Joe’s Reading!

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kindle for adhdWonder of wonder. Joe is reading. He’s deployed at the moment, and boredom may have something to do with it, but I suspect that the biggest difference is that he bought a Kindle! Once again, electronic devices have won out with him. Have any of you tried a Kindle with your ADHD child?

UPDATE: Joe is out of the NAVY now, and by his admission, he reads a lot less. But when he reads, it is on a Kindle. Another one of our boys is overseas working and studying, and he depends on his Kindle. And they have me hooked, too. I have a Kindle Paperwhite
that I love.

About Kayla

Kayla Fay is a freelance writer and the mother of four boys, three of whom have been formally diagnosed with the inattentive type of ADHD. When she started “Who Put the Ketchup in the Medicine Cabinet?” in 2002, her sons were ages 8 through 14, when her life was a “progression of dirty laundry, lost homework, misunderstood Algebra, and a whole lot of love and fun”.

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  1. http://Kristi says

    I bought a Kindle for my ADHD daughter who has to complete AR (accelerated reader) points every 9 weeks. She has not been able to complete all the points needed since 5th grade. I researched doing an audiobook club. I decided on the Kindle because it has the Text to Speech feature. I bought the Kindle back on October. It arrived on a Friday. She used it to read a book she had started it, had finished it by that Sunday evening and took and passed her AR on Monday! She has the actual book in her hand reading and listens to the Text to speech from the Kindle. Unbelievable!

  2. http://goaskmom says


    Thanks so much for letting us in on your experiences. And congratulations to your daughter on her success! I know you are relieved and gratified.

    BTW, I referenced your comment in the latest “An Ounce of Ketchup” newsletter. Very helpful to others.