Resources for More Information
Leslie Josel featured in The Ultimate Back-to-School Guide ORGANIZE! 200+ Tips and Tricks!
Cooper-Kahn, J., & Dietzel, L. Â Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parentsâ€™ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning
Dawson, P., & Guare, R. Smart But Scattered: The Revolutionary â€śExecutive Skillsâ€ť Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
Silver, L. Â The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Childâ€™s Learning Disabilities
Sleeper-Triplett, J. Empowering Youth with ADHD
LD Online, www.LDonline.org
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), www.chadd.org
Great Schools, www.greatschools.org
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, www.smartkidswithld.org.
Time Management Magazine, www.timemanagementmagazine.com
Attention Talk News, www.attentiontalknetwork.com
Conquer College with LD/ADD, www.conquercollegewithld.com
Hallowell Center, www.drhallowell.com
ADD Resources, www.addresources.org
Advocates for Your Rights, www.yourspecialeducationrights.com
ORGANIZING TOOLS AND PRODUCTS
Time Timer, www.timetimer.com. Smart phone app.
My PowerClock, www.shop.mypowerclock.com. Small countdown clock.
Ifocus on Work, www.ifocusonwork.com. Monitors computer use / distractions.
Google Calendar, www.google.com/calendar.
Post-It Calendar and Picopad Wallet, www.amazon.com.
Delta Plannersâ€™ Student Sleeves, www.deltaplanner.com.
Focus Booster, www.focusboosterapp.com.
Studyminder, www.studyminder.com. Homework organizer that keeps track of work times.
Simply Noise, www.simplynoise.com. Smart phone app.
Wilson Jones Binder Band, www.wilsonjones.com
Caseit.com,Â www.caseit.com All-In-One Master Binder
Duo Accordion 7-File Binder: wayfairsupply.com
Privacy Shields,Â www.reallygoodstuff.com
MEDIA DISTRACTION PLUGINS
If you feel that your teen seriously lacks the self-control to monitor his/her tech usage, there are dozens of apps and settings that can be installed directly on a computer.Â These programs allow you to set time periods during which your teen will have no access to the Internet at all or block certain websites from his/her computer during certain parts of the day.Â Â As with any technology, it changes daily, but here are a few of the most common media distraction plug-ins available:
Freedom works by disabling a computerâ€™s internet connection for the time period you specify. When Freedom is running on your teenâ€™s computer, he/she will not able to get online at all. Freedom makes no permanent changes to the computer. If your teen needs to get back online, say, to do research for a paper, he/she can just reboot the computer.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Rather than blocking the Internet in its entirety, Anti-Social automatically blocks all known time-robbers for a set period of time. Sites that are off limit include Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and more.
With Self-Control, you can block out distracting websites for a set amount of time. It is truly customizable in terms of which sites you can block and for how long. No amount of browser restarts or computer reboots will stop it. However, rather than completely disabling the entire Internet, you can selectively decide which sites are OK or not.
Cold Turkey (getcoldturkey.com):
Cold Turkey is specifically designed for students to help them focus and stay on-track. Not only does it block common websites and programs, but you can also program it to block certain computer games as well.