(PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Memory on Demand, LLC, announces an upgrade (version 2.0) to Focus GPS (TM), an iPad app that supports the executive function areas of working memory, concentration and organization. The new software makes it even easier for ADHD users to step through complex thought processes and effectively manage shifting priorities. Focus GPS version 2.0 may be downloaded as a free thirty day trial copy (note: data is not saved at the end of the trial period) or purchased directly from the Apple iTunes store.
Memory on Demand also announces special pricing for all purchases of Focus GPS version 2.0 made from now through December 31. The special price corresponds to our discounted School District price of $24.99. On January 1 2013, regular Focus GPS pricing ($44.99) will be in effect.
Focus GPS version 2.0 has a new opening screen that allows users to select an existing folder or create a new folder within an existing folder.. This expanded file management capability is state of the art in mobile platform apps.
The new version also has automatic screen linking and screen identification. All these improvements make for a superior user experience.
Focus GPS appeals to parents of students with ADHD because it is designed to help students overcome forgetfulness, disorganization, and procrastination. It appeals to students because of its ability to wirelessly connect them with mentors and friends who can provide them with helpful, real-time feedback when needed. IIn the words of Ray Omholt, founder of Memory on Demand : “Almost nothing is more reinforcing than encouragement from peers. Shaping behavior by giving feedback and creating a supportive environment is a proven success strategy”.
In addition to its strong ability to help students with ADHD organize both their long-term and their daily activities, Focus GPS incorporates two behavior modification features in its design to help students achieve their desired goals. These features are called, “What’s Up?” and “What’s Done?”.
“What’s Up?” enables students to wirelessly send an organized display of their planned daily or weekly activities at any time to one or more support mentors (such as an older student, a parent, a best friend, a tutor, or a friendly coach). Mentors understand these contacts to be silent requests for helpful suggestions about the student’s scheduling challenges.
When such a contact is made, the mentor can immediately see an organized view of the student’s undone planned activities for that day versus the priority assigned to these remaining tasks by the student. The mentor can then reply to the student with helpful suggestions. The practical and emotional value to the student of this kind of support goes without saying.
“What’s Done?” is an app feature which makes it easy for students to email what they accomplished during a given time period to their mentor or mentors. Completed work can help the student earn recognition which helps to develop accountability, a vital factor in helping students overcome procrastination.
The following articles argue that this type of support is critical to successful behavior modification:
1. “The Perfected Self” by David H Freeman, The Atlantic, June, 2012,
2. “Economic Rewards Through Automated Hovering Help Patient Compliance” by Marie McCullogh,Phill.com, June 26th 2012, and
3. “The Pharmacist Is Nudging You to Take Your Pills” By Laura Landro, Wall Street Journal, June 26th 2012.
Focus GPS recognizes and capitalizes on the ways that the brain and eyes work together. Its patent pending design greatly simplifies the prioritization and analysis of thoughts, tasks, and decisions by utilizing side-by-side (pair-wise) comparisons which enable users to rapidly organize and accurately prioritize unrelated complex thoughts, considerations, and action items.
Memory on Demand, LLC, is located at 668 Kadar Drive, West Chester, PA 19382. Its website is http://www.memory-on-demand.com/. Call 1-800-398-1157. Contact: John Snider, john(at)memory-on-demand(dot)com
Memory on Demand LLC