity.com or mybraintrainer.com, both are web-based working-memory game sites.

issa
01-10-08, 08:01 AM
there's an online program attengo. it sounds good but hoping to hear about it outside of the website too

absane
01-10-08, 03:28 PM
just learning software that could help him learn more and good concentration games or whatever

www.mybraintrainer.com

I've used that before and I think it's great. It might be boring for a child though because they aren't "games" in the traditional sense... like tic-tac-toe or anything.

Eye-Q is also a great one... I've used it to increase my reading speed from 200 wpm to about 600 wpm.

Louder Than Love
07-19-08, 11:39 PM
If you have the money to invest, it's been my experience that a lot of kids with ADHD will completely lose themselves in graphics design / photo editing software, also maybe Sound / music editing software.

Paint Shop Pro X2 (http://www.corel.com)
Trial versions of Photoshop CS3 (http://www.adobe.com)
Fruity Loops 8 ( Sound/Music editor) (http://www.image-line.com/documents/flstudio.html)
Pro-Tools (http://digidesign.com/)

Grafter
07-20-08, 01:52 AM
Inspiration (http://www.inspiration.com/) has some great learning software for all ages K-12 (they have some adult tools as well). It was given high marks by some at the ADDA Conference too. I have a couple of their products an my 10 y/o seems to enjoy them.

Louder Than Love
07-20-08, 04:05 AM
Inspiration 8 totally slipped my mind. here,here Grafter.

ConcertaParent
07-05-12, 12:34 AM
Did anybody ever try AttenGo or SharperBrain? AttenGo's price is $287/year (or $36/month? (http://www.attengo.com/overcome-adhd2)), while SharperBrain's products are $1,150-$4,500 (http://www.sharperprograms.com/pricing.html) for a one-year lease.
there's an online program attengo. it sounds good but hoping to hear about it outside of the website too