You have choices when deciding what ADHD tools to purchase for your child. Why not choose one from an award-winning company?
You may have noticed AdapTac's home page is proudly wearing a new award badge. We were chosen as one of 5 finalists for game changing innovations in education in the University of Pennsylvania's Milken-Penn GSE Education competition.
AdapTac is greatly honored to be chosen as innovator in education in this competition sponsored by leading organizations including: the Milken Family Foundation, ACT, American Public University System, Educational Services of America, K12 Inc., McGraw-Hill Education, Microsoft, TSL Education, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Helping kids with ADHD and supporting their families is our passion day in and day out at AdapTac. Not only do we devote our lives to creating tools and communities like Own ProudTM to help, we do our part to help others helping kids and families.
Last Saturday, we supported SmartKids at their annual benefit event. CEO, Dr. Hughes smiles for the camera with Refinery mentor, Jen Gabler.
As you help us grow out of baby startup stage (1) by buying our app soon to be in the iTunes app store, 2) telling your friends about us, or 3) blogging or writing media articles about us), you'll help us become stronger and more vibrant and we can do even more to help.
The old adage "practice makes perfect" remains true. For a fun and fascinating discussion on why this is true, Dr. Hughes recommends Malcolm Gladwell's book, "Outliers". Gladwell indicates that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at any skill.
Attention and planning are skills just like any other skill we need to learn like playing the piano or pitching a baseball. Some of us may have a natural talent or stronger base level of skill or aptitude for learning a skill than others. No matter what your child's starting level or aptitude, if he or she wants to improve that skill, they need to practice it. The more the better.
Our educational apps are designed to make this practice fun and engaging. Instead of dreading practicing planning by writing up To Do Lists for every aspect of daily life, our game apps allow learners to practice attention and planning skills through game-play.
Because learners need to repeatedly practice these skills to get better at them, playing a game once in a lifetime or even once a month, is not enough to build up skills above baseline. By making game play a regular habit each day,or at minimum several times a week, skills strengthen.
You might even feel more relaxed as our wacky characters put a smile on your child's face!