"KEEP ON TASK" alert for ADHD 3rd grader Answered
My 8 year old son, Finn, was recently diagnosed with ADHD/inattentive (what used to be called ADD). He isn't hyper, he just can't focus. He is in the 3rd grade and really struggling and wants to do better which is causing him no end of frustration. He has been brainstorming a lot recently on what may help him and he had an idea. I've look around and can't find it off-the-shelf so I was wondering if anyone has good ideas on approaches to DIY build.
Finn's idea was a pencil or pen which is pressure sensitive and detects if he stops writing and gets his attention with a flash of light or a vibration. This is for use in class so it has to be something that wouldn't distract the other students.
I was thinking that instead of a "smart" pen, it may be easier to build a pressure sensitive clipboard which alerts when it's not being written on (when it's supposed to be, of course).
It can't be something computer/tablet based, it has to be something he can plug any worksheet into and have it help him stay focused until it's done. He gets about 4 worksheets a day to "finish in class" and has to bring them home unfinished to add to his homework.
Any ideas on a good starting point mechanism would be very appreciated.