There are a variety of tools available for managing executive functioning deficits. Last year I developed the “Please Remember” Memory Card, currently available at childtherapytoys.com. Recently childtherapytoys.com began carrying TickTask, a time management system for younger children, as well as the WatchMinder.
The “Please Remember” Memory Card is an inexpensive tool for those with short-term memory problems or just too much on their mind. Suggestions for use include multi-step commands, homework assignments, instructions for desk work, to-do list, shopping list, after school reminder, love notes, and Morning/Evening routines. TickTask was recently introduced into the U.S.A. and is sold internationally. TickTask provides efficient time management solutions for children having difficulties organizing and grasping the concept of time. Suitable for children and parents alike, Tick Task is an original and fun method for effectively performing required tasks throughout the day. The WatchMinder is a terrific device that looks like a sports wristwatch and displays text messages like MEDS, RELAX or PAY ATTN up to 30 times a day. It is private reminder system with a vibration (or beep) alert. The WatchMinder has 60 preprogrammed messages or users can create their own personal reminders. All of this is done without a computer or paging service.