The WatchMinder 3 is a vibrating, silent alarm and reminder system, it can be worn with minimal disruption to you or those around you.
Today, the WatchMinder is being used by children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, as well as persons with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, urinary incontinence, and asthma. Senior citizens are using the watch to manage medication intake and hard of hearing persons benefit from the vibration system in the watch. The watch has also been utilized in research studies and has been a useful tool in clinical trials research. Create your own personalized messages!
AD/HD, LD and Autism Compliance:
The WatchMinder 3 was invented by a child psychologist who specializes in attention and learning disorders. The WatchMinder allows the user to create discreet cues throughout the day to perform specific tasks or modify or reinforce specific behaviors. The watch is an assistive device that is currently being used by persons with:
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Learning Disorders
- Hearing Impairments
- Autism and Aspergers's Syndrome
- Developmental Disabilities
- Bedwetting and Incontinence
The WatchMinder3 facilitates IDEA compliance. The watch is an excellent tool for functional behavioral assessment and behavioral intervention.
Adults and children are successfully using the watch in a variety of ways. Several States, including Nebraska, New York, and Kansas are using the WatchMinder3 in their assistive technology loan programs. School districts across the country are also purchasing the watch and using the watches in their special education programs. Both the training and the reminder modes are being used to modify behaviors and remember specific tasks. The watch is being recommended by psychologists, psychiatrists, ADD coaches, and professional organizers. Here are some interesting uses for the WatchMinder:
- Busy parents with children who have learning and attentional problems are using the watch to remind themselves to GIVPOS, meaning to give positive reinforcement. Studies indicate that parents spend a great deal of time being negative and focusing on what the child is doing “wrong”. The watch is getting the parents back on track and in a more positive frame of mind.
- Teachers also are busy and forget to GIVPOS. The WatchMinder3 is reminding teachers to remember to give positive reinforcement throughout the school day.
- Children are using the watch to self-monitor their own behavior. One training message is selected for the child, such as PYATTN. Throughout the school day this message appears and the child self-reports whether he/she was paying attention. A scorecard is maintained by the child and reinforcement is given at the end of the day/week for self-monitoring the behavior. Research suggests that self-monitoring can be effective in improving behavior.
- College students with ADD and LD are finding that watch is very effective for time management and pacing during exams.
- Persons with hearing impairments can “feel” the vibration and find the watch to be beneficial in their daily lives.
- Persons with visual impairments find the large face and large characters easy to read
- Many children with attention disorders forget to write down their homework before they leave school. COPYHW meaning copy homework in your planner can be activated just before the end of the school day.
- Middle and high school students find the watch helpful with their class schedules and time management.
- The watch helps children remember to CHORES and CALHME.
- The watch helps children and adults achieve independence. The parent does not need to “nag” the child, the watch is the prompt to do a particular task. The watch can help improve parent/child relationships.
- Fixed (every 30 minutes)
- 8AM to 3PM
- 8AM to 3PM
- 7:30AM MEDS 1
- 8:00AM EAT
- 8:15AM BCKPCK
- 8:25AM SCHOOL
- 9:15AM TURNHW
- 12:00PM MEDS 1
- 1:15PM HELP
- 2:10PM COPYHW
- Fixed (every 15 minutes)
- BE POS
- 7AM to 6PM
- 7:00AM MEDS 1
- 7:30AM EMAIL
- 7:45AM ORGZR
- 8:30AM WORK
- 10:15AM GO MTG
- 1:10PM GO MTG
WatchMinder 3 Specifications:
- Rechargeable battery - A USB cable with a clip and a USB plug are included to recharge the watch via a computer USB port or an electrical home outlet. It takes 3-4 hours to recharge. The lithium polymer battery is protected with a charging protecting chip.
- ONLY programmable alarm vibrating watch available on the market today.
- Assistive device and can be an integral part of a 504 Plan at work or at school, and can be used by adults and children.
- Effective for persons with attention and learning disorders (ADHD, LD), as well as persons with autism and other developmental disorders.
- Beneficial to persons who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
- Helpful to persons who have memory dysfunction and those persons recovering from a stroke or who have brain injury.
- Excellent tool for improving medication compliance, and beneficial to persons who have chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension.
- Valuable time management device for college students, and can be used for self- pacing during college exams.
- Useful device for developing independent living skills, and can be an integral part of a vocational rehabilitation plan.
- Helpful to parents and teachers of children with school and behavioral problems, and can be used by the adult to remember to attend to the child's needs.
- Valuable tool for eliminating bad habits such as smoking, nail biting, and over-eating.
- Useful device for toilet training and re-training.
- Excellent tool for clinical trials research and data collection.
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- This watch has been well worth the effort in our situation. My autistic son likes the reminders and the security of it. I think it may help him feel the time pass when he gets off in his own little zone. The vibration does not disturb other kids around him in school. You can only hear it vibrate if it is on a desk or in the box. On his wrist, he feels it, but no one else notices it. It does go through batteries awfully fast. We have it on vibrate mode and that may be why, but it's worth the money to replace the battery.