Effective Applications That Support Student's with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Hannah Deane, Dr. J. Edward Carter Department of Special Education Bridgewater State University 131 Summer St, Bridgewater, MA 02324

            Technology has been an increasingly useful resource in Special Education, especially in today’s temporary method of teaching. I am interested in what type of technological applications are most beneficial to support student's with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As a future Special Educator, this experience would be highly valuable to my prospective career. The goal of this project is to research different application profiles to determine which would be most useful for students with ADHD based on usability. To achieve this, I will use several different software programs designed for student's with attention difficulty and investigate how these applications are functional for a student with ADHD. I expect to see that most of the applications I have sorted through will have similar or slightly differing approaches to assist students with attention difficulties. I also anticipate that some of these applications will have one or more uses which will ultimately be more accommodating. This project is important to the Special Education field because specialized education requires instruction to be individualized based on the needs of the student. Technology is incredibly useful to facilitate this specified approach to education while also providing the student with some independence. 



Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Hannah Deane

Institution: Bridgewater State University

Type: Poster

Subject: Education

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 5
Date/Time: Tue 12:30pm-1:30pm
Session Number: 4169