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Games and Learning, a webzine, about educational games, published a feature article about how Dr Hughes, CEO of AdapTac, is fighting against all odds to bring a new solution to ADHD families who are either not finding existing solutions to be enough for their kids or who are dissatisfied with traditional offerings. 

Dr. Hughes commented, "As a small startup we know there are much bigger companies who bombard ADHD families with ads and marketing messages. Large corporations don't generally welcome new solutions, even ones that can be combined with their own offerings, and, by driving up costs of communications, they can certainly make it very difficult for underdog stories like ours to reach families. We are thankful that people have the chance to learn how we are helping and supporting families."

To read the whole article about AdapTac's story and new ADHD Skills Booster app available on the iTunes App Store, click the link: 
http://www.gamesandlearning.org/2015/06/25/personal-story-drives-game-aimed-at-helping-kids-with-adhd/





 
 
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Philadelphia, PA: May 12, 2015

The Milken-Penn GSE competition awards innovative startups that have game-changing products and services to help in education of kids and young adults or beyond.

AdapTac received a venture award for its innovative mobile app (for iPad) to help kids with ADHD improve attention and planning skills. 

The Milken-Penn competition is organized and run by University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education in collaboration with the Milken Family Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on education and public health. 

Read more on the Education Week Startup Blog

 
 
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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.



 
 
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We're now accepting kids 10 years and older for our test of our educational tool to improve attention and planning. All game testers receive a free copy of our iPad educational game plus input from us, the tool creators, on how best to use it.

Sign up is first come, first serve with limited space.

We are thrilled to have hundreds of families inquiring about signing up for the game test, which starts next month. Be sure to complete our sign up form including your e-mail address used to provide access to the game (on the home page- click green Sign Up button).

Make sure you don't miss out on your chance to improve your child's attention and planning skills for free! Sign up today.

 
 
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!
 
 
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What do you think the best apps for kids with ADHD or disabilities are? Here are 6 fantastic sites selected by Dr. Hughes. Great places to explore. Get links and read post on Shared Abilities http://bit.ly/1iMWUwe

 

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