An Insider’s Guide to Learning Disablities and ADHD

Welcome to An Insider’s Guide to Learning Disabilities and ADHD. Companion to the workshop “Learning Disabilities and ADHD: An Insider’s Perspective“.

DOWNLOAD: Handout

RECOMMENDED APPS AND SOFTWARE

Productivity

  • Google Drive — Opens MS Office formats. It is free but must be on-line to use it. Available for PC, Android, iPhone and iPad.
  • MS Office 365 — Cloud based; Yearly subscription required. Available for PC, Mac, Android and iPad.
  • Polaris Office — Compatible with MS Office. Available for both Android and iOS.

Note Taking

  • Paper 53 — Beautiful app for visual note taking, drawing, sketches, and writing. Basic program is free. In-App purchases for additional tools. It is for iPad.
  • Note Everything — Versatile note taking app for Android. Notes can be organized in folders. Has text, voice-notes and drawing capabilities in the free version.
  • One Note — One Note is a digital notebook that comes with Office 365.  Available on PC, iPad, Android and Windows phone. SkyDrive allows you to access files on multiple devices.

Organization

  • Cozi — Cozi is a an on-line family organizer. The free version includes a calendar, shopping list and to do list.
  • FlyHelper —  Great app personal organizer from the FlyLady.
  • Outlook

RESOURCES

ADHD

  • An Insider’s Look At ADHD: I am not expert on ADHD however I do have a degree in special education and about 15 years experience teaching. So, why I do I think I’m qualified to talk about ADHD? In two words life experience, ADHD is something I deal with on a daily basis. Read more..
  • CHADD — Children and Adults with ADHD exists to improve the lives of those affected by ADHD.
  • Dear ADHD — Written after a really bad day battling ADHD.
  • FlyLady — Marla Cilley AKA the FlyLady is wonderful resource for controlling clutter and getting organized.  While not identified as having ADHD it FlyLady has a lot of resources that are valuable for controlling ADHD.
  • Help Guide: ADHD  — Excellent collection of articles.
  • How I Stay Focused – A few of my tricks for staying focused.
  • National Resource Center on ADHD  — Has several articles about ADHD in women.
  • Top 10: ADHD Things — A Top 10 list of  ADHD Things.
  • Web MD: Adult ADHD — Adult ADHD Directory

Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

  • Commas, Diagramming and Other Rants — The other day The Big Guy was reading my blog and informed me that I needed a comma for some reason or another. This lead to lively and humorous dialogue about my not needing commas and semi-colons. Nate that it would be a great topic for a blog. Of course, he thinks everything makes a great blog topic. Continue reading…
  • Dysgraphia Explained — An overview of Dysgraphia.
  • Dyslexia Explained – An overview of Dyslexia.
  • Dyslexia and Language —  Recent studies suggest that there is a correlation between native language and the effects of dyslexia.
  • Headstrong Nation — Founded by Ben Foss Headstrong Nation is an online support community for those with dyslexia.
  • One Cool Kid — Michael Guggenheim is an amazing kid living with dysgraphia.

Learning Disabilities

Learning Styles

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