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A widely used productivity tool that works across multiple platforms to facilitate access to lists, notes, images, sound, links -- almost anything! -- from multiple devices. A great tool for students who need assistance with executive functioning skills.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Windows app, Windows Phone
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Excellent scheduling tool with simple, multisensory interface beneficial for kids with developmental or learning disabilities; anxiety or attention issues; or language, hearing, or processing difficulties or for kids learning English as a second language.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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Stick with this site for a good brain workout -- for a fee. Games and activities, all seemingly silly or simple, are short and light but improve memory, attention, and problem solving.

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A scheduling app especially for kids with special needs, such as autism. Includes photo and video modeling as well as rewards for activities and behaviors, such as brushing teeth, eating breakfast, getting on a school bus, and going to the grocery store.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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Creative tool lets kids jazz up notes with audio and photos. Can be very helpful for kids with executive functioning difficulties. Numerous options for how to take notes -- typing, drawing, and recording audio -- make this ideal for nearly any type of note taker.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac

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Help Your Child at Home

  • Discuss your family's history and stories. Brainstorm ways to use technology to capture the story effectively, and help your child create a presentation, song, poem, or essay that expresses the story's tone and main ideas.
  • Do simple math to accomplish a task: If you're building a box, how much wood will you need for the sides? Measure the length, width, and height of the box. How would you figure out the volume of water it would hold?
  • Start to talk with your child about bullying, including cyberbullying. Even though social media may be years away, plant the seeds now for helping kids understand appropriate interactions, and let kids know they can talk to you about it.