Free-form Database Software

Learn about assistive technology tools that help with organization and memory.

By Marshall Raskind, Ph.D. , Kristin Stanberry

Used in conjunction with word processing or other software, this tool allows the user to create and store electronic notes by "jotting down" relevant information of any length and on any subject. He can later retrieve the information by typing any fragment of the original note.

What type(s) of learning difficulty do these tools address?

This type of tool may help people who have difficulty with: organization and memory.

Products to Consider:

Resources to help you evaluate assistive technology for your child:

Consumer Tips for Evaluating Assistive Technology Products

Updated February 2010

Marshall H. Raskind, Ph.D., is a learning disability researcher. He is a frequent presenter at international LD conferences and is the author of numerous professional publications on learning disabilities. He is well-known for his research on assistive technology and longitudinal studies tracing LD across the life span.

Kristin Stanberry is a writer and editor specializing in parenting, education, and consumer health/wellness issues. Her areas of expertise include learning disabilities and AD/HD, which she wrote about extensively for Schwab Learning and GreatSchools.