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Empowering Youth with ADHD by Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC
Learning Outside The Lines by Jonathon Mooney and David Cole
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Driven to Distraction by Ned Hallowell, M.D. and John Ratey, M.D.
Between Parent & Teenager by Dr. Haim Ginott
8 Tools That Help Clients Track and Monitor Time
1: Min to Go (iOS app) This timer and alarm has three pre-alarm notifications. While most timers and alarms play lots of sounds, Min to Go will announce, "60 minutes to go," "15 minutes to go," and "5 minutes to go." The minutes-to-go announcement begins with a few pleasant tones, followed by an even more pleasant female voice in reverb. One additional feature: You don't have to open the app to check on your timer; check the screen that the app is on to see the remaining minutes displayed in a red badge right on the app's icon. This app is great when you are working in the kitchen, gardening, or doing any project that requires you to move around continuously, as well as to monitor time.
2: 30:30 (iOS app) This is an amazing app and so much more than a timer. Create a timed to-do list, use the pomodoro method. This allows you to see your time visually, and cues you for what is coming up next.
3: Discourse (iOS app) If your internal clock didn't come with batteries, there are apps for that. Discourse is a visual timer that can help users stick to an agenda or make the transition between tasks. It can also help you end a task, activity, or meeting. Discourse displays time as a pie chart that fills up as time elapses. It gives you the ability to visually divide total time into three segments - "Talk Time" (the app was originally designed for lectures and presentations), "Warning Time," and "Alert Time." These are displayed in green, yellow, and red, respectively. For ADHDers who don't respond to the cue after time is up, Discourse continues to count your time, so you know how long it took you to realize that you went over.
4: Time Timer - Increase productivity by breaking projects, assignments and chores into manageable segments,
5: Rescue Time -Track everything you do on your computer to see how you are spending your time. You can create goals, and even block distracting sites. This is a newer tool in my time toolbelt, and so far, I'm really happy with it.
6. Pomodoro app (iOS app) - If you are familiar with the Pomodoro Technique, this is a great app