Update on Kindle for ADHD

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Well, Joe reports that he broke his Kindle, and sent it back for a refund. I’ve never heard of anyone else breaking one, but whatever. BUT Joe really enjoyed it while he had it, and said he read Michael Crichton and Star Wars books. (Does that make you laugh as much as it does, me? He’s 22, remember.)

Despite his experience, I still think it’s a worthwhile option to explore. If you want to test out an e-reader, I’ve learned that you can actually loan Kindle books, and the borrower does not need to own a Kindle, because Kindle books can be read using free Kindle reading applications for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android devices.

And then there’s this, a comment from the adhd-inattentive.com blog:


“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!”

Bottom line, you may be interested in a Kindle for your ADHD child – or for you.

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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