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Alphabetter Desk - do they help ADHD kids?


Hello, we recently met with a Dr. for an intake assessment on our sweet 10 year old son with ADHD. She mentioned the Alphabetter Desk as an option in school. Has anyone had any experience with these? I’m wondering if it would help my son. It’d be worth the money if it makes a significant difference.  Thanks!

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I had never heard of this desk so I looked it up. Sounds great on paper. Well, the swinging foot rest is great for sensory input and fidgeting to help with attention—the rest is just really a desk. While I think the unique foot rest is reason enough to use it, my son wouldn’t want the desk because it is different from the desks of his peers and he doesn’t want to feel any more different than he already does.

Another idea that I’ve seen is to use a therapy band on the legs of the desk and/or legs of the chair for your child to fidget with using their feet.

I am interested to know if you purchase this desk and if it makes a difference for your son.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Nov 26, 2013 at 3:15pm

My son puts one of the super squishy balls under his desk when doing homework… It keeps his feet busy… But isn’t distracting. It was only 4 dollars… But really helps!

Posted by KellyL on Nov 28, 2013 at 1:52am

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