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Remember to take your Medication Strategy


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Posted Mar 14, 2001 at 12:00:01 AM
Subject: Remember to take your Medication Strategy

PASSWORD>aa0blIiTQoFd.I thought of a nifty Strategy for forgetful persons remembering to take Medication. My child who is in middle school is expected to remember to come to the nurses office two times a day independently. My child was suffering distress over this, I was suffering distress over this and the staff was not understanding (taking responsibility for oneself is a maturation skill one needs to learn) and it was absolutely imperative for him/her to be on time for her medication for the excecutive function to properly function. We have a stash of rewards at the nurses office, ADDITIONALLY A WATCH. Since my child takes medication two times at school I have two watches preset for each of the two times. He/She wears the watch with the preset time for the first trip to the nurse, upon arrival to the nurses office, He/she switched watches. The other watch is preset for the second time to get medication. At the end of the school day or upon arrival the following morning the child goes to the nurse to switch watches. The child has a second chance to remember the watch exchange if it is done at end of day. Nurse does not need to be disturbed from her duties to reset the watch, precious teaching time is not lost resetting watch.

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

EMAILNOTICES>noWhat a great strategy! I'm glad to hear that your school nurse was receptive to it, I will have to remember that one!

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Posted:Mar 14, 2001 12:00:01 AM

PASSWORD>aaaghvsKT3iJg.....Or - one might look up the WatchMinder in the technology area of LD In Depth. Our school is purchasing one for our daughter. It can give up to 16 preset reminders per day and has a training mode that can beep with a reminder of a repetative task many more times per day during a preset time period. Can't wait for this tool for independence to arrive!: What a great strategy! I'm glad to hear that your school nurse was
: receptive to it, I will have to remember that one!

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